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PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press is rolling out its third title in less than a year with Switchback, a magazine focused on the mountain bike lifestyle.

Tagged Media/Publishing

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Ride On, a key organizing exhibitor at Taichung Bike Week, is leaving the Freshfields Resort for the Hotel One in downtown Taichung. The Freshfields has been difficult to reach, especially during peak traffic hours, since it’s located on the outskirts of the city.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taichung Bike Week

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Showers Pass is moving its headquarters to a new, bigger and better space.

The new space, located in the Southeast industrial district, will double the company's office and warehouse capacity. The new facility is located at 2101 SE 6th Ave. in Portland.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Denver-based Boa Technology, maker of the patented Boa Closure System, has hired Vin Connolly as its global category manager.

Tagged People

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Cycling’s governing body opened its Swiss headquarters to a small group of trade and consumer journalists this week as it looks to improve its image and build a stronger relationship with the industry.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bike sales were up 7 percent through April, according to Bicycle Product Suppliers Association sell-through data from the Leisure Trends Group (LTG). Most of that growth is coming from road bikes and 29-inch mountain bikes.

DRUMMONDVILLE, Canada (BRAIN)—The entire Fox Racing Shox Race Trailer and FORD F550 Truck was stolen late Monday night, en route to the UCI World Cup event in Mount Sainte Anne, Canada.

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has teamed up with Carson Stanwood to provide the Hincapie brand with PR support.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Bicycling magazine has revealed the eight winners of its 2011 Editors’ Choice Awards in the mountain bike category, honoring the year’s best new models across a wide range of categories and price points as part of an eight-page feature in the new August issue of the magazine on newsstands this S

Tagged Awards

OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Share the Road Cycling Coalition (SRCC), an Ontario-based non-profit organization which promotes bicycling as a mode of transportation, recreation and fitness through provincial advocacy, has unveiled the first Bicycle Friendly Communities Awards in Canada.

Tagged Awards

ST-LAURENT, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) is expanding its Montréal warehouse with a 36,000 square foot addition scheduled for completion later this summer.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ben Delaney, long-time editor of VeloNews, has resigned and Competitor Group, Inc., the magazine’s owner, has begun a search for a replacement, said Bouker Pool, CGI’s senior vice president of marketing.

Tagged People

Web editor Jason Norman is yet again looking for some fresh product for the magazine. Send short product description, high res image, retail price and company contact info to jnorman@bicycleretailer.com. There's still space open for both August issues.

Tagged BRAIN News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (BRAIN)—The Bikes Belong Foundation brought public officials from Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle and Kent, Washington, to five Danish cities last week during its European Study Tour, part of its Bicycling Design Best Practices Project.

LONDON (BRAIN)—Brompton Bicycle has spun off a new company to manage a new bike share scheme in the U.K.

Tagged Bikeshare

SCHWÄBISCH GMÜND, Germany (BRAIN)—Organizers of the European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition will bring back the show next year due to requests from local and regional frame builders. The 2011 show was canceled weeks before its scheduled May 20 start date because of low registration numbers.

Tagged Events

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle has acquired its former Australian distributor and has started direct sales in that country under a wholly owned subsidiary.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Dual Power Eyewear has signed a distribution agreement with Quality Bicycle Products (QBP).

Tagged Distributor news

COVINGTON, KY (BRAIN)—Jim Keefe is throwing his hat into the industry trade show ring with plans to launch a new show for specialty bike dealers this fall. Called Specialty Bike Expo, it’s set for Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN)—From its humble beginnings in the 1970s to its inclusion in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, BMX racing has seen many changes through the years. 

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

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