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Posted March 17, 2010
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Fuji is honoring its 111th year in business in 2011 by returning to its Japanese roots. The brand, originally established as Nichibei Fuji in 1899, will spec only Shimano drivetrains this year, solidifying an exclusive partnership with the 89-year-old Japanese components company.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 17, 2010
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has chosen Rob Sadowsky as its new executive director.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 17, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong, in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists and with generous support from REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), has announced this year's REI/Bicycle Friendly Community Grant Awards.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 17, 2010
CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Gita Sporting Goods has hired Chad Geithman as its new sales representative for the Pacific Northwest territory of Oregon and Washington.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 16, 2010
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Steve Fenton and Katerina Rejchrtova made it official Wednesday—Taichung Bike Week will be held Nov. 15 through Nov. 19, moving the dates earlier in the year rather than in December.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted March 16, 2010
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—On Tuesday afternoon, the Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei bustled with activity as local workers hammered together booths, hanging company logos, painting walls and setting up product displays in preparation for the 23rd annual Taipei Cycle’s Wednesday opening.

Posted in North America Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 16, 2010
MACON, GA (BRAIN)—L.H. Thomson, makers of the Thomson Elite line of Stems and Seatposts, Masterpiece Seatposts and Elite Seatpost Collars, have made the following changes to distribution of Thomson products in Europe and to the hand built bike community:

Posted in North America
Posted March 16, 2010
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has hired new representatives to bolster its dealer support and sales team.

Posted in North America
Posted March 16, 2010
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycles is opening up a subsidiary in Brazil.

Specialized Brazil will focus on forging lasting partnerships with independent dealers, providing them with the tools to succeed, and expanding personnel and resources to meet their needs.

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2010
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—This Bicycle Leadership Conference, April 13-15 in conjunction with Sea Otter in Monterey, CA, is shaping up to be the best networking and visioning opportunity of the past several years.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 15, 2010
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) is now shipping the 2010 version of the Big Bike Book parts and bike catalog to dealers across the United States. The new catalog contains 548 full color pages packed full of new items in an easy to find alphabetical format.

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2010
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling vice president of sales and marketing Jonathan Geran is leaving the company to transition to a new phase in life.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 15, 2010
TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles has hired Craig “Stikman” Glaspell as its new marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 15, 2010
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group (CGI) has hired Julia Beeson Polloreno to be editor-in-chief of Triathlete magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 15, 2010
BY NICOLE FORMOSA

BLOOMINGTON, MN—Strengthened by lessons learned from a challenging 2009, retailers roaming the warehouse at Quality Bicycle Products’ Frostbike open house had recovery on the mind with some even projecting double-digit growth this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Frostbike
Posted March 15, 2010
BY MATT WIEBE

PHILADELPHIA, PA—As bike suppliers closed their books on 2009, over supply of inventory seemed to be following them into the new decade.

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2010
BY JASON NORMAN

VISTA, CA—When Electra Bicycle Company introduced its iPhone application in late January, many in the industry might not have even noticed.

Posted in North America
Posted March 14, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Consumers are now able to shop online for all of the cycling brands in the Veltec Sports family. Veltec has partnered with Shopatron to sell Descente, Shebeest, Lake, Prologo, Enervit and Vredestein from each brands’ Web site.
Posted in North America
Posted March 14, 2010
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) reports its supplier members picked up $21 million* in sales last year as shipments to dealers fell 8 percent but sales grew 14 percent to $171 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 11, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Armed with talking points and brightly colored bike lapel pins, more than 700 leaders of the bicycling industry and advocacy movement took Capitol Hill by storm yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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