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Posted May 23, 2011
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—The newest Giant Brand Store, Texas Cycle Werks, celebrated its grand opening this past Saturday as customers enjoyed group rides, prize raffles and a mountain bike trials stunt show by Giant athlete ambassador Jeff Lenosky.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 23, 2011
CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle reported a revenue increase of 40 percent during the first half of its financial year doubled sales of electric bikes, according to a financial report released Monday by the German company.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 20, 2011
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—In celebration of National Bike to Work Day, Saris Cycling Group announced that May, a fifth grader from Oklahoma, was selected as the winner of its first national bicycle awareness poster contest, which was held in partnership with bicycle advocacy groups nationwide.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2011
ASI held a contest last Thursday to see who could "pink it out the best" among its employees, celebrating the Fuji-sponsored Geox-TMC team's participation in the Giro d'Italia.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2011
KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has introduced a new visual identity for both the association and its trade show, ExpoCycle.

Posted in International
Posted May 20, 2011
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Zoic Clothing has joined the growing list of suppliers to The Bike Cooperative, a member-owned organization that maximizes efficiencies and profit for
independent bicycle retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2011
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN)—Dave Donahue of Kinetic Representatives is Ibex Outdoor Clothing's new Mid-Atlantic sales rep covering New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2011
SEASIDE, CA (BRAIN)—A small group of top Specialized dealers gathered in California’s Central Coast Thursday morning as stage five of the Amgen Tour of California left the overcast skies of Seaside bound for Paso Robles.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 19, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The League of American Bicyclists estimates that about one million people in cities across the country will commute to work on two wheels today, May 20, designated as National Bike to Work Day.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 19, 2011
FORT LEE, NJ (BRAIN)—A trio of founders want to eliminate the hassle and cost associated with athletes transporting their bikes to races and have launched a high-end, race-day ready rental bike company.

Posted in North America
Posted May 19, 2011
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—BTI is now accepting warranty service orders for Cane Creek Double Barrel shocks and DT-Swiss Tricon wheels.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 19, 2011
WESTWOOD, NJ (BRAIN)—With its recent re-opening as a Giant Brand Store, Westwood Cycle becomes one of 27 shops that have been given this designation. As a GBS, Westwood prominently features Giant-themed imagery, colors and messaging. And about 80 percent of the store’s floor space is comprised of Giant bicycles.
Posted in Retail News
Posted May 19, 2011
POMONA, CA (BRAIN)—The publisher of Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine plans to stage the first annual trade show focused on the recumbent market in Pomona, California, this fall.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 18, 2011
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—After years as co-CEOs of Cervélo, owners/founders Gerard Vroomen and Phil White have decided that White will now assume sole CEO status for the Canadian bike manufacturer. Vroomen will continue in his role on the board.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 18, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Independent bike retailers have adopted point-of-sale systems at the same pace as other specialty sporting goods retailers. Based on a recent survey conducted by Leisure Trends Group, 88.2 percent of bike retailers currently use a POS system.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 18, 2011
MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries reported a 10 percent increase in its bicycle business for the first quarter of the year, driven by strong sales of Cannondale and GT in Europe and Australia, according to an earnings report released yesterday by the company.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 18, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Pat Cunnane, CEO of Advanced Sports Inc., was recently appointed to the board of directors of the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (NFFSN).

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 18, 2011
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has moved its headquarters within Switzerland from Lausanne to Bern.
Posted in North America
Posted May 18, 2011
MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries reported a 10 percent increase in its bicycle business for the first quarter of the year, driven by strong sales of Cannondale and GT in Europe and Australia, according to an earnings report released today by the company.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 17, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., maker of the Polar Bottle has begun a new wellness and fitness program for its employees. The initiative includes professional health consultations as well as a fitness component that challenges employees to take part in charity fitness events.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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