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Posted August 11, 2011

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Dave Cieslewicz might have lost his Madison mayoral re-election bid earlier this year, but Trek World attendees probably never sensed that—after all he was still being referred to as “Mayor Dave” by many including Trek president John Burke.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—It was a banner year for the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, as the show saw increases in every measurable category including exhibitor booth space, exhibiting brands, retailers and overall attendance. Most categories posted double-digit growth.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 11, 2011

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—SKS USA has added Lee Kilpatrick to its sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 11, 2011

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—DealerCamp’s final tallies showed that 648 retailers from 352 storefronts traveled to the Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, to see and test 2012 products. That’s up compared to last year’s 220 retailers from 120 stores.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 11, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Nuvinci has introduced its answer to the next evolution in electric bike technology: the Harmony automatic shifting system.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 10, 2011

“The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is a natural fit to help promote Strider Cup Racing and the Strider Adventure Zone program as we believe it will further fuel that budding passion for riding on two wheels and inspire kids to get outside, get on a bike, and give it try.”

Posted in North America
Posted August 10, 2011

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—There may not be much bipartisan cooperation in Washington these days, but when the National Conference of State Legislators meet in San Antonio tomorrow, politicians will put their differences aside for a 12-mile tour of San Antonio, Texas, and they'll do it in custom Primal Wear jerseys.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—In line with a goal to double federal funding for biking and walking, Advocacy Advance is awarding $100,000 in direct grants to four advocacy organizations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 9, 2011

The British Medical Journal published an interesting study called "The health risks and benefits of cycling in urban environments compared with car use..." Click on link to check it out.

Posted in North America
Posted August 9, 2011

SPEEDWAY, Indiana (BRAIN)—The NAHBS Awards, the finale to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, have received a major overhaul including the judging protocol, the awards categories, the meaning of the awards, and the issue of the awards themselves.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted August 9, 2011

CARVER, MN (BRAIN)—Following a six-year absence, Basso Bikes, an Italian road bike brand, is re-entering the U.S. market through a partnership with DNA Imports.

DNA Imports, a new company based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is headed by partners John Dyste and Kevin Lennon.

Posted in North America
Posted August 9, 2011

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox saw sales to Europe and Asia grow to $30.4 million over the second quarter, up from $21 million over the same quarter last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 9, 2011

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Strong sales in Europe among Dorel Industry’s specialty brands drove nearly 16 percent growth in the company’s cycling segment in the second quarter of the year, according to an earnings report released on Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 8, 2011

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek president John Burke had a simple message to retailers when it came to the changing retail landscape that exists in 2011.

“Great companies play offense,” said Burke, in reference to online sales competition, and what he calls “a definite trend that’s out there.”

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Web/Internet
Posted August 8, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)--The National BMX Hall of Fame will add four new inductees for the class of 2011 including Donny Atherton, John Purse, Mike Dominguez and Russ Okawa.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted August 8, 2011

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)--Andrew Kempe has been appointed to the role of national sales manager of OEM sales for Shimano American's Bicycle Components Division.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 8, 2011

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)--Hydrapak's reservoir closure system and method (Application No.: 11/445,721) has been approved for the issuance as a patent by the U.S. Patent Office.

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—“The line looks really solid—especially the new road stuff."

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 5, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Toby Hill has joined the editorial ranks at Bicycle Retailer & Industry News as senior editor.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 5, 2011

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has launched a new website at www.ryderseyewear.com, reflecting the fresh look of a company 25 years young.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet

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