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Posted May 13, 2011

SANTA ROSA, CA (BRAIN)—Buff Inc. headwear is now distributed through Quality Bicycle Products, in a new agreement that Buff hopes will expand its presence in bike shops nationwide.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 13, 2011

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Quebec’s Argon 18 has signed on ESM Sport as its new distribution partner in France.

As of September 2011, the full line of new Argon 18 products will be available from ESM Sport. The line debuts Sept. 16-19 at the Paris Bike Show.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 13, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—Imports of children’s bikes fell so precipitously through March that even a 30 percent increase in 700C imports did little to push the needle.

Imports ended down 9 percent over the first quarter, off 290,813 units from the same period last year.

Posted in North America
Posted May 12, 2011

Calling all Californian Cyclists: Advocacy groups urge you to reach out to Senator Barbara Boxer ASAP.

Posted in North America
Posted May 12, 2011

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar kicked off its annual 2 Mile Challenge this week, marking the fifth year for the nationwide campaign encouraging people to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by cycling for trips two miles or less.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 12, 2011

PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN)—The accolades keep coming in for Ridley's CEO and founder Jochim Aerts this year.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 12, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—The Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival returns this fall with a retailer-only day scheduled for the first day of the three-day festival.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 12, 2011

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—SRAM’s pending IPO could benefit from the current positive state of the capital markets, according to financial analysts.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 12, 2011

Chicago, Ill (BRAIN)—SRAM International Corporation could raise up to $300 million in an initial public offering, according to a preliminary prospectus filed today with the Securities and Exchange.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 11, 2011

Larry Pizzi, Currie’s President, presented two IZIP Express Police Edition electric bicycles on Thursday to LAPD Deputy Chief, Terry S. Hara and Sgt. Matthew Bygum, officer in charge of the LAPD Bicycle Coordination Unit and Lieutenant Dana Berns, officer in Charge of LAPD Training Division.

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2011

CINCINNATI, Ohio (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle general manager Elysa Walk is the inaugural guest on a new quarterly webinar featuring executive level women in the outdoor industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 11, 2011

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN)—Southern California specialty retailer Jenson USA has been named to Internet Retailer's "Top 500" list of America's largest e-retailers.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 11, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Erik’s Bike and Board opened its 18th location this month with a new store in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

After months of construction work, the new shop opened as the exclusive Specialized Elite shop in Eau Claire and the only shop offering Body Geometry equipment and apparel.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 11, 2011

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Australia import figures for the month of March show a continued slow trend in children’s bikes, while adult bikes remained steady, according to data released by the nonprofit Cycling Promotion Fund.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 10, 2011

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has moved its custom department into a new building in order to keep up with demand from the fast growing division.

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2011

DES MOINES, IA (BRAIN)—Don Benson, longtime leader of the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) died May 8 of pancreatic cancer.

He was 82.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 10, 2011

BRIGHTON, MI (BRAIN)—In its fifth year, the Island Lake Spring Bike Demo in Brighton, Michigan, drew hundreds of consumers this past Saturday who rode demo bikes from Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, Felt and Jamis.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 10, 2011

On Sunday, Giant is partnering with the city of Boston to celebrate the start of Boston Bike Week.

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2011

BEAVERTON, Oregon (BRAIN)— Yakima announced a reorganization of senior management on Tuesday, eliminating the position of CEO Jerry Heinlen.

Posted in North America
Posted May 9, 2011

If you missed Universal Sports' special tribute to Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt last night, you can see it online at www.universalsports.com/cycling

Posted in North America

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