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SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—The Western Publishing Association (WPA) announced its 2010 Maggie finalists last week, nominating Bike magazine in five categories.

Tagged Media/Publishing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Importers brought in 139,794 fewer units this January compared with the year before—a 13 percent drop in business, the lowest January for importers since 2002.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired Ming Tan as its new general manager. He’ll be responsible for the Ritchey Design and Syncros Applied Technology brands in North America.

Tagged People

WHISTLER, BC (BRAIN)—The 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games have come and gone and although the snow keeps falling the opening day for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is less than two months away.

Tagged Events

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, the producers of the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship—the nation’s largest and longest-running professional cycling race—is bringing a new dynamic to “race weekend” this June 4-6 called the Philadelphia Cycling, Health & Fitness Show.

Tagged Events

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—After more than seven years with Crankbrothers, Christina Orlandella is leaving her role as the company’s marketing director for sights (far) north.

Tagged People

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle retailers who order products online are finding significant improvements in ordering and determining inventory availability via Giant’s new dealer Web site called the “G-Store.”

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM’s Schweinfurt Germany location will move from being a production facility to a R&D and service center for its road, MTB, suspension and trekking components.

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Jon Swanson has joined Reynolds Cycling as vice president of product management.

Tagged People

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—The March 31 deadline for DealerCamp exhibitors to provide targeted retailer lists is rapidly approaching.

Tagged Events

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) has launched a new research & development department. Leading this new department will be Stanford University exercise and sport sciences researcher, Dr. Stacy Sims.

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Thule is selling Yakima products it purchased from a retailer through a dedicated Web site,

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative continues to bring on new supplier partners with the addition of Race Face. Effective immediately, members of the cooperative earn rebates on all purchases of Race Face products.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle is ushering in a first of its kind as the Southern California manufacturer is set to open two new Giant branded stores.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—With three days down and one to go, exhibitors at Taipei Cycle said they’re pleased with the business they’ve accomplished thus far at the annual trade show.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BAXTER, IA (BRAIN)—Phil Wood, the man responsible for sealed hubs and bottom brackets, died on March 14 at his daughter's home in Roseville, California. He was 83.

Tagged People

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Merida, Taiwan’s No. 2 bike manufacturer and primary supplier to Specialized, will invest $3 million to expand capacity at its Changhua factory, Merida president Michael Tseng said on Thursday.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Gizmo Gear of Las Vegas is now a U.S. distributer for Gaerne Cycling Shoes.

Tagged Distributor news

SINGAPORE (BRAIN)—Elite Bicycles Asia has partnered with Edge Composites for exclusive distribution in Singapore, Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia), Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Tagged Distributor news

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Less than a week after launching, nearly 4,000 people have already signed an online pledge to make our world a better place to ride.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits


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