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Posted June 2, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—From high-end to hardware, stores in the District of Columbia have business practices as polarized as the political views here.

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Posted June 2, 2010
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taichung’s mayor, Jason Hu, will host Taichung Bike Week’s “Industry Dinner” Dec. 6 at the Evergreen Hotel. Last year more than 350 guests filled the hotel’s main ballroom and organizers expect a repeat this December.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week
Posted June 2, 2010
JACKSONVILLE, FL (BRAIN)— A pickup driver charged with stabbing two bicyclists after he bumped a rider on a Jacksonville service road has over a dozen traffic violations dating back to 2002, according to the Florida Times Union.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted June 2, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle has appointed Cindy Marshall as its new chief marketing officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 2, 2010
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Wheel manufacturer Topolino Technology is introducing wheelchair wheels for the very first time this September.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 2, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries has launched Cycling Sports Group (CSG), Asia Pacific.

Posted in North America
Posted June 2, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Leading shops in the Virginia suburbs surrounding the nation’s capital have overcome economic uncertainty this spring by maximizing inventory turns and ordering just in time.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 1, 2010
ARLINGTON, VA (BRAIN)—The new operators of the Conte’s franchise have finalized the Freshbikes name for six Conte’s stores and will transition to the new brand by August 2012.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 1, 2010
“Google ‘moon hoax,’ ‘cause if people believe he had a motorized bike they may as well know the truth about the moon landing.”

Posted in North America
Posted June 1, 2010
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycles founder King Liu is set to embark on his latest cycling journey, “Green World on Wheels,” June 14-19 in The Netherlands. Over a six-day period, King will complete a 500km ride (310 miles) through the nation described as a “cycling paradise.”

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 1, 2010
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Cantitoe Road has hired industry veteran John Bradley as its director of sales. Bradley will develop Cantitoe Road’s sales and dealer network.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 1, 2010
BY NICOLE FORMOSA

Posted in North America
Posted June 1, 2010
BY JASON NORMAN

DENVER, CO—Ken Gart’s formula for turning around Colorado’s Bicycle Village stores nine years ago was simple.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 1, 2010
BY JASON NORMAN

CHICAGO, IL—Doing more with less. That was the strategy of several bike companies, many of which trimmed workers the past two years as they cut costs to align with a decline in sales.

Posted in North America
Posted May 31, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—BRAIN editors and sponsors expect to brave a couple of showers and possible thunderstorms today when they set out by bike to learn how retailers in the nation’s capital have fared this season as part of the magazine’s latest Dealer Tour.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 31, 2010
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Kokanee Crankworx, in its seventh year, is Whistler's largest summer festival—and for mountain bikers of all ages and competitive backgrounds event registration is now officially open.

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Posted May 31, 2010
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (BRAIN)—Organizers of the Tour of Missouri have canceled this summer's bicycle race after state tourism officials declined to help fund it, according to The Associated Press.

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Posted May 31, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN))—Frame and fork exporters, who ended February 67 percent above the year before, really picked up sales over the first quarter. By the end of March they had almost doubled their shipments over 2009, shipping 316,481 kilos of frames and forks, an increase of 155,890 kilos so far this year.
Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 30, 2010
BRAIN wishes you and yours a happy Memorial Day. Regular news coverage will resume tomorrow.
Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted May 27, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ CEO Martin Schwartz told company shareholders on Thursday that he expected momentum in the bike business to continue into 2010 buoyed by innovative new products and rebounding consumer confidence.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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