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Posted August 24, 2008

"McCain was asked how he's going to conserve energy. He said by taking three naps a day."

—Jay Leno

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products has created Handspun, a new wheel brand that will be marketed to dealers and consumers.

The company said in a press release issued Friday that the new business will respond to a growing demand for hand-trued production and custom bike wheels.

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—ExpoCycle 2008, the Canadian bike industry's annual trade show, is shaping up to be a banner event.

Organized by the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada, ExpoCycle has seen a phenomenal increase in pre-registration this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 22, 2008

HOOD RIVER, OR (BRAIN)—Marking its fifth acquisition in the past five years, Billabong International Ltd. reached an agreement to buy surf, snow and bike accessories maker DaKine Hawaii Inc. for as much as $133 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted August 21, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) Europe will begin distributing GT Bicycles and Sugoi performance apparel throughout Italy and France beginning this September.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2008

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—The Crankworx crew churned out another successful event in Whistler, as bike industry vendors, professional riders and thousands of spectators swarmed the Canadian resort for the annual nine-day free ride festival.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 21, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)─Interbike's pre-show numbers for the indoor portion of the industry's annual gathering, the International Bicycle Expo, are expected to match or exceed the numbers from last year's show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 21, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)─Bikes Belong has just completed a survey of more than 150 bicycle retailers from nearly 40 states to see if their summer 2008 sales reflect an increase in the use of bicycles for transportation.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 21, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Many of California's finest custom bicycle frame builders will converge on San Diego April 3-5 for the 2009 San Diego Custom Bicycle Show.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 21, 2008

It's been almost a year since a crash left Tara paralyzed from the waist down. In that year, she has trained harder than ever to rehab and come back from her injury. Her dedication and drive, always unmatched, has been even more inspiring and unbelievable.

Posted in North America
Posted August 20, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Cyclists living in San Francisco probably know who Rob Anderson is, and most assuredly, they don't like him him.

Anderson has helped put the kibosh on many San Francisco cycling initiatives, and he's not about to stop anytime soon.

Click on link to read the full story.

Posted in North America
Posted August 20, 2008

With BMX racing taking place in the Olympics right about now, it's got me feeling a bit nostalgic. So nostalgic, in fact, I had to go looking for pictures of my first freestyle bike in the '80s. I guess the only thing I regret is that I gave my Dyno D Tour to the neighbor kid when I left for college.

Posted in North America
Posted August 20, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—One of the most stylish racers of the '80s, Billy Griggs, has been nominated for the 2008 American Bicycle Association (ABA) BMX "Hall of Fame."

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted August 20, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products is now working with ARS Business Solutions, a developer of advanced point-of-sale (POS) and inventory management systems, to help tailor its software for use by bicycle retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 19, 2008

WHEELING, IL (BRAIN)—Etxeondo has appointed Ochsner International as the exclusive importer and distributor for Etxeondo cycling clothing in the United States.

Posted in North America
Posted August 19, 2008

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) is now accepting nominations for two awards supporting women in the industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted August 19, 2008

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—While new products and retail services were the focus at this year’s Trek World, the close to 2,000 retail attendees also heard about the company’s ongoing advocacy program, One World Two Wheels.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 19, 2008

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycles is launching its first "Giant Bicycle Store" called Cycle Star this October in Santa Maria, California.

Santa Maria is located 75 miles north of Santa Barbara off the 101 freeway.

Posted in North America
Posted August 19, 2008

Talk about a dedicated rider.

Click on link to read Ezra Caldwell's story.

Posted in North America
Posted August 18, 2008

BEIJING, China (BRAIN)—Not that the other Olympic sports aren't exciting, but nothing will probably hold a candle to BMX racing's first time out at this year's Games.

The Men's and Women's preliminaries start today.

Click on link to see full story.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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