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Posted September 17, 2010
BY MATT WIEBE

Battery powered electric hub motor hit his mailbox the last day of December in 1895. Since then suppliers and retailers have had little success getting consumers to buy into them in the U.S. market.

Posted in North America
Posted September 17, 2010
BY MATT WIEBE

Posted in North America
Posted September 16, 2010
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will announce the nation’s best retailers of 2010 on the first day of Interbike. This elite group will include this year’s Top 100 Retailers and 5 Star Retailers, who have been selected to the list for five years running.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Top 100
Posted September 16, 2010
Good story on World Bicycle Relief in the New York Times. Click on link to read the story.
Posted in North America
Posted September 16, 2010
ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Dealers interested in attending one of the 2011 Park Tool Tech Summits can sign up at Park Tool Booth 3531 at Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted September 16, 2010
FRUITA, CO (BRAIN)—Troy Rarick sold Over the Edge Sports (OTE) in Fruita, Colorado, to George Gatseos and Ross Schnell, both early employees of the store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 15, 2010
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—A small group of retailers, media and Specialized employees embark this morning on a 600-mile, six-day bike journey to Interbike as part of Specialized’s annual ride to draw attention to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted September 15, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has announced the details of the Tour de Lake Mead, a 24-mile ride that takes participating Interbike attendees through Lake Mead National Park to the lake and back. The ride leaves from the Interbike OutDoor Demo location in Boulder City, Nevada on Sept. 21, at 8 a.m.
Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted September 15, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, MO (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company is now distributing Küat's entire line of lightweight, stylish and easy-to-use racks.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2010
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—H3 Publications, Inc is starting the 2011 publishing year with the announcement of a few organizational changes at Decline magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 15, 2010
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Pinkbike has hired Julian Coffey as its new publisher.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 14, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Retail training leaders Growth Cycle of Boulder, Colorado, and 3point5.com have partnered up, providing high quality staff training services to the bicycle industry in 2011.

Posted in North America
Posted September 14, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike and Bikes Belong announced that their two-year, $50,000 joint grant to the city of Las Vegas, host city for Interbike 2010, to improve cycling conditions for youth has helped add 3.2 miles (5.1 km) of additional bike lanes and bring a student bicycling program to the city's War
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted September 14, 2010
BROSSARD, Quebec (BRAIN)—Kuota’s first task going into 2011 was to make a great bike better.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 14, 2010
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (BRAIN)— Zigo has been granted U.S. Patent # 7,780,184 covering key aspects of the LeaderLink technology used in the Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle system.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 14, 2010
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN)—Lambert, the largest P&A distributor in Canada and The Hawley Company, a leading U.S. P&A distributor based in South Carolina, have signed a letter of intent for Lambert to acquire a majority interest in Hawley.

Posted in North America
Posted September 13, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists has announced 18 new Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and eight renewing BFCs.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted September 13, 2010
"There are gyms [in prison], but we didn't get to go to them much because there aren't enough guards on duty to watch you. And there's nowhere to walk and nothing to do."

—Melissa Caraballo, discussing how a bike program is changing the lives of female ex-cons. Click on link for full story.
Posted in North America
Posted September 13, 2010
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Following the successful inaugural DealerCamp in July, Lifeboat Events has announced some positive changes for the event in 2011, including lower pricing, more subsidized retailers, and the addition of a VIP consumer access program.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 13, 2010
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro’s, Inc. has promoted Matthew Simpson to the role of president/general manager. Simpson previously held the chief of operations role until March of this year when he was asked to step in as the interim CEO/president.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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