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Posted January 16, 2009

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company’s 2009 catalog is being shipped this week to dealers across the country. The mid-January release date is the earliest on record.

Posted in North America
Posted January 16, 2009

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Brittany Ratliffe to its customer service department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2009

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has added two new account managers into its rank of sales and customer service staff.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2009

"He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him! I'll chase him 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round Perdition's flames before I give him up!"

Posted in North America
Posted January 15, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports has been acquired by K2 Sports. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 15, 2009

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Stella Yu, founder of Velo Enterprise Co., LTD, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of saddles, has called a report about European anti-dumping duties imposed on Chinese-made saddles “misleading” and “deceptive.”

Posted in International
Posted January 15, 2009

"The gathering was all about the people. It was a joyous 'time warp.' There were several people I had not seen in 15-plus years. And, I was so amazed how quickly we could enter into banter with the same ol' feel and energy. It was as if the time gap between encounters had only been a week."

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—More than 240 mechanics descended upon Philadelphia for the two-day Park Tool Tech Summit this past Monday and Tuesday to receive hands-on instruction from some of the top component brands in the industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 14, 2009

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—To help bike shops better meet customer needs and capitalize on an untapped sales category, Cane Creek Cycling Components has introduced a Preferred Dealer Program for its premium headsets. The program will help participating dealers sell and service the complete line of Cane Creek headsets.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2009

BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Brent Thomson, godfather and trail master of Bootleg Canyon, suffered a heart attack last Saturday while riding the trails that he has famously cut into the mountains surrounding Boulder City, a stones throw from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 14, 2009

THULE, CT (BRAIN)—Thule has entered into an agreement with Peregrine Outfitters to distribute Thule and SportRack branded products to the outdoor industry.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2009

NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue competition Cycles has hired four new outside sales reps to help promote the growing brand. With a strong ad campaign helping fuel increasing interest in the line, the need to have better representation in key territories has been a major focus over the past 12 months.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 14, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Giant Bicycle, has issued a voluntary recall on about 1,000 TCR Advanced SL and SL bicycle and frames from the 2009 model year.

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 13, 2009

OOLTEWAH, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group has laid off 25 percent of its Tennessee manufacturing workforce along with vice president of sales Steve Boyd.

Other employees were let go as well including independent sales reps. The company employs roughly 100 people.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2009

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Solutions is hosting Press Camp June 23-25, 2009, in Sun Valley, Idaho, providing a venue where bike companies can present their products to a captive audience of top journalists from throughout the country.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 13, 2009

EL SEGUNDO, CA (BRAIN)—ACT Lab LLC, an independent testing facility for the bicycle industry, recently received the accreditation necessary to serve as a third-party lab for tests required by the Consumer Product Safety Information Act.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will add two consumer days to Outdoor Demo East this year in response to suggestions from exhibitors at last October’s inaugural event.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted January 13, 2009

Click on link to see a great feature on Congressman Earl Blumenauer.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Sea Otter Classic will host one of the most important races on the U.S. mountain biking calendar this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 13, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund will make a $200,000 donation this year to the Bikes Belong Coalition to develop an unprecedented broad-based political network of Americans who ride bikes and support government investment in bicycle facilities.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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