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Posted June 27, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Around 650 BIXI bike share bikes lined the courtyard of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre for Velo-city Global, the premier cycling planning conference, happening this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Wednesday June 27 2012 9:39 AM MT—Big Cat Human Powered Vehicles is working with the Consumer Products Safety Commission to recall about 170 Catbike recumbent bikes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 27, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) Wednesday June 27 2012 8:43 AM MT—Jason Grantz, brand manager for Quality Bicycle Products’ Foundry Cycles and Whisky Parts Co. carbon fiber brands, left QBP last week, ending his second stint with the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Distributor news
Posted June 26, 2012

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) Wednesday June 27 2012 — Andrew Love hopes the feds’ recent bust of a counterfeit cycling gear scheme in Denver is a sign of things to come.

Posted in North America
Posted June 26, 2012

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN) Tuesday June 26 2012 4:29 PM MT— Robin Bylenga, owner of Pedal Chic and co-founder of SpokesWomen, is working with the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) to plan a second annual happy hour for industry women at this year’s Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 26, 2012

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday June 26 2012 10:57 AM MT— Marisa Shimano has joined the Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editorial staff as summer intern.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 25, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) Tuesday June 25 2012—The Velo-city Global conference returns to North America Tuesday with a four-day run in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 25, 2012

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) Monday June 25 2012 6:16 PM MT—Investigators in Colorado have arrested four Denver residents and charged them with selling $200,000 worth of counterfeit cycling jerseys and components on eBay over the past four years.

Posted in North America
Posted June 25, 2012

GUNNISON, CO (BRAIN) Tuesday June 26 2012—Retired mountain bike racer Dave Wiens is adding another job to his packed schedule. The former World Cup winner has been named Mountain Sports Team Director at Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 25, 2012

ALLEN, TX (BRAIN) Monday June 25 2012 4:05 PM MT—Amer Sports Group has reached a multi-year agreement with PFWeb, Inc., an e-commerce company, for all of its brands, which include Mavic, Salomon, Atomic, Wilson, Suunto and Bonfire.

Posted in North America
Posted June 25, 2012

Polar Bottle is official bottle at USAPC • Serfas celebrates 20th, unveils new logo • Denver celebrates biking FROM work

Posted in North America
Posted June 25, 2012

CamelBak revamps MTB line • Lazer fills out helmet line • Assos offers luggage, compression socks

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted June 25, 2012

Sharp joins Garmin team as co-sponsor • Knog sponsors CrossVegas and Cross After Dark series • Interbike registration opens for exhibitors and media

Posted in North America
Posted June 22, 2012

Magura picks up Dutch tire brand • SBS revamps computer system • Big Mig joins Vegas Gran Fondo

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura Direct is taking over as U.S. distributor for Vredestein tires starting July 1. Previously, the Dutch tire company worked with Move Sport.

Posted in North America
Posted June 22, 2012

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has begun the process of selecting this year’s top retailers. Store owners and managers are encouraged to self-nominate their shops. The magazine is also reaching out to the industry’s top suppliers, asking for nominations of their best accounts.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Top 100
Posted June 22, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong won’t be in the line-up when the gun goes off at Ironman Nice in France on Sunday, but many in the triathlon industry hope they haven’t seen the last of the dominant cyclist and the exposure he brings to the sport.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted June 21, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Triathlon Business International will hold next year’s conference Feb. 9-12 at San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo Inn.

The annual triathlon industry gathering costs $495 for members and $595 for members, but prices increase after Sept. 30.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted June 21, 2012

Shimano, Pearl Izumi debut at Outdoor Show • German trade group gains stronger voice • ISPO to study business opportunities in Brazil

Posted in International
Posted June 21, 2012

SHERWOOD, WI (BRAIN)—Doug Witmer, Clif Bar’s national sales manager for Canada, died last weekend of an apparent heart attack while competing in Wisconsin’s High Cliff Triathlon.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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