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Posted November 30, 2010
BY NICOLE FORMOSA

KAILUNA-KONA, HI—As is tradition at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, the who’s who of the triathlon industry gathers at the end of each day in the few restaurants on a three-block stretch of Ali’i Drive to swap stories on the day’s action over a pint of beer.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 30, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA—Nielsen Sports Group has pulled the plug on its semiannual Action Sports Retailer (ASR) trade show after a 29-year run.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 29, 2010
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, in cooperation with the League of American Bicyclists, is launching of Urban PressCamp.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted November 29, 2010
It's not everyday that a Duke takes a tour of your operations. But that's exactly what happened when Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, stopped by Brompton headquarters in the UK yesterday at the invite of Brompton founder and inventor, Andrew Ritchie.

Posted in North America
Posted November 29, 2010
SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN)—Yuba Bicycles, makers of the Mundo Cargo Bike, has hired Robin Sansom.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 29, 2010
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has expanded its reach in Asia with the production of spokes at its facility, DT Swiss Asia Ltd in Taichung.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 29, 2010
ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN)—In the 10 months since Sean van Waes and Peter Steenwegen branched Lazer bicycle helmets into its own company, the business partners have focused on laying the foundation for the small company to grow its market share in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted November 28, 2010
Craving a ride in the snow but don't have snow tires? Dutch Bike Seattle has just the fix for you (click on above link). Hint: stock up on zip ties.
Posted in North America
Posted November 28, 2010
WILMINGTON, NC (BRAIN)—GlideBikes, an American balance bike company based in Wilmington NC, has expanded internationally into the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Posted in North America
Posted November 28, 2010
OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Hydrapak has signed an agreement with POC Sports to include its Reversible Reservoir II into POC's new armored Spine VPD Hydration Pack.

Posted in North America
Posted November 28, 2010
GROVEPORT, OH (BRAIN)—After opening just five years ago at its current location in Grove City, Ohio, Specialized Bicycle Components will be moving its Eastern Distribution Center a few miles down the road to a brand new facility in Groveport.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 23, 2010
ROTHERHAM, U.K. (BRAIN)--Planet X, a U.K. based Internet bicycle retailer, purchased all of Titus’ assets from Factors Southwest late Tuesday, November 23.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
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

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