WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Imports of kids’ bikes through June showed no signs of slowing, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Sidewalk bikes, 20-inch and 24-inch categories were up 32, 23 and 51 percent, respectively, compared to the same month in 2009.
ALEXANDRIA, Australia (BRAIN)—Sola Sport will distribute Bianchi across Australia and New Zealand.
TUSCON, AZ (BRAIN)—Todson and Zefal have settled with Genuine Innovations for an undisclosed amount. Genuine Innovations had sued Todson last October, claiming that a Zefal CO2 inflator infringes on the one of Genuine Innovations' patents.
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (BRAIN)—A new ASTM International standard can now be used to set strength requirements for condition 0 bicycle frames.
TUSCON, AZ (BRAIN)—Genuine Innovations has promoted Joe McCarthy to president. McCarthy replaces Marty Mares, who is leaving to join Motor Excellence as the company’s e-bike division president.
ONTARIO, CA (BRAIN)—Oxylane Groupe-Decathlon, the French operator of the world’s largest sports retail chain Decathlon, looks to be gearing up for another try in the United States—this time on the West Coast.
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (BRAIN)— Zigo's Leader carrier bicycle system was recently honored with the prestigious Kids Design Award in Japan.
"I call this 'the race for the race' and it's getting fiercer each year. What's next, a lottery system or resume submissions?"
—Brook Watts, commenting on the fact that registration for the CrossVegas Wheelers & Dealers Race presented by Bicycling Magazine filled in a record 30 minutes on Monday.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Giro has announced plans to broaden its product portfolio with a new line of men’s and women’s cycling shoes set to launch this fall.
CENTERVILLE, OH (BRAIN)—Rick Vosper updated his LinkedIn profile last week to reflect his new title: director at Airborne Bicycles.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 7740262 for the Easy Riding Bicycle.
HONOLULU, HI (BRAIN)—The Hawaii Department of Health, Healthy Hawaii Initiative (“DOH HHI”) has awarded contract for a B-cycle bike sharing pilot system in Kailua town.
Our very own Mad Dog sicks his teeth into Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, who warned voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are "converting Denver into a United Nations community."
“We’re really excited about this rather unique collaboration between a bike company and arts organization. We’re looking forward to bringing the Disposable Film Festival to new audiences, while offering an event that caters to cyclists and bike communities in cities across the globe.”
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The National BMX Hall of Fame 2010 inductees have been announced.
Below are the six being inducted this year:
EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Shelia Moon Cycling Apparel has relocated from its Oakland, California headquarters to the neighboring city of Emeryville.
"We will be increasing our square footage by one-third," owner Sheila Moon said.
The company's new address:
BRNO, Czech Republic (BRAIN)—A brand new company named Equinox Europe will launch into the European market first.
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MORGAN HILL, CA—As suppliers sold out of certain 2010 models by early spring, retailers began clamoring to get their hands on bikes, relying heavily on dealer exchange programs.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) is leading the six-month Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge and needs to continue increasing its lead to win. The Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge encourages people to bike instead of drive and will award the team with the most points by October 31, 2010 $25,000.