BROMONT, Quebec (BRAIN)—With a late summer sun shining on Bromont, Quebec, the Canadian bike industry kicked it into high gear for ExpoCycle 2009 at OutDoor Demo Day.
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission has delayed the deadline for bicycle manufacturers to file reports detailing the lead content in their children’s products until Oct. 9.
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MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—In an effort to strengthen and expand relationships with dealers in the Canadian market, Saris Cycling Group will be exhibiting its line of Saris cycle racks and CycleOps training products at ExpoCycle in Montreal September 10 - 12.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike ended on Saturday with 39,152 trade visitors, a six percent increase; with 21,000 paying bicycle fans on the one Open House Day.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Swobo has recently consolidated operations and opened up a new sales office in Santa Cruz, near its warehouse. In conjunction with the new office opening, the Sausalito office has been closed.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—At a busy meeting that took place last Saturday at Eurobike, the first steps were made to lobby for better European regulations for two and three-wheeled Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs).
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Osprey launched a line of hydration packs to the European bike market at Eurobike, where it exhibited for the first time.
FRIEDRICHSCHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The new Giant Accend 1 bicycle was chosen as the gold medal winner in the Cross/Fitness/Speed bike category of the 2009 Eurobike Awards at the Eurobike trade show last week.
DORVAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Kempter Marketing Inc. will be the exclusive distributors in Canada for Charge bikes. In four years Charge has launched themselves to the front of the transportation bike scene with single speeds, retro three speeds, city bikes and internal geared commuters.
FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek introduces the World Bicycle Relief Reserve headset. Cut from high-grade stainless steel, serialized to commemorate the limited run of 500 pieces and packaged in a Western Cedar wooden box; this is one unique headset with a very special purpose.
"I was sliding exuberantly down the track when, with a thump, I came off the seat and landed painfully on the crossbar. This was surely it - his victory moment. His victory moment, with me sprawled in the dirt. Yet he was gracious, concerned - the perfect gentleman as he rolled up my trousers to check my knee."
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) is expanding the “I” in IMBA with the formation of IMBA Europe.
Dirt jumping on the San Francisco Bay? Yes, sir. Click on the link to see some amazing aerial footage from the City by the Bay.
ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Institute (UBI) is open for business at its Portland, Oregon campus at 3961 N. William Avenue. It has opened one classroom for mechanics' training and plans to open an additional frame-building classroom next door.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—ExpoCycle 2009’s BTAC Retailer Power Program is back, and is bigger and better than before.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The No. 2 brand in Germany is about to enter the U.S. market for the first time through a new relationship with Sinclair Imports.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—GU Energy Labs and Carmichael Training Systems have announced a 20-city author tour and ride-along series in support of Chris Carmichael's new book "The Time-Crunched Cyclist."
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Bike Expo 2010 will be held from July 22 to July 25. The dates were confirmed in several meetings with industry representatives.
"It's not a handicap. It forces me to ride stronger."
—Levi Leipheimer, on joining Lance Armstrong and Team RadioShack for the next two years. He is often asked why he would continue on with a team where Armstrong will be the leader for the Tour rather than trying to pursue his own ambitions.