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Posted June 11, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Monday June 11 2012 7:03 PM MT—Next year, the Interbike Expo is moving from its long-time home at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center,

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 11, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Monday June 11 2012 6:03 PM MT—First-quarter exports of complete bicycles from Taiwan to the global market fell 9.5 percent in what could be an indication of the effect of Europe’s economic slowdown on the island’s manufacturers.

Posted in International
Posted June 11, 2012

Tour de Fat raises $2 million • Bikes Belong awards community grants

FT. COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) Monday June 11 2012 9:53 AM MT—New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat, which began 13 years ago, has passed the $2 million mark for total funds raised.

Posted in North America
Posted June 8, 2012

Events’ massive popularity in Europe bolsters industry, local economies

Editor's note: The following article was published in the May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine
Posted June 8, 2012

Malakye.com plans job fair in Portland • Wahoo offers Bluetooth bike speed and cadence sensor • Pro team mechanic authors bike repair book • Industry vet launches iPod tripod on Kickstarter

Posted in North America
Posted June 7, 2012

Editor's note: The following article first appeared in the May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

MONTEREY, CA—The last eight months have been a trying and uncertain time for Matt Bracken, Jim Hale and Jay Seiter.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted June 7, 2012

Editor's note: The following article originally appeared in the May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine
Posted June 7, 2012

Capo Apparel adds Northeast sales manager • Giro d'Italia announces first gran fondos in the U.S. • IMBA alerts California mountain bikers of threat

Posted in North America
Posted June 7, 2012

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) Friday June 8 2012 5:13 AM MT—Norco has renamed its distributor business and launched a complementing website called livetoplaysports.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 7, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 12:30 PM MT—Outdoor supplier Black Diamond has agreed to buy POC Sweden, a protective gear manufacturer whose product line includes bike helmets.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 7, 2012

Electra adds Supplier Sync for SmartEtailing dealers • Panda Bicycles features on Discovery Channel show Thursday • Turner auctions bike to benefit SoCal high school league

Posted in North America
Posted June 7, 2012

NEWARK, DE (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 11:01 AM MT—Wooden Wheels Bike Shop is expanding to a second location in Wilmington, Delaware, about 20 miles northeast of its flagship store in Newark.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 7, 2012

Editor's note: The following article appeared in the May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

CASTRO VALLEY, CA—John Koslosky, owner of the Bay Area’s Castro Valley Cyclery, has virtualized his shop’s weekly club ride.

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine / Mobile bike apps
Posted June 7, 2012

Led by GoPro, action cameras explode at retail.

Editor's note: The following article appeared in the May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine
Posted June 6, 2012

Hincapie Sportswear names Evans Cycles as U.K. distributor • GoPro founder an Entrepreneur of the Year • MerchantOS offers online product listing through amlbs.com • Sinclair hires Echevarria and Steverman • GranFondo Whistler brings back VeloSpoke expo

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Wednesday June 6 2012 3:33 PM MT—After an unseasonably warm March that boosted bike shop sales 29 percent, April sales gains were more modest, according to a recent report by Leisure Trends.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 6, 2012

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) Wednesday June 6 2012 11:15 AM MT—Endurance event and media company Competitor Group Inc. and running retailer The Running Speciality Group are among the partners in a new $9 million investment in the fitness app company MapMyFitness.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 6, 2012

Serfas hires Jason Norman as marketing director • Clif Bar to donate $100,000 to advocacy from 2 Mile Challenge • Darn Tough adds Brandywine reps in Mid-Atlantic • CamelBak announces new sales reps in Mid-Atlantic

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2012

Glenbrook Partners invests in Boa Technology • Kali Pro enters road bike helmet market

Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2012

BANDON, OR (BRAIN) Tuesday June 5 2012 6:07 PM MT— After spending 17 years as a certified public accountant, former pro road racer Karl Maxon is now keeping the books for his new Oregon shop, South Coast Bicycles.

Posted in Retail News

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