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Posted May 9, 2010
"This bike is a little snapshot of time. The cyclist saw the semi-truck turning in front of him. He had three-quarters of a second to turn the bike to the right. The truck driver didn't see him."

Posted in North America
Posted May 9, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (BRAIN)—Exustar’s line of shoes, pedals, and soft goods just got more retailer-friendly as Q Cycle founder Bill Imielski has brought 13 independent sales reps on board.

Posted in North America
Posted May 9, 2010
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has expanded its distribution as a result of feedback from Canadian independent bicycle dealers to offer greater choice, flexibility and service options.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 9, 2010
CHESTERLAND, OHIO (BRAIN)—In her 35 years in the bike industry, Hubbub Bicycles owner Diane Lees has worn a lot of hats: race organizer, tour leader, seminar speaker, yoga instructor. Now she can add radio host to that list.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 9, 2010
FAR HILLS, NJ (BRAIN)—After falling victim to credit card fraud two years ago, staff at The Sports People in Far Hills, New Jersey has been vigilant.
Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Revenue and profit grew in Dorel Industries’ bike division during the first quarter of the year as early spring weather and rebounding consumer confidence drove sales at independent bike shops and mass merchants, according to first quarter earnings results released by the company on Thursday.
Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 6, 2010
The Belgian postal service 'De Post' has released a limited edition Eddy Merckx postage stamp.

Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2010
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Expanding their international presence, Rolf Prima has partnered with Timac to be their exclusive distributor for Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 6, 2010
FAIRFAX, CA (BRAIN)—Swobo’s Sky Yaeger, WTB’s Patrick Seidler and Breezer’s Joe Breeze were among a select group that recently toured the Cal Park Hill Tunnel in Marin County to get a firsthand look at the $13 million bicycle/pedestrian portion.

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 5, 2010
Volkswagen is the latest non-endemic to introduce an electric bike—well kind of. The Volkswagen Bik.e can travel up to 12.5 miles on a single charge at speeds of up to 12.5 mph. But the thing that jumps right out at you is the lack of pedals or exposed gears, so it's actually closer in functionally to a scooter.
Posted in North America
Posted May 5, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—Vittoria Industries North America, LLC (VINA) and Vittoria Sourcing Asia (VSA) will now be the exclusive distributors of Northwave products in North America.

VINA general manager Ron Dougherty wasn't available for additional comment as of press time.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 4, 2010
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Following the success of the first “Ride Like King Day” last May, Giant will once again honor its founder King Liu with a second annual running of the event.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 4, 2010
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—BTAC will now be offering retailers the chance to win prizes if they register before the "Early Bird" deadline of June 30.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 4, 2010
HARTMANNSDORF, Germany (BRAIN)—Diamant, a European brand acquired by Trek in December 2002, celebrated its 125th anniversary last month at its German factory, a celebration capped by a visit from Tave Schur.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2010
***NOTE: Nick Margadonna's first quote in the print issue was cut off. The full quote has been added to this web story. We regret the error.***

BY JASON NORMAN

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2010
BY NICOLE FORMOSA

SAN JOSE, CA—Eighteen months after recalling 40,000 Keo pedals in the U.S., Look Cycle USA feels too many cyclists are still riding the potentially faulty product. In response, it’s hatching a second dealer-focused effort to repair or upgrade the remaining pedals.

Posted in North America
Posted May 3, 2010
BEDFORD, PA (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group has completed layoffs at Cannondale’s Bedford, Pennsylvania, facility as part of a previously announced plan to move frame manufacturing to Asia.

Posted in North America
Posted May 3, 2010
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has reorganized its staff to better position the magazine as new trends in publishing emerge. Personnel changes include reallocation of duties to improve efficiency and reduction in administrative staffing, said Marc Sani, the magazine’s publisher.
Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted May 3, 2010
21st Avenue Bicycles in Portland, Oregon is looking for a new logo and needs your help. Click on link to find out more.
Posted in North America
Posted May 3, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, OR (BRAIN)—The Springfield High Cycling Club is preparing for a long distance bike ride this summer. Four high school students, led by history teacher James March, will experience American history firsthand by traveling the entire route of the historic Lewis and Clark expedition west by bike.
Posted in North America Tagged Events

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