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Posted April 26, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 has partnered with The Bike Cooperative, a member-owned organization that maximizes efficiencies and profit for independent bicycle retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted April 26, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—The Vancouver Convention Centre is presenting a brand new consumer cycling show this fall called VeloSpoke. It will take place on September 8 and 9 at the Convention Centre.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 26, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike opened buyer registration a month early this year and retailers are responding. Registration for the 30th edition of the industry's leading trade show is currently at more than 2,300 qualified buyers, a 160 percent increase over last year during the same time span.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted April 26, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Biking (Road, Mountain and BMX) came in second to Running when measured by frequency of participation among adults (25-plus), according to the 2011 Outdoor Recreation Participation Top-line Report.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 26, 2011

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano posted a 2.2 percent increase in sales in its bike division during the first quarter compared to the same period last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (BRAIN)—A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee is considering a bill that would revise a three-year-old law limiting the amount of lead in children’s products, potentially to the benefit of bike manufacturers.

Posted in North America
Posted April 25, 2011

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group announced on Monday that it would hold its annual sales meeting and 2012 dealer product launch in conjunction with Lifeboat Events’ DealerCamp this summer in Utah.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 25, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The Los Angeles Police Department’s Bicycle Coordination Unit has said that initial testing and evaluation of IZIP Express Police bicycles have been completed with favorable results.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 25, 2011

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Bethel Cycle reopened its doors in a new location in the historic old Bethel Train Station. The new setting is just two blocks from its old location of 41 years.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 25, 2011

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Perhaps consumers have become desensitized in light of record prices at the pump only three years ago. Or perhaps the economy is doing better, giving people more confidence in their buying habits.

Posted in North America
Posted April 24, 2011

Check out a video of the BRAINy Awards on our front page shot by Jake Orness.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2011

BURLINGTON, Ontario (BRAIN)—German lock brand Trelock has entered the North American market with a subsidiary near Toronto.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2011

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Bicycle imports for the month of February fell in Australia, according to statistics released by the nonprofit Bicycle Industries Australia group.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 22, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2’s retail store in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco is making a small fleet of four Globe bikes available to shoppers for free as part of a new bike share program that launched today.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 22, 2011

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has signed a contract with Alta Bicycle Share, which will install a bike share system in Boston that will launch by summer. Dubbed Hubway, it will comprise 61 stations with 600 bikes.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 22, 2011

When Jason Schiers started his high-end composite wheel and components company in 2005, he chose to become better at manufacturing in the U.S. rather than better at sourcing from Asia.

“There are not many people left manufacturing in the U.S. It’s kind of a challenge to overcome,” Schiers said.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2011

By Wendy Booher

Posted in International
Posted April 22, 2011

By Megan Tompkins

SAN DIEGO, CA—Peter Hurley gets a phone call once a week from someone looking to broker a merger or acquisition deal. It’s been a noticeable change in the past three months from the previous three years when investment activity came to a grinding halt.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2011

Click on title and link to visit earthday.org to see how you can get involved or donate.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted April 21, 2011

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Oregon Manifest, the American design and build competition that brings together custom bike builders and design firms to redefine transportation for the everyday lifestyle cyclist, has announced the participants in the 2011 Constructor’s Design Challenge, which takes place in Portland on Septemb

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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