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Posted June 14, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—The Interbike Women's Lounge, presented by the Outdoor Industry Women's Coalition (OIWC), will return in an expanded format to the Interbike Expo, held September 14-16, in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 14, 2011

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—The Canadian arm of Giant Bicycles has partnered with retail-integrated eCommerce solution provider, Shopatron, to make their line of cycling accessories available for purchase online.

Posted in North America
Posted June 14, 2011

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cyclone Bicycle Supply has hired industry veteran John Byfield as its new sales director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 14, 2011

HOBOKEN, NJ (BRAIN)—Joni Taylor has joined Texmarket USA, a private label manufacturer of custom cycling clothing, as its national sales manager. She will help introduce the Italian brand to the U.S. market.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 13, 2011

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Nationwide bike rental network RentaBikeNow.com has launched an improved reservation platform for participating dealers and updated their website.

Posted in North America
Posted June 13, 2011

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Kelly Burr, Marin Bikes vice president of operations and product, has left the company to pursue new opportunities personally and professionally. “After 24 years at Marin Bikes, it was a hard decision to depart, but in the end, I know it’s the right thing to do,” said Burr.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 13, 2011

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Imports of children’s bikes continued to slump in Australia in April, dropping to 50,000 during the months of January to April compared with 80,000 for the same time period in 2010, according to statistics released by the nonprofit Bicycle Industries Australia.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted June 13, 2011

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycles will be unveiling its new Core Retail Lab at this year's dealer event.

Posted in North America
Posted June 13, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Managing editor Lynette Carpiet will become editor of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News as longtime editor, Megan Tompkins, departs later this month to join Shimano’s OEM sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 10, 2011

Cyclists might start singing "Chicago is my kind of town..." after reading about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's quest to make the Windy City "the bike-friendliest city in the country."

Click on title and then "Visit Link" to read story.

Posted in North America
Posted June 10, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nuun & Co. has appointed Mason Reay as its new president.

In this role, Reay, who joined Nuun in 2010 as head of marketing, will expand his responsibilities to include oversight of finance, customer support and business operations.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 10, 2011

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Slidepad Technologies, maker of a new single-lever, automatic brake system, has formed an agreement with an established Taiwanese manufacturer to build Slidepad braking systems for OEM distribution.

Posted in North America
Posted June 10, 2011

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—Bicycle riding has increased 2.9 percent in 2010 from the previous year, according to the National Sporting Goods Association director of research and information services Dan Kasen.

“I think the [stronger] economy had something to do with it,” Kasen said of the modest gain.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 10, 2011

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Joshua Hon, former vice president of Dahon and son of co-founder and CEO Dr. David Hon, will separate from the brand and launch his own bike company next week in Taipei.

Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Graphite, a brand strategy and design agency based in Los Angeles, has been hired by the Electra Bicycle Company to produce 2011 brand, retailer initiatives.

In a soon-to-be-announced campaign, Graphite and Electra will visit key accounts across the country next month.

Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—For the 2011 selling season SR Suntour has added a number of new aftermarket distributors in order to better serve North American dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 9, 2011

LITTLE ROCK, AR (BRAIN)—Orbea USA has hired three additional full time, factory reps to its external sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 9, 2011

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN)—Four legends of American cycling will be inducted on November 5 into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted June 9, 2011

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has received a major human resources boost as Ben Capron has stepped away from his post as chief brand officer of Specialized Bicycle Components to become the development director at NICA.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 8, 2011

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—After more than two years developing the supplier partner program for The Bike Cooperative and signing strategic contracts with more than 38 vendors, Wren has transitioned to contractor status with The Bike Cooperative.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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