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Posted November 8, 2010

EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycling editor-in-chief Peter Flax has announced several key hires and promotions to the magazine’s editorial team, designed to enhance Bicycling’s print and online content, preparing the magazine for a comprehensive redesign in spring 2011 and enlarging the brand’s vision to speak to all cyclis

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 8, 2010

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—The Thule Group has acquired TracRac Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of transport solutions for professional use.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 8, 2010

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA—If there’s one lesson Interbike show director Andy Tompkins will take away from the bedlam caused by an attempt to move the dates and venue of the 2011 show, it’s that any change to the annual trade show needs to be broadly embraced.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 8, 2010

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

SAN CLEMENTE, CA—Industry publishers are debunking the idea that print is passé in today’s digital world with a new round of investments in the traditional medium.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 8, 2010

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

GOODYEAR, AZ—From father to uncle to godfather, Bill Fields was like family to many in the bike industry.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 7, 2010

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel's third quarter recreational/leisure revenue increased 18.8 percent to $172.5 million compared to $145.2 million last year for the same time period.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 5, 2010

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—The 7th annual Saris Gala, benefiting the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, raised $95,000 and will support a variety of infrastructure and educational programs throughout Wisconsin including Safe Routes to School.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking have unveiled a new, three-year campaign to double federal funding for bicycling and walking by 2013. The Advocacy Advance initiative is backed by renewed support from SRAM.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 5, 2010

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The Quiznos Pro Challenge has unveiled the stages, host cities and race format for the inaugural 2011 international pro-cycling competition.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 5, 2010

SPRINGBORO, OH (BRAIN)—DK will now limit all mail order and online shops in order to continue to offer the best BMX products and to put the control back in the hands of the IBD. As a result, these few large mail order companies will no longer be carrying the DK brand.

Posted in North America
Posted November 4, 2010

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Storeowners in central Dallas can thank the local bike paths for much of their business success.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 4, 2010

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Nearly 40 bicycle riders rolled into Pt. Mugu State Park last Sunday, completing a three-day trek through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in support of breast cancer survivors.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 4, 2010

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Participants in the Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge avoided more than 43,000 car trips covering almost 385,000 miles during the program’s initial six-month team competition, ending November 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 4, 2010

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Focus Bicycles and Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross (SoCalCross) are taking their partnership to a much bigger stage, Griffith Park at The Greek Theatre.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 4, 2010

Welcome the newest member of the SmartEtailing family, Meko Sage Eich. She was born to one of SmartEtailing's editors, Russell Eich and his wife, Kelly Grebe on October 5.

Posted in North America
Posted November 3, 2010

FORT WORTH, TX (BRAIN)—Storeowners in sprawling Tarrant County are striving to create a sense of community for their customers, as participants on the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Dallas-Ft. Worth saw yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 3, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Cape Cycle Systems (Pty) Ltd of Cape Town, South Africa, is the new authorized distributor of Zipp products in the South African market.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 3, 2010

GUNNISON, CO (BRAIN)—Trina Ortega is the new managing editor of Mountain Flyer Magazine. She replaces Caroline Spaeth, who held that position since the magazine’s inception in 2004.

A native of Colorado, Ortega has been riding the dirt and pavement of the Centennial State since she was a kid.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Democratic Rep. Jim Oberstar, a 36-year veteran of Congress who was one of cycling’s most important advocates in Washington, D.C., lost his reelection campaign in the Republican tidal wave.

Posted in North America
Posted November 3, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—A new group of five exhibitors will band together to show their products in one room at this year’s Taichung Bike Week.

Posted in International

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