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Posted May 5, 2011

BARRINGTON, IL (BRAIN)—Retailers will gather today to honor Larry Lorenz, an independent sales rep who passed away suddenly earlier this week.

Lorenz was 58.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 5, 2011

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Raleigh America this week launched mycyclingevent.com to connect America’s 60 million cyclists with popular charity rides in the U.S. like the MS 150 and Tour de Cure rides.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted May 5, 2011

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM today announced that it has acquired Quarq Technology Inc., manufacturer of power meters, measurement devices and related accessories for the bike industry. Detailed integration plans with Quarq are being formulated, the company said in a release.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted May 4, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—As the new managing director of Interbike, Pat Hus recognizes the challenges he faces in returning the annual tradeshow to the sole unifying industry gathering in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 4, 2011

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (BRAIN)—Longtime Specialized dealer Village Bike & Fitness is holding its grand re-opening tomorrow, ushering in a new chapter in the shop’s long history in the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan community.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 4, 2011

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has hired Bill Christensen as its new western regional field marketing representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 4, 2011

By Jason Norman

MONTEREY, CA—Company officials at the recent Sea Otter Classic pointed to strong sales during the first quarter. But many said rising raw material and shipping costs are forcing them to raise prices, which could cut into profits in the second half of the year.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2011

As the recession hammered nations and companies worldwide, one corner of the bicycle industry emerged relatively unscathed—its nonprofit associations.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2011

By Matt Wiebe

SEATTLE, WA—Recreational Equipment Inc. reported a record year in 2010 with an all-time high operating income due in part to its growing bike business.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 4, 2011

James Thomas and the crew at Serfas have announced plans for the newest installment of the OC Bicycle Swap Meet, from 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at a new location in Irvine, California.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2011

SHANGHAI, China (BRAIN)—Many international brands are attending the China Cycle Show to access distribution opportunities and increase brand awareness in this promising consumer market.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 3, 2011

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Small frame builders will get a 20 percent break on the cost for the UCI’s new mandatory frame and fork approval process thanks to an agreement between cycling’s governing body and The Framebuilders’ Collective.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted May 3, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Rails to Trails Conservancy is urging cyclists to encourage their U.S. Representatives to sign a letter by Thursday supporting continued funding of the Recreational Trails Program, or RTP.

Posted in North America
Posted May 3, 2011

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports, a bicycle accessory company, will now be represented in the Midwest by RP Active Sports.

RP Active Sports is a rep group that was founded in 1987 by Rick Dewbrey and Peter Leugers. RP Active Sports has over 50 years of retail and product experience.

Posted in North America
Posted May 3, 2011

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Cycling apparel manufacturer Primal Wear has partnered with one of the most successful rides in the world—RAGBRAI, the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa—for a College Spirit Day that will encourage the event's riders to show their school spirit.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 3, 2011

ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN)—The Gluskin Townley Group, LLC (GTG) has formed a strategic partnership with Tahler & Associates, a full service retail and business counseling company located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with the goal of expanding the use of GTG’s successful Online Specialty Retail Survive or Thrive Assess

Posted in North America
Posted May 3, 2011

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—Thailand’s Vee Rubber has moved into a new 65,000 square-foot building in Atlanta, where it will warehouse its bicycle, motorcycle and automobile tires.

Posted in North America
Posted May 2, 2011

SCHWÄBISCH GMÜND, Germany (BRAIN)—The European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition has canceled its 2011 show due to low registration numbers, according to Indra Sarkar, who organized the event with business partner Ingo Brandtl, of 2SoulsCycles.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 2, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations to kick off May as National Bike Month.

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 2, 2011

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—Driven partly by the 8 percent discount on Interbike booth space, BPSA continues to sign up new members in record numbers.

Posted in North America

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