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Posted June 8, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bicycle sales at the IBD was up 17.5 percent in March with sales of $384 million, the best month to date since Leisure Trends Group started tracking sales in the industry last May.

With the upcoming release of May data, LTG will begin showing year over year comparisons from IBDs.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 8, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based retailer and pioneer of the messenger bag, has hired Greg Bass as its new product and design director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 7, 2010

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ top bike executive spoke to investors for about 45 minutes during a recent investor relations meeting, highlighting the company’s strategy for growth in the year ahead.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted June 7, 2010

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Responding to a flood of recent inquiries CrossVegas organizer Brook Watts reminds everyone that registration for the early cross season classic opens August 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 7, 2010

LEADVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—The 2010 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival shifts gears with a move to Leadville, Colorado on August 13 - 14, running at the same time and independent of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 7, 2010

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group (SCG) has promoted David Cathcart to vice president of sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 7, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Zipp Speed Weaponry wheel product manager Jim Douglas lost his life this past Saturday in a car accident.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 6, 2010

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Brad Roe has stepped down as editor of Road Bike Action after heading up the consumer publication since its rebirth more than three years ago.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted June 6, 2010

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (BRAIN)—Industry retail veteran Patrick "P.J." McDonald has joined Michigan-based Slingshot Bicycle Company as its new majority partner.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 6, 2010

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) said that Kempter Marketing Inc. will begin distribution of Redline adult performance bicycles (anything non-BMX) throughout Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 6, 2010

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Nielsen Holdings, Interbike’s parent company, plans to go public, according to a filing late last week with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Nielsen also owns Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, which it licenses to the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted June 5, 2010

"One should always put family No. 1. I don't care what the situation is."

-John Wooden. The legendary basketball coach, and person, passed away on Friday at age 99.

Posted in North America
Posted June 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Retailers in Washington, D.C.’s densely populated neighborhoods have created loyal followings by servicing their local communities, riders found yesterday on the final day of the DC Dealer Tour.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 3, 2010

BOONE, NC (BRAIN)—When Specialized approved a Dealer Grant application supporting a Boone, North Carolina mountain bike park, the review board had no hint of the scale of funding their contribution would lead to.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 3, 2010

LEESBURG, VA (BRAIN)—What once started off in a retailer’s parking lot, Le Cirque du Cyclisme (Circus of Cycling) has grown up quite a bit in its 13th year.

“I would like to grow it some more,” said event promoter Wayne Bingham, who also owns Mel Pinto Imports.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 3, 2010

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Amongst the highlights of NiteRider’s line for 2011 are two new additions—the MiNewt Cordless 150 and 250 (both pictured).

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 3, 2010

HILLIARD, OH (BRAIN)—Verde Bikes is set to open a new West Coast warehouse in Orange County, California at the end of the month. Ohio’s Greenhouse BMX owns Verde Bikes along with Duo Brand and Cinema Wheel Company.

Posted in North America
Posted June 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.(BRAIN)—Participants of the Dealer Tour in Washington, D.C.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—From high-end to hardware, stores in the District of Columbia have business practices as polarized as the political views here.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 2, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taichung’s mayor, Jason Hu, will host Taichung Bike Week’s “Industry Dinner” Dec. 6 at the Evergreen Hotel. Last year more than 350 guests filled the hotel’s main ballroom and organizers expect a repeat this December.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week

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