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Posted October 17, 2011

KAPALUA, HI (BRAIN) — Lance Armstrong will compete in the XTERRA Worlds off-road triathlon.

"XTERRA World Champs next wknd. I'm in! Looking fwd to racing," the seven-time Tour de France winner tweeted Sunday, a week before the swimming, cycling and running competition in Maui.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 17, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—More than 70 tired but very happy bicycle riders rolled into Pt. Mugu State Park on Sunday, completing a three-day trek through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in support of breast cancer survivors.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 17, 2011

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Retro and its sister company, Micro Beer Jerseys, are expanding their current dealer direct wholesale platform this December.

Posted in North America
Posted October 17, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) president and New York City transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood have announced that the Urban Bikeway Design Guide is now available in print.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2011

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—AllCell Technologies, a Chicago start-up manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for e-bikes, has landed a $460,433 grant from the state to expand its production capacity.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2011

HALIFAX, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Orange Mountain Bikes is returning the road after a 15-year hiatus.

Posted in International
Posted October 16, 2011

"'Cause when that morning sun comes beating down
You're going to wake up in your town
But we'll be scheduled to appear
A thousand miles away from here"

Posted in North America
Posted October 14, 2011

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has hired Nat McAllister as its new director of supplier relations. McAllister comes to the co-op with significant experience in the industry, serving as general manager for a multi-store dealer in New England.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 14, 2011

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Swobo is moving from Santa Cruz, California, to Fort Collins, Colorado, as the brand re-launches under new ownership, according to a report by the Coloradoan.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 13, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nikwax has hired the Monsoon Group for sales representation in the Southeast region, which includes Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.

Posted in North America
Posted October 13, 2011

Giant has an ad of its own—with a slightly different take than GM in regards to cars and bikes. Click on title and then link to view a larger sized version.

Posted in North America
Posted October 13, 2011

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Looking to expand its U.S. market presence, Italian road bike brand Carrera-PODIUM has brought aboard Phoenix, Arizona-based Icycle Bicycles as Western regional distributor.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 13, 2011

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has named Steve Harden as senior director of North American sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 13, 2011

GREENSBORO, NC (BRAIN)—Bikerumor.com founder and head honcho Tyler Benedict just launched Triathlonrumor.com, which as its name suggests focuses on triathletes.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted October 12, 2011

MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN)—Component manufacturer Full Speed Ahead is warning its retailers and end consumers about purchasing product online or from foreign trading sites in light of ongoing problems with counterfeit items originating from China.

Posted in North America
Posted October 12, 2011

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Backcountry.com will soon be breaking ground on a new fulfillment center in Virginia.

Posted in North America
Posted October 12, 2011

NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue Competition Cycles Inc. and Ciclo Werks have entered into a six-year agreement in which the St. Agatha, Ontario-based bike distributor will become an exclusive Blue dealer, expanding the company’s affiliation with its Northern neighbors.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 12, 2011

SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN)—California's Department of Parks and Recreation has begun the process of closing 70 of the states 276 state parks even as park supporters race to find non-profits to keep some of them open.

Posted in North America
Posted October 12, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Each year since its inception in 1996 Selling Cycling’s content is determined by the results of a retailer poll.

“We rely completely on the customer base to tell us what the hot-button training issues are,” said Selling Cycling creator and Growth Cycle president Ray Keener.

Posted in North America
Posted October 12, 2011

"You need just as much drive to be a good businessman as you do to excel as an athlete. The difference is that the athlete knows how good he's doing at the end of the day by looking at his results. The businessman doesn't know until the end of the year when he looks at his balance sheet."

Posted in North America

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