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Posted June 10, 2011
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—Bicycle riding has increased 2.9 percent in 2010 from the previous year, according to the National Sporting Goods Association director of research and information services Dan Kasen.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 10, 2011
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Joshua Hon, former vice president of Dahon and son of co-founder and CEO Dr. David Hon, will separate from the brand and launch his own bike company next week in Taipei.

Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Graphite, a brand strategy and design agency based in Los Angeles, has been hired by the Electra Bicycle Company to produce 2011 brand, retailer initiatives.

In a soon-to-be-announced campaign, Graphite and Electra will visit key accounts across the country next month.
Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2011
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—For the 2011 selling season SR Suntour has added a number of new aftermarket distributors in order to better serve North American dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 9, 2011
LITTLE ROCK, AR (BRAIN)—Orbea USA has hired three additional full time, factory reps to its external sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 9, 2011
DAVIS, CA (BRAIN)—Four legends of American cycling will be inducted on November 5 into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted June 9, 2011
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has received a major human resources boost as Ben Capron has stepped away from his post as chief brand officer of Specialized Bicycle Components to become the development director at NICA.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 8, 2011
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—After more than two years developing the supplier partner program for The Bike Cooperative and signing strategic contracts with more than 38 vendors, Wren has transitioned to contractor status with The Bike Cooperative.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 8, 2011
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc has acquired the SBR Triathlon Series.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 8, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Quality Bicycle Products, has issued a voluntary recall of about 100 Civia bicycle racks for mounting over the front bicycle wheel.

Posted in Recalls Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 8, 2011
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Riding the coattails of the most successful month in their 25-year history, Hawley is opening a West Coast distribution center in Sparks, Nevada—a suburb of Reno.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 8, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—A little over a year after joining Advanced Sports Inc. as director of sales, Steve Parke has left the company. His last day was Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 8, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—A little over a year after joining Advanced Sports Inc. as director of sales, Steve Parke has left the company. His last day was Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 7, 2011
FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Downeast Bicycle Specialists will now begin offering Gore Ride-On products to its dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 7, 2011
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—NiteRider's new rechargeable light line has more than doubled the light output over previous year's product offerings.

In addition to its high LED outputs, the company revealed a new entry-level series rounding out the entire line of commuter products.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 7, 2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Carmichael Training Systems will be opening the new Santa Ynez regional training center on the central coast of California on June 27.

Posted in North America
Posted June 7, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—The QBP Shock Treatment Center (STC) has achieved certification as an official Cane Creek authorized service center for Double Barrel rear shocks.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 7, 2011
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—GU Energy Labs, will move its corporate operations to a new facility on June 13, offering 50 percent greater square footage.

And while the new digs significantly expand the sports nutrition company’s capabilities, it doesn’t mean abandoning their Berkeley roots.

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2011
BOULDER, CO—Former Veltec Sports executive Hugh Walton has taken over distribution of Vredestein Two Wheel Tires in the U.S. and Canada through Move Sport, Inc., a company founded by his wife three years ago.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 6, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has created Whisky, a parts brand offering carbon forks, handlebars, seat posts and bottle cages. Whisky will roll out a series of unidirectional-carbon cross, mountain and road forks in late July and early August. The lineup will include disc-specific cyclocross forks.
Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Distributor news

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