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Posted December 16, 2011

BALLYCLARE, U.K. (BRAIN)—Online retailer Chain Reaction Cycles has hired an events team to oversee the its increasing presence at global races, including the Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 16, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will launch a dealer conference in downtown Monterey, California, piggybacking on the Bicycle Leadership Conference dates of April 17-19, just before the Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted December 16, 2011

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN)—European manufacturing trade group Coliped is planning its biggest presence ever at Taipei Cycle in March.

Posted in North America Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted December 16, 2011

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has hired a bicycle manager to work with the association’s 40 or so bike members.

German native Florian Dammer, 28, formerly of KTM and Lowa, stepped into the position last month.

Posted in International
Posted December 15, 2011

ALMERE, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Pon Holdings now controls 92 percent of Derby Cycle Werke with the recent close of a second acceptance period of the Dutch company’s voluntary takeover offer.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 15, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Future Publishing, a media group whose titles include Procycling magazine, Cyclingnews.com and BikeRadar.com, has hired a former VeloNews sales executive as its North American sales director for its sports titles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 15, 2011

• Dutch dealers visit Dahon factory in Shenzhen • DT Swiss sponsors Tri-California series

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)— Some 30 Dutch bicycle dealers visited Dahon’s factory in Shenzhen, China, recently as part of a tour organized by the Dutch trade magazine Fietsmarkt.

Posted in North America
Posted December 15, 2011

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—A new five-day women's stage race planned for Idaho next May is expected to become one of the most important races on the international calendar and is reminiscent of Idaho's previous top-level women's race, the Ore-Ida Women's Challenge (1984-2002).

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 15, 2011

MALAGA, NJ (BRAIN)—BMX and mountain biking legend Eric Carter is heading up Hyper Bicycles' new mountain bike program, the company announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 15, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—REI on Thursday announced plans to open new stores in Ohio and Oregon next year, and relocate a store in North Carolina.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 15, 2011

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (BRAIN)—In the CNC’d, anodized, try-anything world of 1990’s mountain biking, Nukeproof hubs and Slingshot frames were among the most-talked about U.S.-made brands.

Posted in North America
Posted December 15, 2011

Belgian helmet maker Lazer Sport is entering the winter sports market for the first time with a line of nine ski and snowboard helmets to be introduced at the SIA Snowshow.

Posted in North America
Posted December 14, 2011

HILDEBRAN, NC (BRAIN)—Business North Carolina has named DeFeet International "Business of the Year" for 2012. The award is especially meaningful to managers of the company, which was devastated by a fire in 2001.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted December 14, 2011

Action plans February expo in New Jersey

CARLSTADT, NJ (BRAIN)—Distributor Action Bicycle has scheduled its annual dealer expo for Sunday, February 26, at the Crown Plaza Meadowlands Hotel & Exhibition Center.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 14, 2011

Bicycling magazine’s first iPad issue is available this month in Apple’s App Store.

The magazine’s publisher, Rodale, is selling individual issues, viewed in the Bicycling iPad app, for $4.99; annual subscriptions are $14.99. Print subscribers can view the issues free.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted December 14, 2011

WENATCHEE, WA (BRAIN)—The U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 14, 2011

BEIJING, China (BRAIN)—A new industry show is scheduled next March in Beijing to help a handful of bike brands tap into the emerging high-end Chinese market.

Posted in International
Posted December 13, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN)—Blue Ridge Parkway superintendent Phil Francis told Bicycle Retailer on Tuesday that the Parkway’s managers have never considered banning bikes from the road. He said that a draft management plan, which the public can comment upon until this Friday, has been mischaracterized.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 13, 2011

FULLERTON, CA (BRAIN)—Toby Henderson founded THE Cycle Group in November and recently hired Michelle Enriquez as the company’s vice president of operations and Michael Gamstetter is senior brand manager. All three were formerly employees of VSI Products.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 13, 2011

Red Kite Prayer adds ad sales director
REDONDO BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—The publisher of the road cycling website RedKitePrayer.com has hired its first sales director as traffic booms.

Posted in North America

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