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Posted March 11, 2011

MAHWAH, NJ (BRAIN)—Cooper Bikes, founded by Michael Cooper almost two years ago, is launching seven models of commuter, lifestyle bikes into North America. Michael Cooper is the son of auto racing legend and Cooper Car Co. founder John Cooper.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2011

TOKYO, Japan (BRAIN)—One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded rocked Japan on Friday. The magnitude-8.9 offshore quake quickly unleashed 23-foot tsunami waves, sweeping away boats, cars and homes, while hundreds of people have been reported dead or missing.

Posted in International
Posted March 11, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Incessant rain and wind didn’t put a damper on the enthusiasm of hundreds of delegates as they marched to meetings with their senators and representatives on Capitol Hill yesterday during the National Bike Summit.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 10, 2011

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BicycleWorld.TV has launched a new video production and marketing service for the industry.

Posted in North America
Posted March 10, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc has hired Jennifer Purdie as senior editor of Inside Triathlon.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Procycle Group of Canada, has issued a voluntary recall of about 325 Rocky Mountain bikes.

The front fork steering tube can break, posing a fall injury hazard.

Posted in Recalls
Posted March 10, 2011

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox reported a 40 percent revenue increase in 2010 as the rebounding economy spurred higher OEM sales in the mountain biking category, the company’s parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings, said on Thursday.

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

LACHINE, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canadian-based Damco has taken over all North America distribution for Kuota—the high-end Italian brand best known for its tri and road bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 10, 2011

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Sales in Dorel Industries’ bike division rose 13.7 percent in 2010 boosted by the successful relaunch of the Schwinn brand, as well as double-digit growth in the IBD channel in the U.S. and Europe, according to a year-end earnings report released by the company on Thursday.

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—City and state officials now have a new tool to help guide them in developing new bikeways. Called the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the manual was unveiled at the National Bike Summit yesterday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 9, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Pedalr is a new Ecommerce website that brings both buyers and sellers of bicycles and cycling related products together in a safe and trusted venue.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 9, 2011

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has hired of Andy Jasper as national IBD sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 9, 2011

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—T2R-Distributors is now distributing Spank Industries’ mountain biking components within Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 9, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Panache Cyclewear has appointed Kevin Burnette to vice president of sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood called upon advocates and industry leaders to step up to the plate over the next two days and make a strong case for cycling and its role in building livable communities with bikeways, public transit and sidewalks.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 8, 2011

ARSLEV, Denmark (BRAIN)—SRAM has expanded its Dealer Service Direct (DSD) program to the Nordic region through a partnership with its distributor Dan Agentur.

Posted in North America
Posted March 8, 2011

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association unveiled new "state-by-state progress" web page for the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). The new online resource displays the National Corridor Plan map for the USBRS, which links to a progress report on every state's work to establish official U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 8, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Continuing to serve more than 3,700 international visitors, Interbike renewed its ongoing international partnership with Uwe Weissflog, head of inMotion mar.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted March 8, 2011

BURLINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—After tracking steady annual growth in the BMX category, Jeff Palter decided to give his BMX customers a place of their own. Palter, the owner of Cycle Loft outside Boston, last week opened a dedicated BMX and skateboard shop.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Some 15 editors from urban-focused cycling magazines and websites as well as non-endemic media met with transportation brands to see 2011 product and learn about what’s driving this important segment yesterday at the inaugural Urban PressCamp.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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