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LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Melissa Balmer is heading up a new website to showcase the female bike culture in Southern California while also encouraging more women to get on a bike. “We want to double the number of women riding bikes in So Cal by 2016,” she said.

Tagged Web/Internet

PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN)—Suppliers are signing on to gain access to real-time sell-through and inventory data from Vendor-Link Cycling. Serfas and Cervélo will now be using the reporting service, joining Easton-Bell Sports, the first company that signed up for the service in October.

TALI CITY, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Construction is nearing the midpoint at Lezyne’s new 5,000-square-meter factory outside Taichung with a move-in date scheduled before the Taipei Cycle show in early March. (Click on the link above to download the Taichung Bike Week PDF newsletter.)

PORTSMOUTH, UK (BRAIN)—Online UK bike retailer Wiggle continues to expand its sales reach with the launch of its website in Russian and Chinese.

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Stage-Race Distribution is the new exclusive distributor for Lake Cycling shoes in North America.

Tagged Distributor news

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—SRAM has put its plans to go public on the Nasdaq stock exchange on hold until at least next summer while it waits for volatility in the financial market to wane, Jeff Shupe, SRAM’s chief operating officer, said on Tuesday.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Bigger and busier were two commonly heard sentiments as Taichung Bike Week kicked off Tuesday in three popular hotels along the industrial city’s bustling downtown strip. (Click on link above to download the PDF newsletter.)

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference will tackle bike advocacy, digital marketing strategies and raising capital in a restrictive lending climate at next year’s event, April 17-19.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Fallbrook Technologies has teamed with Perfect Sport International (PSI) to meet increased demand for bikes equipped with the company’s NuVinci N360 CVP transmission and NuVinci Harmony drivetrain.

ROTORUA, New Zealand (BRAIN)—Enve Composites has picked up Wide Open Distributors as a distribution partner in New Zealand.

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Cervélo will debut a new travel division next year through a collaboration with luxury cycling tour operator Butterfield & Robinson.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—A record 226 million shoppers visited stores and websites over Black Friday weekend, up from 212 million last year, according to a National Retail Federation survey.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taichung Bike Week gets underway this week in the heart of Taiwan’s manufacturing region as product managers gather to hash out final decisions about spec on 2013 bike lines.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taichung Bike Week

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The offices of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News are closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Web news will resume on Monday, Nov. 28.

Tagged BRAIN News

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Foundry Cycles will unveil a nationwide promotional campaign at a launch party Dec. 1. Angry Catfish, a Minneapolis bike shop, will host the event, where Foundry will offer up for demo its Router mountain bike, Auger ‘cross bike and Ratchet road bike.

Tagged Events

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Philadelphia’s Endurance Sports Expo is expanding to three cities in 2012. In addition to its Feb. 25-26 show in Philly, the expo will move to New Jersey (March 17 and 18) and Washington, D.C. (March 31-April 1).

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

LARAMIE, WY (BRAIN)—Cycling journalist Charles Pelkey has moved his long-running “Explainer” Column to the Red Kite Prayer blog. His first column appeared on the site on Monday.

Tagged Media/Publishing

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Giro has dropped the lawsuit it filed against Specialized in September in which it claimed that the Morgan Hill, California, company engaged in unfair business practices.

The case was dismissed Monday in the Superior Court of Santa Clara County.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—British company Early Rider Ltd. has named Portland, Oregon's Cyclone Bicycle Supply as its exclusive U.S. distributor.

Tagged Distributor news

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—IMBA has appointed three new members to its board of directors, filling spots left vacant by longtime directors Hill Abell, Chris Kegel and Jay Franklin, all of whom stepped down due to term limits.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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