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Posted October 4, 2010
Genesis Bicycles’ signature event, The 17th annual Bike to Brunch, took place on a beautiful late summer day in Pennsylvania with record attendance of over 500 participants.

Posted in North America
Posted October 4, 2010
CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) has added eight volunteers to its Board of Directors. The new Board members are: Larry Harrison, Lu Setnicka, Julia Clark Day, Michele Thomas, Heather Eusebio, Sara Lingafelter, Sarah Harper Burke and Amy Magyar.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 4, 2010
GOODYEAR, AZ (BRAIN)—Bill Fields died on Saturday after a six-month battle fighting complications from West Nile virus. He was 75.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 1, 2010
EAST LANSING, MI (BRAIN)—Navigating Michigan State University’s 5,200-acre campus just became quicker—and healthier—thanks to the university’s new partnership with Fuji Bicycles, designed to foster environmental stewardship and healthy habits.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 1, 2010
SAN ANTONIO, TX (BRAIN)—KGS Bikes, a custom bicycle design studio in San Antonio, Texas, has partnered with legendary Italian framebuilder Passoni to provide frames for custom KGS creations.

Posted in North America
Posted October 1, 2010
NEW HAVEN, CT (BRAIN)—The Devil’s Gear Bike Shop has opened its doors as the charter retail tenant at 360 State Street in New Haven, Connecticut.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 1, 2010
In a highly competitive race featuring the top factory teams of the electric assist bicycle industry and household name pedal bikes, the Hanebrink, ridden by Kane Fortune, conquered the six percent grade, on a sprint up the 1/3 mile, paved course to win the first annual Interbike (trade show) Hill Climb Challenge spons
Posted in North America
Posted October 1, 2010
VIENNA, VA (BRAIN)—Spokes, Etc. has opened a new store in Fairfax, Virginia, marking the fifth location for the Vienna-based bicycle retailer.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 30, 2010
SANTA BARBARA, CA (BRAIN)—Bike-alog Online now offers new integrations with Microsoft RMS and Edge Premier point of sale (POS) systems making it easier than ever to import items from their vast catalog of uniform item descriptions.

Posted in North America
Posted September 30, 2010
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BRAIN)—Bianchi will open its first brand concept store in Stockholm, Sweden. "Bianchi Cafe & Cycles" will open on October 30.

Posted in North America
Posted September 30, 2010
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Summer event organizers are seeing a spike in interest from suppliers and dealers following news of Interbike’s date and venue change. As such, they are adjusting plans next year to accommodate larger crowds.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 30, 2010
MADRID, Spain (BRAIN)—Tour de France champion Alberto Contador claims a contaminated steak is to blame for his positive drug test.

According to an ESPN report, Contador's reasoning isn't far fetched, since the drug he's accused of taking is sometimes illegally given to beef cattle.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 29, 2010
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale upped its sponsorship commitment of the Liquigas pro cycling team to co-sponsor today, a move it expects to drive more consumers into Cannondale retailers.

For the past four years, Cannondale was the technical bicycle sponsor for the team.

Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2010
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN)—Western Spirit’s Outerbike consumer demo events kicks off today in Moab with nearly 30 exhibitors showcasing 1,000 test bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 29, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike marketing staff will hit the road this fall to promote the show’s new venue and time to retailers.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 29, 2010
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Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Hosting Health+Fitness Business Expo (HFB) in conjunction with the Interbike International Bicycle Expo brought more retailers and enthusiasm to the show floor.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 29, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Results from a Quality Bicycle Products poll showed dealers are split on Interbike’s decision to move the tradeshow to Anaheim in early August.

QBP polled dealers on its password-protected dealer Web site the week of Interbike and the week prior to the show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 28, 2010
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Richard Cunningham, one of the most tenured and well-known writers at Mountain Bike Action, has stepped down from his editor-at-large role at the magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 28, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—The Interbike Outdoor Demo and International Bicycle Expo on Friday wrapped up a successful week of product demos, launches, business meetings and events as one of the industry's leading trade events.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

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