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Posted December 7, 2009

I don't know of many Christmas trees sold at bars, but obviously Phillip Menefee does. Or at least that's the story he gave to Indiana cops after they stopped him riding his bike while balancing a stolen Christmas tree across the handlebars.

Posted in North America
Posted December 6, 2009

LA FUYE, France (BRAIN)—Cyfac International has a newly-launched Web site, www.cyfac.fr (click on link).

This new Web site serves as the central location for all Cyfac brand and product information.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 6, 2009

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle is now making house calls to anyone shopping for a new bike.

Posted in North America
Posted December 6, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Importers of bicycle tubing, speedometers, road and hydraulic disc brakes had reason to celebrate this summer. The U.S. Department of Commerce removed all tariffs on those products under a temporary duty suspension program.

Posted in North America
Posted December 6, 2009

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Hundreds of product managers are expected to attend Taichung Bike Week, an informal series of presentations where parts and components brands can pitch their 2011 offerings.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week
Posted December 6, 2009

“Once I put my foot in the ground and cut back, everything parted like the Red Sea."

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2009

"More and more, San Francisco is a city of people moving around by bicycle. In fact, San Francisco has seen a whopping 53 percent increase in the number of people riding bicycles since 2006."

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—RentaBikeNow.com has implemented a "no-risk" reservation policy that allows weather cancellations of online bike rental reservations at any of its 240 participating bike shops.

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2009

LOS GATOS, CA (BRAIN)—One of the biggest bike dealers on the West Coast is getting even bigger on December 12 when Mike’s Bikes opens the doors at their new store in Los Gatos, California, designed in partnership with Specialized Retail Services.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 3, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—A vast majority of bicycle retailers feel that the 2009 holiday season will treat them better than last year.

According to a recent Leisure Trends Group on-line survey, 61 percent of bicycle retailers surveyed felt that sales would increase this holiday season as opposed to last.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted December 2, 2009

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—The lawsuit between Trek Bicycle Corporation and LeMond Cycling could settle as soon as next month.

A U.S. magistrate judge has ordered a settlement conference be held between the two parties on Jan. 28 at a courthouse in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Posted in North America
Posted December 2, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra co-founder Jeano Erforth recently retired from day-to-day operations from the company, but is still serving on its board and is still a shareholder.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 2, 2009

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles had launched an online store for soft goods at www.intensecycles.com (click on link).

The store currently has t-shirts, hats and socks. Hooded sweatshirts, jerseys and other items will be added shortly.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 2, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has announced six fall grant awards that will help put more people on bicycles more often in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 2, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)— Bikes for Kids Utah, a non-profit 501(C)3 organization, will purchase 1,000 Bikes for Kids Utah-branded bicycles from Ames, Iowa-based Cycle Force Group.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 2, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Online voting opened for the Alliance for Biking & Walking's inaugural People Powered Movement Photo Contest.

Posted in North America
Posted December 1, 2009

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events has announced details of exhibitor pricing and retailer travel subsidies for DealerCamp, which will take place July 29–31, 2010, in Deer Valley, Utah.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 1, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face Performance Products is expanding its Canadian aftermarket distribution by appointing two new distribution partners in Canada—Kempter Marketing and Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), while providing dealers the option of buying direct from Race Face.

Posted in North America
Posted December 1, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—BBPR, the San Diego based PR consultancy, is introducing the Lifestyle Communications Audit (LCA)—a review process aimed at helping action sports brands evaluate their communications programs and potentially realize new opportunities that take advantage of existing assets.

Posted in North America
Posted December 1, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—The Hub Bicycle Co-Op in Minneapolis has contracted the QBP ReTale Program to design a bike-commuter store in the new University of Minnesota (U of M) Bike Center.

Posted in Retail News

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