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Posted July 20, 2009

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Cygolite is revealing a new look for 2010.

Over the last three years Cygolite has developed brighter, smaller and more advanced high-brightness LED lighting systems than in the past.

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has moved its headquarters into a much larger office space a few blocks down the street from its old office to better accommodate its growing staff.

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2009

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Mark Pippin has decided to leave SRAM as its product manager for new business market and join Trek. Pippin had been with SRAM for more than seven years.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 19, 2009

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN)—On the eve of the Pinarello Granfondo in its hometown of Treviso, Pinarello unveiled the Dogma 60.1 road bike (pictured) to the company’s global distributors, sales reps and select dealers.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 19, 2009

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—BTI has inked an exclusive deal with De Marchi to distribute the manufacturer's apparel for 2010.

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2009

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—Iron Horse Bicycle Company may have been auctioned off in bankruptcy court, but the controversy surrounding the company’s demise continues to mount.

Posted in North America
Posted July 17, 2009

DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Epic riding, great eats, cool product—it all came together last weekend as the best mountain bikers in the world along with more than 30 exhibitors descended on Northern California’s Downieville Classic.

And once again, the resounding chorus echoed overwhelmingly positive vibes.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 17, 2009

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—If you’ve been to any bicycle forum lately you’ve probably read about some Bike Nashbar customers being exposed to credit card fraud.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 16, 2009

BAD NAUHEIM, Germany (BRAIN)—Oliver Arroyo has been hired as technical service manager at JD Europe.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 16, 2009

Growth Cycle president Ray Keener is working retail this summer: one day a week at the Bicycle Village Boulder store, one of a five-store chain in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs.

Posted in North America
Posted July 16, 2009

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) has established its 68th chapter in Ladysmith, Wisconsin in conjunction with the Ladysmith-Hawkins School District. The Trips for Kids Ladysmith Chapter will serve the district's disadvantaged youth.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 16, 2009

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Debbe and Mike Simmons own five Bicycle Warehouse stores in the San Diego area, and they just celebrated the grand re-opening of their Pacific Beach location on Saturday, July 11.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 16, 2009

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA (BRAIN)—Electric bike maker eZee will now make a stronger push in the United States, with its own subsidiary and two new Southern California “flagship” stores launching in September.

Posted in North America
Posted July 15, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco has upped its financial commitment to advocacy by pledging C$1 toward local and international bike projects for every adult bike sold each year.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 15, 2009

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries purchase of Iron Horse Bicycle Company for $5.2 million "brings depth to our mountain bike offerings," according to Robert Baird, president of Dorel's Recreational/Leisure segment.

Dorel already owns Cannondale, GT, Mongoose and Schwinn brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted July 15, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Kim Peterson is ready to leave this 200,000-square-foot warehouse that’s been Specialized’s distribution backbone in the West. But he still has a few more months to wait.

Posted in North America
Posted July 15, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show will feature a Bikeshare Program, presented by Swobo.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 15, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—3point5, Inc., the parent of 3point5.com (the online campus for retail sales people) is changing its name to SwarmBuilder, Inc. and launching a new corporate site, SwarmBuilder.com.

Posted in North America
Posted July 14, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Bikes’ 2010 line-up reflects the growing trend toward sustainability and commuting with a new lifestyle series and an updated line of urban bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted July 14, 2009

SNOWBIRD, UT (BRAIN)—Ask John Thompson, Specialized’s national sales manager, how the economy is affecting business and he laughs. It’s all about the weather, Thompson said during a brief break over lunch during the company's Dealer Event.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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