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Posted May 17, 2012

World Triathlon Corporation, the owner of the Ironman events and trademark, has sold its two-year-old magazine to a group of investors that includes WTC executive and former Triathlete magazine owner John Duke.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted May 17, 2012

Bryson Martin has departed Marzocchi after more than 20 years of leading the suspension brand's U.S. efforts in the bike industry.

Martin and three other ex-Marzocchi employees have formed a new company, Bryson Martin Racing. He said he will reveal details of the new company's plans in the coming weeks.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 17, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Thursday May 17 2012 8:07 AM MT—Jim Wannamaker has resigned as North North Americas sales and marketing director at Vee Rubber America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 16, 2012

Jagwire taps Hans Johnsen for Texas distribution • Clif Bar celebrates 20th anniversary, achieves green building certification • ENVE hires outside sales force • SoCal High School Cycling League plans Outreach Tour • Sportique donates proceeds from promotion to World Bicycle Relief

Posted in North America
Posted May 16, 2012

Dick’s reports record first quarter • Taichung Bike Week registration opens • Best of Bike show launches in Austria as Bike & Trimm Ends • Bicycle Garage Indy partners for cycling tours

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2012

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday May 15 2012 11:11 AM MT—The National Bicycle Dealers Association will not be involved in the selection of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News’ annual Top 100 list of retailers.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Top 100
Posted May 15, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Tuesday May 15 2012 11:06 AM MT—A few preliminary details are emerging about the plan to merge three of the country's most powerful bike advocacy organizations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 15, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, PA (BRAIN) Tuesday May 15 2012 8:46 AM MT—A cyclist and coding expert who also happens to be a high school sophomore is offering a smart phone app that enables users to measure routes for biking or other activities.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted May 15, 2012

LAB announces round of Bike Friendly Communities • ASI hires quality manager for Asia • SRAM produces videos on servicing Red parts • LEVA offers free trial membership

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Tuesday May 15 2012 7:28 AM MT—The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday reminded bicyclists of 10 pending recalls.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 15, 2012

LAB partners with AAA on drivers ed • BMX Hall of Fame adds women's category, honors Olympic team • DealerCamp and PressCamp align with Canari, offer iLeads app • U.S. auto brands big in Japan, on bikes

Posted in North America
Posted May 14, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 6:49 PM MT—Overall merchandise sales at IBDs surged 29 percent in March as the warm weather continued to smile down on dealers, according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTRAK data.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 14, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 11:40 AM MT—Trade show producer Interbike has hired Justin Gottlieb as director of communications and public relations, effective this Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Interbike
Posted May 14, 2012

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 11:14 AM MT—Construction is under way on Velodrome Suisse, a CHF 15 million ($16 million) track, sports hall and training center planned next door to BMC’s Swiss headquarters in Grenchen.

Posted in International
Posted May 14, 2012

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 8:29 AM MT—German component maker Syntace has added two new U.S. distributors; its U.S. agent also is now importing frames from Liteville, a mountain bike brand owned by Syntace.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 11, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 8:25 AM MT—Flying Pigeon LA is packing up its city and cargo bikes and moving down the road to a new location next to a popular café that co-owner Josef Bray-Ali sees as a better fit for his business.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 11, 2012

Bikes Belong hires new marketing manager • Scott apologizes for shortage of popular models • Dahon tightens pricing policy

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2012

ALCOBENDAS, Spain (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 1:53 AM MT—Spanish brand BH opened the doors to its first-ever concept store last week in the Rio Norte Business Park in Alcobendas just north of Madrid.

Posted in International
Posted May 11, 2012

Trek names new marketing personnel • Bianchi plans presence at Tour of California • Atlantic City trade shows join forces

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2012

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) Friday May 11 2012 10:16 AM MT—Dorel Industries’ bike division posted its best quarter ever in the first three months of 2012 as IBD sales increased in the U.S., Europe and Japan, the company said in an earnings press release issued Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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