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Posted June 20, 2010
"New Rule: Restaurants that serve the greasiest foods have to stop using the ultra-thin napkins that only work if you take a thousand of them. These aren't even napkins. They're coffee filters. They absorb so little oil, I'm surprised BP hasn't tried them in the Gulf."

—Bill Maher
Posted in North America
Posted June 20, 2010
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Heading into the fourth year as the largest cyclocross race in the U.S., CrossVegas has revamped its Web site with the assistance of Ellmore Consultancy Ltd, a U.K. based provider of web and e-commerce services.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 20, 2010
SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Thule, Inc. of Seymour, Connecticut is voluntarily recalling its Domestique Bicycle Carriers, Model 513.

They were sold between April and May 2010.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 20, 2010
LITTLETON, CO (BRAIN)—Giant’s first venture in company-branded stores opened in Littleton, Colorado Saturday morning.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 18, 2010
NUNSPEET, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Shimano officially stepped into the e-bike market this week with the introduction of its first component group for electric bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted June 17, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) will be the new Canadian distributor of BMC Trading AG and its bikes effective September 1.

OGC will now have three bicycle brands it distributes including Intense and Opus, according to a press release.

Posted in North America
Posted June 17, 2010
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—The Specialized recruiting team will be holding a Specialized Job Fair in cycling-hotbed San Diego, California, June 21-22, seeking candidates for positions at its Northern California office in Morgan Hill.

The Specialized Job Fair will be located at:

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 17, 2010
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Park Tool has picked the locations for its 2011 Tech Summits.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 17, 2010
MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries completed the extension of its revolving credit facility on Wednesday, opening up an additional $300 million to the parent company of Cannondale, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn, Iron Horse, Pacific Cycle and Sugoi.

Posted in North America
Posted June 17, 2010
CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—Michael Gamstetter has been hired as marketing manager of VSI Products.

VSI Products is the parent company of Intense BMX, Sinz, The, Vigor, Its, Eye and Ave. The company is based in Southern California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 16, 2010
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek’s John Burke said the company’s decision to roll Gary Fisher into the Trek line was driven by desire to simplify its line and grow sales, particularly in the hot 29er category.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2010
"The only thing that leaks on a bike is air."

—River City Bicycles Web site front page. Click on link to check it out.
Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2010
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear has partnered with MapMyRide.com to design and provide jerseys for the upcoming 2010 Le Tour Challenge benefiting the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and powered by MapMyRide.com and Versus.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2010
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano has launched a Dyna-Sys drivetrain site that provides in-depth training and information to bike shop employees through the company's Dealer Web Portal.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 16, 2010
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face has appointed Derek Wills as its North American sales and business development manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 16, 2010
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle is introducing the Gary Fisher Collection, a line of Trek bikes that will replace the standalone Gary Fisher brand. The Collection will be distributed exclusively through Trek retailers.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 15, 2010
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—In order to better define and differentiate the Saris rack brand and the CycleOps performance training products brand, parent company Saris Cycling Group has introduced individual Web sites for Saris and CycleOps as well as a company site.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 15, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—More than 30 influential transportation professionals representing federal and local government, the private sector and national organizations gathered recently in Boulder, Colorado to focus on emerging new designs in bicycle facilities.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 15, 2010
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized's Bike to Work day Industry Commuter Cup Challenge results are in.

Industry Partners:

Tiny But Tough (50 or less employees companywide) — 3A Distribuidora with six full-time employees 100 percent participation.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted June 15, 2010
GULFPORT, MS (BRAIN)—Robert Driskell is well versed in natural disasters, but with the Gulf oil spill Driskell is now becoming better acquainted with man-made catastrophes.

Posted in Retail News

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