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Posted June 16, 2009

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Profile Design has appointed Karen Sing as director of sponsorships and events.

In addition to her new role, Sing will continue as the wetsuit developer for Profile Design. Having worked in the triathlon industry for nearly 20 years, she is a familiar presence at events and expos.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 16, 2009

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

OKANOGAN, WA—Every year in mid-June, cyclists on touring bikes loaded with bulging panniers start dropping by The Bike Shop in rural Okanogan, Washington, as they embark on pedaling pilgrimages across the country.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2009

BY MATT WIEBE

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The industry let out a collective sigh of relief after realizing that the 13 percent sales drop in the fourth quarter of last year wasn’t an indicator as to how sales would trend this year.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2009

BY JASON NORMAN

LOS ANGELES, CA—Heightened security measures and new environmental regulations at Southern California ports are putting a squeeze on companies importing containers of bikes from overseas.

Posted in North America
Posted June 15, 2009

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—Pacific Cycle increased its bid to buy bankrupt Iron Horse Bicycle Company to $2.75 million on Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted June 15, 2009

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Amer Sports Corporation, parent company of Mavic, announced on Monday a reorganization of its management structure in order to create one executive board to head up the outdoor equipment and apparel company.

Posted in North America
Posted June 15, 2009

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Manitou has launched a new Web site that features a blog with action videos, product reviews, race results, technical information and links to other Manitou-related news.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 15, 2009

TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—A bill in New Jersey seeking to regulate the sale of bikes equipped with quick releases came out of committee with language the industry has agreed not to resist.

Posted in North America
Posted June 15, 2009

It took our amateur video team three takes to get the interview right, but Burley CEO Michael Coughlin was a good sport. Check out the video interview on the BRAIN Blog (click on link).

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Posted June 15, 2009

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness and its former distributor Life Fitness are waging a court battle over product and the distribution agreement itself.

Posted in North America
Posted June 14, 2009

"I'm waiting for naked men. I'm single."

—Melissa Paxton told the New York Daily News yesterday. Nearly naked cyclists in Toronto, Washington, New York and other cities said yesterday their annual World Naked Bike Ride was a protest against oil dependency.

Posted in North America
Posted June 14, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Bike magazine has won a prestigious Maggie award at the Western Publishing Association’s (WPA) 58th Annual Maggie Awards, held at the Westin Hotel in Los Angeles.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted June 14, 2009

WAIKIKI, HI (BRAIN)—A new mountain bike race is hitting the shores of Hawaii in October with a $166,000 prize purse—with the winner receiving $15,000.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 14, 2009

DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Now under a month away, this year’s Downieville Classic might take on a different feel than in years’ past.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 14, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Retail sales for outdoor stores grew 2 percent compared to last April, moving from $339 million to $347 million, according to the most recent edition of The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Outdoor Topline Report, produced for OIA by the Leisure Trends Group.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 11, 2009

"Bear gone fishin', mermaids missin'
Got to get to the bottom of this
Kissin' the wound from the captain's harpoon
Unexpected moment of bliss
Loss is closer, tip of exposure
It's sunny at the edge of the sea
Baby knows what she really wants

Posted in North America
Posted June 11, 2009

LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac has hired Dan Roper as its new outside rep for the Wyoming and Utah territories.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 11, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—The 25th annual TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship drew huge crowds in excess of 300,000 this past Sunday.

“It was just as crowded as it ever was,” said Pat Cunnane, president of Advanced Sports. “There were actually more participants in the ride.”

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 11, 2009

VENTURA, CA (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing.com has partnered with MapMyFitness to bring cutting-edge fitness applications to its clients’ Web sites.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 11, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Specialized cemented its commitment to the transportation category this week by launching its Globe brand, a line of five lifestyle driven bicycles.

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