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Posted June 2, 2011
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—On March 26, Soma Fabrications and its parent company The Merry Sales Co., pledged to donate 10 percent of its net sales of all Japanese made products to aid in Japan's disaster recovery.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Distributor news
Posted June 2, 2011
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle will now carry Cycles Devinci models in select markets across the U.S.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 2, 2011
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has hired Scott Wilson for the newly created eastern region field marketing position for the Bicycle Division, USA.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 2, 2011
SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—The Thule Group has acquired Chariot Carriers Inc., a designer and developer of bicycle trailers and multi-functional child carriers.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 1, 2011
MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association wants to hear from the industry on what changes it would like to see made to the problematic lead content law currently under revision in Washington.

Posted in North America
Posted June 1, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—From high-end training to electric bikes, the four stores visited yesterday on the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Philadelphia offered something for everyone.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 1, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Star Production SARL, owner of the worldwide TriStar Triathlon Series, has acquired Gran Fondo USA, producers of America’s original series of Italian-themed gran fondo cycling events.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 1, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Bell Sports, have issued a voluntary recall of about 31,100 full-face bicycle helmets in the United States and about 2,500 in Canada.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 1, 2011
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Craig "Gork" Barrette is leaving Seattle Bike Supply after 11 years to join the American Bicycle Association (ABA) as its chief communications officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 31, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—After seven years as the magazine’s editor, Megan Tompkins is leaving Bicycle Retailer and Industry News to join Shimano’s OEM sales team. Her last day with the magazine will be June 24.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted May 31, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning to begin a three-day bike tour of Philadelphia and New Jersey shops.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted May 31, 2011
ORONO, MA (BRAIN)—The Light Electric Vehicle Association will host a Webinar featuring IBD owner, Mike Wolf of Bloomfield Bikes and Repair Show (CT) on July 20 and July 27.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 31, 2011
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports is now the exclusive distributor of Squirt Lube in the United States.

Squirt Lube is a wax/water emulsion bicycle chain lubricant.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 31, 2011
KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has teamed up with Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) to launch a new bicycle tube and tire recycling program.

Posted in International
Posted May 27, 2011
MIDLAND PARK, NJ (BRAIN)—Sportique, a manufacturer of all-natural body and skin care products, has announced that The Hans Johnson Company will now be distributing Sportique products through the South Central United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 27, 2011
STAFFORD, VA (BRAIN)—After seven years in its current location at 100 Susa Drive, Revolution Cycles in Stafford, Virginia will be relocating to 2773 Jefferson Davis Highway, Unit 111, within the Aquia Park Center.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 27, 2011
OXNARD, CA (BRAIN)—Albabici, importer and distributor of high-quality Italian cycling products, has added another brand to its line-up–Tiso Bike Components.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 27, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Washington remains at the No. 1 spot in the League of American Bicyclists' annual Bicycle Friendly State (BFS) rankings, while many states suffer poor marks for low distribution of transportation funds towards bicycling projects and programs.

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 26, 2011
ENSCHEDE, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Vredestein Tires announced plans Thursday to change its distribution model in the U.S., moving away from its existing relationship with Veltec Sports.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 26, 2011
Regular news will resume tomorrow, May 31.
Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News

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