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NUNSPEET, the Netherlands—Shimano has created two new product teams to coordinate development of new technology for the Shimano and Pro brands out of the company's European headquarters in the Netherlands.

WETTER, Germany (BRAIN)—German lock leader Abus has taken home the Red Dot Design Award for two of its bike products.

The award went to Abus' new Bordo 6000 foldable lock as well as the Urbanaut e-bike helmet.

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—The American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials’s Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved six new U.S. Bicycle Routes in the first move of its kind in nearly 30 years.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

SANTA ROSA, CA (BRAIN)—Buff Inc. headwear is now distributed through Quality Bicycle Products, in a new agreement that Buff hopes will expand its presence in bike shops nationwide.

Tagged Distributor news

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Quebec’s Argon 18 has signed on ESM Sport as its new distribution partner in France.

As of September 2011, the full line of new Argon 18 products will be available from ESM Sport. The line debuts Sept. 16-19 at the Paris Bike Show.

Tagged Distributor news

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—Imports of children’s bikes fell so precipitously through March that even a 30 percent increase in 700C imports did little to push the needle.

Imports ended down 9 percent over the first quarter, off 290,813 units from the same period last year.

Calling all Californian Cyclists: Advocacy groups urge you to reach out to Senator Barbara Boxer ASAP.

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar kicked off its annual 2 Mile Challenge this week, marking the fifth year for the nationwide campaign encouraging people to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by cycling for trips two miles or less.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN)—The accolades keep coming in for Ridley's CEO and founder Jochim Aerts this year.

Tagged People

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—The Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival returns this fall with a retailer-only day scheduled for the first day of the three-day festival.

Tagged Events

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—SRAM’s pending IPO could benefit from the current positive state of the capital markets, according to financial analysts.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

Chicago, Ill (BRAIN)—SRAM International Corporation could raise up to $300 million in an initial public offering, according to a preliminary prospectus filed today with the Securities and Exchange.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

Larry Pizzi, Currie’s President, presented two IZIP Express Police Edition electric bicycles on Thursday to LAPD Deputy Chief, Terry S. Hara and Sgt. Matthew Bygum, officer in charge of the LAPD Bicycle Coordination Unit and Lieutenant Dana Berns, officer in Charge of LAPD Training Division.

CINCINNATI, Ohio (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle general manager Elysa Walk is the inaugural guest on a new quarterly webinar featuring executive level women in the outdoor industry.

Tagged Web/Internet

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Australia import figures for the month of March show a continued slow trend in children’s bikes, while adult bikes remained steady, according to data released by the nonprofit Cycling Promotion Fund.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has moved its custom department into a new building in order to keep up with demand from the fast growing division.

DES MOINES, IA (BRAIN)—Don Benson, longtime leader of the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) died May 8 of pancreatic cancer.

He was 82.

Tagged People

On Sunday, Giant is partnering with the city of Boston to celebrate the start of Boston Bike Week.

BEAVERTON, Oregon (BRAIN)— Yakima announced a reorganization of senior management on Tuesday, eliminating the position of CEO Jerry Heinlen.

If you missed Universal Sports' special tribute to Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt last night, you can see it online at


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