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Posted June 14, 2010
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired Sean Coffey as its U.S. director of marketing, a newly created position that will bolster Ritchey Design’s marketing team in its efforts to strengthen the Ritchey Design and Syncros Applied Technology brand positions.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 13, 2010
ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—CNN highlighted the growth of the folding bike market in an article on cnn.com.

CNN reported that Dahon claims 60 percent of the U.S. folding-bike market, according to research by The Folding Cyclist.

For complete story, click on link.
Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted June 13, 2010
PLEASANT VALLEY, MO (BRAIN)—Paceline Products, Inc. has moved into a new 10,000 square foot office and warehouse just across the street from their previous location. The new space is designed to accommodate the company’s growing distribution business.

Posted in North America
Posted June 13, 2010
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The San Diego Custom Bicycle Show has changed its name to the International Bicycle Framebuilder Exposition, and will also be moving to a different location in the city.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 11, 2010
Great commentary on Floyd Landis written by Scott Tinley, a retired professional triathlete and 2- times Ironman World Champion, who writes about fallen heroes and teaches sport humanities courses at San Diego State University.
Posted in North America
Posted June 11, 2010
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing MTB marketing manager Greg Lenac is leaving the company to work for VAS Entertainment as acquisitions category manager, handling MTB, BMX, moto and outdoor.

His last day at Fox Racing is June 30.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 10, 2010
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Catlike, the Spanish manufacturer of cycling helmets, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Serotta Sport.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 10, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Nice Ride Minnesota, the city’s brand new bike-sharing program, launched earlier this week.

Posted in Industry News
Posted June 10, 2010
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association has raised more than $24,000 during its National Bike Month fundraising effort for the emerging U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS)—a system that could become the largest official cycling network on the planet.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 10, 2010
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—A district court judge this week awarded Trek nearly $300,000 in a breach of contract and breach of personal guaranty case against the former owner of an Illinois concept store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 9, 2010
MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle recently purchased Ray’s Indoor MTB Parks business, enabling founder Ray Petro to finalize the new Milwaukee location at the 110,000-square-foot former Menards Home Improvement Center. Petro’s Milwaukee park is scheduled to open this November.

Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2010
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative recently completed its first-ever national promotion for its member retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP today begins providing will-call order service for bike dealers located near its temporary facility in Clearfield, Utah.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 9, 2010
A new "edition" for VeloPress. Alexander Dean Trendler. Born June 1 after just one hour of labor. "This kid was born to be fast!" said proud papa Dave Trendler of VeloPress.
Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2010
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Online registration has opened for the sixth annual Eurobike Awards.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted June 8, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The owners of Marin County’s Paradigm Cycles have purchased City Cycle, the venerable San Francisco shop founded by the late Clay Mankin.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 8, 2010
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group (ABG) has hired David Mootz as an independent sales representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana for the Quintana Roo, Litespeed and Merlin brands.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 8, 2010
HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN)—Bianchi has hired Marty Ryerson to service accounts in the Arizona and Southern Nevada region. Ryerson is a member of MJM Associates.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 8, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bicycle sales at the IBD was up 17.5 percent in March with sales of $384 million, the best month to date since Leisure Trends Group started tracking sales in the industry last May.

With the upcoming release of May data, LTG will begin showing year over year comparisons from IBDs.
Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 8, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based retailer and pioneer of the messenger bag, has hired Greg Bass as its new product and design director.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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