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Posted March 29, 2010

CAMBRIDGE, MA (BRAIN)—The U.S. Patent Office has granted a patent covering CLIX Systems, Inc.'s new wheel quick release.

Posted in North America
Posted March 28, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Hugh Walton and Shelley Gedak are sharing management responsibilities at Veltec Sports following the return of former CEO Manfred Krikke Jr. to its Dutch parent company and the departure of other senior managers.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 28, 2010

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (BRAIN)—Muc-Off, a UK bike cleaning company, is introducing its vital fluids into the Canadian market for 2010, working closely with On The Edge Canada for exclusive distribution.

Posted in North America
Posted March 28, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Core Outdoor retail sales surged 27 percent this past February.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted March 28, 2010

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has hired Ian Ferguson as its new U.S. sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 28, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The 2010 Cycling Guide started arriving in homes of bike shop customers around the country the week of March 15. The annual direct marketing program will reach over a half million cycling consumers from 110 stores in 50 markets.

Posted in North America
Posted March 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—New Department of Transportation guidelines that encourage investments that provide facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians have drawn heated response from Republican congressmen.

Posted in North America
Posted March 25, 2010

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Sparc Retail, a provider of integrated web-based B2B solutions, has partnered with Felt Bicycles for use of Sparc's Hubsoft suite of online dealer and rep order management tools.

Posted in North America
Posted March 25, 2010

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has expanded distribution for its Asia Pacific Sales Department.

Posted in North America
Posted March 25, 2010

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Argon 18 has recently completed an expansion of its warehousing at the company's facility in Montreal.

Posted in North America
Posted March 25, 2010

Genuine Innovations held its first annual Athlete Appreciation Day on March 20. GI's CEO Marty Mares opened his home to some of the company's visiting and local pro triathletes and MTB friends.

Posted in North America
Posted March 24, 2010

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro’s has let go of Chris Zigmont as its chief executive officer. Matthew Simpson, Pedro’s chief operating officer will step up to replace Zigmont as Pedro’s interim chief executive officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 24, 2010

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—The Western Publishing Association (WPA) announced its 2010 Maggie finalists last week, nominating Bike magazine in five categories.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Importers brought in 139,794 fewer units this January compared with the year before—a 13 percent drop in business, the lowest January for importers since 2002.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 24, 2010

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired Ming Tan as its new general manager. He’ll be responsible for the Ritchey Design and Syncros Applied Technology brands in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with 3T Cycling, has issued a voluntary recall of about 325 Ventus Ltd and Ventus Team Bicycle Aerobars.

The aerobars were manufactured in Taiwan.

Posted in Recalls
Posted March 23, 2010

WHISTLER, BC (BRAIN)—The 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games have come and gone and although the snow keeps falling the opening day for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is less than two months away.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 23, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, the producers of the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship—the nation’s largest and longest-running professional cycling race—is bringing a new dynamic to “race weekend” this June 4-6 called the Philadelphia Cycling, Health & Fitness Show.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 23, 2010

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—After more than seven years with Crankbrothers, Christina Orlandella is leaving her role as the company’s marketing director for sights (far) north.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 23, 2010

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle retailers who order products online are finding significant improvements in ordering and determining inventory availability via Giant’s new dealer Web site called the “G-Store.”

Posted in North America

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