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Posted October 28, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A.'s exclusive distribution agreement with BiciSupport S.r.l. has been terminated. Albabici LLC of Oxnard, California has been awarded the distribution of BiciSupport products by BiciSupport S.r.l.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2009

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle is introducing a new line of high-performance carbon components for road bikes under its Forté brand.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 28, 2009

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano Inc. is slashing its full year profit forecast as U.S. and European consumers cut back purchases on mid- to high-end bicycles and fishing gear, according to Bloomberg News.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 28, 2009

COTTAGE GROVE, WI (BRAIN)—Livestrong fitness equipment is now showing up at Dick’s Sporting Goods locations throughout the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2009

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Steve Meineke had just gotten off the plane from Hong Kong last Friday when he got a call that Raleigh’s power was out.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has sued Hayes Bicycle Group claiming that the company’s Stroker hydraulic disc brake infringe on one of SRAM’s patents.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2009

The web editor is looking for retailers and suppliers who are giving back this holiday season—whether it be toy drives or something else—for stories on the web and in print in December.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2009

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has promoted Jeff Weiss to the newly created role of vice president of international business development.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 27, 2009

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company's service center manager Ian Foyster was tragically killed on Monday.

"He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was shot," said Dave Goeppner, marketing manager for The Hawley Company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 26, 2009

“Your cyclists really know their stuff. It’s more intense than in San Francisco. The bike coalition is strong there, but in Portland, the cyclists are more into the details. They want to know how their handle bars will work with handrails.

Posted in North America
Posted October 26, 2009

MIRAMAR, FL (BRAIN)—Who dares to believe they can keep up with seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, on a bike? Well the people behind Clear2Go, the sports water bottle with a replaceable filter, are giving would-be cyclists around the country the opportunity to do just that.

Posted in North America
Posted October 26, 2009

JUPITER, FL (BRAIN)—Sports Marketing Surveys and the Gluskin Townley Group have formed a joint venture to publish a monthly Consumer Intelligence: Bicycles & Bicycling Report beginning January 2010.

Posted in North America
Posted October 26, 2009

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—The nation's first Bikestation Secure Bike Module, a new concept in cost-effective, compact, multi-use bicycle transit center, is contracted for installation at the Covina Metrolink station in Covina, California.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 26, 2009

VENTURA, CA (BRAIN)—Hill Billy USA, a Southern California company offering a wide range of golf-related products and services, is launching Dogleg–a series of electric bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted October 26, 2009

CLICK ON LINK to see Al Budris' (president of Sidi) response to today's 5th Spot.

Posted in North America
Posted October 25, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle art from all over the world will be on display and for sale at the 2009 Bike Art Spectacular, a fundraising event for Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids. The event will take place on Saturday, November 7 from 6-9 p.m. at San Diego’s Quilt Art Vision Gallery.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 25, 2009

MOAB, UT (BRAIN)—The 25th annual Ellsworth Moab owners retreat weekend is only two weeks away—November 6 – 8.

There are still spots left to come join Tony and the Ellsworth staff for a weekend of riding in one the most legendary mountain biking regions in the world.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 25, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Focale 44, a manufacturer of fixie bikes and components, has launched a new Web site.

Click on link to check it out.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 25, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Sea Otter Classic 2010 registration opens up on November 2.

Sunny skies and warm temperatures helped this year’s Sea Otter Classic see double-digit attendance increases the first three days of the show.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted October 22, 2009

Following its world premiere in Durango Tuesday night, Race Across the Sky, a stirring documentary about the 2009 Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race, was simulcast to over 500 U.S. locations Thursday [last] night.

Posted in North America

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