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Posted January 26, 2011
“Alberto Contador has received today a notification of one year ban proposal by the Competition Committee of the Spanish Federation."

Posted in North America
Posted January 26, 2011
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Géraldine Bergeron is now in charge of European road and tri public relations for SRAM and Zipp.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 26, 2011
WICHITA, KS (BRAIN)—Jack Gresmer is a on a road trip. Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri in his rear view. Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin on the near horizon.

Posted in North America
Posted January 26, 2011
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Starting next May, Boulder residents and visitors will have access to 200 bikes to get around town as part of the Rocky Mountain city’s B-cycle bike sharing program, which received a $250,000 federal grant.
Posted in Industry News
Posted January 26, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Bikes Belong Foundation has launched a new grant program to fund research on the economic impact of bicycling facilities and events.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 26, 2011
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—After the official announcement of a company-wide rebranding effort and debut of their new logo, Hawley now introduces an updated 2011 website.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Distributor news
Posted January 25, 2011
CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle Werke, Germany’s largest bicycle company, is going public.

Derby, which owns the Focus, Kalkhoff, Raleigh, Univega and Rixe brands, will launch an initial public offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Posted in International
Posted January 25, 2011
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—When Electra received a patent for its Flat Foot technology last summer, it put the industry on notice it would protect this patent. In December it filed a patent infringement suit against Trek over its Pure and Cruiser bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted January 25, 2011
VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports has promoted Rob Brandt to IT director.

“Rob started out in our warehouse learning our business, and it was time to take advantage of his skill set," said Lance Donnell, president and CEO of Sinclair Imports.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 25, 2011
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-­Bell Sports has named Steve Bigelow as president of its Action Sports division.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 25, 2011
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead is moving its U.S. warehouse and offices from Woodinville to Mukilteo, Washington next week, a move it hopes will be the least disruptive since its Taiwan factory is closed during the Chinese New Year, which falls on Feb. 3. FSA expects to be closed from Feb.
Posted in North America
Posted January 24, 2011
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Award winning filmmaker Michael John Evans turned his camera on frame builder Sean Walling of Soulcraft, delivering a slightly different frame building video.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 24, 2011
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—A group of independent retail organizations and small business owners gathered to discuss common challenges including Internet sales at the first ever AIR (Advocates for Independent Retail) National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 24, 2011
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Canadian women’s mountain biking label Loeka Clothing launched the first clothing recycling program for the industry.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 24, 2011
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—The electric bike category has just gotten a little more competitive with the Stromer’s launch into the United States.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 23, 2011
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Both laughter and tears were shared Friday afternoon at a memorial service for Russ Okawa.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 21, 2011
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Profile Design has appointed Thorsten Frahm as its new European sales and marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 21, 2011
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Bicycling.com has added three new hires to its web staff.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 21, 2011
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group said that The Hawley Company will carry Answer Products for the 2011 season.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 21, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Spring has sprung (at least according to our editorial calendar and the recent SoCal weather), which means one Jason Norman is looking for some fresh product picks.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News

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