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Posted August 30, 2009

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Mark Peterman, who has been with GT Bicycles for more than 20 years, has been tapped to be its new general manager, and will work out of Cycling Sport Group’s (CSG) headquarters in Bethel, Connecticut, starting October 31.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 27, 2009

Check out Ray Keener hitting the streets for sales on the BRAIN Blog. Click on link.

Posted in North America
Posted August 27, 2009

FOSTER CITY, CA (BRAIN)—The FRS Company, a developer and marketer of sustained energy products, has added Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) as a key national distributor to target its core fan base of bicycling and sports focused consumers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 27, 2009

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon’s U.S. operations will resume exclusive distribution duties in Canada effective September 30, ending a two-year distribution venture with Alberta-based Chariot Carriers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 27, 2009

WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA (BRAIN)—Bionicon Bicycles has relocated its headquarters and is opening a Demo Center in Wofford Heights, California, in the Kern River Valley.

Posted in North America
Posted August 27, 2009

LONG ISLAND, NY (BRAIN)—East Coast Cycle Supply has partnered with Mountain Cycle to sell its high-end mountain bike frames to IBDs in the U.S. and Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted August 26, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Support grassroots advocacy by submitting your best biking and walking photos to the Alliance for Biking & Walking’s People Powered Movement Photo Contest and enter to win an all-expense-paid 10-day bike tour of Tuscany (airfare, meals, and bicycle included courtesy of Vermont Bicycle T

Posted in North America
Posted August 26, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong is launching an ambitious Bicycling Design Best Practices project. The goal is to improve U.S. bicycling infrastructure by encouraging the implementation of innovative, successful models of bike facility design, engineering and promotion—many of them developed in northern Europe.

Posted in Industry News
Posted August 26, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Tomorrow is the last day for retailers to register for free to attend Interbike. Click on link to register.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 26, 2009

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Products Suppliers Association and Leisure Trends Group have formed an alliance to track retail sales through a representative group of more than 200 U.S. retailers.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 25, 2009

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events' PressCamp will return June 22–25, 2010, in Deer Valley, Utah, following a successful inaugural effort this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 25, 2009

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The 2009 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show was a resounding success with companies from coast to coast exhibiting their cycling related products.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 25, 2009

We all know by now that Sarah Gilbert was denied drive-through service recently on her custom-made stretch bike—with her three boys on board (click on link). It looks as though the only way you get served on a bike is to have a piece of furniture attached to it (see picture).

Posted in North America
Posted August 25, 2009

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Despite a few nasty weather days at this year’s Crankworx, the numbers came in ahead of last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 25, 2009

CAMPBELL, CA (BRAIN)—X-Fusion has hired Anthony Trujillo as its new engineering and product manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 25, 2009

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule has entered into an agreement with Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) to distribute both Thule and SportRack branded products to the Canadian market.

Posted in North America
Posted August 24, 2009

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—San Francisco has its Critical Mass and San Jose has its Bike Party.

With roughly 2,500 people turning out for last month's ride, the San Jose Bike Party is steadily growing.

Click on link for full story.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 24, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—With two of America’s top cycling events planned during Interbike week in Las Vegas, it’s a perfect opportunity to recognize riders who can excel in both cyclocross and criterium racing. Double Down at the Mandalay Bay is designed to do just that.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 24, 2009

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has just made two members of its retail network—and one new Giant bike owner—very happy.

Posted in North America
Posted August 24, 2009

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—Two years ago Chariot embarked on a Lean Manufacturing journey to improve the performance of its Calgary production facility. While only part way into the project, noticeable progress is being made, which is allowing Chariot to pass on some of the savings.

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