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Posted October 4, 2009
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Po Campo has redesigned its Web site (click on link), with an updated look in line with Po Campo's urban aesthetic.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 2, 2009
BY DOUG MCCLELLAN

Trek president John Burke wanted to say thanks to the industry’s leading advocate in Congress, Minnesota Rep. James Oberstar. So he gathered 400 industry members—most of them Trek retailers from across the country—and asked them to pony up $100 a head for Oberstar’s campaign.
Posted in North America
Posted October 2, 2009
Congrats to Giant inside sales rep Keith Ketterer, who set a new Masters World Hour Track Record on October 1. Ketterer set a new World Hour Record in the 50-54 age group, riding 45.386 kilometers—that’s 28.2015 miles—in one hour. The old record was 44.890 kilometers, or 27.8933 miles.

Posted in North America
Posted October 2, 2009
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (BRAIN)—Eastern Mountain Sports has re-launched its e-commerce Web site, ems.com (click on link).

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 2, 2009
PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong and Interbike have contributed $2,500 to the U.S Open Cycling Foundation (USOCF) for safe cycling seminars that will take place four times a day during OutDoor Demo East in Providence, Rhode Island October 8 - 11.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted October 2, 2009
POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN)—Fizik has hired endurance racing legend Nat Ross in the newly created position of brand specialist for the U.S. retail channel.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 1, 2009
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Argon 18 has hired Jacques Philie as sales manager for its Canadian network.

Previously, Marc-André Perron had acted as sales manager for both the Canadian and international markets, but now his time will be entirely devoted to developing Argon 18’s international sales.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 1, 2009
VANCOUVER, B.C. (BRAIN)—Stan Mavis, president of Sugoi since early 2006, is no longer with the company, according to Rick Leckner, spokesman for Dorel Industries, Sugoi's parent company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 1, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Celebrated on the first Saturday of each October, the next edition of IMBA’s International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is tomorrow.

This year’s turnout will be the largest ever, with more than 7,100 kids registered and ready to ride their bikes in 167 official events.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 1, 2009
GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN)—The American Bicycle Association and Versus have agreed to televise ABA BMX events and 2009 UCI Continental events.

Posted in North America
Posted October 1, 2009
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)— Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has appointed Todd Seplavy senior product manager for GT Bicycles, reporting to Mark Peterman, general manager of GT Bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 1, 2009
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries Inc. has acquired assets of UK-based Hot Wheels and Circle Bikes, UK’s preeminent distributors of the Mongoose and GT brands.

Posted in North America
Posted September 30, 2009
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM is officially onboard as Team RadioShack's component supplier and will provide complete drivetrain, brakes, as well as chains, cables and housing.

Posted in North America
Posted September 30, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Most people know about the Amgen Tour of California, but many probably have never heard of the Amgen California Coast Classic Bike Tour.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 30, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Chris Carmichael is visiting Southern California as part of a 20-city author tour and ride-along series in support of his new book "The Time-Crunched Cyclist."

October 1, 6:30 - 8 a.m. (ride and coffee stop)
Helen's Cycles
2501 Broadway Avenue
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 30, 2009
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has introduced a new dual distribution strategy that will offer Canadian independent bicycle dealers greater choice, flexibility and service options.
Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2009
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)–And you thought ESPN just covered dunks, touchdowns and home runs. Not so fast my friends.

ESPN.com Page 2 columnist Mary Buckheit delved deep into the fixie culture for an outstanding story.

Click on link to read.
Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 29, 2009
LANCASTER, PA (BRAIN)—Red Rose Imports will now distribute Tommasini Bicycles in the United States.

Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2009
Number "5" is alive: World Bicycle Relief President F.K.
Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2009
WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA (BRAIN)—Not quite two weeks after its official Labor Day weekend opening, the Bionicon USA Headquarters and Demo Center in the Kern River Valley suffered a devastating fire.

Posted in North America

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