WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Suppliers brought in 17 percent fewer bikes, a shortfall of 1.5 million units, through June compared to the same period last year. The 30 percent drop in kid’s imports, off 1.4 million units, explains most of the overall shortfall.
HILDEBRAN, NC (BRAIN)—DeFeet International has teamed with Steve Jolly Co., who will represent the brand in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
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BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—With its annual program of Leaders' Summits and Wilderness First Aid training courses soon to commence, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association has appointed Austin McInerny to the new position of educational programs director to oversee this rapidly growing area of the association’s wo
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Dave Cieslewicz might have lost his Madison mayoral re-election bid earlier this year, but Trek World attendees probably never sensed that—after all he was still being referred to as “Mayor Dave” by many including Trek president John Burke.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—It was a banner year for the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, as the show saw increases in every measurable category including exhibitor booth space, exhibiting brands, retailers and overall attendance. Most categories posted double-digit growth.
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—SKS USA has added Lee Kilpatrick to its sales team.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—DealerCamp’s final tallies showed that 648 retailers from 352 storefronts traveled to the Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, to see and test 2012 products. That’s up compared to last year’s 220 retailers from 120 stores.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Nuvinci has introduced its answer to the next evolution in electric bike technology: the Harmony automatic shifting system.
“The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is a natural fit to help promote Strider Cup Racing and the Strider Adventure Zone program as we believe it will further fuel that budding passion for riding on two wheels and inspire kids to get outside, get on a bike, and give it try.”
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—There may not be much bipartisan cooperation in Washington these days, but when the National Conference of State Legislators meet in San Antonio tomorrow, politicians will put their differences aside for a 12-mile tour of San Antonio, Texas, and they'll do it in custom Primal Wear jerseys.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—In line with a goal to double federal funding for biking and walking, Advocacy Advance is awarding $100,000 in direct grants to four advocacy organizations.
The British Medical Journal published an interesting study called "The health risks and benefits of cycling in urban environments compared with car use..." Click on link to check it out.
SPEEDWAY, Indiana (BRAIN)—The NAHBS Awards, the finale to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, have received a major overhaul including the judging protocol, the awards categories, the meaning of the awards, and the issue of the awards themselves.
CARVER, MN (BRAIN)—Following a six-year absence, Basso Bikes, an Italian road bike brand, is re-entering the U.S. market through a partnership with DNA Imports.
DNA Imports, a new company based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is headed by partners John Dyste and Kevin Lennon.
WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox saw sales to Europe and Asia grow to $30.4 million over the second quarter, up from $21 million over the same quarter last year.
MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Strong sales in Europe among Dorel Industry’s specialty brands drove nearly 16 percent growth in the company’s cycling segment in the second quarter of the year, according to an earnings report released on Tuesday.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek president John Burke had a simple message to retailers when it came to the changing retail landscape that exists in 2011.
“Great companies play offense,” said Burke, in reference to online sales competition, and what he calls “a definite trend that’s out there.”
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)--The National BMX Hall of Fame will add four new inductees for the class of 2011 including Donny Atherton, John Purse, Mike Dominguez and Russ Okawa.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)--Andrew Kempe has been appointed to the role of national sales manager of OEM sales for Shimano American's Bicycle Components Division.