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Posted February 6, 2013
Outdoor industry group applauds nomination

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — President Obama has nominated REI's chief executive, Sally Jewell, to become U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 6, 2013
BTI's 2013 catalog

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — Retailers this week are receiving Bicycle Technologies International's 20th anniversary parts and accessories catalog.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 6, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Independent bike dealers rang out last year on a high note, with December sales of $218 million, up 3 percent from a year earlier, to propel full-year 2012  merchandise sales to $3.3 billion, according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTRAK data.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted February 6, 2013

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike Expo co-founder Steve Ready has donated $10,000 to Trip for Kids International. The nonprofit plans to use the new funds to expand its programs, which provide mountain bike outings, mechanic training and environmental education for low-income youth. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 6, 2013

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing wrapped up 2012 with a $10,000 matching funds campaign to benefit Boulder, Colorado-based Community Cycles and is now accepting sponsorship applications from cycling-related organizations and individual cyclists nationwide.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 6, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Industry sponsors are being sought for the inaugural CycleSF, a fun ride that will open 24 miles of San Francisco’s streets to cyclists and benefit the city’s Recreation and Parks Department.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted February 5, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Bike New York continues to see exhibitors sign up for its second annual Bike Expo New York show May 3-4. Specialized will return to the show, joining Raleigh, REI, Thule, Timbuk2, Primal Wear, Osprey, Nutcase, Eastern Mountain Sports and Terry Bicycles, among others.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 5, 2013

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports, formerly known as Norco Products, is adding 10 new brands to its offerings, including several brands owned by U.S. distributor QBP.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 5, 2013

NEVADA CITY, CA (BRAIN) — After Armstrong was charged with doping and had his race results nullified last year, Nevada City race organizer Duane Strawser — who also owns the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop and is mayor of the old Gold Rush town — was an obvious interview subject for the hordes of journalists sniffing around the story.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 4, 2013
Johs Huseby

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Johs Huseby has joined Alchemy Bicycle Company as its new vice president of sales, the company announced Monday.

Huseby brings more than 12 years of experience in sales and product management for both Cannondale and Pedro's. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 4, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members’ shipments to bike shops grew a modest 2 percent last year to 2.6 million bikes.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted February 4, 2013
From the magazine

KENT, WA — Sub-900-gram carbon frames built with Campagnolo’s Super Record group are rare, but what gets the double-take and holds it is the Diamondback logo on the downtube.

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine
Posted February 4, 2013
Duncan Riffle

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Duncan Riffle, a two-time U.S. downhill champion, is joining SRAM's marketing communications team as North American mountain bike PR and media coordinator.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 4, 2013
Black Hawk in November 2012

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — The "No Bicycles" signs will be coming down in Black Hawk, Colorado, after the state's highest court overturned a lower court ruling and said the mountain town must allow bikes on its main drag.

Posted in North America
Posted February 4, 2013

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — Greg Brodsky, longtime leader of The Bike Cooperative, stepped aside Feb. 1 as outdoor industry veteran Scott Barrett became the new president of the retailer-owned cooperative. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 4, 2013

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc. has hired Phillip Sporidis as general manager, effective Monday. Sporidis comes to Mavic most recently from Amoena USA, a leading producer of post-breast cancer wellness products for women, where he served as president.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 4, 2013
The NAHBS mobile app

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show recently set a record for registered exhibitors. The show, to be held in Denver from Feb. 22-24, had 185 registered exhibitors as of Jan. 29. That is 11 more than the previous record, set at the Austin show in 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show

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