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CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 11 2012 6:32 AM MT—Bob Haro, one of the founding fathers of BMX freestyle and the namesake of Haro Bicycles, is coming back to the bike industry with a limited edition anniversary bike and a new brand.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. (BRAIN) Wednesday April 11 2012 6:24 AM MT—Norco Bicycles has opened its third partnership store, Norco Cap’s Abbotsford in British Columbia.

Tagged Distributor news

Camelbak hires Ted Ganio and Stephen Barnes • 3T launches new corporate website • Showers Pass offers drinking tube attachment • Tate Labs offers alternative Garmin computer mount

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 10 2012 9:19 AM MT—Specialized has hired Megan Tompkins as public relations manager for the U.S. market.

Tagged People

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Monday April 9 2012 4:23 PM MT—Specialized has won the latest round in a nearly four-year-old patent dispute with Stan's NoTubes.

Iowa students wins Saris' poster contest • VCU joins Fuji University Bike program • Voting open for Foundry Tradesman and Tradeswomen finalists • Bicyclinghub.com marks ten-year anniversary, welcomes Marc Kipp

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN) Friday April 6 2012 9:36 AM MT— Members of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame voters registry have until April 15 to submit their ballots for 2012 inductees.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

Hincapie Sportswear adds to sales team • ENVE Composites increases warranty to five years • Fred Perry adds cycling-inspired fashions

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Thursday April 5 2012 9:45 AM MT—The research company Leisure Trends is reporting that bike shop sales in February were up 12 percent over the same month in 2011, likely due to warmer weather nationwide this year.

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) Thursday April 5 2012 8:07 AM MT—Munich’s bike show is apparently benefitting from the decision to take on the well-known ISPO name.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Thursday April 5 2012 9:00 AM MT—Bikes Belong has selected six cities for its Green Lane Project, which works with city officials to develop green lanes, which are protected bike lanes.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

Felt adds to marketing and creative staff • Exergy Tour offers $100,000 prize list

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 4 2012 11:26 AM MT—Felt Bicycles has added two new staff members to its marketing and creative departments.

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN) Wednesday April 4 2012 9:16 AM MT—Shimano Europe Holding has bought Bike Fitting BV, a 25-year-old Dutch company that develops bike fit measuring instruments.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Cannondale launches luxury cycling tour business • Cyclone offers paperless dealer account application • B-cycle launches inter-city bike sharing system

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 3 2012 4:39 PM MT—The sun never sets on Raleigh, a 125-year-old company with operations across the British Commonwealth and beyond.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) Tuesday April 3 2012 7:27 AM MT—Accell Group is in talks to buy Raleigh Cycle Limited, the owner of the Raleigh, Avenir and Diamondback brands.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

BC Bike Race sold out • Ibex hires Nancy Andrews • Bell introduces new helmet at Flanders

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 2 2012 7:37 AM MT—The inaugural IBD Summit, hosted by Interbike and Sea Otter Classic, has extended its early registration discount through Wednesday.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

VERONA, Italy (BRAIN) Monday April 2 2012 7:32 AM MT—After a few difficult years, organizers of the former Milan bicycle show are looking for a new start.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

Hotlines to distribute High5 in the U.K. • The foldable mountain bike-ish backpack • Colorado shop's radio show podcast available

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