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Posted March 13, 2012

BOULDER, CA (BRAIN)—Girl Bike Love’s CycloFemme, a day celebrating women in cycling, is already catching on. A week after announcing the May 13 event, Girl Bike Love has registered two rides in Australia, two in the U.K., one in Berlin, German, and several across the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 13, 2012

Tom Fowler leaves Cervélo • Norco to distribute Schwalbe tires in Canada • FRF Sports is new Ridley distributor in Australia • Selle Italia launches new website • LA's CicLAvia event launches Kickstarter campaign

Posted in North America
Posted March 13, 2012

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN) Mar 13, 10:18 MT—Dorel Industries' Cycling Sports Group will begin selling Cannondale and GT bikes direct in China this summer, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in International
Posted March 12, 2012

Bloomberg: EU may ease anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese bikes • Scott Strysick joins ASI • Gran Fondo planned for Banff National Park • Timbuk2 sponsors Red Hook Criterium

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN)—The European Union may ease 19-year-old anti-dumping duties on Chinese bikes, Bloomberg is reporting.

Posted in North America
Posted March 12, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) Mar 12 2012 12:42 PM MT—Norco Sync, which makes the bike supplier’s warehouse inventory available to retailers via a partnership with SmartEtailing, has gone live to Norco’s Canadian IBD network.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Mar 12 2012 11:41 AM MT—A boosted Bianchi gave rise to D.C.’s newest bike shop.

Posted in North America
Posted March 12, 2012

Two new hires for Marin • Bianchi teams with Ciclismo Classico • Cyclocrossworld.com expands with RoadBikeWorld.com • Peloton and Rêve support women's Tour de France ride

Posted in North America
Posted March 9, 2012

NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN)—Canadian company Louis Garneau is adding one more product category to its offerings with the introduction of an energy gel line. It will follow it up with an electrolyte sports drink and more nutritional offerings, according to a press release.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Suppliers imported 27 percent more bikes in January compared to the year prior, for an increase of 267,153 units, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted March 9, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Jerry Casale, co-founder of the Philadelphia International Championships and beloved member of the cycling community, died Wednesday night following a battle with prostate cancer. He was 71.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 8, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—TRP and Formula are each showing early versions of hydraulic disc brake road bike levers with integrated Shimano Di2 shifting.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 8, 2012

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Northern California chain Mike’s Bikes is set to open its 10th store in April, offering an especially cozy atmosphere for shoppers: The shop’s customer waiting area will include a fireplace left over from the building’s previous incarnation as a restaurant.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 8, 2012

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Revenue and income for CamelBak and Fox Racing Shox were up last year, according to year-end earnings reported by parent company Compass Diversified Holdings.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 8, 2012

MONTREAL, Canada (BRAIN)—Sales in Dorel’s recreation and leisure segment climbed 11 percent to $861.8 million in 2011, accounting for 36 percent of its overall business.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 8, 2012

Tim Johnson ride to raise $100K for advocacy • First Bike Expo New York shaping up • Cobalt Commerce offers discount to TBC members • Specialized dealers launch women’s ride day

Tim Johnson ride to raise $100K for advocacy

Posted in North America
Posted March 8, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Mar 8 2012 3:00 PM MT—Change is afoot in the U.S. market, and a statistical analysis prepared for the annual A-Team meeting during the Taipei Cycle show Thursday offered a hint of what suppliers and retailers should consider over the next few years.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 8, 2012

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling is introducing a wheel demo rebate program, Ride2Decide, exclusively in the U.S. market effective Friday, March 9. The move is an extension of the high-end wheel maker’s U.S. dealer-direct distribution model launched in September.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 7, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Mar 7 2012 1:54 PM MT—Encouraged by a new trade agreement that eliminates duties on bikes and parts shipped across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwanese exporters are betting on future business in China.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 7, 2012

RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN)—Marking its 40th anniversary, South Dakota retailer Two Wheeler Dealer moved its Rapid City store to a new, 4,900-square-foot location and reopened as a Specialized elite-level store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 7, 2012

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports net sales hit $834.9 million last year, an increase over $772.8 million of sales it had in 2010. For the year, gross margin remained at 34 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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