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TORONTO, ON (BRAIN) Mar 1, 16:33 MT—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada announced Thursday that executive director Janet O’Connell will step down from her role later this year.

Tagged People

Minnesota retailers partner with high school league • Wingflyer ads California sales reps • Bicycling blogger to host panel discussion with NAHBS builders • Downeast Bicycle Specialists plans open house • Alliance announces photo contest winners • Golden, Colorado, celebrates its bike industry

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) Mar 1, 12:35 MT—The National Bicycle Dealers Association is offering retailers an opportunity to participate in a webinar on March 8.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN) Mar 1, 11:40 MT— The Milan bicycle show will become the Verona bicycle show this year as organizers seek a new strategy to re-energize the flagging tradefair.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) Mar 1, 07:43 MT — From decades-old stores to relative newcomers and from transportation bike-focused to custom builds, retailers downtown run a wide gamut.

Tagged BRAIN News

Boulder, Austin and Asheville to host cyclocross nationals • D'Amour Bicycle to distribute American Classic in Canada • Specialized and Strava promote climbing challenge • Alpine Bike Parks offers starter package for bike park lovers • Selle San Marco strengthens marketing team

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) Feb 29, 12:27 MT—Industry veteran Scott Montgomery is the new CEO and partner in the Idaho-based clothes brand Club Ride.

Montgomery was a longtime executive at Cannondale and later founded Scott Sports' bike division in the U.S.

Tagged People

Editor's Note: Several BRAIN editors are on a dealer tour of Davis and Sacamento, California, this week. Today's report is on their tour of shops in Davis.

Tagged BRAIN News

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) Feb 28, 19:18 MT—Veteran cycling journalist Jim Langley is organizing a campaign among California cyclists concerned about the specter of rumble strips along the shoulder of Highway 1 near Santa Cruz.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

REDWOOD CITY, CA (BRAIN) Feb 29—February 29th comes around only once every four years, so the publishers of and are making use of the date to pr

Tagged Media/Publishing

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN) Feb 28— Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning on a three-day tour of bike shops in Davis and Sacramento.

Tagged BRAIN News

Osprey adds two bike reps • Cervélo frame wins award at carbon show • Cycling photography book wins Tucson ad federation prize

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN) Feb 28—Osprey Packs, Inc., has added two new bike sales reps to its team.

BERLIN, Germany (BRAIN)—The bicycle business in Germany contributes 5 billion euros ($6.7 billion) annually to the country’s economy, according to figures released by German trade organization Verbund Service und Fahrrad at last weekend’s Vivavelo congress in Berlin.

Vee Rubber America adds three distributors • Louis Garneau hires new national sales manager • Dirt Rag wins environmental award • Bikes Belong launches project to help cities build bike networks • Spoke Insurance offers cyclists insurance

MEMPHIS, TN (BRAIN) Feb 24, 16:25 MT——Sidi America opened its new eastern U.S. warehouse this month, reducing shipping times to the east coast by three to four days.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) Feb 24, 16:18 MT—Trek is transitioning sales in Poland away from its long time distributor SSC to a dealer direct model, the company said Friday.

The company expects the transition to take about four months.

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) Feb 24, 11:39 MT— Derby Cycle grew its revenue by 6.6 percent during the first three months of its financial year, according to an interim earnings report released on Friday.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) Feb 24, 09:25 MT— Strong sales of electric bikes and sports bikes drove a 9 percent increase in sales last year for the European bike giant, Accell Group.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

Editor's note: A story posted Monday, Feb. 20, contained incorrect information about Quality Bicycle Products’ “Buy Local Buy Now!” initiative announced at Frostbike 2012. The story has been corrected.

Tagged Distributor news

BAY SHORE, NY (BRAIN) Feb 23, 12:19 MT— White Lightning has bought the company that markets the Chain Condom, a product designed to protect car interiors from bike chains. White Lightning is renaming the product the Chain Johnny.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions


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