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Posted November 16, 2009
WINTER GARDEN, FL (BRAIN)—Big Cat HPV, manufacturer of Catrike—makers of recumbent trikes—has been awarded Manufacturer of the Year for under 125 Employees by the Manufacturers Association of Florida.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted November 16, 2009
The Bicycle Leadership Conference's new Web site is live. Check it out by clicking on link.
Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycle Components has launched S-Tune—a new service to Specialized dealers that will help customize the performance of Specialized-Branded suspension components precisely to the demands of any rider.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—A new study by Bikes Belong found that more than 1 million Americans participated in recreational road ride events in 2008.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 15, 2009
“I’m most looking forward to meeting many of you, shaking your hands, and telling you, ‘Thanks for loving America.’”

—Sarah Palin, via Facebook yesterday, on promoting her new book “Going Rogue: An American Life" which hits bookstores tomorrow.
Posted in North America
Posted November 15, 2009
LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—BionX, the Canadian designer and manufacturer of proportional assistance system for bicycles, has partnered with Lambert for exclusive distribution of BionX products in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted November 15, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—Imports of bicycles through September total 11.624 million units, down 2.093 million units over last year, according to the U. S. Department of Commerce import data released this week. Imports of 700c road and hybrid bikes bucked the trend, increasing 10 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 15, 2009
CENTERVILLE, OH (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Reed Pike starts Wednesday as brand manager of Huffy Bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 15, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—As U.S.
Posted in North America
Posted November 12, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—Geax has launched a new Web site, while offering for free for download the MTB movie "What's Next?" a film directed by the U.S. rider Aaron LaRoque,
a tribute to up and coming riders, sponsored by Geax and available in iPhone and HD versions.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 12, 2009
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—“Pedals Don’t Strike!” was the motto on Bicycle Therapy’s Web site this week as the Philadelphia shop tried to keep the momentum going from a small spike in sales and repairs last week following a six-day city transit strike that ended on Monday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 12, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Easton Sports, has announced a voluntary recall on about 6,400 bikes with EA30 stems.

Posted in Recalls
Posted November 12, 2009
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association—North America's largest membership cycling organization—reported strong income numbers for FY09 (ending September 30) with overall growth in its membership, sales, development and tours' programs.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2009
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—A New York judge has awarded cycling author Julie Harrell more than $65,000 in attorneys' fees stemming from a copyright lawsuit she won earlier this year against Cycle Publishing.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2009
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The founder of the leading custom framebuilding resource "Frameforum" (www.frameforum.org) has launched a new Web site focusing on the custom and handmade bike sectors of the industry, which has seen something of a revival over the past few years.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 11, 2009
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—For the second year, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles is sponsoring a trade-in program to help Trips for Kids (TFK) fund more mountain bike rides for disadvantaged youth around the world.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 11, 2009
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Trek Distribution is now making available Honey Stinger products to all of its retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2009
DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN)—The instant Mike Mayefske saw the man pushing a $12,000 Pinarello Prince signature edition into Revo Cycles, he had a hunch. And his hunch proved correct.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 10, 2009
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—The OC Bicycle Swap Meet is happening again at Serfas headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita at 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 5.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 10, 2009
GARDEN CITY, ID (BRAIN)—Hippie-Tech now offers full factory-authorized Fox fork service to its offerings to retailers, after a six-year absence.

Posted in North America

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