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Posted July 28, 2011

A group of current and former military personnel set out on a 1,900-mile bicycle trek on Wednesday in an effort to raise awareness about homeless veterans.

The Vet Hunters, as they call themselves, are traveling from Los Angeles to St. Louis helping homeless veterans get services on the way.

Posted in North America
Posted July 27, 2011

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply has hired Doug Stuart to oversee its marketing department.

Most recently Stuart managed the North America aftermarket sales and marketing arm of Taiwanese suspension supplier SR Suntour.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 27, 2011

Two of BRAIN's biggest issues are coming up, which means Jason Norman is once again looking for some fresh product picks. The drill is simple: a short product description, high res image, retail price and company contact info. No frames or completes.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 27, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Swrve, an urban cycling apparel manufacturer, has traded downtown LA for northeast LA.

Posted in North America
Posted July 27, 2011

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has named Bobbie Parisi as director of global marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 27, 2011

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Sales in Shimano’s bicycle components segment increased 3.3 percent for the first six months of the year as the world economy remained on a modest recovery track, the company said in an earnings report released Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 27, 2011

PARK CITY, UTAH (BRAIN)—If one thing was clear after the first day of DealerCamp: it’s gained ground with vendors. About 130 companies representing 200 brands set up tents in the parking lot of the Deer Valley Resort Monday night. That’s up from 27 companies and 51 brands last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 26, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Just nine short weeks after resurrecting Race Face, the company has hired Dave Murray to be its new operations manager—tasked with streamlining both Canadian and off-shore manufacturing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 26, 2011

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Bike Expo reported a 14 percent increase in industry visitors at this year’s show with more than 6,500 in attendance from 50 countries, according to a post-show press release issued by its organizer, Messe München.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 26, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Attendees at this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market will have plenty of opportunities to spend time on two wheels, thanks to new and returning programs designed to expand the cycling footprint at the annual Salt Lake City expo and Open Air Demo at Jordanelle State Park in Park Cit

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 26, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is installing Portland Design Works’ Circulus—a 132-foot circumference (40.2m), 45-degree wooden mini-velodrome inside the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted July 26, 2011

LAYTON, UT (BRAIN)—Descente North America is looking to keep the brand alive in the United States despite Veltec Sports—its former North American distributor—going out of business recently.

Posted in North America
Posted July 25, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Signaling that both the cyclocross season and Interbike are approaching, registration for CrossVegas opens on August 2. The biggest cyclocross race in America takes place for a fifth year on Wednesday, September 14 following the first day of Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 25, 2011

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano American Corporation has added Portland, Oregon-based Cyclone Bicycle Supply as a new regional distributor for the U.S. market.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 25, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Mike’s Bikes has teamed up with PODS of San Francisco to collect bicycles for its Sister Shops project in Africa.

In just two weeks, PODS helped the Bay Area retailer gather 500 donated bicycles in record time at eight northern California store locations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 25, 2011

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC), producers of ExpoCycle 2011, is experiencing a strong increase in pre-registration and exhibitor booth size.

Posted in North America
Posted July 25, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Rapha's Cycle Club in San Francisco will be the company's first permanent, physical location anywhere in the world.

Posted in North America
Posted July 25, 2011

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—While much smaller than its annual Frostbike gathering at its Bloomington, Minnesota, distribution center, vendors who set up booths inside Quality Bicycle Products’ new Ogden warehouse yesterday said it offered a captive and high-quality audience.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Distributor news
Posted July 24, 2011

"I hope I brought a great deal of joy to my countrymen, my country. It's been a pleasure and an honor to fly the flag over here."

—Cadel Evans, winner of this year's Tour de France, and native Australian. The 34-year-old is the oldest Tour champion since before World War II.

Posted in North America
Posted July 24, 2011

VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports will now distribute SpiderTech.

SpiderTech is known for its kinesiology tape therapy, and used world-wide by an ever growing list of professional sports therapists and athletes.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news

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