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Posted September 16, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Bell Sports has filed a lawsuit against Specialized Bicycle Components claiming that the Morgan Hill, California, company has engaged in unfair and unlawful business practices. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily 3).

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--Try smiling, wearing a skimpy outfit and standing on your feet all day while you attempt to charm strangers and lure them into trade show booths by talking about products you know little about.

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

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--“We won,” Tim Blumenthal said.

The Bikes Belong president celebrated an industry victory yesterday as Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, withdrew an amendment that could have jeopardized at least $200 million in federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--The International Mountain Biking Association drew its usual standing-room-only crowd for its yearly update on dirt projects, advocacy work and future initiatives.

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

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--Felt Bicycles and the Netherlands-based Skil-Shimano professional cycling team have signed a three-year agreement, plus an option for further years.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The industry is mobilizing to oppose an amendment introduced Wednesday by a U.S. senator that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily #2).

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

MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)--An 85-year-old woman drove her Cadillac Deville through a plate glass window at Rock N' Road's Mission Viejo (CA) location.

Customers encountered a close call on Tuesday, but no one was injured.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 14, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Greg LeMond, the first American Tour de France winnerand three-time overall winner, will ride the September 17 Echelon Gran Fondo in Palo Alto.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted September 14, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply will be distributing Almond Shoes with first deliveries starting in November.

Targeted to the BMX Freestyle market, SBS will be stocking two models in five different color ways.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 14, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has reached an agreement with Spot LLC, leaders in personal satellite messaging and emergency communication technologies, to distribute Spot satellite messaging products.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 14, 2011

BOOTLEG CANYON, NV (BRAIN)--Maybe that will keep people from whining about the heat at the Outdoor Demo. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily 1).

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted September 13, 2011

LONDON (BRAIN)—Brompton plans to pair with its dealers to open a handful of company branded stores in Asia and Europe in the next year, the company’s marketing manager Emerson Roberts said on Monday.

Posted in International
Posted September 13, 2011

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)--Devin Walton and Harald Troost are leaving Shimano. Walton, who handled North America media relations for Shimano, is leaving at the end of the month. Troost, who handled media relations in Europe, is joining Koga Bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 13, 2011

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)--ExpoCycle 2011, the trade show powered by the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada, was a buzz with more than 75 team members representing nine Pro-Cycling Teams.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 13, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)--The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Weehoo, have issued a voluntary recall of about 2,700 Weehoo iGo bicycle pedal trailers. Name of Product: Weehoo iGo Bicycle Pedal Trailers

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 13, 2011

NORTH VANCOUVER, Canada—Ryders Eyewear has hired Roy Williams to fill its buyer and product developer role.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 12, 2011

CLOPPEBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycles is reporting a 25 percent increase in pre-season orders after wrapping up the tradeshow season in Europe.

Posted in International
Posted September 12, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycle Components has partnered with Right To Play, a non-profit that promotes a healthy and safe world by introducing children to the power of sport and play.

Posted in North America
Posted September 12, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP is focusing its Internet strategy on the specialty bicycle retailer. Working with SmartEtailing, QBP is going to empower bicycle retailers to successfully compete online with competitors from outside the specialty channel that are vying to capture consumer relationships and market share.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 12, 2011

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)— ExpoCycle 2011, powered by the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada, which kicked off Sunday was held for the first time at the Palais des Congres in Old Montreal. The new venue created a totally new feel and vibe to the show—a welcome change by all attendees.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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