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Posted January 21, 2009

"Maybe you'll
Be president
But know right from wrong
Or in the flood
You'll build an Ark
And sail us to the moon
Sail us to the moon
Sail to the moon"

—Radiohead

Posted in North America
Posted January 21, 2009

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH Bikes USA and Pivot Cycles has hired two industry veterans and reorganized its staff to meet the needs of the quickly growing bicycle company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 21, 2009

ROSSANO, Italy (BRAIN—Selle San Marco has signed VDP parts as its exclusive importer for the Belgium market.

Posted in North America
Posted January 21, 2009

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Parts has gone out of business. The distribution company will be fully dissolved on or before Feb. 1, where any remaining funds will be dispersed to UBP's creditors.

Posted in North America
Posted January 20, 2009

TYLER, TX (BRAIN)—John Cobb, founder of Cobb Cycling, has launched the company’s new Web site, with the availability in late March of newly revamped VFlow saddles, designs that he has been manufacturing and selling for over 10 years.

Posted in North America
Posted January 20, 2009

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Massachusets Governor Deval Patrick has signed the Bicyclist Safety Bill into law, recognizing the importance of bicycling to the people of Massachusetts, particularly the growing role of bicycling in our transportation system.

Posted in North America
Posted January 20, 2009

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has added an Inside Sales Department. Beginning this month, the current Customer Service Department will be restructured, and four inside sales positions will be added.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 20, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund will make a $400,000 contribution to the League of American Bicyclists and the Thunderhead Alliance for Biking and Walking.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 20, 2009

"Our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions—that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America."

Posted in North America
Posted January 19, 2009

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Industry veterans Erik Olson and Dan Powell have launched Portland Design Works (PDW), a new brand of urban bicycle accessories with a focus on simple, beautiful design.

Posted in North America
Posted January 19, 2009

FINALE LIGURE, Italy (BRAIN)—The Ride On group of brands has announced the cancellation of the European leg of the Ride On event—due to be held in Finale Ligure from Feb. 13-15.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 19, 2009

TESSENDERLO, Belgium (BRAIN)—After many years of successful collaboration, Ridley Bikes (Race Productions NV) have mutually decided to end their partnership with Sinclair Imports, announcing QBP as the new distributor starting June 1, 2009.

Posted in North America
Posted January 19, 2009

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima Products has acquired RackandRoll, a manufacturer of high performance multi-sport trailers based in Frederick, Maryland.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 19, 2009

"I've been called a lot of things in my life, but not Jesus Christ. And I don't know that he rode, either. He can do a lot of things, apparently, but I don't know that he rode."

Posted in North America
Posted January 16, 2009

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) have announced that members of the bicycle industry (BPSA members and non-members alike) now have until Jan. 23, 2009 to take advantage of Early Bird Registration rates for the annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC).

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 16, 2009

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company’s 2009 catalog is being shipped this week to dealers across the country. The mid-January release date is the earliest on record.

Posted in North America
Posted January 16, 2009

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Brittany Ratliffe to its customer service department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2009

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has added two new account managers into its rank of sales and customer service staff.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2009

"He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him! I'll chase him 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round Perdition's flames before I give him up!"

Posted in North America
Posted January 15, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports has been acquired by K2 Sports. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions

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