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Posted May 9, 2010
"This bike is a little snapshot of time. The cyclist saw the semi-truck turning in front of him. He had three-quarters of a second to turn the bike to the right. The truck driver didn't see him."

Posted in North America
Posted May 9, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (BRAIN)—Exustar’s line of shoes, pedals, and soft goods just got more retailer-friendly as Q Cycle founder Bill Imielski has brought 13 independent sales reps on board.

Posted in North America
Posted May 9, 2010
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has expanded its distribution as a result of feedback from Canadian independent bicycle dealers to offer greater choice, flexibility and service options.

Posted in North America
Posted May 9, 2010
CHESTERLAND, OHIO (BRAIN)—In her 35 years in the bike industry, Hubbub Bicycles owner Diane Lees has worn a lot of hats: race organizer, tour leader, seminar speaker, yoga instructor. Now she can add radio host to that list.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 9, 2010
FAR HILLS, NJ (BRAIN)—After falling victim to credit card fraud two years ago, staff at The Sports People in Far Hills, New Jersey has been vigilant.
Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Revenue and profit grew in Dorel Industries’ bike division during the first quarter of the year as early spring weather and rebounding consumer confidence drove sales at independent bike shops and mass merchants, according to first quarter earnings results released by the company on Thursday.
Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 6, 2010
The Belgian postal service 'De Post' has released a limited edition Eddy Merckx postage stamp.

Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2010
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Expanding their international presence, Rolf Prima has partnered with Timac to be their exclusive distributor for Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.

Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2010
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—When Windsor Bicycle Center owner Mike Stollmeyer decided he wanted a new retail location with a completely new look for his Sonoma County, California business, he decided to partner with Giant Bicycle's retail merchandising team.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 6, 2010
FAIRFAX, CA (BRAIN)—Swobo’s Sky Yaeger, WTB’s Patrick Seidler and Breezer’s Joe Breeze were among a select group that recently toured the Cal Park Hill Tunnel in Marin County to get a firsthand look at the $13 million bicycle/pedestrian portion.

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 5, 2010
Volkswagen is the latest non-endemic to introduce an electric bike—well kind of. The Volkswagen Bik.e can travel up to 12.5 miles on a single charge at speeds of up to 12.5 mph. But the thing that jumps right out at you is the lack of pedals or exposed gears, so it's actually closer in functionally to a scooter.
Posted in North America
Posted May 5, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—Vittoria Industries North America, LLC (VINA) and Vittoria Sourcing Asia (VSA) will now be the exclusive distributors of Northwave products in North America.

VINA general manager Ron Dougherty wasn't available for additional comment as of press time.

Posted in North America
Posted May 5, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Klean Kanteen, have issued a voluntary recall of about 1.2 million Sport Cap 2.0 water bottle spouts in the United States and 102,000 in Canada.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 5, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Nirve Sports, have issued a voluntary recall of about 725 Red Star 100, Skulls 285 and Cannibal Chopper 340 bikes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 5, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized Bicycle Components, have issued a voluntary recall of about 1,350 Epic 26-inch and Era 26-inch mountain bikes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 4, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., manufacturer of the Polar Bottle, has modified the design of its popular insulated water bottles to improve their squeezability.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 4, 2010
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Following the success of the first “Ride Like King Day” last May, Giant will once again honor its founder King Liu with a second annual running of the event.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 4, 2010
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—BTAC will now be offering retailers the chance to win prizes if they register before the "Early Bird" deadline of June 30.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 4, 2010
HARTMANNSDORF, Germany (BRAIN)—Diamant, a European brand acquired by Trek in December 2002, celebrated its 125th anniversary last month at its German factory, a celebration capped by a visit from Tave Schur.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2010
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (BRAIN)—Following two months of dedication, hard work and infinite passion, the doors of the Nordic Region’s first Specialized Concept Store called Ride 4 Fun recently opened in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Posted in Retail News

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