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Posted January 18, 2013
The top of a letter Lex Group sent to a retailer.

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association wants its members to know that it is not endorsing a service being offered by the Lex Group.

Posted in North America
Posted January 18, 2013

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, MA (BRAIN) — Drew Todrys, the fourth generation of the family that founded Todson Inc. about 60 years ago,is joining the company as its social media operative.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 17, 2013
Urban Velo on iPad

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Urban Velo, a bimonthly magazine available in print or online, is now available for iPad tablets via Apple's App Store.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted January 17, 2013

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi is buying Italian parts and accessories distributor Alpen By Verza Srl, the company announced Thursday. Alpen By Verza has been operating for more than 30 years.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Distributor news
Posted January 17, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets is partnering with IMBA to launch a program that will offer $100,000 in grants to build mountain bike trails in 2013 and 2014.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 17, 2013
Primal's Tour de Cure jersey and armwarmers

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Clothing maker Primal is continuing its support of the American Diabetes Association and Tour de Cure on the national and state level.

Posted in North America
Posted January 17, 2013

SAN MARCOS, CA (BRAIN) — Drew Engelmann is the new national sales manager for Kinetik Compression Sportswear USA, the company announced.

Engelmann is a former territory sales manager and 2012 Sales Rep of the Year for Specialized.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2013
Jim Harman

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Jim Harman, the retired CEO and president of Norco Products, died Saturday from complications following a stroke. He was 69.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Distributor news
Posted January 16, 2013
The LeMond Revolution trainer

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — A new company based in Minneapolis is resuming sales of LeMond bike trainers to the IBD market and consumer direct.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 16, 2013
The Zipp 30 Clincher rear hub.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN) — SRAM-owned Zipp Speed Weaponry is introducing two new road wheels that will sell for lower prices than the company has hit in several years.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 16, 2013
Photo courtesy BelgianWerkx

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — With a focus on bike fit and high-end road — and inspired by a legendary “Cannibal” of the pro peloton — retailer and bicycle studio BelgianWerkx opened for business Monday outside of Milwaukee.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 16, 2013
Cyclists in Copenhagen. Photo courtesy European Cyclists' Federation

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — Nantes, France, will host the 2015 Velo-city conference, a meeting of more than 1,000 bike advocates and planners from around the world.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 16, 2013
Shaun Jackson

SARASOTA, FL (BRAIN) — Shaun Jackson, a former bike industry designer who co-founded the Eclipse company in the 1970s, died Tuesday after being injured in a small plane crash here on Saturday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted January 15, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike advocacy group Bikes Belong has signed with Verde PR & Consulting, a Colorado agency that represents several major brands in the bike and outdoors industries.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 15, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Outdoor retailer REI is the new title sponsor of the Muddy Buddy Adventure Series and the presenting sponsor of TriRock Triathlon Series; both series are owned by San Diego-based Competitor Group Inc.

The sponsorship agreement includes in-store classes for event participants.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 15, 2013

Recent industry job changes at Garmin, Profile Design, Wheels Manufacturing, Interbike and Todson

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted January 15, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Outdoorindustry  jobs website Malakye is hosting a job fair at next week's Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show in Salt Lake City, and the company says bike companies Specialized and Pearl Izumi will be among the participants.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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