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Posted November 21, 2011

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has created a new visual merchandising and display program for retailers.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 21, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Through Dec. 15, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is taking to the streets to help cyclists ride more safely at night.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 21, 2011

KENT, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Cyclemotion’s Mark Bickerton is taking on a new role as brand ambassador and head of international sales for Proviz, a U.K. supplier of high-visibility cycling apparel.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 21, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—718 Cyclery may have moved out of its namesake telephone area code in Brooklyn—it’s now in the borough’s 347 zone in the Gowanus neighborhood—but one thing that remains unchanged is the year-old shop’s fierce commitment to independence.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 18, 2011

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—SRAM’s online auction for its pART Project went live last night as a fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief. Bidding started for sculptures made by artists from reclaimed bike parts such as chainrings, forks, bottom brackets, headsets and shifters and other materials like papier-maché, wood and steel.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 18, 2011

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada now has 40,000 square feet of additional space to house inventory at its Montréal LEED-certified headquarters.

Posted in International
Posted November 18, 2011

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Honey Stinger has restructured its sales team in order to strengthen its focus in key categories and regions.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 18, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group reported that October outdoor retail sales rose 14 percent compared with the same month last year, totaling about $426 million, according to preliminary data.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 18, 2011

PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press grows its peloton and 3/Go magazines to nine issues next year while its newest title, switchback, steps up to six editions. All magazines are also offered via digital flipbook subscriptions.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 18, 2011

By NICOLE FORMOSA

CHARLOTTE, NC—Sandy Nicholls estimates he has shut down more than 1,000 Internet auctions during the past 18 months while trolling the web for counterfeit Giordana apparel.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2011

By Toby Hill

FORT COLLINS, CO—No need to worry about locking up your bike if you pop in for a pint of porter or cup of joe at Cranknstein in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 18, 2011

By Lynette Carpiet

TAMPA, FL—University Bicycle Center sold more than 300 pairs of Specialized-branded cycling shoes last year. Shoes were one of its biggest categories with Specialized, according to Carlos Mirabal, vice president and manager of the Tampa, Florida, store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 17, 2011

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles on Thursday launched a mobile version of its website, feltbicycles.com. Felt apps are available for iPhone, iPad, Android and most mobile platforms at its website.

Posted in North America Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted November 17, 2011

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Korean fixie fans can get their hands on Big Shot Bike’s colorful, Colorado-designed bicycles at local shops thanks to a distribution deal with Seoul-based GMS International Corp., the Fort Collins company’s first international distributor.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 17, 2011

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has expanded its team with the addition of a new product director and a technical specialist.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 17, 2011

Minneapolis, MN (BRAIN)—Handsome Cycles has signed new reps for the Midwest and New England, and is looking to fill openings in other regions as it prepares for growth in the year ahead.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2011

TALENT, OR (BRAIN)—Like many bicycle retailers, Flywheel Bicycle Solutions will close up for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. But when the 6-year-old shop reopens Dec. 3, it will be in a new location that is more than twice its current size.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 16, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong awarded $62,500 in grants to fund five projects and two research studies as part of its fall grant cycle.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 16, 2011

GELSDORF, Germany (BRAIN)—Fallbrook Technologies Inc. cut the ribbon on a new European service center to house customer service for its NuVinci CVP drivetrain and Harmony auto-shifting system.

Posted in International
Posted November 16, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (BRAIN)—ASTM International has approved a new voluntary standard developed to assist manufacturers in testing trailer cycles.

Posted in North America

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