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Posted December 20, 2012
Arno Raaijmakers

BAD NAUHEIM, Germany (BRAIN) — Arno Raaijmakers has joined JD Group as Benelux service manager for the company's TransX electric bike drive systems.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted December 20, 2012
Shipping firm says East Coast strike likely as talks break down

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN) — A major shipping logistics firm says that "the likelihood of a strike is high" after contract negotiations broke down this week between the longshoremen's union and East Coast port operators.

Posted in North America
Posted December 20, 2012

PENTICON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Podium Imports has been appointed Canadian distributor for Swiss-based Suplest cycling shoes, the company announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 20, 2012

VICTOR, ID (BRAIN) — QBP brand Salsa Cycles will be the presenting sponsor of the Fat Bike Summit and Festival Event, slated for January 25-28 in Island Park, Idaho.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted December 20, 2012
Use of skateboard helmets endangers BMXers, group says
A scene from the ARF video as pro riders visit a helmet test lab

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN) — A non-profit devoted to helping injured extreme sports athletes is launching a campaign to inform BMX riders about the difference between BMX and skateboarding helmets.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 20, 2012
Mary Lauren Hall

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Mary Lauren Hall will become communications manager for The Alliance for Biking & Walking starting January 2.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted December 20, 2012
Currie Technologies' eFlow E3 Nitro

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies' eFlow E3 Nitro electric bike has been selected as one of the 10 finalists in the Last Gadget Standing competition. The winner will be selected at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Awards
Posted December 20, 2012

PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee Jim Wannamaker has been named to the board of advisors for the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival, the event announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 19, 2012

ASPEN, CO (BRAIN) — Organizers of the USA Pro Challenge stage race on Wednesday unveiled the route for its 2013 race, the third edition of the event. Next year's race will start with a circuit race near Aspen and conclude with a circuit in Denver.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 19, 2012
(From left) Bernhard Johanni, Marcus Schneider and Richard Rüttiger

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM has established a new management structure at SRAM Deutschland GmbH as the company transitions its facility here from manufacturing to a development and training center.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted December 19, 2012
Shimano introduces more wheel displays
The Shimano Wheel Bracket

PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano is making available several new wheel display options for retailers, including one that the company calls a wheel "playground." The displays were designed by Palo Alto-based Concept Designs.

Posted in North America
Posted December 19, 2012

LANCASTER, NY (BRAIN) — Tom’s Pro Bike Shop recently reopened as a Specialized Elite Shop in an expanded space four times the size of its previous store. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 18, 2012
The 26-inch Norco Havoc

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Norco and Wilier Triestina each separately issued bike recall notices Tuesday in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Norco is recalling some 24- and 26-inch-wheeled dirt jumping bikes because the frames can break.

Posted in Recalls Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 18, 2012

CHULA VISTA, CA — Bicycle Warehouse, a seven-store chain in San Diego County, is replacing one of its locations with a new one that was merchandised in cooperation with Giant USA.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 18, 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The European Cyclists’ Federation scored a big win Tuesday when the European Parliament opened the door to billions of euros for investments in cycling projects. 

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 18, 2012
Jacquie Phelan

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has announced a slate of speakers for its Women Mean Business event, which will be held March 4 during the League's National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.

Posted in North America
Posted December 18, 2012

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN) — Clifton Pemble will become president and CEO of Garmin Ltd. on Jan. 1, succeeding co-founder Dr. Min Kao, the company announced.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted December 17, 2012
Pacific Coast Cycles

OCEANSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Southern California’s Pacific Coast Cycles has been awarded the 2012 Sam Braxton Bike Shop Award by Adventure Cycling Association.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 17, 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The European TwoWheel Retailers’ Association is hosting a meeting on Jan. 10 in Brussels to clear up any confusion around the new e-bike legislation. 

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted December 17, 2012

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Swobo has opened a seasonal store in Old Town Fort Collins located in the Opiate Gallery at 237 Linden Street. 

Posted in Retail News

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