Industry News

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—The Australian bicycle industry is expected to import more than 1.3 million bikes this year, marking the second highest total in history behind 2007.

VIENNA, VA (BRAIN)—Bikes for the World is losing its long-time storage site in Northern Virginia to redevelopment and is soliciting leads for a new location in the region.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

EUGENE, OR—Rolf Prima has signed DaDa Sports as its distributor for the Philippines.

Tagged Distributor news

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike will be launching a new public exhibition called VELOBerlin on March 26 and March 27.

VELOBerlin is a co-production of Eurobike and Berlin’s cycling center of excellence, Velokonzept.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will have new floor layout for the 2011 edition of its International Bicycle Expo (September 14-16).

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

EAGLE, CO (BRAIN)—A hit-and-run driver who plowed into a cyclist in Vail will only be charged with a misdemeanor after a judge on Thursday accepted a controversial plea deal, according to a Colorado news report.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—B-cycle will demonstrate its bike share system in San Francisco this Saturday and Sunday at Civic Center Plaza (in front of San Francisco City Hall) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tagged Events

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is preparing for a record-breaking year, with exhibitor figures looking to surpass the mark of 150 set in Portland, Oregon, in 2008.

Tagged Events

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Helmtops has new partnerships with three bicycle distributors increasing the availability of their new product.

Tagged Distributor news

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has added Katie Koppenhafer and Chris Horton to the Osprey customer service team.

Tagged People

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group has signed a distribution deal with Ti Cycles to sell its GT and Mongoose brands in India, the company’s latest move to penetrate emerging markets in the Asia Pacific region.

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association is planning an annual awards banquet to honor individuals that have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the development of high school cycling.

Tagged Awards

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Honey Stinger has introduced a new grassroots sponsorship program called “The Hive.”

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—Preseason orders for American Bicycle Group (ABG) brands Litespeed and Quintana Roo (QR) have increased a combined 21 percent over preseason orders in 2010.

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN)—Hanson Dodge Creative, an active lifestyle agency based in Milwaukee, has hired Brian Pettit.

Tagged People

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—January 1 will mark a new step in the collaboration between the International Cycling Union (UCI) and bicycle manufacturers as a new approval procedure for bike frames and forks will come into force on this date.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, which hosts the annual DealerCamp event for the cycling industry, has formed a strategic partnership with online retail sales training specialists

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The American Cycling Association has named Chris McGee as its executive director.

The American Cycling Association is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit sporting organization that sanctions most road and cyclocross racing in Colorado and southeast Wyoming.

Tagged People

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired James Samuel as the company’s new general manager.

Tagged People

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has acquired New Zealand based rooftop car rack manufacturer Hubco.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions


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