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Posted June 3, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Retailers in Washington, D.C.’s densely populated neighborhoods have created loyal followings by servicing their local communities, riders found yesterday on the final day of the DC Dealer Tour.

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Posted June 3, 2010
BOONE, NC (BRAIN)—When Specialized approved a Dealer Grant application supporting a Boone, North Carolina mountain bike park, the review board had no hint of the scale of funding their contribution would lead to.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 3, 2010
LEESBURG, VA (BRAIN)—What once started off in a retailer’s parking lot, Le Cirque du Cyclisme (Circus of Cycling) has grown up quite a bit in its 13th year.

“I would like to grow it some more,” said event promoter Wayne Bingham, who also owns Mel Pinto Imports.

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Posted June 3, 2010
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Amongst the highlights of NiteRider’s line for 2011 are two new additions—the MiNewt Cordless 150 and 250 (both pictured).

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 3, 2010
HILLIARD, OH (BRAIN)—Verde Bikes is set to open a new West Coast warehouse in Orange County, California at the end of the month. Ohio’s Greenhouse BMX owns Verde Bikes along with Duo Brand and Cinema Wheel Company.

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Posted June 2, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C.(BRAIN)—Participants of the Dealer Tour in Washington, D.C.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 2, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—From high-end to hardware, stores in the District of Columbia have business practices as polarized as the political views here.

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Posted June 2, 2010
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taichung’s mayor, Jason Hu, will host Taichung Bike Week’s “Industry Dinner” Dec. 6 at the Evergreen Hotel. Last year more than 350 guests filled the hotel’s main ballroom and organizers expect a repeat this December.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week
Posted June 2, 2010
JACKSONVILLE, FL (BRAIN)— A pickup driver charged with stabbing two bicyclists after he bumped a rider on a Jacksonville service road has over a dozen traffic violations dating back to 2002, according to the Florida Times Union.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted June 2, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle has appointed Cindy Marshall as its new chief marketing officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 2, 2010
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Wheel manufacturer Topolino Technology is introducing wheelchair wheels for the very first time this September.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 2, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries has launched Cycling Sports Group (CSG), Asia Pacific.

Posted in North America
Posted June 2, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Leading shops in the Virginia suburbs surrounding the nation’s capital have overcome economic uncertainty this spring by maximizing inventory turns and ordering just in time.

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Posted June 1, 2010
ARLINGTON, VA (BRAIN)—The new operators of the Conte’s franchise have finalized the Freshbikes name for six Conte’s stores and will transition to the new brand by August 2012.

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Posted June 1, 2010
“Google ‘moon hoax,’ ‘cause if people believe he had a motorized bike they may as well know the truth about the moon landing.”

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Posted June 1, 2010
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycles founder King Liu is set to embark on his latest cycling journey, “Green World on Wheels,” June 14-19 in The Netherlands. Over a six-day period, King will complete a 500km ride (310 miles) through the nation described as a “cycling paradise.”

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 1, 2010
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Cantitoe Road has hired industry veteran John Bradley as its director of sales. Bradley will develop Cantitoe Road’s sales and dealer network.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 1, 2010
BY NICOLE FORMOSA

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Posted June 1, 2010
BY JASON NORMAN

DENVER, CO—Ken Gart’s formula for turning around Colorado’s Bicycle Village stores nine years ago was simple.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 1, 2010
BY JASON NORMAN

CHICAGO, IL—Doing more with less. That was the strategy of several bike companies, many of which trimmed workers the past two years as they cut costs to align with a decline in sales.

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