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Posted November 15, 2009
“I’m most looking forward to meeting many of you, shaking your hands, and telling you, ‘Thanks for loving America.’”

—Sarah Palin, via Facebook yesterday, on promoting her new book “Going Rogue: An American Life" which hits bookstores tomorrow.
Posted in North America
Posted November 15, 2009
LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—BionX, the Canadian designer and manufacturer of proportional assistance system for bicycles, has partnered with Lambert for exclusive distribution of BionX products in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted November 15, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—Imports of bicycles through September total 11.624 million units, down 2.093 million units over last year, according to the U. S. Department of Commerce import data released this week. Imports of 700c road and hybrid bikes bucked the trend, increasing 10 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 15, 2009
CENTERVILLE, OH (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Reed Pike starts Wednesday as brand manager of Huffy Bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 15, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—As U.S.
Posted in North America
Posted November 12, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—Geax has launched a new Web site, while offering for free for download the MTB movie "What's Next?" a film directed by the U.S. rider Aaron LaRoque,
a tribute to up and coming riders, sponsored by Geax and available in iPhone and HD versions.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 12, 2009
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association—North America's largest membership cycling organization—reported strong income numbers for FY09 (ending September 30) with overall growth in its membership, sales, development and tours' programs.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2009
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—A New York judge has awarded cycling author Julie Harrell more than $65,000 in attorneys' fees stemming from a copyright lawsuit she won earlier this year against Cycle Publishing.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2009
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The founder of the leading custom framebuilding resource "Frameforum" (www.frameforum.org) has launched a new Web site focusing on the custom and handmade bike sectors of the industry, which has seen something of a revival over the past few years.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 11, 2009
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—For the second year, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles is sponsoring a trade-in program to help Trips for Kids (TFK) fund more mountain bike rides for disadvantaged youth around the world.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 11, 2009
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Trek Distribution is now making available Honey Stinger products to all of its retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2009
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—The OC Bicycle Swap Meet is happening again at Serfas headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita at 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 5.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 10, 2009
GARDEN CITY, ID (BRAIN)—Hippie-Tech now offers full factory-authorized Fox fork service to its offerings to retailers, after a six-year absence.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2009
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—In an effort to help our nation's warriors recover from emotional and physical injuries sustained in battle, the Sea Otter Classic has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted November 10, 2009
SOQUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Steve Smith, the guy behind Swobo’s popular blog, "How to Avoid the Bummer Life," left Swobo to create his own blog and hopefully make a go of it selling ads to companies interested in his audience of culturally rich cyclists.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 10, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Panache Cyclewear has added Andy Pemberton to its management team as vice president of sales and marketing.

Pemberton will be responsible for retail and custom clothing business development, marketing and promotions for the Boulder-based cycling apparel company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 10, 2009
WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Revenue was down 14.8 percent at Fox Racing Shox for the third quarter of the year as both OEM and aftermarket sales dropped in the weak economy.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 9, 2009
“Freds are men and women like me. We love riding our bikes, watching professional cycling, buying new bikes, clothes and gadgets for cycling. We aren’t always going to be the first to finish a race or get to the top of a hill, but we’re always going to look good doing it!”

Posted in North America
Posted November 9, 2009
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Sea Otter Classic has retained Backbone Media to direct its social media outreach.

Longtime cycling industry veteran Mike McCormack has joined the Backbone Media team and will manage the partnership with Sea Otter.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted November 9, 2009
South Queensferry, UK (BRAIN)—Hotlines has appointed Andy Gowan to look after the UK marketing of their brands that include Lapierre, Ghost, Lynskey, Nuke Proof and Ragley.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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