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Posted January 3, 2011

SEVILLE, Spain (BRAIN)—The city of Seville, Spain has been selected by the European Cyclist Federation (ECF) to host the 2011 edition of Velo-City.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 3, 2011

By Matt Wiebe

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—U.S. and European retailers may find it hard to reorder bikes during the production season as bike builders in Taiwan work to fulfill orders from emerging bike markets such as Singapore, Indonesia and other Pacific Rim countries.

Posted in International
Posted January 3, 2011

By Matt Wiebe

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—If preseason orders are any indication of retailers’ expectations for 2011, they’re bracing for conservative consumer spending while keeping a tight grip on margins.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 3, 2011

By Jason Norman

Andrew Love is the industry’s Dog the Bounty Hunter—but instead of going after humans skipping out on bail he’s going after stolen product, much of it at the retail level. Love serves as Specialized’s brand security man—a title that is a rarity in the industry.

Posted in North America
Posted January 2, 2011

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN)—Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Milwaukee opened last Friday, December 31st.

Originally scheduled to open in November, construction could not be completed in time for Ray’s to acquire operating permits from the City of Milwaukee.

Posted in North America
Posted January 2, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—According to a story in the Sunday edition of the Los Angles Times, Los Angeles officials and planners recently issued a comprehensive update of the city's 2010 bicycle plan. But the plan all but sidesteps action on the issue of mountain bike access on city parkland and dirt trails.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 2, 2011

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—MerchantOS recently updated its point of sale system to include integration with Specialized and The Bicycle Group. These integrations should help retailers reduce time spent on data entry and delivery/receipt of data.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted January 2, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—A star-studded list of honorees and attendees will attend endurance LIVE, a consumer show and endurance sports awards event, on Saturday, Jan. 22.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 30, 2010

BRAIN wishes you and yours a Happy New Year. Regular news coverage will resume on Monday, January 3.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 29, 2010

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Shopatron has released its first “social stores” on Facebook, allowing fans of its client brands to browse products on the popular social network.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 29, 2010

What were the top stories of 2010? Check out our top 20 countdown of most-read web stories on www.bicycleretailer.com on the BRAIN blog.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 29, 2010

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—When Burley Design’s Mike Coughlin learned that that Costco.com was selling a limited quantity of Travoy trailers without authorization, he called Costco executives and told them to stop.

Posted in North America
Posted December 29, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Tony Lo, Giant’s CEO, has been selected as the new president of the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters' Association (TBEA). He replaces Ying Ming Yang, Kenda’s president, who has held the post for six years. In addition, the TBEA membership has elected 27 new directors and nine supervisors.

Posted in International
Posted December 28, 2010

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Amer Sports, the Finnish parent company of Mavic, has appointed its senior vice president of marketing and business to consumer to its executive board.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 28, 2010

Northvale, NJ—The Jamis/Sutter Home Pro Cycling Team will delay the start of its season due to the recent death of the older brother of two of its team members.

Posted in North America
Posted December 28, 2010

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has awarded funding to five more cycling advocacy initiatives through the Dealer Grant Program and local Specialized dealers.

Recipients include ride projects in Georgia, Oregon, Chicago, Philadelphia and North Carolina.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 28, 2010

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The UCI has published the approval protocol for its new frame and fork testing certification process set to start on Jan 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 27, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Fuji Bicycles has teamed up with the local cycling community in New York to help Cuba native Damian Lopez Alphonso make it to the 2012 Cycling Paralympics.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 27, 2010

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale and GT have signed on to become the bike sponsors for the Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield, New Hampshire, in 2011 and 2012.

Posted in North America
Posted December 27, 2010

GENT, Belgium (BRAIN)—The European Two-Wheelers’ Association, known as ETRA, will submit a report to the European Commission in the first half of 2011 outlining a strategy for a low carbon economy by 2050, including incorporating the use of bicycles as part of a clean transport system.

Posted in International

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