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Posted May 18, 2009

EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN)—Lake Cycling has bolstered its outside sales rep force by hiring industry veterans to represent the brand in the Pacific Northwest, Texas, Okalahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 17, 2009

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Suppliers, reacting to the nation’s recession, brought in the fewest bicycles in the first quarter of the year since 1998. However, the dollar value of all units is the second highest in the same 11 years, said Jay Townley, an industry consultant.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 15, 2009

WHEELING, IL (BRAIN)—Ochsner International is now distributing Italian bicycle manufacturer Guerciotti.

The frames being ridden to victory in the Giro D'Italia by the Diquigiovanni team can now be obtained in the United States through Ochsner.

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2009

GUNNISON, CO (BRAIN)—By donating money with each new subscription, Mountain Flyer magazine has already raised thousands of dollars this year that will go toward building new trails and working on access issues.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 15, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike, producer of the International Bicycle Expo and OutDoor Demo trade only events, has announced that buyer attendee registration is now open. Qualified buyers can register by clicking on link.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted May 15, 2009

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura USA will become the exclusive distributor of Uvex brand bicycle products in the United States beginning June 1. Magura dealer direct distribution will focus on Uvex’s helmets and sunglasses.

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Haro Bicycles has appointed Allan Cooke to the position of BMX brand manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 15, 2009

BY DOUG MCCLELLAN

BOULDER, CO—The industry’s biggest nonprofit organizations—Bikes Belong, IMBA and Adventure Cycling—deliver good value for the contributions and dues they receive, an analysis of their financial records show.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 15, 2009

BY MATT WIEBE

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2009

BY JASON NORMAN

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Electric bikes will soon be displayed alongside flat-screen TVs, gaming systems and refrigerators as Best Buy adds the budding category to the vast array of products it sells.

Posted in North America
Posted May 14, 2009

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—CycleOps Power has launched a new dealer program called the "CycleOps Power Training Course."

The CycleOps Power Training Course is a turnkey event to bring educational content to customers.

Posted in North America
Posted May 14, 2009

A group of Shimano employees tackle Bike to Work day together.

Posted in North America
Posted May 14, 2009

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—BTI has inked an exclusive deal to distribute Italian protective gear manufacturer Dainese MTB's product line to North American retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted May 14, 2009

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano’s sales were down, but the company still managed to increase its net profit by 3 percent over its first quarter ending March 31, 2009.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 14, 2009

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Anthony Sloan, in charge of Yeti Cycles' Rocky Mountain demo program, passed away in his sleep on May 6. He was 37 years old.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 13, 2009

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission denied the industry’s petition to exclude children’s bikes from a strict new lead law on Tuesday, but granted a two-year stay of enforcement giving manufactures a bit of breathing room to figure out how to best comply with the rule.

Posted in North America
Posted May 13, 2009

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN)—American Classic launched a new website to promote the company’s new branding and wheel products. The new site features the technology and captures the new image of the brand.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 13, 2009

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Look Cycle has introduced the Look 585 Trade Up Program.

Designed to get cycling enthusiasts onto the legendary 585, this program offers consumers a $500 credit towards the purchase of a 2009 Look 585 frame when they bring in their existing frame from any manufacturer.

Posted in North America
Posted May 13, 2009

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—H3 Publications has hired Alan Davis as Decline magazine’s senior photographer.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 13, 2009

Over 650 bell ringers filled a Boulder high school field last Saturday, raised over $18,000 to help a single mother of four fighting cancer, and shattered a world record.

Posted in North America

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