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Posted February 16, 2011
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—CrossVegas uses the tagline “the international cyclocross season starts American Style in Las Vegas” and it seems more fitting each year. This year looks to be no exception with the announcement by the organizer that the fifth edition of the race will return September 14.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 16, 2011
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—In 2010 Blue Competition Cycles saw revenue grow by 38 percent, just a year after posting a 32 percent growth in revenue. Blue is expecting to build on that success in the coming year.

Posted in North America
Posted February 16, 2011
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taichung Bike Week will be held a week earlier this year beginning on Nov. 29 and running through Dec. 2, organizer Steve Fenton said on Tuesday.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted February 16, 2011
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong looks like he's retiring once again, dubbing this one "Retirement 2.0," according to the Associated Press.

"Never say never," Armstrong told the AP on Tuesday about mounting another comeback, but then quickly added, "Just kidding."
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 15, 2011
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Tomac Bikes current owner Joel Smith has been named the new general manager of X-Fusion USA—a manufacturer of suspension forks and shocks.

Posted in North America
Posted February 15, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling, the industry standard in retail sales training since 1996, has been revitalized with all-new dealer-driven content and partnerships with the NBDA, 3point5, Sparc Retail and Shimano.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 15, 2011
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission will hold a public hearing this morning to address the feasibility of dropping the lead limits in children’s products to 100 parts per million.

The hearing starts at 10 a.m. EST and is available online via webcast at www.cpsc.gov/webcast.
Posted in North America
Posted February 15, 2011
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—After many years of success with the MP3 Product Protection Plan, Mavic has improved the manner in which customers in the U.S. enroll their newly purchased wheels in the program.

Posted in North America
Posted February 15, 2011
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group said that Quality Bicycle Products will now carry Answer products for the 2011 season.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 15, 2011
"Justice has been served."

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Posted February 14, 2011
SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Cygolite has created another virtual cycling game as a fun way to keep up your reflexes and win Cygolite prizes.

Posted in North America
Posted February 14, 2011
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Since 1997 Seattle Bike Supply has been able to offer IBDs savings from the comfort of their own home. No travel, no frigid warehouse to visit. Dealers can just hit the recline bar, lean back and enjoy savings up to 72 percent on a variety of over 1,000 different products.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 14, 2011
After beaming away from planet Earth for a while, BRAIN's favorite alien blog contributor Gregg Bagni has returned with the extra-terrestrial insights only he can provide. Check out his fine prose on the BRAIN blog on the front page.

Posted in North America
Posted February 14, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Are you wanting to engage your local bike shop in Safe Routes to School programs? Or, as a local bike shop, have you been looking for ways to get involved in the Safe Routes to School movement but haven't quite figured out how you fit?

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 14, 2011
GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear (Hincapie) has added Arizona to Jason Losey’s sales territory.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 11, 2011
GROVEPORT, OH (BRAIN)—Specialized has relocated its East Coast distribution center from Grove City to Groveport, Ohio, expanding its footprint by close to 50,000 square feet. The new building offers 225,000 square feet with the option to lease an additional 325,000 feet.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2011
“Our mandatory system was antiquated and inefficient. The new voluntary system is accessible, fair, and supports families, avid cyclists and visitors to our city.”

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2011
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Recreational Equipment Inc. is responsible for a defective bicycle part manufactured by another company and sold under the REI brand, a Washington appeals court ruled, just days after the plaintiff died in a backcountry skiing accident, according to Courthouse News Service.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2011
BAD NAUHEIM, Germany—The JD Group has expanded the role of its European headquarters to include sales of the TranzX brand of aluminum components.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2011

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Imports of bicycles into Australia grew 12 percent in 2010 due to strong growth in the summer months, according to bicycle sales statistics released by Australian nonprofit Cycling Promotion Fund.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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