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Posted November 9, 2012
Restore Red Hook jersey

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — The bike community in New York is taking action to help Sandy recovery efforts.

Posted in North America Tagged Hurricane Sandy
Posted November 9, 2012

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dahon has plans to expand its sales and business operations in Eastern Europe. The company is appointing a new area sales manager who will oversee partner, product and distributor activity in the region.

Posted in International
Posted November 8, 2012

BLACK HAWK, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado's Supreme Court to rule on cyclists' access to a road in a Rocky Mountain casino town.

Posted in North America
Posted November 8, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Sports Chalet’s sales for its fiscal second quarter rose 3.9 percent to $91.5 million as same-store sales jumped 5.5 percent for the 13 weeks ended Sept. 30, the sporting goods chain reported Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 8, 2012

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Scotts Valley Cycle Sport has reopened in a new location and as a Specialized Elite Shop. Its new location is twice the size of its previous store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 7, 2012

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN) — Fox sales over the first nine months of the year hit $179.3 million, up $28.8 million from last year. Over the same period, sister company CamelBak saw sales of $121.1 million, $6.4 million over last year, according to financial data released by parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 7, 2012
Pearl Izumi and Wheels Manufacturing each expand
Groundbreaking at Pearl Izumi

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — By coincidence two well-known bike suppliers are expanding their footprints in this town northwest of Denver.

Posted in North America
Posted November 7, 2012
Cyfac's Vintage steel frame

LA FUYE, France (BRAIN) — French builder Cyfac has set up a new dealer direct sales system in the U.S. The company said the new system will lower retail prices and boost dealer margins.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 7, 2012

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano says its retailer tech training website now loads as fast as "Di2 electronic derailleurs shift."

Posted in North America
Posted November 7, 2012
At Wednesday’s press event, from left: Michael Tseng, chairman of the A-Team and executive director of  the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters’ Association; TAITRA president and CEO Yuen-Chuan Chao; and Taichung Deputy Mayor Ping-Kun Tsai

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers of the 2013 Taipei International Cycling Show, set for March 20-23, are predicting another record year for the expo.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted November 7, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market and Summer Market say they will extend a one-day date shift for the events through 2014.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 6, 2012

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Diamondback is now working with Verde PR & Consulting for public relations and social media support, the companies announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted November 6, 2012

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Capo Cycling Apparel has reached a new sales partnership with Scot Allen and Jeff Gold of the Gold Agency.

The two will now represent Capo in the Midwest cycling market, including Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 6, 2012
Marilyn Price with a student at the Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — The University of Michigan College of Letters, Sciences and Arts has awarded alumnus Marilyn Price with the LSA Humanitarian Service Award because of her work with Trips for Kids.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 6, 2012
RAGBRAI photo courtesy of Des Moines Register

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Primal announced this week that it has signed a five year agreement to continue as official apparel provider to Iowa's RAGBRAI ride. 

The event's organizers have designated Primal as a "Friend of RAGBRAI," a special designation given to partners who make the annual event possible.

Posted in North America
Posted November 5, 2012

GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN) — Signature Cycles has rescheduled a grand opening party for its new Greenwich Studio location because of another storm bearing down on the New York City area.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 5, 2012
Birzman tools

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Orange Sport Supply Inc., had added Birzman Tools to its product portfolio.

Posted in North America
Posted November 5, 2012

EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN) — Retailer Ten 27 Cycles, formerly Turin Bicycles, is closing after more than 40 years in Evanston, Illinois. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 5, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group is reporting that sales through independent bike dealers were up 8 percent in September. The company, which bases its reports on a sample of retailers, said that all major product categories contributed to the growth.

Posted in Studies/Reports

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