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Posted December 24, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) – The Bikes Belong Coalition recently elected new executive board officers during a December meeting of its board of directors. Mike Mercuri, vice president of SRAM, has moved into the role of chairman of the board, a post previously held by Chris Fortune of Saris.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 24, 2012
Happy kids with new bikes. Photo courtesy Jenson USA

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Retailer Jenson USA has teamed up with Diamondback to donate 20 BMX bicycles to school children this holiday season. The giveaway, coordinated by the East Hills Business Council of Riverside, marks the third straight year of participation for Jenson USA.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 21, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, parent company of Fuji, SE, Kestrel, Breezer and Oval Concepts, has hired five new sales representatives in territories across the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 21, 2012

SAN MATEO, CA (BRAIN) — Foxconn, the company best known for manufacturing iPhones in enormous factories in China, has invested $200 million in action camera company GoPro.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 21, 2012

CHEYENNE, WY (BRAIN) — Outdoor gear close-out retailer Sierra Trading Post has been sold to The TJX Companies Inc. for $200 million, the companies announced Friday.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 21, 2012
Some of the people who built 100 Giant Revel 2 bicycles in early December as part of the RIDE NYC FORWARD initiative.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Giant has delivered 20 of the 100 mountain bikes that it is donating to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The 20 bicycles will help Occupy Sandy’s team of medics travel around Brooklyn and the Rockaways treating those who are unable to get to the medical attent

Posted in North America Tagged Hurricane Sandy
Posted December 21, 2012
2013 Amgen Tour of California leader's jersey by Champion System

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Champion System will provide the official leaders' jerseys for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, the race announced Friday.

The custom race jerseys will be awarded to the race leaders in various categories throughout the eight-day competition from May 12-19, 2013.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 21, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group and the National Sporting Goods Association have reached an agreement that will provide NSGA members with access to retail sales data from Leisure Trends' Sporting Goods RetailTRAK program.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted December 21, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Longtime Bicycle Transportation Alliance employee Tom Rousculp is joining Vanilla Bicycles, Rousculp announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 21, 2012
The BMC granfondo GF01

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) —BMC Switzerland is promoting a new contest which will award two lucky winners with BMC granfondo GF01 Ultegra Di2 complete bike and an all-expense paid trip to Belgium to see the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 21, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Polar Bottle is offering a special insulated water bottle, the sale of which will benefit the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 20, 2012

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Clothing maker Primal is supporting the 2013 National Bike Summit with a sponsorship package the company said is worth $50,000. The package includes financial support for the event as well as custom jerseys for all attendees.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted December 20, 2012
The Nukeproof Mega AM complete bike

EDINBURGH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Nukeproof mountain bike products will once again be available in North and South America next season, available from the Scottish distributor Hotlines via Vancouver, Canada-based Stuart Kerr.

Posted in North America
Posted December 20, 2012
Arno Raaijmakers

BAD NAUHEIM, Germany (BRAIN) — Arno Raaijmakers has joined JD Group as Benelux service manager for the company's TransX electric bike drive systems.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted December 20, 2012
Shipping firm says East Coast strike likely as talks break down

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN) — A major shipping logistics firm says that "the likelihood of a strike is high" after contract negotiations broke down this week between the longshoremen's union and East Coast port operators.

Posted in North America
Posted December 20, 2012

PENTICON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Podium Imports has been appointed Canadian distributor for Swiss-based Suplest cycling shoes, the company announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 20, 2012

VICTOR, ID (BRAIN) — QBP brand Salsa Cycles will be the presenting sponsor of the Fat Bike Summit and Festival Event, slated for January 25-28 in Island Park, Idaho.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events

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