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Posted April 29, 2011

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Five-year old Tyler Blick (son of Steve Blick at Oakley) has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia and is beginning three-plus years of Chemotherapy treatment.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 28, 2011

OMAHA, NE (BRAIN)—Midwest Cycling has opened two new Trek Concept Stores this month in Independence and Arnold, Missouri.

Owners Jay Thomas and Kent McNeill now have six Trek Bicycle Stores in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. Their stores rank within Trek's top-15 largest retailers by sales.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 28, 2011

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Sales of Oakley eyewear increased 11 percent in the first quarter of the year, helping drive parent company Luxottica to double digit growth in revenue and profitability.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 28, 2011

Want to win a ride in the United Healthcare team car during Stage 1 of the Tour of California in Lake Tahoe, thanks to Ritchey Design?

Click on title and the PDF link for your chance to win!!!

Posted in North America
Posted April 28, 2011

Want to win a ride in the United Healthcare team car during Stage 1 of the Tour of California in Lake Tahoe, thanks to Ritchey Design?

Click on title and the PDF link for your chance to win!!!

Posted in North America
Posted April 28, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, AL (BRAIN)—One Alabama bike shop considers itself extremely fortunate to have been spared from the deadly tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa on Wednesday night.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 28, 2011

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands—Accell Group said in a shareholder meeting today that first quarter turnover has increased over last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 28, 2011

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s sales grew 8 percent in the first quarter of the year according to earnings released early Thursday by parent company Amer Sports.

For the first three months of the year, revenue was 34.4 million euros compared with 29.3 million euros for the same time period in 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 27, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong joined George W. Bush on Wednesday for the final leg of the former president's 62-mile mountain bike ride with 15 U.S. soldiers who lost limbs or were seriously injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to the LA Times.

Click on link to read full story.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted April 27, 2011

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle has donated a full B-cycle bike sharing system to the city of Madison, Wisconsin, including an initial investment of $2 million to ensure the system will operate in 2011.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 27, 2011

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH Bikes and Pivot Cycles continue to grow with the addition of three outside sales reps, giving more coverage to their dealers throughout the country.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 27, 2011

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has named Erik Hamerschlag as their new product line manager. He is rejoining Osprey, where he held several leadership positions from 1994 through 2001, after nine years with Mountain Hardwear, Inc.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 27, 2011

In our April 15 Product Picks section we featured Kool Kovers' Shimano SPD-SL cleat cover, which had been "totally redesigned," which I forgot to mention. It also now fits both fixed and float style cleats, which I should have more clearly pointed out.

Posted in North America
Posted April 26, 2011

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—First quarter earnings were a mixed bag for Taiwan’s top manufacturers, according to figures released on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 26, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 has partnered with The Bike Cooperative, a member-owned organization that maximizes efficiencies and profit for independent bicycle retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted April 26, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—The Vancouver Convention Centre is presenting a brand new consumer cycling show this fall called VeloSpoke. It will take place on September 8 and 9 at the Convention Centre.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 26, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike opened buyer registration a month early this year and retailers are responding. Registration for the 30th edition of the industry's leading trade show is currently at more than 2,300 qualified buyers, a 160 percent increase over last year during the same time span.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted April 26, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Biking (Road, Mountain and BMX) came in second to Running when measured by frequency of participation among adults (25-plus), according to the 2011 Outdoor Recreation Participation Top-line Report.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 26, 2011

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano posted a 2.2 percent increase in sales in its bike division during the first quarter compared to the same period last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (BRAIN)—A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee is considering a bill that would revise a three-year-old law limiting the amount of lead in children’s products, potentially to the benefit of bike manufacturers.

Posted in North America

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