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Posted May 13, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Niner Bikes, have issued a voluntary recall of about 750 "Jet 9" model frames.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 13, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The Tour of California kicks off Sunday in Nevada City and many of the biggest names in cycling will be competing including Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 13, 2010
NASHVILLE, TN (BRAIN)—Mike Gardner’s local online bicycle distribution business was spared the flooding that caused destruction across Tennessee. Because he feels so fortunate, Gardner wants to give back.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 12, 2010
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Daily order writing and OEM business for Easton Bell Sports’ cycling brands is starting to pick up after a challenging 2009, Paul Harrington, chief executive officer of Easton Bell Sports, said on Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 12, 2010
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—An up and coming player in the POS market, MerchantOS, has just signed up its 600th retail location.

Posted in North America
Posted May 12, 2010
CHULA VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—The BMX Hall of Fame is now accepting nomination applications for individuals to be considered for the class of 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted May 12, 2010
The new NBDA/Growth Cycle retailer training partnership is looking for feedback on your in-store training experiences. This survey takes literally 90 seconds, please fill it out by clicking on link, it will help you get better staff training in 2011.
Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 12, 2010
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—CamelBak Products LLC has lost a case that sought to reclassify hydration packs imported from the Philippines in 2003 as "insulated food or beverage bags" that would have lowered duties more than 10 percent for the company.

Posted in North America
Posted May 12, 2010
WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox has hired a former Nike general manager, Paul Fidrych, as its chief marketing officer.

The new CMO role has been created to expand the company’s marketing support for its powered sports, off-road and mountain bike business.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 11, 2010
The world's first iPhone and iPad downhill mountain biking game called Steve Peat Downhill Mountain Biking is set to be released June 2010. UK-based iPhone app developer Apposing of Liverpool is putting it out. Click on link for their site.
Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Bolstered by a $25,000 grant from Clif Bar, the Alliance for Biking & Walking is playing a key role in a national effort to replace short car trips with bike travel.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 11, 2010
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Area riders are tuning their bikes and getting out their gear as the Whistler Mountain Bike Park opens for daily operations Saturday, May 15 with 16 trails and two skills centers to feed their adrenaline lust.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 11, 2010
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Bicycles has added a sixth vehicle to its National Demo Program to service the Rockies.

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2010
BELLINGHAM, WA (BRAIN)—The community driven Freehub Magazine finished its first year on the Web, and now has moved into the print realm with its April issue.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 10, 2010
WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—First quarter revenue soared almost 63 percent for Fox Racing Shox due in part to strong sales of mountain biking product, according to earnings figures reported Monday by the company’s parent, Compass Diversified Holdings.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 10, 2010
"It's our first step and we're really excited about it. When they went in, people just naturally gravitated to them. It may attract more people to cycling so it will help us meet our sustainability goals."

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2010
AMES, IO (BRAIN)—Cycle Force Group (CFG) and participating wholesale distributors are making parts and accessories available to bicycle dealers in an innovative, cost efficient way—and at very competitive prices.

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has awarded funding to six great projects in its Spring 2010 grant cycle.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 10, 2010
AUGUSTA, GA (BRAIN)—A big topic of conversation at this year’s International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit were bike clubs, and how they can work more closely with retailers and IMBA itself.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 10, 2010
OOLTEWAH, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group will move into a new corporate office in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, this July. ABG currently resides in Ooltewah, which is located 20 miles east of Chattanooga.

Posted in North America

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