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Posted February 18, 2013

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Italian fork brand Marzocchi has moved its U.S. operations from Valencia to Long Beach, California, and following a difficult year in 2012, says it is ready to return strongly to the OE market for the 2014 model year. The company plans to introduce new models to the industry at the Taipei Cycle Show in March and other models to the public at the Sea Otter Classic in California in April.

Posted in International
Posted February 18, 2013

TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada is calling for nominations for its inaugural BTAC Awards. The awards will be presented at the annual ExpoCycle Bike Show in Montréal in September.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 18, 2013

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) — Scott Sports will be providing luxury bike tour operator Velissimo Tours with Scott Foil road bikes for Velissimo's 2013 Tour of California tours.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 18, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Triathlon has added four new members to its 12-member board of directors, the organization announced Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 15, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP has expanded its inventory in its Pennsylvania and Utah warehouses in an effort to reduce split orders and lower freight costs and delivery time.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 15, 2013

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — BTI is expanding its free shipping incentive with a new freight program for 2013. The company's goal is to reduce dealer costs and get shipments to more dealers in two days or less.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 15, 2013

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) — PressCamp organizers said this summer's fifth annual event in Utah is on track to be the biggest yet, with 30 media titles registered so far. The event, held June 17-21 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, is limited to 25 exhibitors.

Posted in Industry News Tagged PressCamp
Posted February 15, 2013

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — European industry veteran Andi Schmidt, has joined Hayes Components as its European marketing manager.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted February 14, 2013
NYC's transportation commissioner and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth among the speakers.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has added several big names to the list of speakers at its National Women's Bicycling Forum, to be held here March 4.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted February 14, 2013

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA (BRAIN) — They came, they rode, they smiled.

“This is sooooo much fun,” enthused a writer for O, the Oprah magazine, as she returned from a spin on a new Electra electric bike.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Events
Posted February 13, 2013
Former Bell Sports owner Terry Lee returns as chairman and CEO as Paul Harrington and Donna Flood depart.

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports announced some major changes to its management team Wednesday as Terry Lee — whose history with Bell Sports dates to 1984 — steps back into the CEO role. Lee replaces Paul Harrington, who resigned.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 13, 2013
A screen shot of the Mt. Borah app

COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN) — Clothing maker Mt. Borah has released a new app for the iPad that allows customers to design semi-custom cycling clothing.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 13, 2013
Left to right: Champion System president Scott Kaylin, Profile Design director of product development Mark Vandermolen, Giant general manager Elysa Walk, and American Bicycle Group CEO Peter Hurley.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — The three-day Triathlon Business International Conference, which concluded Tuesday, underscored the organization’s focus on the growth of commerce surrounding the sport.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted February 13, 2013

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — Orange County-based race promoter Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race Series has signed its first licensing deal, adding a new midweek summertime race series in neighboring Los Angeles County.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 12, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — A new research study is underway at Portland State University to measure the impact of protected bike lanes or “green lanes. The study is collecting quantitative data to examine ridership, safety and the economic impact of green lanes in six major U.S. cities.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted February 12, 2013
Galpin talks to a member of the Afghan national cycling team in Kabul. Photo: tony Di Zinno

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike shops in Colorado and Pennsylvania are gathering donated gear for the Afghanistan cycling team.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 12, 2013

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Suspension brand X-Fusion's sales were up 20 percent last year, the company announced this week.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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