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Posted December 13, 2010
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Shopatron said that sales in its eCommerce exchange grew 59 percent over last year during the five-day Thanksgiving shopping period (November 26-30) that included Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 13, 2010
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Boa Technology has opened its new Hong Kong office. The company has also promoted Mark Kerns to Asia development manager in Japan to support continued focus and growth around the world.

Posted in North America
Posted December 13, 2010
Roy De Guzman of Brooklyn, NY—a BMX rider—claimed first place in the "Bicycling Magazine Bike Repair Challenge, sponsored by Park Tool" on Dec. 8 at Sid's Bikes in NYC.

Posted in North America
Posted December 10, 2010
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Masi Bicycles has launched its revamped Web site with all 2011 information, including a new video feature for each model or category in the line.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 10, 2010
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has added Moxie Northwest to its sales team.

Posted in North America
Posted December 10, 2010
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has hired Chad Eskins as part of its global OEM sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 10, 2010
WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics has named avid mountain biker and snowboarder Matt Conto as inside sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 10, 2010
In the frozen plains of Saint Paul, Minnesota, each December heralds the annual emergence of the famous Park Tool Santa. This venerable, bearded elf first appeared during the bike boom of the early 70s, greeting customers at Park Schwinn.
Posted in North America
Posted December 9, 2010
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Tour d'Afrique Ltd is planning its first ever North American bike tour and has partnered with the national bike charity Trips For Kids to raise money and awareness about their bike programs that help at-risk youth.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 9, 2010
LAKE OSWEGO, OR (BRAIN)—D.A. Davidson & Co. has acquired Silver Steep Partners LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in the outdoor and active lifestyle industry. Silver Steep is the firm responsible for such high profile industry mergers including Oval, Kestrel and Camelbak.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 9, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Seattle Bike Supply, has issued a voluntary recall of about 200 Redline D640 bikes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted December 9, 2010
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Focus Bicycles USA and Mike’s Bikes have partnered to carry Focus in the largest independent retailer on the West Coast beginning January 1.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 9, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Following the departure of Marc-André Perron, Argon18 has hired Jeff Hammond as director of international sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 8, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has expanded its partnership with the Bicycle Products Suppliers Association (BPSA) in which it will work closely with them in determining future show strategies and to help the trade organization grow its membership.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted December 8, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA's board of directors has elected Robert Winston as its new chairman.

John Bliss, the previous chairman, stepped off the board after a successful two-year term that saw continued growth in IMBA's capacity and programs, according to a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 8, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 has hired Doug Hall as its new national sales manager.

In his new role, Hall is responsible for expanding Timbuk2’s domestic wholesale base, and strengthening the company’s sales force, according to a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 8, 2010
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Now that Taichung Bike Week is over, organizers are starting to think about next year’s event. And, as before, timing is at the top of the list of decisions they’ll need to make.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 7, 2010
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Online registration is now open for the 2011 Bicycle Leadership Conference via the event’s new Web site at www.bicycleconference.com (click on link).

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 7, 2010
Nothing is better than seeing a kid get his or her first bike.

You can help make that happen for needy families in Boulder this Christmas.

Posted in North America
Posted December 7, 2010
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant USA is enhancing its regional retail support structure by adding a position to oversee the company’s growth in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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