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Posted May 12, 2009

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles has launched a free Garmin GPS promotion for its retailers centered around the cutting edge, 305 GPS enabled cycle-computer.

Posted in North America
Posted May 12, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dahon and REI, issued a voluntary recall of about 11,500 of the 2008 model year Dahon and REI Novara folding bicycles.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 12, 2009

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Institute (UBI), responding to sold out classes and six month waiting lists, is expanding into a new classroom location at 3961 North William’s Avenue, Portland, Oregon. The school hopes to offer its first classes at the location by early August.

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2009

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has partnered with DirtLabs for service of Ransom Equalizer shocks.

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2009

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—MapMyRide.com, the Internet's premier provider of online mapping and training tools that helps cyclists of all levels achieve their health and fitness goals, and Versus, the exclusive cable television home of the Tour de France and the home of professional cycling in the U.S., have joined forces t

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 11, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group (LTG) now has open enrollment for independent bicycle stores that want to join the nearly 200 dealers that have signed up for the new information service, which will begin publishing reports this summer based on point-of-sale transactional information beginning in June.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 11, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face Performance Products has launched a 'For Her' women's line as part of its 2009 Spring/Summer collection.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 11, 2009

“It’s one of those things I feel good about. No. 1, I’m in the industry and I should be doing it. No. 2, it’s an accomplishment.”

—Steve Hawley, company owner and president of The Hawley Company, on his bike to work routine. Click on link for full story.

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2009

"Vanhorn, what do you think? Would you like to try something like that?"

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2009

ELKTON, MD (BRAIN)—Gore Bike Wear has launched a B2B online shop specifically designed for retailers. The site is a tool for retailers to easily place immediate orders on the web.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 10, 2009

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Ben Capron, who was a partner with True Communications in the Bay Area, is returning to Specialized on a full-time basis.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 10, 2009

RICHMOND, VA (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show for 2010 is moving to Richmond, Virginia, according to show founder Don Walker.

"I am 100 percent confident that we will break all records when it comes to exhibitor and attendee numbers," Walker said of Richmond.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 10, 2009

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox reported a 14.2 percent decline in first quarter sales due to slow OEM orders in its bike division, according to earnings reports released on Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 7, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bringing together bicycling’s top academic professionals, Bikes Belong held an unprecedented Bicycling Research Symposium in Boulder, Colorado, on May 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 7, 2009

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has hired Steve Boyd as director of operations for Dahon California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 7, 2009

"The reaction of people is usually like, 'Whoa, dude! You're the man.' One woman stopped me and said she was having a terrible day, but when she saw me riding the bike everything changed for her."

—Felix Hackenberg, who cycles with one leg better than most do with two. Click on link for full story.

Posted in North America
Posted May 7, 2009

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley sales were up 7 percent in the first quarter of 2009, even as its parent company, Luxottica, faced a challenging period.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 7, 2009

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel’s IBD brands were a bright spot in the company’s bike division during the first quarter of 2009, posting 8 percent organic growth during the first three months of the year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 6, 2009

VENICE, Italy (BRAIN)—Team Astana is having financial troubles, but Lance Armstrong may be able to help.

Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2009

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—MSC Bikes SL will now be present in the U.S. market with its brand new distributor, MSC Bikes USA.

Posted in North America

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