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Posted August 17, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired James Peters as its new director of product development and global sourcing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 17, 2011

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Outside Magazine has unveiled its fourth annual “Best Places to Work” list and some familiar names are on it including Clif Bar (#5), Santa Cruz Bicycles (#27), Camelbak (#44) and QBP (#49).

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted August 17, 2011

By Marc Sani

SEATTLE, WA—Three employees from Dave Guettler’s River City Bicycles were swamped with work as hundreds, if not several thousand cyclists, clogged a major food stop on the annual Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic—best known as the STP.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted August 17, 2011

By Nicole Formosa

MUNICH, Germany—It could become a slugfest between two German trade shows, Eurobike and Bike Expo. Messe München threw the first punch announcing it would re-launch its show next year with new dates, 13 days before Eurobike.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 17, 2011

By Chris Lesser

Posted in North America
Posted August 16, 2011

WICHITA, KS (BRAIN)—GearUp, a bike storage company, has reached an agreement with Steady Corp. PTY of Perth, Australia, for the exclusive marketing rights to the new Steady Rack bicycle storage system for the U.S. marketplace.

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

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Dirt Rag magazine, with help from Clif Bar, is transitioning its two publications to a recycled, sustainable paper source.

Posted in Industry News
Posted August 16, 2011

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has unveiled a new tagline that will permeate all of its communications. Dahon believes the new phrase, “Freedom Unfolds”, conveys their evolving creative direction, while further distinguishing the brand from its competitors.

Posted in North America
Posted August 16, 2011

MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)—Celebrating its 20th year in business, Orange County mainstay Rock n’ Road Cyclery is renovating and expanding its Mission Viejo location to become a Specialized Concept Store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 15, 2011

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Vittoria Industries North America (VINA) will distribute 3T through Canada this month. The logistics will be generated from the VINA offices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, while dealers will be serviced from a warehouse in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 15, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has promoted Frank Zimmer to regional sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 15, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Dana Carson has joined QBP as its new brand manager for Ridley in North America.

QBP is the exclusive distributor for Ridley road and cyclocross bikes in the United States and Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Distributor news
Posted August 15, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Manufacturing has teamed with HTC Corp. to produce e-bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted August 15, 2011

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton Bell Sports sales hit $211.9 million in its second quarter ending July 2, an increase of 4.5 percent compared to sales of $202.8 over the quarter last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 14, 2011

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Planet X and On-One co-founder Brant Richards has rejoined the company to head up Titus.

Planet X, the direct to consumer bike supplier based in the UK, acquired Titus’ assets from its major lender last November after it foreclosed on the Arizona bicycle company.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—BRAIN is once again looking for product picks for its Interbike Show Daily issues.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 12, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—A recent flurry in buyer registration has prompted Interbike show organizers to extend the deadline for free retail attendee registration.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 12, 2011

LITTLETON, CO (BRAIN)—Giant Cycling World Denver was the setting for the official kick-off of Giant’s new Liv / giant brand for women over the weekend.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Suppliers brought in 17 percent fewer bikes, a shortfall of 1.5 million units, through June compared to the same period last year. The 30 percent drop in kid’s imports, off 1.4 million units, explains most of the overall shortfall.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 11, 2011

HILDEBRAN, NC (BRAIN)—DeFeet International has teamed with Steve Jolly Co., who will represent the brand in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Contact information for Steve Jolly and his group:

512-426-6159 cell
sjolly@austin.rr.com

Posted in North America

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