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ENSCHEDE, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Vredestein Tires announced plans Thursday to change its distribution model in the U.S., moving away from its existing relationship with Veltec Sports.

Tagged Distributor news

Regular news will resume tomorrow, May 31.

Tagged BRAIN News

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ CEO Martin Schwartz spoke briefly to the company’s shareholders Thursday morning reiterating the success Dorel has seen in its bike division in recent months.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has officially opened its online doors to ExpoCycle 2011 retailer registration.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has hired Steve Francisco for the newly-created role of chief marketing officer, overseeing the operation of the Specialized Global Marketing Group.

Tagged People

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) introduced a bill this week to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that would ease the reach of a law limiting the amount of lead in children’s products, including bicycles.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)— and Finish Line Technologies are now working together to bring Finish Line's instructive YouTube video to SmartEtailing clients' websites.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—DealerCamp has added the Dirt Grand Prix to its list of activities.

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LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company is now distributing First Endurance and FuelBelt products.

Tagged Distributor news

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has launched a comprehensive sustainability initiative by incorporating Outdoor Industry Association Eco-Index evaluation of their products during product creation, and leading a carbon fiber recycling coalition.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—The Heartland Velo Show is adding some new activities on August 27-28 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Richard Schwinn will be making a presentation entitled “Schwinn Paramount – Handbuilt Legend."

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Congrats to Gary Fisher on getting hitched over the weekend. To read sfgate's account of the Fisher nuptials from a distance, click on title and then "Visit Link."

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Craig "Stikman" Glaspell is stepping down as marketing director of Intense Cycles. This Friday will be his last day.

Tagged People

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Exhibitor registration is tracking up for Bike Expo’s third edition to be held in Munich this summer.

There is a 26 percent increase in registrations compared to the same time last year, according to a press release issued Monday by the show's organizer, Messe München.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

Peloton Magazine's first film, "The Pillars of Italian Cycling" is now live. Click on title and then "Visit Link" to check it out.

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply is now distributing Campagnolo in the United States.

Tagged Distributor news

CARRBORO, NC (BRAIN)—Titanium frame manufacturer Kish Fabrication, owned by Jim Kish, will move to the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area in June from its current home in San Luis Obispo, California.

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle reported a revenue increase of 40 percent during the first half of its financial year doubled sales of electric bikes, according to a financial report released Monday by the German company.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—In celebration of National Bike to Work Day, Saris Cycling Group announced that May, a fifth grader from Oklahoma, was selected as the winner of its first national bicycle awareness poster contest, which was held in partnership with bicycle advocacy groups nationwide.

ASI held a contest last Thursday to see who could "pink it out the best" among its employees, celebrating the Fuji-sponsored Geox-TMC team's participation in the Giro d'Italia.


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