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Posted November 24, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Steve Flagg, the president of Quality Bicycle Products, was named a national finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 Award in the Retail and Consumer Products category.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 24, 2008

Bicycle commuting, and the city of Portland, Oregon, got some big-time publicity in the Sunday newspaper last week.

Posted in North America
Posted November 24, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group is the latest bike supplier to offer a consumer financing program through its dealers.

Cannondale Sports Group announced its partnership with GE Money on Monday for a multi-year agreement to provide a consumer financing program to CSG dealers nationwide.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2008

“These bikes are to entertain and uplift the people.”

—Paul Freedman of Rock the Bike in response to a question from two teenage girls about his long-wheelbase bike customized with an iPod and sound system.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2008

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel, a division of Dorel Industries, has hired a new marketing manager and creative services manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 21, 2008

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has hired Rich Wells for the new position of director of supply chain management.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 20, 2008

WASHINGTON (BRAIN)—The bike industry could be looking at stricter consumer product safety regulations based on early indications from President-elect Barack Obama.

Posted in North America
Posted November 20, 2008

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima filed lawsuits against four of its competitors last week, alleging infringement of six of Yakima’s rear hitch, trunk and roof rack patents.

Posted in North America
Posted November 20, 2008

TOLUCA LAKE, CA (BRAIN)—A limited amount of tickets are available to attend the kick-off fundraiser dinner for the SoCal Interscholastic Cycling League this Saturday evening (Nov. 22) at Ca del Sole restaurant in Toluca Lake, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 20, 2008

ANAHEIM HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Brian Stanley is a lucky man, and he knows it.

Shimano's former public relations manager who worked at the company for the better part of the 1990s lost his house last weekend to the fires that have recently ravaged various parts of Southern California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 20, 2008

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—Almost all specialty retailers, from small to large, improved key measures of profitability and productivity versus two years ago, according to data in the newly released NSGA Cost of Doing Business Survey.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 19, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Three U.S. bike industry leaders were elected as Bikes Belong Coalition board officers at the organization’s meeting Tuesday in Boulder, Colorado.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 19, 2008

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group raised its projected 2008 profit from an expected 10-percent increase over 2007 to a 15 percent jump based on the company’s performance so far this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 19, 2008

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Shimano has named Marc van Rooij as the new president of Shimano Europe Holding Group, succeeding Sato Yuasa as of December 1.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 19, 2008

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon continues to experience robust sales and is on track to produce half a million bicycles in 2008, a nearly 30 percent increase from the previous year.

Pre-orders for 2009 are also strong and Dahon expects to continue its healthy growth rate.

Posted in North America
Posted November 19, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has just introduced a fully integrated consumer Wish List feature for all SmartEtailing clients' Web site catalogs.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2008

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)— A group from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association met with key staff members from the Consumer Product Safety Commission last Friday to seek guidance on some of the industry’s sticking points with the new consumer product safety law.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Counterfeit high-end Specialized raod bike frames are circulating the Internet, according to a press release from the supplier.

S Works Tarmac SL framesets, sizes 52 and 54 centimeters in red and blue, are being sold on eBay, Craigslist and other regional online sources.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2008

PLANTATION, FL (BRAIN)—DHL will stop making express deliveries within the U.S. starting January 30, closing its 18 main distribution hubs while cutting most of its 13,000 U.S. jobs.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2008

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nuun has hired Tim McGee in the newly formed position of vice president of sales and marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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