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Posted May 11, 2010
BELLINGHAM, WA (BRAIN)—The community driven Freehub Magazine finished its first year on the Web, and now has moved into the print realm with its April issue.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 10, 2010
WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—First quarter revenue soared almost 63 percent for Fox Racing Shox due in part to strong sales of mountain biking product, according to earnings figures reported Monday by the company’s parent, Compass Diversified Holdings.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 10, 2010
"It's our first step and we're really excited about it. When they went in, people just naturally gravitated to them. It may attract more people to cycling so it will help us meet our sustainability goals."

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2010
AMES, IO (BRAIN)—Cycle Force Group (CFG) and participating wholesale distributors are making parts and accessories available to bicycle dealers in an innovative, cost efficient way—and at very competitive prices.

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has awarded funding to six great projects in its Spring 2010 grant cycle.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 10, 2010
AUGUSTA, GA (BRAIN)—A big topic of conversation at this year’s International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit were bike clubs, and how they can work more closely with retailers and IMBA itself.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 10, 2010
OOLTEWAH, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group will move into a new corporate office in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, this July. ABG currently resides in Ooltewah, which is located 20 miles east of Chattanooga.

Posted in North America
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

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