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Posted October 24, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Cyclists including current professionals and racing legends will take to the picturesque roads of Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains on Thursday, Nov. 3, to benefit the family of Road Bike Action magazine editor Zapata Espinoza, whose wife, Ronette, died of cancer this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 24, 2011

FORT WORTH, TX (BRAIN)—Trinity Bicycles will move to a new space in Sundance Square, a 35-block retail, residential, entertainment and cultural district in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 24, 2011

HUNTSVILLE, AL (BRAIN)—Matt Blevins has social networking to thank for making his shop a reality. Well, that and heckuva a lot of hard work.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 23, 2011

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Highway Two has added sales veteran Brian Bohlman to its sales team. Bohlman joins the company as the regional sales manager for Highway Two’s Midwestern and Eastern territories.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 23, 2011

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss continues to branch out into new markets and has found a Colombian distributor in Disandina S.A.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 22, 2011

POMONA, CA (BRAIN)—Year after year at Interbike, show attendees from the recumbent industry would get together for a dinner to discuss the state of the market in their corner of the cycling world.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 21, 2011

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Pon Holdings issued its offer document for the public takeover of Derby Cycle today, opening the 28-day acceptance period for the buyout.

Posted in International
Posted October 20, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News’ offices in Southern California are closed starting today as they undergo some remodeling.

However, the magazine’s editorial and production staff is still checking phone messages and answering email remotely.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted October 20, 2011

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Gates Corp., maker of the chain-replacing Gates Carbon Drive™ belt drive for bikes, has entered a three-year sponsorship with the North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

Posted in North America
Posted October 20, 2011

MARIETTA, GA (BRAIN)—BMX legend and master wheel builder John Kovachi passed away on Wednesday morning from kidney failure. He was 46.

The former BMX racer started Kovachi Wheels in Georgia in 1989.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 20, 2011

PORTSMOUTH, UK (BRAIN)—Former Olympic cyclist Derek Bouchard-Hall has been hired by Wiggle as its head of performance development.

“I am very excited to be joining a company with a real passion for cycling and is at the forefront of the rapidly changing cycling and tri-sport equipment industry," he said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 20, 2011

FORT COLLINS, CA (BRAIN)—Big Shot has hired Jason Jones as national sales manager to help launch its new wholesale division. The new hire will allow Ryan Clark, the former head of sales, to focus more on retail and administrative duties as the company’s new operations manager.

Posted in North America
Posted October 20, 2011

CENTRAL POINT, OR (BRAIN)—South African-made Morewood Bikes is now available in the U.S. through Oregon based distributor Unique Sports Co.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 19, 2011

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—In a letter Specialized emailed Wednesday, company founder Mike Sinyard told Specialized dealers that as more brands turn to mass merchants and sporting goods stores, bike shops must decide whether it makes sense to carry certain brands.

Posted in North America
Posted October 19, 2011

“I am delighted to lead this small group on a tour around some of my favorite roads in the whole world. This is my backyard. I love it, and I’ve called in a quite a few favors to make this day absolutely unforgettable.”

Posted in North America
Posted October 19, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Tern Bicycles is showing support for the California Bike Summit and the relaunch of the California Bike Coalition.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 19, 2011

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The USA Pro Cycling Challenge brought $83.5 million into Colorado in late August, according to IFM, a sports research firm that race organizers hired to gauge the race's benefits.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 19, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Triathlon America Conference will again take place in San Diego early next year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 19, 2011

SARASOTA, FL (BRAIN)—Fulcrum North America has opened its Sarasota, Florida headquarters. Fulcrum will be taking care of small parts and servicing from this location.

Posted in North America
Posted October 18, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Joining forces with Chrome and Widmer Brothers Brewing, ARTCRANK San Francisco returns in support of the San Francisco Bike Coalition.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

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