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Posted September 23, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. (ASI) has purchased Breezer bikes. The purchase includes all assets and trademarks of the Breezer bicycle brand as well as an agreement with Joe Breeze for consulting services on new projects and designs.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted September 23, 2008

"He can ride a road bike, he can ride a mountain bike, but can he ride a cyclocross bike?"

Posted in North America
Posted September 22, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Five retailers and a dozen others, including Specialized’s founder, Mike Sinyard, will ride the final 32 miles to Interbike’s Outdoor Demo today ending a 604-mile odyssey that began last Thursday from Morgan Hill, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 22, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Retailers carved up Bootleg Canyon on the first day of Outdoor Demo with the expectation that retailers will be in full force come today.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 21, 2008

FURANCE CREEK, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized’s annual ride to Interbike climbs out of Death Valley today on its final leg to Las Vegas after four days of intense riding over California’s coastal range, the Sierra Nevada and a dazzling 17-mile descent into the valley.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 21, 2008

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant Manufacturing Co. is reportedly at its bicycle production capacity until next June, according to a report by Bloomberg.

The report was attributed to a story in the Taipei, Taiwan-based United Daily News, which didn't cite its sources.

Posted in International
Posted September 19, 2008

Many industries, including that of the bicycle, attempt to target women (and their wallets) to grow business, but they often miss the mark by creating products that are female unfriendly.

Posted in North America
Posted September 19, 2008

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The bikes rolled out of Place Bonaventure earlier this month after another successful ExpoCycle, and the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTACT) is already looking toward next year’s show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 19, 2008

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group named Mike Kenny global director of business development putting him in charge of the sales and marketing departments for Manitou, Sunringlé, Wheelsmith, Answer and Hayes Disc Brakes.

He will work out of Hayes’ corporate headquarters in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 19, 2008

BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike’s two-day Outdoor Demo kicks off this morning at Bootleg Canyon Park in Boulder City.

The outdoor portion of the annual industry gathering is expected to draw 3,500 buyers and a total of about 6,000 attendees.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 18, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—The 17 riders who left Morgan Hill for Las Vegas yesterday were off the breakneck pace Specialized’s Chris D’Alusio predicted, but they still managed to cover 141 miles at an average pace of 14.8 miles per hour.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 18, 2008

Typically, when someone swipes a bike, especially a brand spankin’ new one, it’s gone for good. But every now and then, the ride turns up in the strangest, or—as it would be in this case—seediest, of places.

Read on.

Posted in North America
Posted September 18, 2008

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle Corporation has become the first national sponsor for Freiker, Inc., a bike to school program based in Boulder, Colorado.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 18, 2008

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Valencia Sports Group has hired industry veteran Brian Peterson to head up its rejuvenated BMX program and work in cycling sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 18, 2008

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Castelli USA has launched a new division, called Servizio Corse, to market and manufacture team gear in the U.S.

As of Sept. 1, Castelli USA became the sole provider of Castelli apparel in the U.S. Previously, custom Castelli apparel was available through Squadra U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted September 18, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—It was late Tuesday afternoon and the 17 riders who leave this morning on a 600-mile ride to Las Vegas were kicking around some thoughts on the route, daily mileage and elevation gain.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 17, 2008

PAYSON, UT (BRAIN)—Advanced Composite Solutions (ACS), parent company of Delta 7 Sports, has raised $1.5 million in financing from a small group of private investors.

Posted in North America
Posted September 17, 2008

"New Rule: Just because you live in the middle of nowhere doesn't make you more authentic than me. It just means you have a much longer drive to the airport."

—Bill Maher

Posted in North America
Posted September 17, 2008

CHANDLER, AZ (BRAIN)—The Biking Solution is joining forces with the Mobeus/YaYa Coop, to create a brand new retailer-owned cooperative, to be called The Bike Cooperative.

Posted in North America
Posted September 16, 2008

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Chris Holmes has joined Electra Bicycle Company’s product development team.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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