ENSCHEDE, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Vredestein Tires announced plans Thursday to change its distribution model in the U.S., moving away from its existing relationship with Veltec Sports.
Regular news will resume tomorrow, May 31.
MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ CEO Martin Schwartz spoke briefly to the company’s shareholders Thursday morning reiterating the success Dorel has seen in its bike division in recent months.
KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has officially opened its online doors to ExpoCycle 2011 retailer registration.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has hired Steve Francisco for the newly-created role of chief marketing officer, overseeing the operation of the Specialized Global Marketing Group.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) introduced a bill this week to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that would ease the reach of a law limiting the amount of lead in children’s products, including bicycles.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing.com and Finish Line Technologies are now working together to bring Finish Line's instructive YouTube video to SmartEtailing clients' websites.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—DealerCamp has added the Dirt Grand Prix to its list of activities.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company is now distributing First Endurance and FuelBelt products.
JOPLIN, MO (BRAIN)—A block-and-a-half was all that separated Bicycle Specialists from what has been labeled the deadliest single tornado since 1950.
OVERLAND PARK, KS (BRAIN)—Bollé is once again trying its hand at cycling-specific eyewear. The brand had cycling-specific gear for a short period in the late 1990s as well.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has launched a comprehensive sustainability initiative by incorporating Outdoor Industry Association Eco-Index evaluation of their products during product creation, and leading a carbon fiber recycling coalition.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—The Heartland Velo Show is adding some new activities on August 27-28 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
Richard Schwinn will be making a presentation entitled “Schwinn Paramount – Handbuilt Legend."
Congrats to Gary Fisher on getting hitched over the weekend. To read sfgate's account of the Fisher nuptials from a distance, click on title and then "Visit Link."
TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Craig "Stikman" Glaspell is stepping down as marketing director of Intense Cycles. This Friday will be his last day.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Exhibitor registration is tracking up for Bike Expo’s third edition to be held in Munich this summer.
There is a 26 percent increase in registrations compared to the same time last year, according to a press release issued Monday by the show's organizer, Messe München.
Peloton Magazine's first film, "The Pillars of Italian Cycling" is now live. Click on title and then "Visit Link" to check it out.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply is now distributing Campagnolo in the United States.
CARRBORO, NC (BRAIN)—Titanium frame manufacturer Kish Fabrication, owned by Jim Kish, will move to the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area in June from its current home in San Luis Obispo, California.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—The newest Giant Brand Store, Texas Cycle Werks, celebrated its grand opening this past Saturday as customers enjoyed group rides, prize raffles and a mountain bike trials stunt show by Giant athlete ambassador Jeff Lenosky.