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Posted May 11, 2011

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Australia import figures for the month of March show a continued slow trend in children’s bikes, while adult bikes remained steady, according to data released by the nonprofit Cycling Promotion Fund.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 10, 2011

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has moved its custom department into a new building in order to keep up with demand from the fast growing division.

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2011

DES MOINES, IA (BRAIN)—Don Benson, longtime leader of the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) died May 8 of pancreatic cancer.

He was 82.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 10, 2011

BRIGHTON, MI (BRAIN)—In its fifth year, the Island Lake Spring Bike Demo in Brighton, Michigan, drew hundreds of consumers this past Saturday who rode demo bikes from Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, Felt and Jamis.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 10, 2011

On Sunday, Giant is partnering with the city of Boston to celebrate the start of Boston Bike Week.

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2011

BEAVERTON, Oregon (BRAIN)— Yakima announced a reorganization of senior management on Tuesday, eliminating the position of CEO Jerry Heinlen.

Posted in North America
Posted May 9, 2011

If you missed Universal Sports' special tribute to Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt last night, you can see it online at www.universalsports.com/cycling

Posted in North America
Posted May 9, 2011

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—With its pending purchase of the Forzani Group, Canadian Tire Corporation will grow to more than 1,000 retail sports outlets across the country.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted May 9, 2011

AUGUSTA, Maine (BRAIN)—A bill that sought to impose a 2 percent surcharge on new bike sales in Maine was recently defeated in committee, and after being presented to the full legislature last week, was placed in legislative files as dead.

Posted in North America
Posted May 9, 2011

VANCOUVER, Canada (BRAIN)—With coffee mugs sitting where they left them, 12 former Race Face employees are back at their old jobs under the company’s new majority owner, Chris Tutton, who purchased Race Face from its receiver, Grant Thornton, last week.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted May 9, 2011

VISTA, CA—Electra co-founder and creative director Benno Baenziger is leaving his position at the company, effective this month. He will continue as a shareholder and member of Electra’s board of directors, while exploring new ventures.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 9, 2011

VANCOUVER, Canada (BRAIN)—With coffee mugs sitting where they left them, 12 former Race Face employees are back at their old jobs under the company’s new majority owner, Chris Tutton, who purchased Race Face from its receiver, Grant Thornton, last week.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted May 9, 2011

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Sales at Fox Racing Shox hit $42.9 million through March 2011, an increase of 31 percent over last year’s sales of $32.7 million, and exceeding the company’s expectations, according to Compass Diversified Holdings first quarter report.

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

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)— Rudy Project North America has launched its redesigned website at www.rudyprojectusa.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 8, 2011

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Research released by Eurobike shows that more than 4.1 million Germans buy a new bike every year, and nearly 70 percent of those purchases are made at one of 5,640 specialty retail stores.

Posted in International
Posted May 8, 2011

CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—Lee Lewis has joined the inside sales department at VSI Products. VSI is the parent company of THE, Intense BMX, Speed Bicycles, Sinz & Sinz Elite, ITS, EYE BMX, AVE and Vigor, all product lines Lee will be selling to retailers across the country.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 8, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong is working with market research firm Leisure Trends Group to conduct a survey to get a better sense of Americans’ bicycling habits. The survey is being emailed out in waves to contacts acquired through Bikes Belong’s People for Bikes pledge campaign, a pool of 222,000.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 8, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—The Vancouver Bike Show will return for a second year in 2012 with up to double the floor space as the inaugural exhibition, according to Robin Harvey, who handles public relations for the show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 6, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Yesterday, Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Steven LaTourette (R-OH) introduced the Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011 (H.R. 1780) into the U.S. House of Representatives.

Posted in North America
Posted May 5, 2011

SHANGHAI, China (BRAIN)—China Cycle attracts few U.S. specialty channel product managers, but it is an important
sourcing show for U.S. mass market brands and brands in emerging bike markets such as South America, the Middle East
and Russia.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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