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KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian retailers are stuck between a rock and a government unwilling—so far—to drop a proposed tariff increase on imported bicycles despite a shutdown of all major bicycle manufacturing in Canada. 

OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Two bicycle committees at the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry have new chairmen, and the WFSGI's wheel committee is getting a new member to replace a member who left the wheel industry.

Tagged People

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Zixtro, a Taiwan-owned bag maker, is seeking $2 million in capital to help finance a new logistics center and position the company to move its cycling bag production out of China and back to Taiwan.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — Urban cycling is showing strong signs of growth throughout this South American country prompting Shimano to once again sponsor Shimano Fest Argentina.

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN) — Thule and online video channel Epic TV have launched a video competition called, “Go Epic with Thule."

LOUGHTON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — ACS has named Triton Imports as its exclusive U.K. distributor. ACS joins other iconic BMX brands carried by Triton, including SE Bikes. 

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LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Future PLC, the media group that owns, and other titles, has appointed a new CFO to replace Graham Harding, who is stepping down.

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AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Britain Brian Cookson has been elected president of the international cycling union, UCI, replacing its embattled chief Pat McQuaid.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — It appears that ISPO, the Munich trade show organizer, is pulling the plug on Bike ISPO and instead is encouraging suppliers to participate in its annual Travel and Leisure expo held in February.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
The Thule RideAlong

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN) — Thule is changing the name of its child-carrier division from Chariot to Thule Chariot and expanding its offerings in a product category the company is calling "Active with Kids."

PADUA, Italy (BRAIN) — Italy’s ExpoBici ended its three-day run here Monday after opening its doors to consumers for the first two days. The final day was trade only.

Company founder Joshua Hon keeps cool under the Tern tent at Outdoor Demo.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Folding bike brand Tern has secured $4.3 million in funding from private investors, which the company will use to accelerate global expansion and to ramp up its product development.

Tagged Interbike
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — The annual Sea Otter Classic will return to California's Laguna Seca Recreation Area on April 10-13, 2014.
Tagged Events / Sea Otter Classic

ST. GEORGE, UT (BRAIN) — Executives from 16 Taiwanese companies expect to finish their Tour of Utah Tuesday when they arrive at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo in Bootleg Canyon.

WALNUT, CA (BRAIN) — Australia-based cycling product website is moving into the U.S. market with its first Interbike booth next week, and the hiring of a U.S. sales director.

Tagged People / Web/Internet / Interbike

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — Trips for Kids International (TFK) has opened its door to the African continent with the formation of a chapter in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN) — Joshua Poertner, the former technical director of Zipp Speed Weaponry, has purchased the legendary Italian pump brand, Silca, and plans to relocated the brand and all its production to Indianapolis.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell and his wife Cathrina  on Tuesday. Photo: Marc Sani

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — City officials in this old railroad town built on the edge of the Wasatch Mountains have embarked on one of the boldest efforts in the bicycle industry to woo Taiwanese executives in hopes they would open offices in Ogden.

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has extended its sponsorship of the African pro road cycling team, Team MTN-Qhubeka.

In its first year as a UCI-registered Pro Continental team, Team MTN-Qhubeka scored a major win with Gerald Ciolek victory at Milan-San Remo.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
A new Canadian subsidiary will take over North American distribution for the German bike trailer brand

SAINT HUBERT, Quebec (BRAIN) — Starting next month, the Croozer bike trailer brand will be distributed in North America by its new Canadian subsidiary, Croozer's Germany-based parent, Zwei plus zwei GmbH, said Friday that it has terminated its relationship with Thule North America, which


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