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Posted January 14, 2009

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—To help bike shops better meet customer needs and capitalize on an untapped sales category, Cane Creek Cycling Components has introduced a Preferred Dealer Program for its premium headsets. The program will help participating dealers sell and service the complete line of Cane Creek headsets.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2009

BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Brent Thomson, godfather and trail master of Bootleg Canyon, suffered a heart attack last Saturday while riding the trails that he has famously cut into the mountains surrounding Boulder City, a stones throw from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 14, 2009

THULE, CT (BRAIN)—Thule has entered into an agreement with Peregrine Outfitters to distribute Thule and SportRack branded products to the outdoor industry.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2009

NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue competition Cycles has hired four new outside sales reps to help promote the growing brand. With a strong ad campaign helping fuel increasing interest in the line, the need to have better representation in key territories has been a major focus over the past 12 months.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 14, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Giant Bicycle, has issued a voluntary recall on about 1,000 TCR Advanced SL and SL bicycle and frames from the 2009 model year.

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 13, 2009

OOLTEWAH, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group has laid off 25 percent of its Tennessee manufacturing workforce along with vice president of sales Steve Boyd.

Other employees were let go as well including independent sales reps. The company employs roughly 100 people.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2009

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Solutions is hosting Press Camp June 23-25, 2009, in Sun Valley, Idaho, providing a venue where bike companies can present their products to a captive audience of top journalists from throughout the country.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 13, 2009

EL SEGUNDO, CA (BRAIN)—ACT Lab LLC, an independent testing facility for the bicycle industry, recently received the accreditation necessary to serve as a third-party lab for tests required by the Consumer Product Safety Information Act.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will add two consumer days to Outdoor Demo East this year in response to suggestions from exhibitors at last October’s inaugural event.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted January 13, 2009

Click on link to see a great feature on Congressman Earl Blumenauer.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Sea Otter Classic will host one of the most important races on the U.S. mountain biking calendar this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 13, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund will make a $200,000 donation this year to the Bikes Belong Coalition to develop an unprecedented broad-based political network of Americans who ride bikes and support government investment in bicycle facilities.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 12, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Zipp recently launched an online tool that allows riders to customize their wheels right down to the color of each individual letter in the decal.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2009

“They’ve probably been sold for a $10 rock of crack.”

—Peter Wicker, owner of Outback Bikes, a cycle dealer in the Atlanta area, who gave Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, Specialized bikes in November 2007. The Carters bikes were stolen earlier this month from the Carter Center in Atlanta.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (BRIAN)—The New York Times asks: will all the bicyclists who appeared at retailers last summer be back this summer?

Click on link for full story.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 12, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook), a pioneering technology company dedicated to improving the performance and flexibility of transmissions for engine and human powered devices, has completed the first close of a $25.4 million financing round.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Foundation has released of the 2008 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report, the only detailed study of its kind tracking American participation trends in outdoor recreation.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted January 11, 2009

"She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself."

—Han Solo

Posted in North America
Posted January 11, 2009

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design is now working with Plus 3 Network, a beta social networking Web site, to increase awareness and fundraising efforts for the nonprofit organization, Project Rwanda.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 11, 2009

LA HABRA, CA (BRAIN)—Kool-Stop has appointed Colmax International to handle OEM sales for the company in Taiwan and mainland China.

Colmax has been Kool-Stop's aftermarket distributor in Taiwan for many years.

Posted in North America

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