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Posted February 28, 2012

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) Feb 28, 19:18 MT—Veteran cycling journalist Jim Langley is organizing a campaign among California cyclists concerned about the specter of rumble strips along the shoulder of Highway 1 near Santa Cruz.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 28, 2012

REDWOOD CITY, CA (BRAIN) Feb 29—February 29th comes around only once every four years, so the publishers of MTBR.com and RoadBikeReview.com are making use of the date to pr

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 28, 2012

SUMMIT, NJ (BRAIN) Feb 29—Co-owners Sam Cooper and Tom Dunn bring nearly 20 years of bike retail experience to Hilltop Bicycles, their new shop in Summit, New Jersey, that will have its soft opening Saturday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 27, 2012

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN) Feb 28— Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning on a three-day tour of bike shops in Davis and Sacramento.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted February 27, 2012

Osprey adds two bike reps • Cervélo frame wins award at carbon show • Cycling photography book wins Tucson ad federation prize

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN) Feb 28—Osprey Packs, Inc., has added two new bike sales reps to its team.

Posted in North America
Posted February 27, 2012

BERLIN, Germany (BRAIN)—The bicycle business in Germany contributes 5 billion euros ($6.7 billion) annually to the country’s economy, according to figures released by German trade organization Verbund Service und Fahrrad at last weekend’s Vivavelo congress in Berlin.

Posted in International
Posted February 27, 2012

Vee Rubber America adds three distributors • Louis Garneau hires new national sales manager • Dirt Rag wins environmental award • Bikes Belong launches project to help cities build bike networks • Spoke Insurance offers cyclists insurance

Posted in North America
Posted February 24, 2012

MEMPHIS, TN (BRAIN) Feb 24, 16:25 MT——Sidi America opened its new eastern U.S. warehouse this month, reducing shipping times to the east coast by three to four days.

Posted in North America
Posted February 24, 2012

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) Feb 24, 16:18 MT—Trek is transitioning sales in Poland away from its long time distributor SSC to a dealer direct model, the company said Friday.

The company expects the transition to take about four months.

Posted in International
Posted February 24, 2012

OXNARD, CA (BRAIN) Feb 27, 01:51 MT— Nearly half the riders in this year’s grand tours will be wearing clothes made by Nalini and Moa Sport in Italy, and replica clothing is available in the U.S. through importer Albabici.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 24, 2012

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) Feb 24, 11:39 MT— Derby Cycle grew its revenue by 6.6 percent during the first three months of its financial year, according to an interim earnings report released on Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 24, 2012

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) Feb 24, 09:25 MT— Strong sales of electric bikes and sports bikes drove a 9 percent increase in sales last year for the European bike giant, Accell Group.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 24, 2012

MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN) Feb 24, 09:18 MT—FSA technicians will start hand-building a small number of Vision wheels at the company’s Seattle-area North American headquarters this spring with the eventual goal of assembling all the brand’s aftermarket wheelsets in-house.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 23, 2012

Editor's note: A story posted Monday, Feb. 20, contained incorrect information about Quality Bicycle Products’ “Buy Local Buy Now!” initiative announced at Frostbike 2012. The story has been corrected.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 23, 2012

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN) Feb 23, 13:08 MT—Shimano Europe has introduced a new 2013 product line of backpacks for the European market.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 23, 2012

BAY SHORE, NY (BRAIN) Feb 23, 12:19 MT— White Lightning has bought the company that markets the Chain Condom, a product designed to protect car interiors from bike chains. White Lightning is renaming the product the Chain Johnny.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 23, 2012

MALLORCA, Spain (BRAIN) Feb 23, 11:47 MT— Vision debuted its 2013 wheel line to two dozen international cycling journalists last weekend on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 23, 2012

Pacenti Cycle Design hires David Cash • Yakima adds new managers for marketing and digital & eCommerce

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) Feb 23, 08:48 MT— David Cash has joined Pacenti Cycle Design as its global sales and marketing manager.

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) Feb 22, 14:40 MT—Three of the U.S.'s most powerful bicycle advocacy groups are considering merging their organizations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 22, 2012

CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN) Feb 22, 12:04 MT— The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition is conducting a survey on career satisfaction, compensation and benefits, and gender-related workplace experiences and is putting a call out for the bike industry to take part.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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