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Posted December 31, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—The second annual Peak Region Cyclist Bicycle Show hopes for even better results than last year when more than 500 people showed up.

Also, more than 40 vendors attended last year's show including Moots, Magura, Carmichael Training Systems and REI.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 30, 2009

BRAIN wishes you and yours a Happy New Year! Regular news will resume Monday, January 4.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 29, 2009

Click on link to see video of the Amsterdam Beer Bike.

Posted in North America
Posted December 29, 2009

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Mountain bike clothing manufacturer, Royal Racing, has now established its U.S. operation. Union Sports Group LLC (USG LLC) will have the sole responsibility for the distribution of all Royal Racing products in both North and South America.

Posted in North America
Posted December 29, 2009

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Mark Weir's Marin County home—that he shares with his wife, Sue, and son, Gus—burnt down Sunday evening, as a fire broke out in the garage and spread throughout their home.

The family got out safely after being alerted by the fire alarm system.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 29, 2009

MOUNT RAINER, MD (BRAIN)—Erik Kugler, managing partner of Cadence Retail Group, LLC, has announced the formation of a new consulting business focusing on the specialty retail industry, including the bicycle retail channel of trade, in partnership with the Gluskin Townley Group, LLC.

Posted in North America
Posted December 29, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Supplier Parts Association (BPSA) reports that October on October shipments to retailers fell by 11 percent, and sales fell by 5 percent over 2008. October bicycle imports are also down over last year, according to the Department of Commerce import statistics.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted December 28, 2009

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has tied its future to a Taiwan company that—among many other items—makes water filtration products and water coolers for Whirlpool. It seems an unlikely merger, but Kemflo International also makes parts for Yakima’s racks, and has for the last nine years.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted December 28, 2009

“I have been through a lot of adversity in my life and I have fought through it and succeeded but the journey has been far from easy. I think that it is an important message for these kids at this time in their life. Everything might look hopeless, but it is only temporary.

Posted in North America
Posted December 28, 2009

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—W H Worrall & Co is now an authorized distributor of Zipp products in the New Zealand market.

Posted in North America
Posted December 28, 2009

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—A shake up at the top of Amer Sports, parent company of Mavic, has resulted in the appointment of a new president and chief executive officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 28, 2009

LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France (BRAIN)—Ernest Csuka of Alex Singer Cycles died at the age of 81.

Csuka was known as the last of the great French framebuilders. In 1964, Csuka took over Alex Singer and went on to make some of the finest bikes ever produced. Csuka started with Alex Singer in 1944.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 28, 2009

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima, one of the industry’s best known rack companies, has “merged” its operations with a privately held Taiwan company that has been supplying it with parts for the last nine years.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted December 27, 2009

ST.PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—The industry’s best factory training clinics are filling up fast. Professional mechanics from across the country (and abroad) are registering for the hands on Park Tool Tech Summits in Philadelphia, Chicago and San Jose.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 27, 2009

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—After a highly successful year of servicing dealers in the United States, Edge Composites has extended a contract with North America distribution giant QBP to incorporate Canada into their distribution portfolio.

Posted in North America
Posted December 27, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 has joined the ranks of iconic brands like Apple, Converse and Dell with the creation of its Product Red special edition classic messenger bag.

Timbuk2 will contribute 5 percent of the profits from Product Red bags to the Global Fund to help fight against AIDS in Africa.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 27, 2009

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—For the second year in a row, the Tour de Georgia has been cancelled, due to lack of sponsorship dollars.

Posted in North America
Posted December 27, 2009

Where can you hear Tim Jackson, Carlton Reid and Donna Tocci all in the same place? The newest (end of year) Spokesmen Podcast of course. Topics include social networking, Lance's comeback and the state of the bicycle industry from an economic perspective.

Click on link to listen.

Posted in North America
Posted December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays from the staff at Bicycle Retailer and Industry News!

BRAIN's offices will be closed today and Friday in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Regular news posts will resume on Monday, December 28.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 22, 2009

SoCal industry folks and friends are invited to an early birthday celebration for Dave "Crash" Collins, a promoter at Bootleg Canyon, who's been diagnosed with cancer.

Posted in North America

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