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Posted March 16, 2011

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products signed a deal as an official distributor for Spank products to the Canadian IBD market.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 16, 2011

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—New England Athletic has hired Matthew Shoemaker and Jess Hughston to the agency.

Posted in North America
Posted March 16, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Freewheel Bike, a Twin Cities retailer, is launching its third retail location.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 16, 2011

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—What should have been a moment of celebration for Taiwanese suppliers was tempered by unfolding events in Japan as Tony Lo, chairman of the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association, announced record growth for the island nation’s industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 15, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The International Cycling Union (UCI) has approved the first models of frames and forks following requests submitted by their manufacturers.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted March 15, 2011

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Probar has hired eight new rep agencies for the company’s outdoor specialty channel.

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2011

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The Alliance for Biking & Walking has announced its 2011 Advocacy Award winners. Since 2009, the Alliance has solicited public nominations and recognized the individuals, organizations and business leaders who are propelling our People Powered Movement.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 15, 2011

GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Frank Raduziner to represent the brand in Southern California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
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.

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

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