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Posted April 10, 2011
CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—Southern California distributor Tom Hall Enterprises is moving to a larger building as a result of growing sales and in anticipation of continued sales increases.

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2011
BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Powabyke EV Ltd, the UK-based brand of electric powered bikes, have struck a deal with The Brandsco PLC for exclusive distribution rights in the United States.
Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2011
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group has aligned itself with Fepase Sportcycle to meet the needs of Brazilian customers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted April 7, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 has appointed four new sales agencies across Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted April 7, 2011
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Qualified buyers can register online to participate in the industry's premier tradeshow and demo event, the Interbike International Bicycle Expo 2011, September 14-16, preceded by OutDoor Demo on September 12 and 13.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted April 7, 2011
Not sure anyone could have captured NCFM's battle with Sea Otter better than Bicycling's Joe Lindsey, in his report entitled "Sea Otter Will Be Crawling with Chicks."

Click on above link to check it out.
Posted in North America
Posted April 6, 2011
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has launched its first national promotion website to support its second annual Great American Bike Sale.

Posted in North America
Posted April 6, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends is holding a webinar today entitled "Pre Bicycle Leadership Conference Presentation."

The webinar will discuss cycling retail sales trends with a special emphasis on components, parts and accessories.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted April 6, 2011
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—This year Munich's Bike Expo will open with its first Demo Day for retailers and media members.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 6, 2011
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—In what many people read as a belated April Fools’ joke was actually quite real, as the National Coalition for Men in San Diego objected to the Sea Otter Classic “Ladies Day” celebration.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 6, 2011
APTOS, CA (BRAIN)—Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) have announced the event schedule and sponsor list for the 2nd Annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (SCMBF) at the Aptos Pump Track and Post Office Dirt Jump Park in Aptos Village, California on April 9 and 10.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 6, 2011
BY Marc Sani

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Many U.S. and European accessory brands have long had a presence in Asian markets. But those same brands are now enjoying a fundamental shift in sales as newly affluent Asian consumers clamor for quality brand names.

Posted in North America Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted April 6, 2011
BY Matt Wiebe

DELTA, Canada—The Maxxis-Rocky Mountain team recently showed up for training camp—their bikes sporting new Race Face cockpits and components—only to learn that Race Face had gone out of business. The Canadian component brand was one of the team’s main sponsors.

Posted in North America
Posted April 6, 2011
BY Doug McClellan

James Moore sees it most starkly after the holidays, when parents bring the big-box bikes they bought for their children to his bike shop.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 5, 2011
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Cycling apparel-maker Primal Wear has teamed up with the Sea Otter Classic to support the Semper Fi Fund, an organization dedicated to providing financial support to injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 5, 2011
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead is now the distributor for SRM FSA cranksets in Asia.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted April 5, 2011
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Sander Rigney has recently been promoted to SRAM category manager for suspension.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 5, 2011
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—Kirk Pacenti of Pacenti Cycle Design sold his 12-year old company to the investment group, Top Five, also from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted April 5, 2011
Interbike's original founder Steve Ready is coming out of retirement (well, sort of) to write a few blog posts for us over the next month. His first blog, which will go live tomorrow on BRAIN's front page, will discuss Berkeley, California, as a bike town.
Posted in North America
Posted April 4, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Bikes Belong Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant from REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) to expand their Bicycling Design Best Practices Program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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