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Posted November 3, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Democratic Rep. Jim Oberstar, a 36-year veteran of Congress who was one of cycling’s most important advocates in Washington, D.C., lost his reelection campaign in the Republican tidal wave.

Posted in North America
Posted November 3, 2010
TAICHUNG, Taiwan—A new group of five exhibitors will band together to show their products in one room at this year’s Taichung Bike Week.

Posted in International
Posted November 2, 2010
DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Everything is big in Dallas, including retail space, as seen on the first day of shop visits on the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Dallas.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 2, 2010
The forecast for the first day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour Dallas called for a 50 percent chance of rain. By the time the crew got to Richardson Bike Mart that forecast turned into 100 percent and temps dropped into the 50s. But the hearty bunch downed some coffee and pedaled a little faster to weather the storm.
Posted in North America
Posted November 2, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—A memorial service is scheduled today for Chris Kuzma, a Colorado Springs retailer who died suddenly at his home.

Kuzma, who owned the Bike Stop, was 44. Friends say he passed away last Thursday after apparently suffering a heart attack.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 2, 2010
ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN)—The Gluskin Townley Group, LLC announced that their new Web site, www.gluskintownleygroup.com, has gone live.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 2, 2010
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Haro Bicycles has launched a new Web site with a completely updated look to showcase its 2011 MTB/Asphalt product, news, athletes, videos, photos and company information.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 1, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) has won the 2010 Québec Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the manufacturing category.

The awards for 2010 were announced October 27 at a gala event in Montreal attended by approximately 500 people.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted November 1, 2010
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Bicycle Technologies International (BTI) is now distributing many Sampson components, and plans to add more over the next few months.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 1, 2010
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—When industry veterans Mark Ontiveros and Mike France decided to open a shop, they let fate have its way with them.
Posted in Retail News
Posted November 1, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cannondale and Shimano have aligned with Fuji, Giant, Specialized and Trek to fund the Bikes Belong Grant Program by participating in the Employee Pro Purchase Program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 1, 2010
DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors will hit the “Big D” today, kicking off a three-day tour of bike shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour / BRAIN News / Events
Posted October 31, 2010
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) has added ultra-lightweight Power Cordz synthetic fiber bicycle cables as a new product in their wholesale catalog.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 31, 2010
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear has announced its 2011 Retailer Custom Apparel Program, which requires no upfront fees for design and production services, as well as net 30 terms.

Posted in North America
Posted October 30, 2010
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—On Tuesday, November 9, 11 a.m. – noon PST, the NBDA will host its first in a series of Webinars for member retailers. The Webinars are an extension of the NBDA Super Seminars presented at Interbike and that have traveled the USA regionally over the past few years.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 30, 2010
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Future Publishing has reported record traffic across its cycling Web sites.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted October 30, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Nearly all of the U.S. House candidates who have received campaign contributions from BikesPAC are expected to win reelection tomorrow.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2010
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—In light of recent news reports on the release of Campagnolo’s 11-speed electric group, company officials issued a statement emphasizing that its electric drivetrain is still a prototype.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 28, 2010
OAK PARK, IL (BRAIN)—Bob Lickton is heading up efforts to form an association to represent the interests of brands that exhibit at Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted October 28, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Easton Sports, has issued a voluntary recall of about 200 bikes with EC90 Zero seatposts.

Posted in Recalls

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