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Posted July 19, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) has been named one of three Québec finalists (manufacturing category) in Ernst & Young's 2010 Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted July 19, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Elite Bicycles Asia has partnered with Vincero Design for Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

Located in Boulder, Colorado, Vincero Design was founded in 2008 by Robert Kondilas. Vincero Design is known for its water bottle mount system for bike frames.
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Posted July 19, 2010
EXETER, NH (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Christoper Zigmont has opened up a marketing and business development consultation Web site to the cycling industry.

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Posted July 19, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies will unveil a retail concept store which they expect to have opened for business by early September.

The IZIP Store will be located at 609 Lincoln Boulevard on Highway 1, just south of Santa Monica near the Pacific coast in Venice, California.

Posted in North America
Posted July 16, 2010
Bike-alog is cleaning up its database and needs your new product information. With over 600 Bike-alog members you will expand your visibility to dealers in the marketplace while helping them source your products faster.
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Posted July 16, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Problem Solvers has launched a completely rebuilt Web site.

The ambitious makeover, which includes a blog, interactive forums, and updated and expanded product pages is designed to make the brand more accessible and relevant to bike dealers and consumers.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 16, 2010
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—The Boston Bike Share Program will receive $3 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to implement a new bike share system throughout the city.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 16, 2010
KEYSTONE, CO (BRAIN)—Dealers got to meet Tom Larter at the first company event he’s attended since joining Specialized as its director of marketing for equipment about a week ago.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 16, 2010
FRYEBERG, ME (BRAIN)—Longtime employee Jeff Cavicchi is now a minority owner of Downeast Bicycle Specialists, the Northeast’s oldest wholesale distributor. Doug Moore remains the majority owner, and will continue in his position as president at the company’s Fryeburg, Maine facility.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted July 16, 2010
BY MEGAN TOMPKINS
WATERLOO, WI—Looking out the window at dirt trails from a suite at the Canyons Resort in Utah, Dave Guettler was preparing to be seriously courted by his Cannondale rep during its dealer event last month.

Posted in North America
Posted July 16, 2010
BY NICOLE FORMOSA

NEWBURY PARK, CA—As Giant’s Patrick VanHorn manned booths at Sea Otter and the Tour of California this past spring, he heard for the first time, consumers asking why they couldn’t find several road and mountain models at local bike shops.

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Posted July 15, 2010
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Serotta Sport has appointed Steve Fairchild as its director of dealer sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 15, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle is introducing its own line of kids bicycles.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 15, 2010
KEYSTONE, CO (BRAIN)—New high-end bikes were all the buzz at the Specialized Dealer Event this week in Keystone. But the company also is making inroads to better market its entry- and mid-level bikes through a new product hangtag.

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Posted July 15, 2010
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—MerchantOS and SmartEtailing have joined forces to help their mutual clients manage online operations more profitably.

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Posted July 15, 2010
We all know bikes and beer are a winning combination. To celebrate the pairing, over a dozen Canari employees rode on Wednesday from the company’s Vista, California headquarters to nearby Stone Brewing Co. for lunch.
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Posted July 14, 2010
KEYSTONE, CO (BRAIN)—Close to 600 U.S. dealers are previewing and riding Specialized’s 2011 bikes and equipment this week in Keystone, a ski resort in Summit County, Colorado, during the company’s three-day 2011 product launch.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 14, 2010
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—A federal grand jury investigating possible doping conspiracies in cycling has issued a subpoena for documents to the Trek Bicycle Corporation, the Wisconsin-based bike manufacturer that sponsored Lance Armstrong's cycling teams since 1998, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation,
Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 14, 2010
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has hired Albert Lin as its chief operating officer.

Lin brings extensive industry experience, including formerly working for SRAM, according to a press release.

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Posted July 14, 2010
ERIE, CO (BRAIN)—A 250-meter outdoor velodrome seems to be on its way in a small Colorado town of roughly 16,000 residents.

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