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Posted June 6, 2011
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle chief executive officer Jim Thompson has exited the company, according to sources close to the matter. Chief marketing officer Cindy Marshall has also left the company.

Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Downtown Philly shops visited on the last day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour attributed much of their success to finding the right real estate.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 5, 2011
"The process of going to court and paying that very high fine doesn't seem appropriate for bicyclists."

—Russell Reinhart, Huntington Beach Police Lt., in regards to the city offering a bike traffic school for cycling lawbreakers. Click on link to read full LA Times story.
Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2011
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has hired three new employees, while bolstering its manufacturing capabilities.

Posted in North America
Posted June 3, 2011
TORRANCE, CA (BRAIN)—Steve Domahidy, co-­founder of Niner Bikes, has left the company.

Chris Sugai and Domahidy first conceived of the 29ers‐only company on their regular Wednesday evening ride and remain friends. The company was founded in 2004.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 3, 2011
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Tyler Meyers, Shimano American’s national sales manager for OEM sales, has resigned from his position.

Meyers’ last day was Tuesday. He has accepted a new position in the industry, but is bound by a confidentiality agreement against discussing the job until the move is official.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 2, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, stores in New Jersey have achieved longtime success with strong customer relationships that cross generations.
Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 2, 2011
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—On March 26, Soma Fabrications and its parent company The Merry Sales Co., pledged to donate 10 percent of its net sales of all Japanese made products to aid in Japan's disaster recovery.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Distributor news
Posted June 2, 2011
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle will now carry Cycles Devinci models in select markets across the U.S.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 2, 2011
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has hired Scott Wilson for the newly created eastern region field marketing position for the Bicycle Division, USA.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 2, 2011
SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—The Thule Group has acquired Chariot Carriers Inc., a designer and developer of bicycle trailers and multi-functional child carriers.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 1, 2011
MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association wants to hear from the industry on what changes it would like to see made to the problematic lead content law currently under revision in Washington.

Posted in North America
Posted June 1, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—From high-end training to electric bikes, the four stores visited yesterday on the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Philadelphia offered something for everyone.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 1, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Star Production SARL, owner of the worldwide TriStar Triathlon Series, has acquired Gran Fondo USA, producers of America’s original series of Italian-themed gran fondo cycling events.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 1, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Bell Sports, have issued a voluntary recall of about 31,100 full-face bicycle helmets in the United States and about 2,500 in Canada.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 1, 2011
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Craig "Gork" Barrette is leaving Seattle Bike Supply after 11 years to join the American Bicycle Association (ABA) as its chief communications officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 31, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—After seven years as the magazine’s editor, Megan Tompkins is leaving Bicycle Retailer and Industry News to join Shimano’s OEM sales team. Her last day with the magazine will be June 24.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted May 31, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning to begin a three-day bike tour of Philadelphia and New Jersey shops.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted May 31, 2011
ORONO, MA (BRAIN)—The Light Electric Vehicle Association will host a Webinar featuring IBD owner, Mike Wolf of Bloomfield Bikes and Repair Show (CT) on July 20 and July 27.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 31, 2011
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports is now the exclusive distributor of Squirt Lube in the United States.

Squirt Lube is a wax/water emulsion bicycle chain lubricant.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news

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