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Posted March 20, 2009

Velo general manager Stella Yu knows how to draw a crowd. The night before the Taipei Cycle Show opened, Yu threw a birthday bash to celebrate Velo’s 30 years in business. The raucous party, cosponsored by Wellgo and Prologo, included more than 250 customers to whom the brands supply.

Posted in International
Posted March 19, 2009

"If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs. And maybe your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation.

Posted in North America
Posted March 19, 2009

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has hired Chris Strome as its new brand specialist.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 19, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—On Saturday, May 30, Bikes for Kids Utah, a non-profit 501(C)3 organization, will give 1,000 new bicycles to pre-qualified, underprivileged 3rd graders at its fourth annual event.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 19, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Rotor Bike Components has completely redesigned its Web site www.rotorbike.com (click on link) with a focus on competition and technical information.

-Product area is now easier to navigate. H.R. pictures show more detail on every product.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 19, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has announced five REI/Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Grant Awards.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 18, 2009

HOLBROOK, NY (BRAIN)—Three Asian factories for Iron Horse Bicycle Company have filed an involuntary petition for bankruptcy against the bike company in an effort to recoup more than $5 million in back debt.

Posted in North America
Posted March 18, 2009

Looking for the hot trends for next model year? BRAIN tech editor Matt Wiebe scoured the halls of the Taipei Cycle Show to find the most interesting and innovative new products being shown here.

Posted in International
Posted March 18, 2009

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Saddle maker SDG USA’s Bicycle Division has been acquired by its former general manager Tyler Anspach for an undisclosed sum.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted March 18, 2009

BRAIN tech editor Matt Wiebe roamed the halls of the Taipei Cycle Show to find the hottest (ladies, er) product trends for next model year. From mainstream to downright quirky, click on link to see a sampling of products being shown over there.

Posted in North America
Posted March 18, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund will make a $40,000 contribution to the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) to launch the formation of IMBA Europe.

SRAM's contribution will firmly establish a united Pan-European effort for mountain bike advocacy and sustainable trail development.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 18, 2009

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Lawmakers in the state of Oregon earlier this month introduced a bill that seeks to levy bike licensing and registration fees, which would be used to pay for development and maintenance of bike lanes, paths and other bicycle-related transportation improvements.

Posted in North America
Posted March 18, 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Two weeks into his new role as president of Ideal Bike Corporation, Hermes Chang is making his formal entry into the bicycle industry at the Taipei Cycle Show.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 18, 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A-Team chairman Michael Tseng asked the organization’s members at a general meeting yesterday to increase production on the island so that Taiwan’s major bicycle manufacturers need import fewer components from offshore.

Posted in International
Posted March 18, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) have introduced the Complete Streets Act of 2009 into the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted March 18, 2009

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—SCOTT USA has added Brian Bohlman to its U.S. bicycle group.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 17, 2009

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has entered into a tool supply partnership with World Bicycle Relief.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 17, 2009

BRAIN tech editor Matt Wiebe roamed the halls of the Taipei Cycle Show to find the latest and greatest product coming down the pipe. From mainstream to downright quirky, here's a sampling of products being shown here.

Posted in International
Posted March 17, 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan’s new president, Ma Ying-jeou, opened the 22nd annual Taipei Cycle Show telling a packed room of international guests that Taiwan is now the world’s most important market for innovative and high-quality parts and bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 16, 2009

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative (TBC) has introduced a new email platform to its membership, allowing dealers to create their own customized emails and send them to their customers at an extremely low cost.

Posted in North America

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