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Posted October 25, 2013

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (BRAIN) – Highway Two, the joint venture sales and distribution company owned by Continental Tire and Selle Royal, has joined SmartEtailing’s Supplier Sync program.

Posted in North America
Posted October 24, 2013
The gang celebrated the tour's completion at Gas Works Park, site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The chilly third and final day of BRAIN's Dealer Tour of Seattle started and ended in a shroud of fog, giving us a true taste of late fall in the Pacific Northwest.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 24, 2013

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Spooky Kross, part of L.A. Bike Fest weekend, returns this year to the Fairplex Stadium Complex in Pomona, California, Oct. 26. Cyclists of all ages and skill levels are welcome to take part in cyclocross races.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 24, 2013

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Amer Sports, Mavic’s parent company, posted a 1 percent growth in sales in the third quarter to $841 million (608.9 million euros). But the company said its 5 percent growth target for the full year remains on track.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 24, 2013
But they continue to bring down inventory to manageable levels.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Shipments of bikes to U.S. retailers in September took a bigger dip than anticipated, down 4.9 percent in dollars and 11.9 percent in units compared to the same month last year, according to the BPSA Topline for Cycling RetailTRAK from Leisure Trends Group.

Posted in North America
Posted October 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — No matter how you look at it, suppliers who imported bikes lost business through August. Total imports were down almost 2 million bikes, a 15 percent drop in units, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.

Posted in North America
Posted October 24, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Before crossing Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island to visit BI Cycle and Classic Cycle, Day 2 of BRAIN’s Seattle Dealer Tour got under way with a sampling of urban riding highlighting the accomplishments of local advocates as well as the challenges they face in fostering two-wheel transit here.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 23, 2013

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — Bill Armas, Park Tool’s longtime director of marketing, has left the company and plans to move back to Southern California where he grew up. “Park is a terrific company with an unbelievable team of skilled and ethical people, “ he said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 23, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) – Saris Cycling Group is hosting its annual fundraising gala this Friday, with all proceeds to benefit the Wisconsin Bike Fed. Among the more than 600 expected attendees will be British bike race commentator Phil Liggett.

Posted in North America
Posted October 23, 2013
New retail POP kit

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — More than 715 retailers have signed on to PeopleForBikes’ new retailer membership program, the national advocacy group said Wednesday. PeopleForBikes launched the program at the Interbike trade show last month.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 23, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Product Architects, the company behind Polar Bottle insulated sport bottles, is moving into larger headquarters in Colorado.

Posted in North America
Posted October 23, 2013
Kids at Bike Works test their skills after a class on headset repairs.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The retailers were as varied as they come on the first day of BRAIN's Dealer Tour of Seattle. The tour started at mega-retailer REI's flagship store, a stunning and expansive retail space that caters to commuters and families.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 22, 2013

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — The new owner of DealerCamp said he plans to lower exhibitor costs and convert it to a non-profit venture with proceeds used to continue a multi-year expansion.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 22, 2013
Evolution Series forks affected

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fox has initiated a voluntary recall of certain 2013 Evolution Series forks manufactured between March 1 and November 30, 2012.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 22, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel announced Tuesday that its Cannondale brand acquired a majority ownership of the Cannondale Pro Cycling team and Brixia Sports and that it had ended discussions with Tinkoff Credit Systems.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 22, 2013

SAN MATEO, CA (BRAIN) — Action camera giant GoPro has acquired website and software developer General Things, Inc.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 22, 2013
Tour de Pink West Coast riders leave Giant Bicycle headquarters.

THOUSAND OAKS, CA (BRAIN) — The fourth annual Tour de Pink West Coast bike ride concluded this past weekend with more than 120 riders completing a three-day, 200-mile trip along southern California’s coast and raising thousands of dollars for the Young Survival Coalition, a nonprofit focused on the needs of young women affected by breast cancer.

Posted in North America

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