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Posted November 23, 2010
To you and yours, Happy Thanksgiving from the BRAIN crew!!! News will resume on Monday, November 29.
Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 23, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Brian Hodes of VeloImages, a pro cycling photographer and longtime AIDS awareness advocate, has kicked off "Project RideRED," a national campaign to raise awareness of and funds for a cure to AIDS/HIV.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 23, 2010
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Moore Large, Haro’s distributor in the UK, delivered its first shipment of Haro bicycles to Center Parcs, Sherwood Village and to Longleat Village.

Posted in North America
Posted November 23, 2010
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—The Merry Sales Co. is now exclusive U.S. distributors for W-Base parts and bike frames and Palmy U-Locks.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 23, 2010
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Trek Bicycle a patent on its Active Braking Pivot (ABP) suspension system, #7,837,213.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 23, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—A new slate of officers were elected to serve two-year terms on the Bikes Belong executive board early last week at a board meeting at the nonprofit’s Boulder office, according to Bikes Belong president Tim Blumenthal.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 22, 2010
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The next session (Salesmanship for Bicycle Retailers) in the online Webinar series hosted by retail expert Dan Mann of The Mann Group will talk about the ins and outs of good salesmanship in bicycle retailing from 11 a.m. - noon on December 7.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 22, 2010
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—It seems not everyone is happy with the 250 miles of NYC traffic lanes dedicated for bicycles that have been added over the last four years, according to a New York Times article (click on above link).

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 22, 2010
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima is increasing its international distribution by adding distributors in Spain, the Czech Republic, New Zealand and Brazil.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 22, 2010
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—X-Fusion has moved out of Silicon Valley (Campbell, California)—where the company had run its sales, service and marketing operations for the last four years—to a brand new R&D facility in Santa Cruz, California.

Posted in North America
Posted November 22, 2010
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The Splendor Hotel is back in the mix for Taichung Bike Week, offering rooms for visitors and space for exhibitors.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 21, 2010
PAAL, Belgium (BRAIN)—Ridley Bikes has moved its Flemish headquarters to a renovated 12,000-square-meter facility that unites its offices, warehouse, painting and assembly divisions under one roof.

Posted in North America
Posted November 19, 2010
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Avenir has launched its new Web site.

The entire offering of waterproof bags, gloves, bike lights, bike components, pumps and more for every type of riding is available for perusing and purchase on Avenir’s first-­ever Web site launched this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 19, 2010
ROCHESTER, MN (BRAIN)—In order to take his 31-year-old business to the next level, Bob Gritman decided he needed to take a leap, transforming his Rochester, Minnesota store into a Specialized Elite Shop. It opened last Friday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 19, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Full Speed Ahead, has issued a voluntary recall of about 9,300 Full Speed Ahead BB30 Gossamer cranksets that are used by numerous bicycle manufacturers.

The manufacturer is TH Industries of Taiwan.

Posted in Recalls
Posted November 19, 2010
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus’ major lender Factors Southwest, which took 
control of the bike company earlier this month, closed the first round of bids for Titus on Friday, November 19, at noon. It has since entered a second round of bidding.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is extending the registration deadline for exhibitors, and will break from tradition for the 2011 show by running a pilot program that allows bicycle designers to exhibit.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 18, 2010
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback Bikes is moving in a new direction in terms of its support of local advocacy groups.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 18, 2010
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead (FSA) has picked up International Trade as its new distributor in South Africa.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 18, 2010
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic, Inc. has hired Zack Vestal as its communications and PR manager for the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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