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Posted January 17, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—System Affix Components has hired Keith Stephens as its North American sales manager. Stephens is the president of American Cycle Systems (ACS BMX), and previously handled international sales at GT Bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 17, 2010

In the business section of Sunday’s New York Times, Brad Stone asks whether the new generation of e-bikes could capture the imagination of auto-obsessed Americans. Stone focuses on new technology, such as Sanyo’s Eneloop hybrid technology, that has addressed former obstacles to adoption in the United States.

Posted in North America
Posted January 17, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports named Steve Marcus as its New England sales representative. Marcus, like Veltec, has an over thirty-year presence in the industry and an impeccable reputation among dealers for quality of service.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 17, 2010

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—After 53 years in the bike business, working for companies including West Coast Cycle, Giant and, most recently, Pacific Cycle, Nick Andrade is calling it quits.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 14, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti after suffering from a devastating earthquake earlier this week. For those who would like to donate to help those in need in Haiti, please click on the link for the UNICEF Web site.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2010

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) has been selected to receive a $30,000, two-year capacity-building grant from New Belgium Brewing Company. The funds will allow TFK to provide more support to its chapters striving to get more low-income, at-risk children on mountain bike rides.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 14, 2010

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—3Day at Ground is the official name of BTI’s shipping incentive that automatically upgrades dealers to UPS 3Day Air service at economical Ground rates. BTI estimates dealers in nearly half of the lower 48 states will experience dramatically faster delivery on their orders.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2010

BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Cyclingnews.com has appointed Laura Weislo (pictured) U.S. regional editor, while Greg Johnson becomes Australian regional editor.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 14, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—This February's North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) looks to surpass 2009 exhibitor attendance.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 13, 2010

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dave "Crash" Collins, a Bootleg Canyon race promoter, died on January 8 after a battle with Melanoma cancer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 13, 2010

NORWALK, CT (BRAIN)—REI is opening a new store opening this fall in Norwalk, Connecticut. The one-story, 24,000-square-foot store will be REI's second in Connecticut, joining a location in West Hartford, CT, which opened in 2007.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 13, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—The Philadelphia version of the Park Tool Tech Summit concluded yesterday in a buoyant atmosphere with strong words of praise from the mechanics in attendance.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 13, 2010

ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN)—Lazer SA's bicycle helmet division has new owners, as division manager Sean van Waes and sales manager Peter Steenwegen take over.

Lazer SA manufacturers motorcycle and paragliding helmets as well.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2010

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—This Pacific Northwest city has been a national leader in getting more people on bikes more often, but a recent study concludes that some cyclists parked their bikes in 2009.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted January 12, 2010

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus is launching its Human Billboard Volunteer Program where one lucky winner will win a complete FTM Carbon by getting a Titus tattoo placed on their body.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—As part of the 2010 Selling Cycling staff training program, Growth Cycle has produced The 71% Solution, a 15-minute video (click on link) that helps shop staff better relate to the needs of non-enthusiast consumers.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 12, 2010

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima Wheel Systems has signed Chocolate Distribution for the United Kingdom, and Vonact Sport in Australia.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Seattle Bike Supply, have issued a voluntary recall of about 350 Redline Conquest Pro bicycles and framesets from 2010.

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Kids are not only experiencing cuts at school due to the bad economy, but 1.96 million parents decided against a bike purchase for them through November.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted January 11, 2010

UPPER ARLINGTON, OHIO (BRAIN)—Roll will expand and relocate one of its three locations this spring in order to better serve the Columbus, Ohio market.

Posted in Retail News

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