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Posted November 4, 2010

Welcome the newest member of the SmartEtailing family, Meko Sage Eich. She was born to one of SmartEtailing's editors, Russell Eich and his wife, Kelly Grebe on October 5.

Posted in North America
Posted November 3, 2010

FORT WORTH, TX (BRAIN)—Storeowners in sprawling Tarrant County are striving to create a sense of community for their customers, as participants on the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Dallas-Ft. Worth saw yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 3, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Cape Cycle Systems (Pty) Ltd of Cape Town, South Africa, is the new authorized distributor of Zipp products in the South African market.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 3, 2010

GUNNISON, CO (BRAIN)—Trina Ortega is the new managing editor of Mountain Flyer Magazine. She replaces Caroline Spaeth, who held that position since the magazine’s inception in 2004.

A native of Colorado, Ortega has been riding the dirt and pavement of the Centennial State since she was a kid.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Democratic Rep. Jim Oberstar, a 36-year veteran of Congress who was one of cycling’s most important advocates in Washington, D.C., lost his reelection campaign in the Republican tidal wave.

Posted in North America
Posted November 3, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—A new group of five exhibitors will band together to show their products in one room at this year’s Taichung Bike Week.

Posted in International
Posted November 2, 2010

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Everything is big in Dallas, including retail space, as seen on the first day of shop visits on the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Dallas.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 2, 2010

The forecast for the first day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour Dallas called for a 50 percent chance of rain. By the time the crew got to Richardson Bike Mart that forecast turned into 100 percent and temps dropped into the 50s. But the hearty bunch downed some coffee and pedaled a little faster to weather the storm.

Posted in North America
Posted November 2, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—A memorial service is scheduled today for Chris Kuzma, a Colorado Springs retailer who died suddenly at his home.

Kuzma, who owned the Bike Stop, was 44. Friends say he passed away last Thursday after apparently suffering a heart attack.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 2, 2010

ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN)—The Gluskin Townley Group, LLC announced that their new Web site, www.gluskintownleygroup.com, has gone live.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 2, 2010

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Haro Bicycles has launched a new Web site with a completely updated look to showcase its 2011 MTB/Asphalt product, news, athletes, videos, photos and company information.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 1, 2010

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) has won the 2010 Québec Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the manufacturing category.

The awards for 2010 were announced October 27 at a gala event in Montreal attended by approximately 500 people.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted November 1, 2010

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Bicycle Technologies International (BTI) is now distributing many Sampson components, and plans to add more over the next few months.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 1, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cannondale and Shimano have aligned with Fuji, Giant, Specialized and Trek to fund the Bikes Belong Grant Program by participating in the Employee Pro Purchase Program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 31, 2010

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) has added ultra-lightweight Power Cordz synthetic fiber bicycle cables as a new product in their wholesale catalog.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 31, 2010

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear has announced its 2011 Retailer Custom Apparel Program, which requires no upfront fees for design and production services, as well as net 30 terms.

Posted in North America
Posted October 30, 2010

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—On Tuesday, November 9, 11 a.m. – noon PST, the NBDA will host its first in a series of Webinars for member retailers. The Webinars are an extension of the NBDA Super Seminars presented at Interbike and that have traveled the USA regionally over the past few years.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 30, 2010

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Future Publishing has reported record traffic across its cycling Web sites.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted October 30, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Nearly all of the U.S. House candidates who have received campaign contributions from BikesPAC are expected to win reelection tomorrow.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2010

OAK PARK, IL (BRAIN)—Bob Lickton is heading up efforts to form an association to represent the interests of brands that exhibit at Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike

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