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Posted June 9, 2010
A new "edition" for VeloPress. Alexander Dean Trendler. Born June 1 after just one hour of labor. "This kid was born to be fast!" said proud papa Dave Trendler of VeloPress.
Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2010
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Online registration has opened for the sixth annual Eurobike Awards.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted June 8, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The owners of Marin County’s Paradigm Cycles have purchased City Cycle, the venerable San Francisco shop founded by the late Clay Mankin.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 8, 2010
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group (ABG) has hired David Mootz as an independent sales representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana for the Quintana Roo, Litespeed and Merlin brands.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 8, 2010
HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN)—Bianchi has hired Marty Ryerson to service accounts in the Arizona and Southern Nevada region. Ryerson is a member of MJM Associates.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 8, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bicycle sales at the IBD was up 17.5 percent in March with sales of $384 million, the best month to date since Leisure Trends Group started tracking sales in the industry last May.

With the upcoming release of May data, LTG will begin showing year over year comparisons from IBDs.
Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 8, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based retailer and pioneer of the messenger bag, has hired Greg Bass as its new product and design director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 7, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ top bike executive spoke to investors for about 45 minutes during a recent investor relations meeting, highlighting the company’s strategy for growth in the year ahead.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted June 7, 2010
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Responding to a flood of recent inquiries CrossVegas organizer Brook Watts reminds everyone that registration for the early cross season classic opens August 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 7, 2010
LEADVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—The 2010 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival shifts gears with a move to Leadville, Colorado on August 13 - 14, running at the same time and independent of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 7, 2010
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group (SCG) has promoted David Cathcart to vice president of sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 7, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Zipp Speed Weaponry wheel product manager Jim Douglas lost his life this past Saturday in a car accident.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 6, 2010
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Brad Roe has stepped down as editor of Road Bike Action after heading up the consumer publication since its rebirth more than three years ago.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted June 6, 2010
GRAND RAPIDS, MI (BRAIN)—Industry retail veteran Patrick "P.J." McDonald has joined Michigan-based Slingshot Bicycle Company as its new majority partner.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted June 6, 2010
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) said that Kempter Marketing Inc. will begin distribution of Redline adult performance bicycles (anything non-BMX) throughout Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2010
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Nielsen Holdings, Interbike’s parent company, plans to go public, according to a filing late last week with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Nielsen also owns Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, which it licenses to the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted June 5, 2010
"One should always put family No. 1. I don't care what the situation is."

-John Wooden. The legendary basketball coach, and person, passed away on Friday at age 99.
Posted in North America
Posted June 3, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Retailers in Washington, D.C.’s densely populated neighborhoods have created loyal followings by servicing their local communities, riders found yesterday on the final day of the DC Dealer Tour.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 3, 2010
BOONE, NC (BRAIN)—When Specialized approved a Dealer Grant application supporting a Boone, North Carolina mountain bike park, the review board had no hint of the scale of funding their contribution would lead to.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 3, 2010
LEESBURG, VA (BRAIN)—What once started off in a retailer’s parking lot, Le Cirque du Cyclisme (Circus of Cycling) has grown up quite a bit in its 13th year.

“I would like to grow it some more,” said event promoter Wayne Bingham, who also owns Mel Pinto Imports.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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