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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Just nine short weeks after resurrecting Race Face, the company has hired Dave Murray to be its new operations manager—tasked with streamlining both Canadian and off-shore manufacturing.

Tagged People

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Bike Expo reported a 14 percent increase in industry visitors at this year’s show with more than 6,500 in attendance from 50 countries, according to a post-show press release issued by its organizer, Messe München.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Attendees at this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market will have plenty of opportunities to spend time on two wheels, thanks to new and returning programs designed to expand the cycling footprint at the annual Salt Lake City expo and Open Air Demo at Jordanelle State Park in Park Cit

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is installing Portland Design Works’ Circulus—a 132-foot circumference (40.2m), 45-degree wooden mini-velodrome inside the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

LAYTON, UT (BRAIN)—Descente North America is looking to keep the brand alive in the United States despite Veltec Sports—its former North American distributor—going out of business recently.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Signaling that both the cyclocross season and Interbike are approaching, registration for CrossVegas opens on August 2. The biggest cyclocross race in America takes place for a fifth year on Wednesday, September 14 following the first day of Interbike.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Tradeshows and conferences

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano American Corporation has added Portland, Oregon-based Cyclone Bicycle Supply as a new regional distributor for the U.S. market.

Tagged Distributor news

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Mike’s Bikes has teamed up with PODS of San Francisco to collect bicycles for its Sister Shops project in Africa.

In just two weeks, PODS helped the Bay Area retailer gather 500 donated bicycles in record time at eight northern California store locations.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC), producers of ExpoCycle 2011, is experiencing a strong increase in pre-registration and exhibitor booth size.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Rapha's Cycle Club in San Francisco will be the company's first permanent, physical location anywhere in the world.

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—While much smaller than its annual Frostbike gathering at its Bloomington, Minnesota, distribution center, vendors who set up booths inside Quality Bicycle Products’ new Ogden warehouse yesterday said it offered a captive and high-quality audience.

Tagged Events / Distributor news

"I hope I brought a great deal of joy to my countrymen, my country. It's been a pleasure and an honor to fly the flag over here."

—Cadel Evans, winner of this year's Tour de France, and native Australian. The 34-year-old is the oldest Tour champion since before World War II.

VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports will now distribute SpiderTech.

SpiderTech is known for its kinesiology tape therapy, and used world-wide by an ever growing list of professional sports therapists and athletes.

Tagged Distributor news

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Bike Expo wrapped for the final year in its original form on Sunday as the three-year-old Munich tradeshow looks ahead to a fresh start with a different date and name next year.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—With a modest footprint but majestic hopes, the historic Milan bicycle show was relaunched this weekend as a stand-alone event.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported 9 percent growth in sales and 13 percent rise in net profit for the first six months of the year, according to earnings figures released Friday by the Dutch company.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—Following an intensive week-long training session, Quality Bicycle Products has earned the accreditation to become an authorized DT Swiss service center.

Tagged Distributor news

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima is in the process of consolidating all manufacturing and assembly to its facility in Nanjing, China, where the majority of the company’s manufacturing already takes place.

SUNCADIA, WA (BRAIN)—Interbike’s show director, Andy Tompkins, told Raleigh dealers that the annual show will again be in Las Vegas for 2012 as he laid out plans to put some zest back into this September’s show.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon North America Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Joshua Hon and Florence Hon for unlawful competition with their Mobility Holdings, Ltd. and Tern Bicycles.


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