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Posted July 6, 2009
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—OHM Cycles has expanded its marketing efforts into Europe, looking to capitalize on the continent's increasing consumer interest in power-assisted bicycles.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2009
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—If attendee feedback is any indication, then the first annual PressCamp, held June 23–25 in Sun Valley, Idaho, was podium-worthy.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 5, 2009
"The older you do get the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N."

—David Wooderson in "Dazed and Confused."
Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2009
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Portland is once again considering a bicycle sharing program, this time with user fees and better bikes.

Click on link for full story.
Posted in Industry News
Posted July 5, 2009
WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA (BRAIN)—Bionicon USA has moved its headquarters to the Kern River Valley in the town of Wofford Heights.

The new address:

Bionicon USA
6511 Wofford Blvd
Wofford Heights, CA 93285
Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2009
PORTSMOUTH, NH (BRAIN)—A new Trek Bicycle Store opened recently in the historic seacoast town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Retailer Scott Berger and two business partners opened Trek Portsmouth early last month after about a year of planning.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 5, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews.com’s editor, Steve Frothingham, delivered several insightful comments about the state of newsgathering, Twitter, and Lance Armstrong in an article published Wednesday in Editor & Publisher.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 1, 2009
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission cemented its decision this week to grant the bicycle industry a two-year stay of enforcement against a new lead limit law.

Posted in North America
Posted July 1, 2009
CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—A federal judge on Wednesday slightly modified the bid procedures for the upcoming auction of bankrupt Iron Horse Bicycle Company.

Posted in North America
Posted July 1, 2009
Big shout out to Jet Blue Airways, which is waiving its $50 checked bike fee for the month of July in celebration of the Tour de France.

Posted in North America
Posted July 1, 2009
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling is soliciting nominations for the fifth annual bicycle travel awards.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 1, 2009
DOVER, VT (BRAIN)—Renée Hicks, the former coordinator for the Pedro’s and Kenda Mountain Bike Festivals, has joined up with Mount Snow to promote the Mount Snow Mountain Bike Festival in Dover, Vermont on August 7-9.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 1, 2009
VICENZA, Italy—The Shimano Europe sales office has teamed up with Dainese to distribute the Italian brand of protective gear.

Posted in International
Posted June 30, 2009
The offices of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada has a new address and phone number. The phone system has been down for the past 24 hours, but should be back up and running as of 9 a.m. today.

Posted in North America
Posted June 30, 2009
TORONTO (BRAIN)—Retire Your Ride, Canada’s National Vehicle Recycling Program, announced a new initiative this week that gives participants up to $490 off the purchase of a new, high-end commuter bicycle through a national partnership with the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC).

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 30, 2009
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike unveiled a revamped Web site on Tuesday that includes expanded exhibitor resources and enhanced attendee show planning features.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 30, 2009
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead has hired Ivan Harms as the new sales account executive for OEM and aftermarket for the West Coast region with a particular focus on California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 30, 2009
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Dean P. Gestal, chief executive officer of Reynolds Cycling, has appointed two new managers as part of a restructuring to focus specifically on the wheel business.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 29, 2009
Bill Kramer with Nemo Tents demonstrates how to set up the Morpho AR tent during a media camping trip with Scott USA last week. Nemo provided tents for the group of 20 or so editors and the Scott team for the overnight near Sun Valley, Idaho.

Posted in North America
Posted June 29, 2009
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—KHS Bicycle Parts recently increased its sales force. Local bike enthusiast Wain Davis joined the KHS team to assist in customer services and sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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