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OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)--German maker of high-end components, Syntace GMBH, has re-launched the brand into the North American Market after pulling out a little over a year ago to re-evaluate its strategy, according to a release.

“Women want to feel safe, women then will ride, and ride more than men.”

—Julie Hirschfeld, who opened a bicycle boutique for women in New York City. Click on link to read NY Times story on how male cyclists continue to outnumber female cyclists in the city.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike exhibitors and industry designers are invited to submit beautiful, smart and stylish clothing, accessories and bikes for potential inclusion in the Interbike City Style Fashion Show, presented Momentum Magazine.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Nominations are now open for Adventure Cycling Association's 7th annual Bicycle Travel Awards.

Tagged Awards

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp, announced that Raleigh Bicycles is the presenting sponsor of the DealerCamp Dirt Grand Prix, a USA Cycling sanctioned short track cross country race.

Tagged Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists, had a strong response to John L. Mica's (R-FL, pictured) briefing on the next transportation bill yesterday morning.

"We're looking to continue to create awareness for these young kids. Not only in this community, but in the world. Me having an influence with my voice, I'm blessed. So the No.

HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN)—Danish company CeramicSpeed has entered into a formal distribution partnership in Australia with Melbourne-based Monza Imports.

Tagged Distributor news

BOZEMAN, MT (BRAIN)—Teko Socks is moving its U.S. operations from Boulder, Colorado, to Bozeman, Montana, as part of its new partnership with the Hyalite Outdoor Group.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Jon Swanson has joined Giant Bicycles as global category manager-road.

Tagged People

By Matt Wiebe

WATERLOO, WI—While Europe is fast becoming the dominant market for U.S. suppliers, most have taken a back seat when it comes to influencing European bicycle standards that determine what they sell. But that’s changing.

By Nicole Formosa

SUN VALLEY, ID—In a product development timeline of bicycle innovations, Adrian Montgomery thinks the hash mark for 2011 will signify the year aero road bikes arrived for good.

By Nicole Formosa

The retail bicycle market returned to flat in 2010 signaling signs of a recovery from the economic hardships of 2009.

ORONO, MAINE (BRAIN)—Fietsmarkt, a trade magazine for Dutch bicycle retailers, has again organized a tour of bicycle and accessory manufacturers in China from November 5 - 13, 2011. The Light Electric Vehicle Association is helping to promote the tour.

Tagged Events

CORONA, CA (BRAIN)—Craig "Stikman" Glaspell will now head up action sports development and be involved with mountain bike marketing at Troy Lee Designs.

"My focus is all action sports, without motors..." he said in an email to colleagues and friends about his new position with Troy Lee.

Tagged People

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, slated for Sacramento, California, March 2-4, continues its streak of success by surpassing booth and exhibitor sales expectations for the end of June, and is expected to sell out by Thanksgiving.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show

GENEVA, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Kona Europe has appointed a UK sales and marketing team as part of parent company Kona Bicycles’ plan to go direct starting July 1.

“I guess you could say I was a hoarder of bike stuff.”

—Craig Morrow, who has opened up a museum in Pittsburgh to showcase his vast collection. Click on title and link to read full story.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Future has strengthened its cycling portfolio with more digital innovations.

Tagged Media/Publishing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Federal Highway Administration has informed state Departments of Transportation of another rescission of funds, this time totaling $2.5 billion. The action is taken under the 2011 Full-year Continuing Appropriations Act.

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