BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Merchandise sales at cycling specialty retail totaled $243 million in September, up 5 percent from September 2009, according to the Leisure Trends Group.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Sales in Shimano’s bicycle segment soared almost 20 percent during the first three quarters of the year as the world economy showed signs of recovery, according to nine-month earnings figures released by the company on Wednesday.
ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN)—A new trade association has formed to represent the triathlon industry.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—The Seattle Bicycle Expo, a two-day consumer bicycle expo produced by the Cascade Bicycle Club (www.cascade.org/expo), is scheduled for Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2011.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has hired Bill Childers as its new communications manager.
CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN)—Cycles Devinci, the producer of Canadian hand crafted bicycles from Quebec, has hired Gabe Fox for international sales and marketing in the mountain bike sector.
Specialized will be donating one Hotrock bike to CYCLE Kids, a non-profit organization battling obesity and inactivity among youth, for every 1000 “Likes” that the company’s official Facebook page (click on link) receives before November 1.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley saw double digit growth in the third quarter of the year, led by exceptional performance in Europe, according to a earnings report released Monday by Luxottica, parent company of the eyewear giant.
“They last much longer than chains, and are quiet and clean. In a perfect world, everyone would probably use them because they require less maintenance.”
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—DealerCamp 2011 will feature all six Advanced Sports International (ASI) brands, and they are bringing a full complement of activities to next year’s “camp,” which is produced by Lifeboat Events.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Fuji Bicycles will now sponsor the new professional cycling team Geox-TMC in 2011 as part of a multi-year agreement between the team, supported by Italian shoe manufacturer Geox and TMC Transformers (a leading brand in electric cast resin transformers) and the U.S.-based bicycle manufacturer
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—After more than a decade of producing proprietary lugs, fork crowns, BB shells and drop-outs, Kirk Pacenti has decided to sell BikeLugs.com to pursue other opportunities in the bicycle industry.
LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—Revo Cycles opened its second Southern California location this weekend as an alternative to the single brand concept store model.
The Cycle Loft of Burlington, MA hosts the movie "Life Cycles" on November 4 at The Kendall Square Cinema at 7:30 p.m. to benefit NEMBA.
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness has signed a partnership with Saddleback Ltd, to distribute the new range of LeMond Fitness products in the UK to the cycle sport industry.
OGDEN, UT, (BRAIN)—Enve Composites is a new distribution partner in Canada with On The Edge based in Quebec City.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative continues to grow its dealer base, welcoming a number of new members to the co-op as part of its fall recruitment initiative.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant’s Taiwan factory saw nearly 30 percent growth in September as production levels rebounded from 2009.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—The North Face has awarded a $2,500 grant to Trips for Kids Marin to help children and families explore the outdoors.
PENTICON, British Columbia (BRAIN)—The inaugural Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan will bring together more than 2,500 cyclists of all ages (19 +) and abilities in a ride that will take them on a heart-thumping 150 kilometer journey through the picturesque southern Okanagan region on Sunday, July 10.