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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
Posted November 5, 2012
Skins chairman Jamie Fuller

STEINHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Australia-based clothing maker Skins announced Monday that it was suing the world cycling body UCI. The press release did not say where the suit would be filed. Skins did not sponsor Lance Armstrong.

Posted in International
Posted November 5, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The industry’s Taiwanese contingent may find it friendlier to travel to the U.S. in the future thanks to a newly eased visa requirement. 

Posted in International
Posted November 5, 2012

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN) — FSA has a new boss in the U.S. market. Lance Bohlen, 56, has officially taken over as the company’s managing director, replacing Matt VanEnkevort, who left in June to become CEO at Marin Bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 5, 2012

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — The city center of Argentina’s capital city hosted its first ShimanoFest this past weekend, a two-day expo and race designed to expose everyday folks in Latin America to elite cycling. 

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 2, 2012

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN) — Greg Hind, founder of Hind Performance and GH Sports, died Wednesday after a short illness. He was 66.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 2, 2012
Jim Spring

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Friends, family and colleagues recalled Jim Spring Thursday as a retail visionary, a mentor and lover of life, who will be remembered as much for his boisterous laugh and sense of humor as for his career-long search for truths about the sports marketplace.

Posted in North America
Posted November 2, 2012
2012 Outerbike photo by Whit Richardson

MOAB, UT (BRAIN) — The third annual Outerbike event in early October attracted more than 1,000 attendees, who enjoyed warm, dry conditions and a wide selection of demo bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 2, 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Dirt Rag Magazine has hired longtime industry journalist Mike Cushionbury as editor. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted November 2, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Colnago America has launched a partnership with Speedgoat to become the brand’s newest authorized online retailer in the U.S. 

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 2, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Wholesale sales to bike shops climbed by 6 percent during the first nine months of the year, while unit shipments were up 3 percent, according to Bicycle Product Suppliers Association’s September report.

Posted in Studies/Reports

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