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Posted March 4, 2010
"More often than not, the bike fare costs more than my airfare."

—Joe Lotus, an attorney and bicyclist who launched a Facebook page that blasts United Airlines for charging $175 one way to check a bicycle. Click on link to check out his Facebook page.
Posted in North America
Posted March 4, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, MO (BRAIN)—Küat Racks' product will now be available through QBP (Quality Bicycle Products).

Posted in North America
Posted March 4, 2010
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)­­­­—Hincapie Sportswear (Hincapie) has hired Scott Hedin as a retail sales representative for the brand in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 4, 2010
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback Bikes has hired Jon Kennedy as marketing brand manager; he will work out of their Kent, Washington, headquarters.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2010
Sigma USA is proud to announce a contest where one lucky rider can win an all expense paid trip to Germany and entrance into the Tour TransAlp. The Tour TransAlp is one of the toughest and most grueling bike races for amateur riders; seven stages and approximately 20,000 vertical meters of climbing.
Posted in North America
Posted March 3, 2010
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Campagnolo is launching a worldwide promotion called “Campagnolo Test 11.”

Posted in North America
Posted March 3, 2010
CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—The rider turns the hub forward on the right side while the electric motor turns the hub backwards on the left side. It’s not some alternative reality, it's Currie’s new $3,499 Izip Express using Evo Drive.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 3, 2010
HILO, HI (BRAIN)—World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owners of the portfolio that includes Ironman, Ironman 70.3, Iron Girl and IronKids brands, has partnered with John Duke for the launch of a new tri magazine called Lava.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 3, 2010
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle Corporation is suing the former owner of an Illinois concept store alleging he failed to pay $380,000 in bills and inappropriately siphoned money from the business to pay personal expenses.

Posted in North America
Posted March 2, 2010
ASBESTOS, Quebec (BRAIN)—BionX took a huge step forward in its plans for U.S. growth with the signing of a vendor sales manager agreement with Quality Bicycle Products.

Posted in North America
Posted March 2, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Vélo Québec Association invites its active transportation partners and community stakeholders from across Quebec and Canada to the country’s first rendezvous, in Montreal, on June 3.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 2, 2010
OAK PARK, IL (BRAIN)—Arietar Ltd. (parent company of Aircaddy.com and shipbikes.com) has signed a contract with Colorado-based bike manufacturer Tommaso Bicycle Company, licensing up to 20,000 Aircaddy containers to be made in Smurfit-Stone’s state of the art facility in Shanghai, China.

Posted in North America
Posted March 2, 2010
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has entered into a strategic partnership with Shopatron, Inc., a collaboration designed to expand online sales opportunities for the cooperative’s member retailers and supplier partners, while driving more of the cycling industry to Shopatron’s successful e-commerce platform.
Posted in North America
Posted March 2, 2010
Click on link to check out this fun new cycling game from Cygolite.
Posted in North America
Posted March 1, 2010
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley posted double digit growth in 2009 despite the rocky economy according to year-end earnings results released Monday by Oakley’s parent, Luxottica Group.

The solid results last year were on top of double-digit growth in 2008, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 1, 2010
PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—POP displays in all Bristol Farms stores feature a unique Special Edition 2010 Foes Racing Pasadena Crown City Commuter Bike as a prize valued at $2,600 to customers that avail themselves of an easy in-store tear-off sheet that directs them to the FRS Cycling specific site and a chance to win the b
Posted in North America
Posted March 1, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference's six-week original consumer survey received more than 2,300 responses.

“Some of the write-in answers were quite heated,” said Bikes Belong’s Kate Scheider, who conducted the survey. “People who ride a lot clearly feel invested in our industry.”
Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted March 1, 2010
FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Downeast Bicycle Specialists' Open House will highlight more than 900 new items featured in the distributor's catalog for the 2010 season.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 1, 2010
RICHMOND, VA (BRAIN)—The sixth annual edition of the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show saw an estimated 6,200 visitors over its three days in Richmond, Virginia.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 1, 2010
Retail
BY MATT WIEBE

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Imagine starting a bike shop in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression, without the help of bankers and as a young 20-year-old with little to no retail experience.

Posted in Retail News

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