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Posted May 20, 2011

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has introduced a new visual identity for both the association and its trade show, ExpoCycle.

Posted in International
Posted May 20, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Zoic Clothing has joined the growing list of suppliers to The Bike Cooperative, a member-owned organization that maximizes efficiencies and profit for
independent bicycle retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2011

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN)—Dave Donahue of Kinetic Representatives is Ibex Outdoor Clothing's new Mid-Atlantic sales rep covering New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2011

SEASIDE, CA (BRAIN)—A small group of top Specialized dealers gathered in California’s Central Coast Thursday morning as stage five of the Amgen Tour of California left the overcast skies of Seaside bound for Paso Robles.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The League of American Bicyclists estimates that about one million people in cities across the country will commute to work on two wheels today, May 20, designated as National Bike to Work Day.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 19, 2011

FORT LEE, NJ (BRAIN)—A trio of founders want to eliminate the hassle and cost associated with athletes transporting their bikes to races and have launched a high-end, race-day ready rental bike company.

Posted in North America
Posted May 19, 2011

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—BTI is now accepting warranty service orders for Cane Creek Double Barrel shocks and DT-Swiss Tricon wheels.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 19, 2011

WESTWOOD, NJ (BRAIN)—With its recent re-opening as a Giant Brand Store, Westwood Cycle becomes one of 27 shops that have been given this designation. As a GBS, Westwood prominently features Giant-themed imagery, colors and messaging. And about 80 percent of the store’s floor space is comprised of Giant bicycles.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 19, 2011

POMONA, CA (BRAIN)—The publisher of Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine plans to stage the first annual trade show focused on the recumbent market in Pomona, California, this fall.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 18, 2011

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—After years as co-CEOs of Cervélo, owners/founders Gerard Vroomen and Phil White have decided that White will now assume sole CEO status for the Canadian bike manufacturer. Vroomen will continue in his role on the board.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 18, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Independent bike retailers have adopted point-of-sale systems at the same pace as other specialty sporting goods retailers. Based on a recent survey conducted by Leisure Trends Group, 88.2 percent of bike retailers currently use a POS system.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 18, 2011

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries reported a 10 percent increase in its bicycle business for the first quarter of the year, driven by strong sales of Cannondale and GT in Europe and Australia, according to an earnings report released yesterday by the company.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 18, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Pat Cunnane, CEO of Advanced Sports Inc., was recently appointed to the board of directors of the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (NFFSN).

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 18, 2011

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has moved its headquarters within Switzerland from Lausanne to Bern.

Posted in North America
Posted May 18, 2011

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries reported a 10 percent increase in its bicycle business for the first quarter of the year, driven by strong sales of Cannondale and GT in Europe and Australia, according to an earnings report released today by the company.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 17, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., maker of the Polar Bottle has begun a new wellness and fitness program for its employees. The initiative includes professional health consultations as well as a fitness component that challenges employees to take part in charity fitness events.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 17, 2011

BELLINGHAM, WA (BRAIN)—Softride's bicycle racks are now available through the Hans Johnsen Company in Dallas, Texas.

Beginning June 1, Softride’s products will be available through HJC’s parts and accessories offering for IBDs for
availability throughout the Central Southern U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 17, 2011

GARLAND, TX (BRAIN)—The ninth annual Ride of Silence will bring together thousands of cyclists tonight to honor those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 17, 2011

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Bike Expo is looking to attract retailers to the third-year tradeshow this summer in Munich with a new professional training program, and a discount ticket offer for shops’ customers.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 17, 2011

BANGKOK, Thailand—With its investment into a 65,000 square foot office and warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia, and Jim Wannamaker at the helm, Thailand’s Vee Rubber is committed to making a play at the aftermarket tire business in North America.

Posted in International

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