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Posted March 2, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Vélo Québec Association invites its active transportation partners and community stakeholders from across Quebec and Canada to the country’s first rendezvous, in Montreal, on June 3.

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Posted March 2, 2010
OAK PARK, IL (BRAIN)—Arietar Ltd. (parent company of Aircaddy.com and shipbikes.com) has signed a contract with Colorado-based bike manufacturer Tommaso Bicycle Company, licensing up to 20,000 Aircaddy containers to be made in Smurfit-Stone’s state of the art facility in Shanghai, China.

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Posted March 2, 2010
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has entered into a strategic partnership with Shopatron, Inc., a collaboration designed to expand online sales opportunities for the cooperative’s member retailers and supplier partners, while driving more of the cycling industry to Shopatron’s successful e-commerce platform.
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Posted March 2, 2010
Click on link to check out this fun new cycling game from Cygolite.
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Posted March 1, 2010
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley posted double digit growth in 2009 despite the rocky economy according to year-end earnings results released Monday by Oakley’s parent, Luxottica Group.

The solid results last year were on top of double-digit growth in 2008, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 1, 2010
PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—POP displays in all Bristol Farms stores feature a unique Special Edition 2010 Foes Racing Pasadena Crown City Commuter Bike as a prize valued at $2,600 to customers that avail themselves of an easy in-store tear-off sheet that directs them to the FRS Cycling specific site and a chance to win the b
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Posted March 1, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference's six-week original consumer survey received more than 2,300 responses.

“Some of the write-in answers were quite heated,” said Bikes Belong’s Kate Scheider, who conducted the survey. “People who ride a lot clearly feel invested in our industry.”
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Posted March 1, 2010
FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Downeast Bicycle Specialists' Open House will highlight more than 900 new items featured in the distributor's catalog for the 2010 season.

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Posted March 1, 2010
RICHMOND, VA (BRAIN)—The sixth annual edition of the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show saw an estimated 6,200 visitors over its three days in Richmond, Virginia.

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Posted March 1, 2010
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BY MATT WIEBE

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Imagine starting a bike shop in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression, without the help of bankers and as a young 20-year-old with little to no retail experience.

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Posted March 1, 2010
BY JASON NORMAN

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Posted March 1, 2010
BY DOUG MCCLELLAN

FLETCHER, NC—To the U.S. Patent Office, it is known as a “steering bearing assembly for wheeled vehicles.” The bicycle industry knows it simply as the threadless headset.

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Posted February 28, 2010
Word on the handmade streets is that the famed frame builders' show is heading to Austin, Texas next year. They say everything is bigger in Texas. We'll see if that also holds true for next year's handmade show.

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Posted February 28, 2010
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Alienation BMX's new Web Site features a dealer log in.

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Posted February 28, 2010
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The German dealer association VSF has awarded their first ethic award to the World Bicycle Relief. President of World Bicycle Relief F.K. Day attended the ceremony in Berlin, Germany, to receive the award personally.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 28, 2010
CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Gita Sporting Goods will distribute Team issue RadioShack kits; they will be available through various retailers beginning in March.

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Posted February 28, 2010
HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group cashed in on the growing popularity of bikes for transportation last year, posting a 6 percent increase in sales and a 15 percent spike in profit.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 25, 2010
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Retailers in Phoenix have tailored their product selection based on a flat city center and the world-class mountain bike trails that surround it by focusing on cool cruisers and hot 29ers, participants on the last day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Phoenix discovered.

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Posted February 25, 2010
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids' annual Brews, Bikes and Bucks fundraiser held Sunday, February 21, attracted more mountain bike pioneers, along with dozens of Bay Area-based mountain bikers, than it has since its inception 12 years ago.

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Posted February 25, 2010
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro’s will relocate from a business park in Wilmington, Massachusetts to a century-old former shoe factory in nearby Haverhill this weekend.

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