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Posted June 27, 2011
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (BRAIN)—The Bikes Belong Foundation brought public officials from Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle and Kent, Washington, to five Danish cities last week during its European Study Tour, part of its Bicycling Design Best Practices Project.

Posted in Industry News
Posted June 27, 2011
LONDON (BRAIN)—Brompton Bicycle has spun off a new company to manage a new bike share scheme in the U.K.

Posted in Industry News
Posted June 27, 2011
SCHWÄBISCH GMÜND, Germany (BRAIN)—Organizers of the European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition will bring back the show next year due to requests from local and regional frame builders. The 2011 show was canceled weeks before its scheduled May 20 start date because of low registration numbers.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 27, 2011
CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle has acquired its former Australian distributor and has started direct sales in that country under a wholly owned subsidiary.

Posted in International
Posted June 26, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Dual Power Eyewear has signed a distribution agreement with Quality Bicycle Products (QBP).

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 26, 2011
COVINGTON, KY (BRAIN)—Jim Keefe is throwing his hat into the industry trade show ring with plans to launch a new show for specialty bike dealers this fall. Called Specialty Bike Expo, it’s set for Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted June 26, 2011
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—Lazer, best known for its helmets, is adding a line of eyewear next season to complement its helmets, said Lazer’s Brian Kee. Like the helmets, QBP will distribute the eyewear making them an add-on sale, said Kee, a former employee at Tifosi, a competing eyewear brand.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 25, 2011
GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN)—From its humble beginnings in the 1970s to its inclusion in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, BMX racing has seen many changes through the years. 

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 25, 2011
CHICAGO (BRAIN)—SRAM has paid off its private equity investor, a step the company previously said it would make before going public.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted June 24, 2011
HEERENVEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group's subsidiary Batavus has acquired all shares in Vartex AB.

Vartex is a trading company in bicycles and bicycle parts based in Varberg, Sweden. Vartex operates via a nationwide network of dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 23, 2011
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—PressCamp ended its three-day run Thursday night with most editors and suppliers leaving Dear Valley for home this morning.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted June 23, 2011
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—The Park Tool Tech Summit will be held in Atlanta and Minneapolis in 2012.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 23, 2011
SAN JOSE, CA, (BRAIN)—MerchantOS, a web-based point-of-sale system for bike shops, and VendorLink-Cycling, the bike industry's collaborative supply chain soloution, has announced that VendorLink-Cycling is fully integrated into the MerchantOS POS platform allowing MerchantOS customers to easily enroll with VendorLink-C
Posted in North America
Posted June 22, 2011
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—New product lines for 2012 will offer retailers more choices, greater value and a continuation of expensive technology trickling down to lower price points.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 22, 2011
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—Cannondale unveiled a line of new helmets for 2012 at PressCamp that will give its dealers another choice when deciding which helmet brands to stock for the season. The new line will range in price from $109 for its top-of-the line road helmet to $39.95 for entry-level riders.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 22, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Subscribers to VeloNews will be surprised when they receive their August issues in the mail, as the 40-year-old magazine is about to undergo a name change. Instead of VeloNews it will simply be known as Velo, the magazine’s editor, Ben Delaney, confirmed today.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted June 22, 2011
BRAIN's website will be down for a short period starting at 2 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) due to site maintenance. It should be back up and running in the evening, and perhaps even earlier.
Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 22, 2011
OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—As the people of Joplin, Missouri, struggle to rebuild their lives and community following the devastating tornado in May, killing an estimated 139 individuals and resulting in millions of dollars of property damage, elete electrolytes has shipped a product donation of its elete Electrolyte Add-In thr
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 22, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has selected Leisure Trends Group to develop its annual list of Top 100 Retailers, one of the most popular annual features in the magazine.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Top 100
Posted June 21, 2011
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—Some 30 editors from a variety of magazines had the chance to look at a host of new products at the first day of PressCamp—2012 products most retailers will see at Interbike if not sooner.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp

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