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MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries has secured new long-term financing through the sale of $200 million in guaranteed notes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Shipments of kids' bikes to Australia helped push U.S. bike exporters' January business 16 percent over last year. Exports of kids' bikes increased 1,336 units, a 71 percent jump, while adult exports dropped 421 units.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Acquisitions LLC (dba Currie Technologies) has received a $6.5 million investment infusion from Main Street Capital Corporation—a Houston-based private equity firm.

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura Direct, U.S. distributor for Magura, Vaude and Uvex, has hired Paul Giarratano as its new sales and product manager.

Tagged People

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs, Inc. was named to Outside magazine’s third annual “Best Places to Work” list.

Tagged Awards

"What’s happened around America is people are buying bikes and they’re using them for recreational purposes on the weekend and there’s no better family way for people to spend a weekend than riding their bikes on these biking trails."

CatEye has introduced a new custom computer design contest. This is your chance to enhance the appearance of one of CatEye's most popular cycling computers, the Strada Wireless.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face Components has launched a new Web site for 2010.

Tagged Web/Internet

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Outside magazine released its third annual list of the “Best Places to Work," ranking Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) in the top 50 in America. The complete list and related story will be published in the May issue of Outside magazine, available April 13.

Tagged Awards / Distributor news

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)–Custom framebuilders from various parts of the country will descend on Southern California starting this Thursday for the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show. It wraps up on Sunday.

Tagged Events

Office Depot has switched to pedal powered cargo cycles for 75 percent of its deliveries within the City of London.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) will present Implementing Successful Local Events, a live Webinar workshop offering suggestions on how to successfully host your own event or make the most of company sponsored events, on Wednesday, April 14, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (MDT).

Tagged Web/Internet

WALLA WALLA, WA (BRAIN)—Retro and Allegro Cyclery, both of Walla Walla, WA, made an official presentation of bicycles to veteran patients at the Jonathon M. Wainwright Memorial on March 24.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

LONDONBERRY, NH (BRAIN)—The Northeast Velodrome & Cycling Park is open for busines. The park includes a BMX track and cyclocross course.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike organizers are considering moving the show to August in 2011 and beyond to coincide with accelerated buying and selling product cycles.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (BRAIN)—Diane Lees, owner of HubBub Custom Bicycles will be broadcasting her one-hour weekly radio show, Everything Bicycling, starting on Monday, April 12, at 6 p.m.

Tagged Web/Internet

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association filed a petition on Thursday seeking a one-year extension of the May 17 deadline for third party bicycle testing.

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The seventh edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, scheduled for February 25-27, 2011 at the Austin Convention Center, has gotten off to an unusually strong start, with 31 exhibitors signing up even before general exhibitor registration opened on April 1.

Tagged Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Alliance for Biking & Walking is awarding $125,000 in grants to seven grassroots biking and walking advocacy organizations.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits


TAIPEI, Taiwan—The Taipei Cycle Show remains a key venue as its international business grows, as companies wrap up final spec on 2011, and as manufacturers get feedback on next year’s aftermarket products.

Tagged Distributor news


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