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Posted March 14, 2011
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Momentum Magazine celebrates its 50th issue this March/April with a new look.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 14, 2011
FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired Holly Colson as its new director of marketing.

Utilizing her 16 years of experience in marketing and avid passion for cycling, Colson will employ her skills to amplify the motivation behind Cane Creek’s brand, according to a press release.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 14, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has launched a SaferProducts.gov database mandated by Congress, as part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 14, 2011
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (BRAIN)—Running into financial turmoil, Canadian component brand Race Face is no longer in business. A receiver took over operations on Saturday and has shut down the company. Race Face’s bankers, Scotia Bank and Roynet, appointed Grant Thornton Limited as the brand’s receiver over the weekend.
Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Are you exhibiting at Sea Otter? Is your company demoing bikes at Sea Otter? Is your company showing product at Sea Otter?

If you answered yes to any one of these three questions, please read on.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted March 11, 2011
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Earth, Wind and Rider (EWnR) has launched its Fall 2011 custom program. Earth, Wind and Rider has been providing shops and brands, quality Merino Wool Jerseys since 2005 and customizing them through three different program levels, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews and VeloPress have moved to a new office space in Boulder, Colorado. The new address is 3002 Sterling Circle, Suite 100, Boulder, CO 80301. Staff will maintain their current phone and fax numbers.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2011
KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—Greg "Chopper" Randolph has left Smith Optics to work as general manager and director of PR/marketing for the Sun Valley Marketing Alliance.

Randolph had been at Smith Optics for the last seven years, working as the company's PR communications manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2011
MAHWAH, NJ (BRAIN)—Cooper Bikes, founded by Michael Cooper almost two years ago, is launching seven models of commuter, lifestyle bikes into North America. Michael Cooper is the son of auto racing legend and Cooper Car Co. founder John Cooper.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2011
TOKYO, Japan (BRAIN)—One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded rocked Japan on Friday. The magnitude-8.9 offshore quake quickly unleashed 23-foot tsunami waves, sweeping away boats, cars and homes, while hundreds of people have been reported dead or missing.

Posted in International
Posted March 11, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Incessant rain and wind didn’t put a damper on the enthusiasm of hundreds of delegates as they marched to meetings with their senators and representatives on Capitol Hill yesterday during the National Bike Summit.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 10, 2011
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BicycleWorld.TV has launched a new video production and marketing service for the industry.

Posted in North America
Posted March 10, 2011
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc has hired Jennifer Purdie as senior editor of Inside Triathlon.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 10, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Procycle Group of Canada, has issued a voluntary recall of about 325 Rocky Mountain bikes.

The front fork steering tube can break, posing a fall injury hazard.

Posted in Recalls
Posted March 10, 2011
WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox reported a 40 percent revenue increase in 2010 as the rebounding economy spurred higher OEM sales in the mountain biking category, the company’s parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings, said on Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 10, 2011
LACHINE, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canadian-based Damco has taken over all North America distribution for Kuota—the high-end Italian brand best known for its tri and road bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 10, 2011
MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Sales in Dorel Industries’ bike division rose 13.7 percent in 2010 boosted by the successful relaunch of the Schwinn brand, as well as double-digit growth in the IBD channel in the U.S. and Europe, according to a year-end earnings report released by the company on Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 10, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—City and state officials now have a new tool to help guide them in developing new bikeways. Called the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the manual was unveiled at the National Bike Summit yesterday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 9, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Pedalr is a new Ecommerce website that brings both buyers and sellers of bicycles and cycling related products together in a safe and trusted venue.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 9, 2011
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has hired of Andy Jasper as national IBD sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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