AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Cycling’s governing body opened its Swiss headquarters to a small group of trade and consumer journalists this week as it looks to improve its image and build a stronger relationship with the industry.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—The FlipSide bike carrier is being recalled, according to Yakima.
A small number of units shipped from April 2008 through June 2011 have malfunctioned. In these instances, the FlipSide’s upright mast has folded to the side while the vehicle is in motion.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bike sales were up 7 percent through April, according to Bicycle Product Suppliers Association sell-through data from the Leisure Trends Group (LTG). Most of that growth is coming from road bikes and 29-inch mountain bikes.
DRUMMONDVILLE, Canada (BRAIN)—The entire Fox Racing Shox Race Trailer and FORD F550 Truck was stolen late Monday night, en route to the UCI World Cup event in Mount Sainte Anne, Canada.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has teamed up with Carson Stanwood to provide the Hincapie brand with PR support.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Bicycling magazine has revealed the eight winners of its 2011 Editors’ Choice Awards in the mountain bike category, honoring the year’s best new models across a wide range of categories and price points as part of an eight-page feature in the new August issue of the magazine on newsstands this S
OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Share the Road Cycling Coalition (SRCC), an Ontario-based non-profit organization which promotes bicycling as a mode of transportation, recreation and fitness through provincial advocacy, has unveiled the first Bicycle Friendly Communities Awards in Canada.
ST-LAURENT, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) is expanding its Montréal warehouse with a 36,000 square foot addition scheduled for completion later this summer.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ben Delaney, long-time editor of VeloNews, has resigned and Competitor Group, Inc., the magazine’s owner, has begun a search for a replacement, said Bouker Pool, CGI’s senior vice president of marketing.
Web editor Jason Norman is yet again looking for some fresh product for the magazine. Send short product description, high res image, retail price and company contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org. There's still space open for both August issues.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (BRAIN)—The Bikes Belong Foundation brought public officials from Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle and Kent, Washington, to five Danish cities last week during its European Study Tour, part of its Bicycling Design Best Practices Project.
LONDON (BRAIN)—Brompton Bicycle has spun off a new company to manage a new bike share scheme in the U.K.
SCHWÄBISCH GMÜND, Germany (BRAIN)—Organizers of the European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition will bring back the show next year due to requests from local and regional frame builders. The 2011 show was canceled weeks before its scheduled May 20 start date because of low registration numbers.
CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle has acquired its former Australian distributor and has started direct sales in that country under a wholly owned subsidiary.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Dual Power Eyewear has signed a distribution agreement with Quality Bicycle Products (QBP).
COVINGTON, KY (BRAIN)—Jim Keefe is throwing his hat into the industry trade show ring with plans to launch a new show for specialty bike dealers this fall. Called Specialty Bike Expo, it’s set for Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—Lazer, best known for its helmets, is adding a line of eyewear next season to complement its helmets, said Lazer’s Brian Kee. Like the helmets, QBP will distribute the eyewear making them an add-on sale, said Kee, a former employee at Tifosi, a competing eyewear brand.
GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN)—From its humble beginnings in the 1970s to its inclusion in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, BMX racing has seen many changes through the years.
CHICAGO (BRAIN)—SRAM has paid off its private equity investor, a step the company previously said it would make before going public.
HEERENVEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group's subsidiary Batavus has acquired all shares in Vartex AB.
Vartex is a trading company in bicycles and bicycle parts based in Varberg, Sweden. Vartex operates via a nationwide network of dealers.