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Posted March 19, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Outdoor retailers enjoyed a much-needed uptick in sales in February according to preliminary Outdoor RetailTRAK data from Leisure Trends Group.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted March 19, 2012

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) March 19 2012 8:10 AM MT—REI last week reported an 8.4 percent jump in annual sales for 2011, to $1.66 billion, but operating income was down slightly, to $116.2 million from 2010’s record $116.6 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 16, 2012

Editor's note: The following article appears in the March 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

By Matt Wiebe

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted March 16, 2012

World Bicycle Relief delivers 100,000th bike in Africa • Pactimo partners with LeMond's 1in6 organization • Rudy Project NA and XX2i Optics form RACE parent company • 110% adds compression-plus-ice Quad Sleeves

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2012

Raleigh America launches demo program and dealer access site • Windham, New York, to host UCI World Cup again • POC sponsors Eastern States DH series

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Raleigh America is sending out is first ever bike demo fleet and unveiling a new dealer access website.

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2012

SHANGHAI, China (BRAIN)—Chinese bike manufacturers are beginning to look at expanding into new markets in Southeast Asia in the face of rising labor costs and restrictive export duties to Europe, said Xiao Yun Huo, vice secretary general of the China Bicycle Association.

Posted in International
Posted March 15, 2012

The Jersey Project enters second printing • Rolf Prima sponsors NOW Pro Women’s team • Forme Coaching to sell Pactimo in the U.K. and Ireland

OLD LYME, CT (BRAIN)—Bill Humphreys' book, The Jersey Project, will have a second printing available next month.

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2012

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek is expanding its Retail Design Lab in its hometown, experimenting with new packaging, merchandising and environmental design. The store is completely powered by wind.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 14, 2012

WOODLAND HILLS, CA (BRAIN) Mar 14, 14:28 MT—With Southern California drivers once again hemorrhaging money at the gas pump, Santa Monica Mountains Cyclery is rolling out a promotion whereby customers can trade in their cars for credit toward a new bicycle purchase.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 14, 2012

The following story appeared in the March 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

BPSA reports $50 million sales gain for 29ers in 2011

By Matt Wiebe

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged From the Magazine
Posted March 14, 2012

The following story appeared in the March 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

With stiff duties lifted, builders revisit Vietnam, but road blocks remain

By Marc Sani

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine
Posted March 13, 2012

Women's Prestige Series gets going at Redlands • SRAM Gold Rusch Tour back with more dates • Headsweats partners with NBC Sports for Epic Cycle Series • Jetboil stoves now available through QBP

Posted in North America
Posted March 13, 2012

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN) Mar 13, 15:34 MT—Scott Montgomery is entering the third phase in his bike industry career, and he feels he has once again entered the sport's main current.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 13, 2012

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) Mar 13, 14:43 MT—Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop is in the thick of Austin's annual South by Southwest music, interactive and film festivals, which run from March 9-18.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 13, 2012

Giordana Velodrome opens in South Carolina • BH Bikes sponsors triathlon series • Quality and J&B distribute Leg Lube

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted March 13, 2012

BOULDER, CA (BRAIN)—Girl Bike Love’s CycloFemme, a day celebrating women in cycling, is already catching on. A week after announcing the May 13 event, Girl Bike Love has registered two rides in Australia, two in the U.K., one in Berlin, German, and several across the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 13, 2012

Tom Fowler leaves Cervélo • Norco to distribute Schwalbe tires in Canada • FRF Sports is new Ridley distributor in Australia • Selle Italia launches new website • LA's CicLAvia event launches Kickstarter campaign

Posted in North America
Posted March 13, 2012

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN) Mar 13, 10:18 MT—Dorel Industries' Cycling Sports Group will begin selling Cannondale and GT bikes direct in China this summer, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in International
Posted March 12, 2012

Bloomberg: EU may ease anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese bikes • Scott Strysick joins ASI • Gran Fondo planned for Banff National Park • Timbuk2 sponsors Red Hook Criterium

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN)—The European Union may ease 19-year-old anti-dumping duties on Chinese bikes, Bloomberg is reporting.

Posted in North America
Posted March 12, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) Mar 12 2012 12:42 PM MT—Norco Sync, which makes the bike supplier’s warehouse inventory available to retailers via a partnership with SmartEtailing, has gone live to Norco’s Canadian IBD network.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news

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