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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

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—SRAM has paid off its private equity investor, a step the company previously said it would make before going public.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

HEERENVEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group's subsidiary Batavus has acquired all shares in Vartex AB.

Vartex is a trading company in bicycles and bicycle parts based in Varberg, Sweden. Vartex operates via a nationwide network of dealers.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—PressCamp ended its three-day run Thursday night with most editors and suppliers leaving Dear Valley for home this morning.

Tagged PressCamp

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—The Park Tool Tech Summit will be held in Atlanta and Minneapolis in 2012.

Tagged Events

SAN JOSE, CA, (BRAIN)—MerchantOS, a web-based point-of-sale system for bike shops, and VendorLink-Cycling, the bike industry's collaborative supply chain soloution, has announced that VendorLink-Cycling is fully integrated into the MerchantOS POS platform allowing MerchantOS customers to easily enroll with VendorLin

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—New product lines for 2012 will offer retailers more choices, greater value and a continuation of expensive technology trickling down to lower price points.

Tagged Events

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Subscribers to VeloNews will be surprised when they receive their August issues in the mail, as the 40-year-old magazine is about to undergo a name change. Instead of VeloNews it will simply be known as Velo, the magazine’s editor, Ben Delaney, confirmed today.

Tagged Media/Publishing

BRAIN's website will be down for a short period starting at 2 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) due to site maintenance. It should be back up and running in the evening, and perhaps even earlier.

Tagged BRAIN News

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—As the people of Joplin, Missouri, struggle to rebuild their lives and community following the devastating tornado in May, killing an estimated 139 individuals and resulting in millions of dollars of property damage, elete electrolytes has shipped a product donation of its elete Electrolyte Add-In

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—Some 30 editors from a variety of magazines had the chance to look at a host of new products at the first day of PressCamp—2012 products most retailers will see at Interbike if not sooner.

Tagged PressCamp

Join Leisure Trends for a Webinar on June 28 as they look at cycling retail sales trends with a special emphasis on: what is happening in road bike sales; are 29ers growing the mountain bike category or taking share from 26ers; and are the current inventory levels too high or too low?

Tagged Web/Internet

NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue Competition Cycles has hired Mike Giraud as the company's product development specialist.

Tagged People

BAD NAUHEIM, Germany (BRAIN)—The JD Group, a manufacturer of bicycle components and developer of electric technology for electric bicycles, has opened a new battery testing laboratory at its electric mobility and e-bike factory in Dongguan, China.

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN)—Ibex Outdoor Clothing has opened a West Coast office in Emeryville, California, to oversee production and manufacturing at the company’s factories in and around the Bay Area. Its main headquarters are in White River Junction, Vermont.

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative recently completed its second annual Great American Bike Sale national promotion.

Running early April through the end of Bike to Work Week, the event helped dealers kick off their season while providing national exposure to member stores and partner brands.

Tagged Events

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has hired Joe Schwartz as brand specialist.

Tagged People

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The European Commission is recommending that anti-dumping duties on Chinese bicycle imports into Europe continue for three years.


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