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Posted July 26, 2010
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Hundreds of Bostonians turned up for the grand opening of Giant Cycling World Boston this past weekend. This is the company's first ever Giant owned store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 26, 2010
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—While some concerns over show dates, thin crowds and bad weather swirled through exhibitor booths at the Bike Expo show last week, most agreed that it is worth having a presence at the second-year trade and consumer show in Munich.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 23, 2010
HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group said net profit increased 9 percent through the first half of 2010 while turnover was up 3 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 23, 2010
GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—BMC Swiss Cycling Technology has teamed with CFEprPlus to increase the exposure and sales of their mountain bike product line.

Posted in North America
Posted July 23, 2010
LYNDON STATION, WI (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Jay Townley has seen the future of the U.S. bike business—and it involves retailers collaborating more closely with suppliers, for the benefit of both.

Posted in North America
Posted July 23, 2010
EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Peter Flax has been named editor-in-chief of Bicycling and editorial director of Mountain Bike. He took over today.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 22, 2010
RENO, NV (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has signed on for another three year term with ITS Logistics to provide warehousing, fulfillment, real time inventory, transaction control and logistic services.

Posted in North America
Posted July 22, 2010
OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Canadian government has introduced a bill designed to beef up Canada's consumer product safety laws. The proposed legislation establishes new regulatory measures for suppliers to report incidents and defects related to health and safety.

Posted in North America
Posted July 22, 2010
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Messe München International has brought back its Bike Expo show for a second year, this time with more industry backing and new events.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 22, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN)—Mike Olson has expanded his successful San Diego Trek Bicycle Superstore chain to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 21, 2010
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—It’s hard to believe but Interbike is just around the corner. And this year, for the second time, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News will announce its Top 100 Retailers for 2010 at the industry’s leading North American trade show.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Top 100
Posted July 21, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The House of Representatives passed a miscellaneous tariffs bill on Wednesday that would extend temporary duty suspensions on bicycle tubing, speedometers, road and hydraulic disc brakes and certain rims and cranks.

Posted in North America
Posted July 21, 2010
DAVIS, CA (BRAIN)—The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will be the beneficiary of a live auction fundraiser at Lifeboat Event’s DealerCamp later this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 21, 2010
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Dana Carson, managing director of Hutchinson North America, is stepping down on August 5 for a new position in the industry.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 21, 2010
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Brandee Lepak is bringing women in Arizona a race of their own.

Lepak is working with race promoter DCB Extreme Adventures to bring the first women’s-only mountain bike race to Arizona.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 20, 2010
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has hired Jeff Fox to the newly formed position of bike marketing manager. This news comes on the heels of the recently announced expansion of the Osprey sales force to service the IBD channel.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 20, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is hosting four lounges on the show floor of its International Bicycle Expo 2010.
Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted July 20, 2010
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Haro and Masi launched their 2011 bikes to the press yesterday at the Sheraton Carlsbad, as both brands had different points of emphasis to stress.

For Haro it’s back to the future, as the company looks to reintroduce its “Dare to be Different” slogan.

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2010
Got opinions on best business practices? If so, you may be a good fit for BRAIN’s State of Retail panel. We are currently recruiting a new crop of retailers to sit on the next panel. The commitment starts with the October issue and lasts for one year (18 issues). The first answer will be due in late August.
Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2010
"To be good at this you have to be both good on your bike, and also have an understanding of athletics in general. You see a lot of hockey players, lacrosse and soccer players. It's a mix of what we jokingly call 'bike jocks.'"

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