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Posted October 15, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—Sidewall Distribution has added Shitluck Clothing to its line of distributed brands.

“We did it. We're going to the dark side," said Sidewall's director Mark Owen.

Posted in North America
Posted October 15, 2009
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Triathlete Magazine's Kona Demo Days saw a 15 percent increase in the number of vendors attending this year’s event.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 15, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The number of bicycles imported into the United States dropped by 1.822 million units through August, putting importers on track for one of their smallest years in a decade.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 15, 2009
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Despite a feeble economy and a very wet summer with only three days without rain in June, Boston retailers reported sales that were only slightly down this season to visitors on the final day of the three-day Boston Dealer Tour.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 14, 2009
"I miss it a lot. I feel so much better when I ride. I come in to the office, get cleaned up and you feel like you can take on the world. I ride at 5 a.m., all by myself, no police. It's wonderful."

Posted in North America
Posted October 14, 2009
GARDEN GROVE, CA (BRAIN)—Pace Sportswear's line of headwear has a new addition to its line up with 53x11 Coffee.

53x11 was started as a way to provide the best tasting coffees to fellow cyclists and triathletes.

Posted in North America
Posted October 13, 2009
"It's the smallest gallery in maybe the world, but definitely Boston"—Broadway Bicycle School's Suzanne Hunt referring to the art exhibit in the shop's tiny one-man bathroom.

Posted in North America
Posted October 13, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, MA (BRAIN)—September is a make-or-break sales month among Cambridge bike shops in this university town anchored by Harvard and surrounded by MIT and Tufts.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 13, 2009
MURRIETA, CA (BRAIN)—Turner Suspension Bicycles has hired LJ Miller as their new in house sales manager. Miller will be responsible for communication with current Turner dealers as well as expanding the dealer network within the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 13, 2009
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—The California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has selected Trips for Kids (TFK) as its 2009 Non-Profit Organization of the Year from more than 700 nominees.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 13, 2009
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM has signed a four-year agreement to be the presenting sponsor of the Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted October 12, 2009
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Boston dealers have catered to the local clientele by offering diverse brand options judging by the three shops visited on the first day of BRAIN’s Boston Dealer Tour yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 12, 2009
Aaron "Sonny" Harris, longtime owner of Harris Cyclery, let us in on his secret to keeping a youthful spirit during our visit to his shop Monday as part of BRAIN's Boston Dealer Tour: tap dancing.

Posted in North America
Posted October 12, 2009
LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac Mountain Bikes has completed an all-new Web site. Not only has the Web site been updated with all 2010 bikes, images and information, but it features new navigation and an easier to use interface.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 12, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong, the national coalition of U.S. bicycling manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, has named Colle+McVoy its agency of record.

Posted in North America
Posted October 11, 2009
STARLIGHT, IN (BRAIN)—With the temperatures in the mid-40s, approximately 700 cycling enthusiasts took to the road Sunday morning for the 32nd annual Harvest Homecoming Bicycle Tour.

Click on link for full Courier Journal story.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 11, 2009
PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN)—Late Sunday afternoon Nikita Dorcinvil, an independent rep for Marin, was stacking bikes in his trailer in hopes of leaving Rhode Island in time to catch the last ferry to Long Island, New York, where he lives.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 9, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—More than 80 percent of bicycle retailers who responded to a recent Bikes Belong survey said bike advocacy makes bicycling easier, safer and more widespread. Sixty percent of the respondents said advocacy leads to more sales in their stores.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted October 9, 2009
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—3G Bikes has launched a new Web site with an updated contemporary look, along with information on new designs, photos and videos.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 9, 2009
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors will find out how retailers in Boston have fared this season as part of the magazine’s Dealer Tour that kicks off today.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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