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Posted May 15, 2009

BY JASON NORMAN

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Electric bikes will soon be displayed alongside flat-screen TVs, gaming systems and refrigerators as Best Buy adds the budding category to the vast array of products it sells.

Posted in North America
Posted May 14, 2009

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—CycleOps Power has launched a new dealer program called the "CycleOps Power Training Course."

The CycleOps Power Training Course is a turnkey event to bring educational content to customers.

Posted in North America
Posted May 14, 2009

A group of Shimano employees tackle Bike to Work day together.

Posted in North America
Posted May 14, 2009

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—BTI has inked an exclusive deal to distribute Italian protective gear manufacturer Dainese MTB's product line to North American retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted May 14, 2009

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano’s sales were down, but the company still managed to increase its net profit by 3 percent over its first quarter ending March 31, 2009.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 14, 2009

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Anthony Sloan, in charge of Yeti Cycles' Rocky Mountain demo program, passed away in his sleep on May 6. He was 37 years old.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 13, 2009

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission denied the industry’s petition to exclude children’s bikes from a strict new lead law on Tuesday, but granted a two-year stay of enforcement giving manufactures a bit of breathing room to figure out how to best comply with the rule.

Posted in North America
Posted May 13, 2009

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN)—American Classic launched a new website to promote the company’s new branding and wheel products. The new site features the technology and captures the new image of the brand.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 13, 2009

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Look Cycle has introduced the Look 585 Trade Up Program.

Designed to get cycling enthusiasts onto the legendary 585, this program offers consumers a $500 credit towards the purchase of a 2009 Look 585 frame when they bring in their existing frame from any manufacturer.

Posted in North America
Posted May 13, 2009

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—H3 Publications has hired Alan Davis as Decline magazine’s senior photographer.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 13, 2009

Over 650 bell ringers filled a Boulder high school field last Saturday, raised over $18,000 to help a single mother of four fighting cancer, and shattered a world record.

Posted in North America
Posted May 12, 2009

VENTURA, CA (BRAIN)—Nema has hired Gregorio de Haro to develop and manage all of Nema’s export business.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 12, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Gran Fondo USA LLC has announced the renewal of Colnago’s title sponsorship of Gran Fondo Colnago San Diego and the launch of the inaugural Gran Fondo Colnago Philadelphia in 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 12, 2009

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles has launched a free Garmin GPS promotion for its retailers centered around the cutting edge, 305 GPS enabled cycle-computer.

Posted in North America
Posted May 12, 2009

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Institute (UBI), responding to sold out classes and six month waiting lists, is expanding into a new classroom location at 3961 North William’s Avenue, Portland, Oregon. The school hopes to offer its first classes at the location by early August.

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2009

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has partnered with DirtLabs for service of Ransom Equalizer shocks.

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2009

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—MapMyRide.com, the Internet's premier provider of online mapping and training tools that helps cyclists of all levels achieve their health and fitness goals, and Versus, the exclusive cable television home of the Tour de France and the home of professional cycling in the U.S., have joined forces t

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 11, 2009

“It’s one of those things I feel good about. No. 1, I’m in the industry and I should be doing it. No. 2, it’s an accomplishment.”

—Steve Hawley, company owner and president of The Hawley Company, on his bike to work routine. Click on link for full story.

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2009

"Vanhorn, what do you think? Would you like to try something like that?"

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2009

ELKTON, MD (BRAIN)—Gore Bike Wear has launched a B2B online shop specifically designed for retailers. The site is a tool for retailers to easily place immediate orders on the web.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet

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