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SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN)—BionX Electric Bikes, a Magna Marque brand, has announced a pilot project with California EPA as part of Governors' Global Climate Summit 3. This four week project is to test bike sharing at the Sacramento capitol building.

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP will host an outdoor “ride and try” demo and vendor expo in Ogden, Utah July 24 – 25, 2011.

The event will be hosted at the company’s new distribution center in Ogden, according to a press release.

Tagged Events / Distributor news

OXFORD, MS (BRAIN)—Mercury Bicycle Company has added new sales reps in the United States.

Campy North American will be hosting their 3rd annual Toy Drive. Please bring a new unwrapped toy for ages: infant-17 years. All toys will be donated to Voices for Children: San Diego Chapter and Children's Hospital of San Diego.

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products recently brought on its first two independent sales reps after three decades of employing only an inside sales team.

Tagged Distributor news

CRYSTAL CITY, VA (BRAIN)—Retailer Revolution Cycles has partnered with Kettler Management—a D.C. based real estate and property management company—allowing both employees and residents of Kettler to enjoy the people-managed bike share program at the Revolution Cycles City Hub, located in Crystal City, Virginia.

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association, North America's largest cycling membership organization, has announced the winners of its 2010 Bicycle Travel Awards, which include the City of Farmington, Missouri, Jim Klobuchar (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Bike Newport (Newport, Oregon), and Chuck Pengilly (Missoul

Tagged Awards

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—When asked about the "coolest" gift active American could give or receive this holiday season, they named cycling equipment and accessories and GPS instruments as the top items.

The film, called "Riding Bikes with the Dutch," is screening in Long Beach and weaves through the beautiful streets of Amsterdam to show the diversity of people and bikes that move through the city every day. It shows all of the positive effects bicycling can have on our families, the economy and society at large.

The film, called Riding Bikes with the Dutch, is screening in Long Beach and weaves through the beautiful streets of Amsterdam to show the diversity of people and bikes that move through the city every day. It shows all of the positive effects bicycling can have on our families, the economy and society at large.

SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—New cycling media company Move Press has partnered with leading digital publishing provider Texterity to bring Peloton to mobile devices.

Tagged Media/Publishing

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) and its Red Team of supporters won the Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge, a nationwide, six-month long campaign to fight climate change by encouraging people to ride a bike instead of driving a car for trips of two miles or less.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Expanding their sales team, Rolf Prima has hired Ken Miner to handle Colorado and Utah.

Miner has been in the outdoor industry for over five years, representing apparel and hard-good products as an independent sales rep, according to a press release.

Tagged People

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus’ major lender Factors Southwest, which took 
control of the bike company on Tuesday, is accepting bids to buy Titus until next Friday, Nov. 19, at 12 p.m.

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—ExpoCycle 2011 will take place September 11-13, and will move to the Palais de Congres in Montreal, Quebec. The Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal race will take place at the same time.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. reported sales increased 10.2 percent in the third quarter to $198.8 million from $180.4 million a year ago, while gross margin increased to 35 percent from 34.4 percent. Team Sports sales grew 12.4 percent while Action Sports revenues grew 8 percent.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

OBORNIKI, Poland (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has opened a new factory in Poznan/Oborniki, Poland.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Imports through September are not only up strongly over last year, they are higher than anytime over the past six years. Suppliers swung 15.46 million bikes over the pier so far, an increase of 3.8 million units over last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)--Titus’ major lender, Factors Southwest, took control of the bike company on Tuesday, and is in the process of finding a buyer for the company. It is not interested in breaking up the company to sell just its assets. 

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Portland Design Works (PDW) donated 500 Radbot taillights, at a value of over $9,000, to Oregon’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA).

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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