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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Jan 27, 09:56 MT— The League of American Bicyclists and America Bikes sent a call to action to members Friday requesting that they ask their representatives to help preserve funding for biking and walking.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

DENIA, Spain (BRAIN) Jan 27, 09:16 MT—Tour de France winner Cadel Evans and his teammates will be using Gates belt-drive bikes this season — not in competition, but around town at least.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

HONG KONG (BRAIN) Jan 26, 16:21 MT—Pryde Group, the parent company of Neil Pryde bikes, announced this week its acquisition of Imagine Surf, a player in the stand-up-paddle industry.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Volkswagen partners with Bikes Belong • Winter Teva Games to feature freeride bike events • Jett/Declare Custom appoints four new reps • Tioga sponsors USA Cycling's BMX junior development camps

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Jan 26, 10:53 MT—Registration has opened for Interbike's IBD Summit, to be held at April 17-20 in Monterey, California, in conjunction with the Sea Otter Classic.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Jan 26, 10:45 MT—Specialized USA is raising its shipping rates 5 percent due to its carriers raising their rates, the company told its dealers this week.

Seattle Bike Supply Big Bike Book arriving at dealers • Zym celebrates fifth anniversary, 200 percent growth • VDO Cyclocomputers now carried by distributors

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Tagged BRAIN News

Bikes Belong names Rivera VP of government relations • ExpoCycle returns to Toronto • Shark offers Clean Bottle $60,000 investment • Spy names new bike/multisport reps

Registration opens for DealerCamp • Champion System adds presence in the West • Chase BMX sponsors junior development program • Kinetic Koffee promotes Brannon to general manager


Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BTI ships new catalog • Wired magazine picks Spot Ajax Belt as fav' urban bike • Stiller Foundation partners with Bicycles for Humanity • Todd Hoffman leaves Spot Brand

DUBLIN, Ireland (BRAIN) Jan 24, 11:07 MT —Irish publishing and event management firm Mara Media announced plans this week to launch the inaugural Irish Cycling Show this May in Dublin.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) Jan 24, 10:41 MT —Derby Cycle reported a 36 percent increase in sales for the 2010/2011 fiscal year, led by a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of electric bikes sold.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) Jan 24 —White Road Investments has gained a minority interest in Public Bikes, marking the second industry deal for Clif Bar founder Gary Erickson’s small venture capital fund.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

CU students find use for old race numbers • High demand closes Frostbike Registration • Liv/Giant adds marketing manager

BIARRITZ, France (BRAIN) Jan 23, 14:31 MT — BH Bikes has expanded into France with a company-owned subsidiary in Biarritz, a tourist beach town on the Bay of Biscayne about 10 miles from the Spanish border.

VISTA, CA (BRAIN) Jan 23, 12:42 MT — Raleigh America has signed a multi-year global licensing agreement with LifeCore Fitness whereby it’s transferring the operation of its Diamondback Fitness division to the Vista, California, company.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Hincapie hires Zornes; grows tri sponsorship • Florida dealers association progressing on trail system • Trips for Kids to host 14th Annual 'Brews, Bikes and Bucks' Bash • BRAIN web editor joins retailer's radio show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Jan 20, 17:42 MT — Bikes exported from Taiwan returned to 2009 levels last year, dropping 13.7 percent in units from 2010. But the value of those exports rose 10.7 percent an indicator of the island’s ongoing shift to higher quality, innovative products.


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