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Posted May 5, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—In conjunction with their Bike to Work Week, City Channel 4 and CoralVision Channel 5 in Coralville, Iowa, will be broadcasting the video content from Growth Cycle's new Ready to Pedal DVD for the next two weeks.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 5, 2009

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (formerly known as Cannondale Sports Group) executive vice president of global marketing Bruno Maier is leaving the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 5, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Cadence Cycling & Multisport will close its Manhattan studio on May 17, citing slow sales due to the fall of the financial sector in the city.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 4, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—When you think LA traffic, you probably just think of the 405 freeway.

But according to LA Times columnist Lopez you should think again.

Click on link to see Lopez's full column.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 4, 2009

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic reported a 21 percent drop in net sales for the first quarter, blaming the decline on sharply lower orders from OE manufacturers.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2009

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant chairman King Liu will embark on a challenging 1036-mile bicycle tour through China in May to promote the positive benefits of the cycling lifestyle.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 4, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Catalyst's national sales manager Rod Judd has exited the company. He will now work in a larger capacity for Boulder County's advocacy programs.

Judd had been with Catalyst for four years.

Judd's responsibilities will be turned over to Gregg Thayer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 4, 2009

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Kickstand Magazine will launch its first issue (pictured) this June, and will have three more issues its first year.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 3, 2009

LAKE SAN ANTONIO, CA (BRAIN)—Nearly 7,000 athletes converged on Lake San Antonio in Central California over the weekend to compete in the world famous Wildflower triathlon.

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Posted May 3, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Nowhere is the diversity of cycling consumers more evident than 30,000 cyclists on bikes of all shapes, sizes and ages crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Brooklyn to Staten Island.

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Posted May 1, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Thanks to two Philadelphia casinos—SugarHouse and Foxwood—the 25th annual TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship will go on Sunday, June 7.

Those two casinos, which haven’t been built yet, have committed $100,000 each.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 1, 2009

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar & Company has hired Mike Valvano as national sales manager of the sports retail channel.

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Posted May 1, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Haro Bicycles has joined the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association as a supplier member.

Posted in North America
Posted May 1, 2009

BY JASON NORMAN

MONTEREY, CA—Communicating with consumers in today’s economic environment is more important than ever to keep one’s brand top of mind. And in that regard, suppliers appear to be staying the course.

Posted in North America
Posted May 1, 2009

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

MONTEREY, CA—While hope for sales growth in the near future remains slim, Performance Bicycle chief executive officer Jim Thompson is taking an extended view of the retail business and preparing for a rebound in consumer confidence.

Posted in North America
Posted May 1, 2009

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

LAGUNA HILLS, CA—Trimming travel budgets, cutting marketing and advertising dollars, prioritizing spending—it’s all become standard as the industry takes a more conservative approach to business this year in response to the nation’s economic fallout.

Posted in North America
Posted April 30, 2009

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—More than a year after Canada’s Mountain Equipment Co-op announced its intentions to enter the bicycle business, tensions continue to mount between the co-op and the country’s independent bicycle retailers.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 30, 2009

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (BRAIN)—Eastern Mountain Sports has opened a new store in SoHo at the corner of Spring and Broadway.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 30, 2009

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—After serving as a part-time consultant for Reynolds Cycling since the beginning of the year, Paul Lew will now join Reynolds Cycling full-time as director of technology and innovation.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 30, 2009

Audience members of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” literally rolled out of the TV studio on Earth Day, April 22. As part of its Earth Day of Giveaways, the popular daytime talk show host gave away a Specialized Globe Vienna to each show attendee that day.

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