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Posted January 7, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Surf City Cyclery has opened its doors as a new Specialized Concept Store in Costa Mesa, California.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 6, 2010
FAIRFAX, CA (BRAIN)—Six-time Leadville 100 winner, and former US Mountain Bike team member, Dave Wiens, will lead a new annual cycling event for the Bay Area, The Dirt Bowl, to be held on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 6, 2010
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—For the second consecutive year, mechanics have filled up the Park Tool Tech Summit in Philadelphia.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 6, 2010
HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group N.V. has acquired Bäumker & Co, a German trading company of bikes and parts and accessories that also distributes Batavus, a brand owned by Accell.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 6, 2010
BALA CYNWYD, PA (BRAIN)—Vic Rollins has been let go as vice president of sales at Sweetskinz.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 5, 2010
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—John Duke, senior vice-president of print media at Competitor Group, will leave the company. After two years at CGI, and 14 successful years as publisher of Triathlete Magazine, Duke has decided to pursue other opportunities that will be announced at a later date.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 5, 2010
"The closest thing we have to any lift-assisted bike park is Whistler, and that's a pretty substantial drive. I think Stevens Pass is primed for it."

Posted in North America
Posted January 5, 2010
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has partnered with the International Cycling Union (UCI) to supply a full stable of road, time trial, track, mountain and BMX frames to the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 5, 2010
WESTPORT, MA (BRAIN)—Village Bicycle has closed its doors. Owner James LeBelle made the announcement on the company's Web site, citing "the tough economy."

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 5, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Importers of bicycle tubing, speedometers, road and hydraulic disc brakes are back to paying the full duty on imported parts as of January, 1.

Posted in North America
Posted January 4, 2010
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Mike Gaumond has replaced Pat Hus as CEO of Titus Cycles. Gaumond brings over 20 years of senior management experience to Titus including prior CEO, general management, product management and business development roles in companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 500.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 4, 2010
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Scott USA, Raleigh America and Marin Bikes are among the 20 largest unsecured creditors listed in the Dec. 29 bankruptcy filing of Ski Market, a 52-year-old ski and bike chain operating in the Northeast.

Posted in North America
Posted January 4, 2010
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar & Company has hired two new sales agencies to its sales rep force. The Mid-Atlantic Territory will be covered by DS Specialty Sports, LTD and the New England Territory will be covered by Stoner-Andrews.

Posted in North America
Posted January 4, 2010
"I am very excited. I want to have the best bike. It is very important to have the best if you want to win the Tour de France. This is why I made it a requirement to have Specialized as the team bike for my return to Astana.”

Posted in North America
Posted January 4, 2010
MARINA, CA (BRAIN)—Recently established Sidi America, Inc. has redrawn sales representation lines in the key Northern California-Western Nevada territory.

Posted in North America
Posted January 4, 2010
WILLIAMSBURG, VA (BRAIN)—If the 2009 holiday season is any indication of what this year holds for the IBD, things could be looking up. And you might be surprised what the big sellers were for them this December.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 4, 2010
BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

LUSAKA, Zambia—Steven Chilinga swings his leg over the seat of his bicycle and pedals expertly along the rutted dirt path that leads from his home on the outskirts of the rural Zambian village of Keembe. A wisp of a boy, he must stand to reach the pedals of his adult-sized frame.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 4, 2010
BY MARC SANI AND DOUG MCCLELLAN

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Taichung Mayor Jason Hu beamed as he welcomed hundreds of product managers and executives to Taichung Bike Week.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week
Posted January 4, 2010
BY NICOLE FORMOSA

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Taiwan executives project little or no growth in 2010 as the island’s manufacturing industry stabilizes in the wake of the global recession.

Posted in North America
Posted January 3, 2010
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company’s 2010 catalog is now available and will start shipping to dealers this week.

Posted in North America

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