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Posted November 22, 2010

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The next session (Salesmanship for Bicycle Retailers) in the online Webinar series hosted by retail expert Dan Mann of The Mann Group will talk about the ins and outs of good salesmanship in bicycle retailing from 11 a.m. - noon on December 7.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 22, 2010

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—It seems not everyone is happy with the 250 miles of NYC traffic lanes dedicated for bicycles that have been added over the last four years, according to a New York Times article (click on above link).

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 22, 2010

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima is increasing its international distribution by adding distributors in Spain, the Czech Republic, New Zealand and Brazil.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 22, 2010

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—X-Fusion has moved out of Silicon Valley (Campbell, California)—where the company had run its sales, service and marketing operations for the last four years—to a brand new R&D facility in Santa Cruz, California.

Posted in North America
Posted November 22, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The Splendor Hotel is back in the mix for Taichung Bike Week, offering rooms for visitors and space for exhibitors.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 21, 2010

PAAL, Belgium (BRAIN)—Ridley Bikes has moved its Flemish headquarters to a renovated 12,000-square-meter facility that unites its offices, warehouse, painting and assembly divisions under one roof.

Posted in North America
Posted November 19, 2010

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Avenir has launched its new Web site.

The entire offering of waterproof bags, gloves, bike lights, bike components, pumps and more for every type of riding is available for perusing and purchase on Avenir’s first-­ever Web site launched this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 19, 2010

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus’ major lender Factors Southwest, which took 
control of the bike company earlier this month, closed the first round of bids for Titus on Friday, November 19, at noon. It has since entered a second round of bidding.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is extending the registration deadline for exhibitors, and will break from tradition for the 2011 show by running a pilot program that allows bicycle designers to exhibit.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 18, 2010

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback Bikes is moving in a new direction in terms of its support of local advocacy groups.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 18, 2010

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead (FSA) has picked up International Trade as its new distributor in South Africa.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 18, 2010

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic, Inc. has hired Zack Vestal as its communications and PR manager for the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 18, 2010

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group has hired Adam Micklin as the company's new global director of sales.

Micklin brings over 25 years of industry experience in strategic sales and leadership with some notable brands.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 17, 2010

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group (CGI) has hired Josh Furlow as its senior vice president of operations.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 17, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has opened its first IZIP concept Store in Venice, California.

The store isn't just about selling electric bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2010

SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN)—Australian-based Bont Cycling has established a United States subsidiary in Carlsbad, California, to directly service its growing U.S. market base.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., maker of the Polar Bottle, has launched an online store on its Web site to provide a direct sales outlet for its water bottles.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2010

Crankbrothers dreambikes initiative was inspired by Hans Rey and his Wheels4Life charity, which donates bikes to people in developing countries who need basic transportation.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2010

MARINA, CA (BRAIN)—Sidi America hosted a small group of editors for its first media day last week at its offices near Monterey on California’s central coast.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2010

HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group N.V. has reached agreement on the acquisition of all outstanding shares in Bianchi Bisiklet A.S. (Turkey), which also includes a 50 percent participation in the well-known Italian company Atala.

Posted in North America

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