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Posted November 25, 2008

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company is rolling into the Bicycle Museum of America.

The New Bremen, Ohio-based museum selected two of the company’s popular Townie models to add to its permanent collection.

Posted in North America
Posted November 24, 2008

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox is warning against making illegal modifications to its suspension forks after learning of several instances of altered products.

Last week, Fox sent the warning to its international distributors, members of the media, as well as posted the notice on its Web site.

Posted in North America
Posted November 24, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong announced funding on Monday for five bike facility projects.

The awards will help communities in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio and South Carolina construct paths and parks that will encourage active commuting and great recreational riding.

The recipients are:

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 24, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Steve Flagg, the president of Quality Bicycle Products, was named a national finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 Award in the Retail and Consumer Products category.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 24, 2008

Bicycle commuting, and the city of Portland, Oregon, got some big-time publicity in the Sunday newspaper last week.

Posted in North America
Posted November 24, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group is the latest bike supplier to offer a consumer financing program through its dealers.

Cannondale Sports Group announced its partnership with GE Money on Monday for a multi-year agreement to provide a consumer financing program to CSG dealers nationwide.

Posted in North America
Posted November 23, 2008

PALOS VERDES, CA (BRAIN)—Steve Bowen posed the question to his fiancée almost on a whim, he recalled. Should they buy a beaten-down shop better known for blowing out Schwinns than serving an affluent customer base?

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 21, 2008

“These bikes are to entertain and uplift the people.”

—Paul Freedman of Rock the Bike in response to a question from two teenage girls about his long-wheelbase bike customized with an iPod and sound system.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2008

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel, a division of Dorel Industries, has hired a new marketing manager and creative services manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 21, 2008

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has hired Rich Wells for the new position of director of supply chain management.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 20, 2008

WASHINGTON (BRAIN)—The bike industry could be looking at stricter consumer product safety regulations based on early indications from President-elect Barack Obama.

Posted in North America
Posted November 20, 2008

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima filed lawsuits against four of its competitors last week, alleging infringement of six of Yakima’s rear hitch, trunk and roof rack patents.

Posted in North America
Posted November 20, 2008

TOLUCA LAKE, CA (BRAIN)—A limited amount of tickets are available to attend the kick-off fundraiser dinner for the SoCal Interscholastic Cycling League this Saturday evening (Nov. 22) at Ca del Sole restaurant in Toluca Lake, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 20, 2008

ANAHEIM HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Brian Stanley is a lucky man, and he knows it.

Shimano's former public relations manager who worked at the company for the better part of the 1990s lost his house last weekend to the fires that have recently ravaged various parts of Southern California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 20, 2008

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—Almost all specialty retailers, from small to large, improved key measures of profitability and productivity versus two years ago, according to data in the newly released NSGA Cost of Doing Business Survey.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 19, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Three U.S. bike industry leaders were elected as Bikes Belong Coalition board officers at the organization’s meeting Tuesday in Boulder, Colorado.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 19, 2008

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group raised its projected 2008 profit from an expected 10-percent increase over 2007 to a 15 percent jump based on the company’s performance so far this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 19, 2008

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle is introducing two new single speed urban bikes in January that will feature carbon composite belt drives instead of chains.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 19, 2008

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Shimano has named Marc van Rooij as the new president of Shimano Europe Holding Group, succeeding Sato Yuasa as of December 1.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 19, 2008

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon continues to experience robust sales and is on track to produce half a million bicycles in 2008, a nearly 30 percent increase from the previous year.

Pre-orders for 2009 are also strong and Dahon expects to continue its healthy growth rate.

Posted in North America

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