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Posted December 2, 2009
TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles had launched an online store for soft goods at www.intensecycles.com (click on link).

The store currently has t-shirts, hats and socks. Hooded sweatshirts, jerseys and other items will be added shortly.
Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 2, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has announced six fall grant awards that will help put more people on bicycles more often in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 2, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)— Bikes for Kids Utah, a non-profit 501(C)3 organization, will purchase 1,000 Bikes for Kids Utah-branded bicycles from Ames, Iowa-based Cycle Force Group.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 2, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Online voting opened for the Alliance for Biking & Walking's inaugural People Powered Movement Photo Contest.

Posted in North America
Posted December 1, 2009
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events has announced details of exhibitor pricing and retailer travel subsidies for DealerCamp, which will take place July 29–31, 2010, in Deer Valley, Utah.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 1, 2009
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face Performance Products is expanding its Canadian aftermarket distribution by appointing two new distribution partners in Canada—Kempter Marketing and Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), while providing dealers the option of buying direct from Race Face.

Posted in North America
Posted December 1, 2009
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—BBPR, the San Diego based PR consultancy, is introducing the Lifestyle Communications Audit (LCA)—a review process aimed at helping action sports brands evaluate their communications programs and potentially realize new opportunities that take advantage of existing assets.

Posted in North America
Posted November 30, 2009
DURANGO, CO (BRAIN)—Two of the outdoor industry’s best-recognized and successful public relations agencies, Verde PR & Consulting and Base Camp Communications, have merged. The new firm will retain the name Verde PR & Consulting.

Posted in North America
Posted November 30, 2009
WATERTOWN, MA (BRAIN)—Do you wonder what it takes to design a new bike? How are design decisions made? That and more will be published on Seven Cycle’s blog, www.sevencyclescollaborative.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 30, 2009
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company purchasing director Dave Carson is leaving the company at the end of the month and will move back to the Seattle area.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 30, 2009
WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics has hired Tom Cox as director of sales and operations.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 30, 2009
RALEIGH, NC (BRAIN)—William Sherod (WS) Smith, a retired sales rep who serviced territories in North Carolina for many different companies, passed away on November 20 of complications from ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was 69.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 30, 2009
BY NICOLE FORMOSA

SAN JOSE, CA—In the four years since Look Cycle left Veltec to form its own U.S. subsidiary, the French manufacturer has more than doubled the size of its business in the states and increased its dealer base by 30 to 40 percent.

Posted in North America
Posted November 30, 2009
BY MATT WIEBE

PHILADELPHIA, PA—As bicycle suppliers tallied their inventory at the end of September, they found overall inventory was 39 percent higher than a year ago and shipments to retailers had dropped 9 percent.

Posted in North America
Posted November 30, 2009
BY JASON NORMAN

SEYMOUR, CT—While lawmakers are busy working on health care reforms in Washington, D.C., suppliers and retailers are also busy—trying to figure out the best way to give their employees quality medical benefits while eyeing the bottom line.

Posted in North America
Posted November 25, 2009
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Sportiva Importare USA has reached a long term distribution agreement with the Italian bike brand Viner.

Viner bikes was established in 1947. Since then the company has been hand producing a range of high level frames in its factory in Pistoia, Tuscany.

Posted in North America
Posted November 25, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—Coalition has hired Matt Colisch as its team manager.

Posted in North America
Posted November 25, 2009
MARICOPA, AZ (BRAIN)—Starting in 2010, industry veteran Rich Vitiello will be in charge of all OEM and aftermarket sales worldwide for Funn MTB products.

Posted in North America
Posted November 25, 2009
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Easton Cycling has made significant investments in new talent and infrastructure in an effort to grow leadership in the wheel and components market.

Posted in North America
Posted November 25, 2009
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Crank Brothers is suing Easton-Bell Sports claiming that certain Blackburn compact manual air pumps infringe on the 529 patent.

The 529 patent covers compact manual air pumps that have selectable high volume and high-pressure modes.

Posted in North America

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