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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
Posted May 4, 2010

HARTMANNSDORF, Germany (BRAIN)—Diamant, a European brand acquired by Trek in December 2002, celebrated its 125th anniversary last month at its German factory, a celebration capped by a visit from Tave Schur.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2010

***NOTE: Nick Margadonna's first quote in the print issue was cut off. The full quote has been added to this web story. We regret the error.***

BY JASON NORMAN

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2010

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

SAN JOSE, CA—Eighteen months after recalling 40,000 Keo pedals in the U.S., Look Cycle USA feels too many cyclists are still riding the potentially faulty product. In response, it’s hatching a second dealer-focused effort to repair or upgrade the remaining pedals.

Posted in North America
Posted May 3, 2010

BEDFORD, PA (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group has completed layoffs at Cannondale’s Bedford, Pennsylvania, facility as part of a previously announced plan to move frame manufacturing to Asia.

Posted in North America
Posted May 3, 2010

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has reorganized its staff to better position the magazine as new trends in publishing emerge. Personnel changes include reallocation of duties to improve efficiency and reduction in administrative staffing, said Marc Sani, the magazine’s publisher.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted May 3, 2010

21st Avenue Bicycles in Portland, Oregon is looking for a new logo and needs your help. Click on link to find out more.

Posted in North America
Posted May 3, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, OR (BRAIN)—The Springfield High Cycling Club is preparing for a long distance bike ride this summer. Four high school students, led by history teacher James March, will experience American history firsthand by traveling the entire route of the historic Lewis and Clark expedition west by bike.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 2, 2010

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has hired Patrick Piller for their newly created position of bike sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 2, 2010

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has opened its online registration for their annual trade show-ExpoCycle, scheduled to take place on
September 12-14, 2010 at the Place Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 2, 2010

SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN)—With input from the Luna Chix Pro Team, the owners of Clif Bar & Company and Luna Bar are expanding into women’s cycling and athletic apparel with the creation of Luna Sport LLC.

Posted in North America
Posted April 29, 2010

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek’s effort to raise both funds and awareness for World Bicycle Relief through the sale of a special edition 110 Reserve headset has been a success.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Imports across all categories were up 12 percent through February, with strong gains in kids' bikes offsetting losses in adult bike categories, according to the most recent Department of Commerce import report.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 29, 2010

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley continued its strong upward curve in the first quarter of 2010 with double-digit growth in the high teens, Andrea Guerra, chief executive officer of Luxottica Group, Oakley’s Italian parent company, said on Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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