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Posted April 6, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries has secured new long-term financing through the sale of $200 million in guaranteed notes.

Posted in North America
Posted April 6, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Shipments of kids' bikes to Australia helped push U.S. bike exporters' January business 16 percent over last year. Exports of kids' bikes increased 1,336 units, a 71 percent jump, while adult exports dropped 421 units.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 6, 2010
CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Acquisitions LLC (dba Currie Technologies) has received a $6.5 million investment infusion from Main Street Capital Corporation—a Houston-based private equity firm.

Posted in North America
Posted April 6, 2010
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura Direct, U.S. distributor for Magura, Vaude and Uvex, has hired Paul Giarratano as its new sales and product manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 6, 2010
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs, Inc. was named to Outside magazine’s third annual “Best Places to Work” list.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted April 5, 2010
"What’s happened around America is people are buying bikes and they’re using them for recreational purposes on the weekend and there’s no better family way for people to spend a weekend than riding their bikes on these biking trails."

Posted in North America
Posted April 5, 2010
CatEye has introduced a new custom computer design contest. This is your chance to enhance the appearance of one of CatEye's most popular cycling computers, the Strada Wireless.

Posted in North America
Posted April 5, 2010
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face Components has launched a new Web site for 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted April 5, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Outside magazine released its third annual list of the “Best Places to Work," ranking Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) in the top 50 in America. The complete list and related story will be published in the May issue of Outside magazine, available April 13.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted April 5, 2010
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)–Custom framebuilders from various parts of the country will descend on Southern California starting this Thursday for the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show. It wraps up on Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 5, 2010
LONDON, UK (BRAIN)—The full range from the young British bike brand, Sabbath Bicycles, will be available in the United States for the first time thanks to a distribution agreement with Pennsylvania-based EU Cycle Imports.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 4, 2010
Office Depot has switched to pedal powered cargo cycles for 75 percent of its deliveries within the City of London.

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Posted in North America
Posted April 4, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) will present Implementing Successful Local Events, a live Webinar workshop offering suggestions on how to successfully host your own event or make the most of company sponsored events, on Wednesday, April 14, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (MDT).

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted April 4, 2010
WALLA WALLA, WA (BRAIN)—Retro and Allegro Cyclery, both of Walla Walla, WA, made an official presentation of bicycles to veteran patients at the Jonathon M. Wainwright Memorial on March 24.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 4, 2010
LONDONBERRY, NH (BRAIN)—The Northeast Velodrome & Cycling Park is open for busines. The park includes a BMX track and cyclocross course.

Posted in North America
Posted April 4, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike organizers are considering moving the show to August in 2011 and beyond to coincide with accelerated buying and selling product cycles.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted April 1, 2010
YOUNGSTOWN, OH (BRAIN)—Diane Lees, owner of HubBub Custom Bicycles will be broadcasting her one-hour weekly radio show, Everything Bicycling, starting on Monday, April 12, at 6 p.m.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted April 1, 2010
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association filed a petition on Thursday seeking a one-year extension of the May 17 deadline for third party bicycle testing.

Posted in North America
Posted April 1, 2010
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The seventh edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, scheduled for February 25-27, 2011 at the Austin Convention Center, has gotten off to an unusually strong start, with 31 exhibitors signing up even before general exhibitor registration opened on April 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 1, 2010
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—UK based Charge Bikes has quickly become a recognized name in urban single speed bikes. The company has now developed two new gender-specific cruiser models, the Steamer for men and the Lazy Susan for women. Charge’s U.S. distributor, BTI, has received its first shipment of both models.
Posted in Product/Tech

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