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Posted February 13, 2009

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has completed a year-long product information overhaul surrounding the popular bike care range, including a complete update of the global Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and a redress of the product packaging and labeling.

Posted in North America
Posted February 13, 2009

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has restructured its international sales force to focus efforts on regional market opportunities and strengthen its position with both direct retail management and distributor partnerships.

Posted in North America
Posted February 12, 2009

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—REI said this week that it would lay off 61 full-time employees due to a significant slowdown in business late last year and continued projected weakness in 2009.

Posted in North America
Posted February 12, 2009

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Following a succession of wins gained in early season professional road competitions, consumers will have their first opportunity to see and experience the new Dura-Ace 7900 and 7970 Di2 Electronic shifting road components at select stages of the 2009 Tour of California.

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Posted February 12, 2009

VENTURA, CA (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has partnered with product-video distributors Invodo to help bring professional product and brand videos to consumers through the retail Web sites of SmartEtailing's 900-plus clients.

Posted in North America
Posted February 12, 2009

SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN)—Cynergy Cycles, a Specialized Concept Store in Santa Monica, California, has been sold to Sean Flynn, owner of Surf City Cyclery in Huntington Beach, California.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 12, 2009

"What's with starting the bike race on Valentine's Day? It's like they think bike dorks have nothing going on in the romance department."

—Adrian Montgomery, Scott USA's marketing and PR director, on the Tour of California, which kicks off in Sacramento tomorrow.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2009

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Just one month after launching, Lifeboat Solution's Press Camp(TM) has already confirmed 20 publications and Web sites, and seven bicycle industry companies for the June 23-25 event in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 11, 2009

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Alienation's entire line of BMX products has been tested and passed in accordance with the new law passed by Congress regarding the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2009

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Cantitoe Road’s six-city Tech Tour kicks off on February 23, in Denver, Colorado.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 11, 2009

"Now, with respect to Sean Hannity, I didn't know that he had invited me for a beer. You know, but—I will take that under advisement. Generally, his opinion of me does not seem to be very high, but I'm always good for a beer."

—President Obama

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2009

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Nike will begin restructuring its business, which could mean up to 4 percent (1,400 employees) in workforce reductions.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2009

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar and others have issued a voluntary recall on certain bars that contain peanut products that were manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which is the focus of an ongoing Salmonella investigation.

Posted in Recalls
Posted February 10, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Tenneco-Marzocchi s.r.l, have issued a voluntary recall of some 2008 forks.

Posted in Recalls
Posted February 10, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA is asking all of its riding friends to take action and support improved mountain biking opportunities in U.S. national parks.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2009

COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN)—Mt. Borah Custom has added a few more tools to its already loaded arsenal of custom team apparel options.

Building off of its highly successful custom cycling jersey online design tool, the company felt the timing was right to add some additional sports into the mix.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 10, 2009

BORDENTOWN, NJ (BRAIN)—Princeton Tec has recently partnered with premier bike distributors Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) and Seattle Bike Supply (SBS).

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2009

Our condolences to the family of American freestyle motocross racer Jeremy Lusk, who died of head injuries Tuesday after crashing while trying to land a backflip in competition in Costa Rica. He was 24.

Posted in North America
Posted February 9, 2009

"There's no time to lose, I heard her say
Catch your dreams before they slip away
Dying all the time
Lose your dreams
And you will lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"

—The Rolling Stones

Posted in North America
Posted February 9, 2009

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—Despite a down economy, the 5th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is holding its own, with 115 exhibitors as of yesterday.

While this is not the record 150 set in Portland in 2008, it is up from to the 2007 figure of 105 in San Jose—in a good economy.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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