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Posted April 1, 2013
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles and Bike DealerCamp-producers Lifeboat Events are sending five retail buyers chosen at random to the 2013 event, to be held July 25-27 in Park City, Utah.
 
Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 1, 2013
Gary Cook

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN) — Gary Cook, co-founder along with Craig Cook of Cook Bros. Racing, has died at age 74.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 1, 2013

OAKVILLE, ON (BRAIN) — Officials from Raleigh Canada Ltd. announced Monday that Dave Taylor has been named the company's director of independent bicycle dealer sales and marketing, effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 1, 2013

FRYBURG, ME (BRAIN) — Maine distributor Downeast Bicycle Specialists has coordinated its systems with several Point of Sale vendors to allow integration with SmartEtailing programs and give retail buyers more information.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 29, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike fit company Retül is adding a Footbalance custom footbed class to its professional bike fitter education programs, in an agreement the companies announced this week.

Posted in North America
Posted March 29, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike's managing director, Pat Hus, will be the presenter on next Tuesday's National Bicycle Dealers Association webinar, the latest in a series of dealer education webinars hosted by the NBDA.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted March 29, 2013
DuPont drops Delaware suit after California judge denies venue-change request

WILMINGTON, DE (BRAIN) — DuPont on Thursday dropped its trademark infringement suit against Easton-Bell Sports in Delaware federal court, two days after a California judge denied the company's request to move a related suit's venue to the East Coast. 

Posted in North America
Posted March 29, 2013

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has named Zyro Limited its new exclusive distributor for Bell, Giro, Blackburn and Easton Cycling in the U.K. and Ireland.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 28, 2013
Recalled Bell Full Throttle helmet

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 2,500 BMX helmets sold exclusively at Toys R Us. The helmet's buckle can release on impact, allowing the helmet to fall off the rider.

Posted in Recalls
Posted March 28, 2013

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles will complete the sale of its 50 percent ownership in BH USA to BH Europe on April 1, enabling Pivot to go forward focusing solely on its mountain bike business. 

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted March 28, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (BRAIN) — Google Shopping Express, which launched Thursday, is a local delivery service the company hopes will make it possible for shoppers to get the items they order online a few hours later, and at a low cost.  

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 28, 2013
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Consumers who attend Interbike's invitation-only guest day this fall will be able to order some products from exhibitors to pick up at their local shops after the show, via SmartEtailing's Buy Local Now program.
Posted in Industry News Tagged Interbike
Posted March 27, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Most brick-and-mortar retailers would benefit from federal legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers, industry leaders say.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 27, 2013
Turin Bicycles' Rooster fixie

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—After a year away from the Chicagoland area, Turin Bicycles is back in the Windy City with a new store that will emphasize its own branded bikes, clothing and accessories.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 27, 2013

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland is now sponsoring 2012 Paralympic Games competitor Steve Peace. Peace suffered a life-changing stroke in 2006, and since then has battled back to become one of the top para-cyclists in the world. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted March 27, 2013

 

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Micky Dymond, a top pro motocross and supercross racer from the 1980s and 1990s, is training to compete in the 2014 Race Across America in the solo division.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted March 27, 2013

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News’ former longtime editor Megan Tompkins is returning to the magazine after two years in sales and marketing roles within the industry.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Web/Internet / BRAIN News

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