SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Raleigh played up its long and storied brand heritage at its inaugural dealer event yesterday. More than 60 dealers attended the company’s product launch and symposium at the Suncadia resort in the Cascades, east of its Seattle headquarters.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles held its press launch yesterday at its company headquarters in Irvine, California, touting several new platforms—four to be exact.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association and Growth Cycle are teaming up to create two hours of fresh Selling Cycling retail staff training content for 2011.
It was an event 36 years in the making, so it was no surprise that Specialized Bicycle Components popped a few bottles of bubbly Monday to celebrate Alberto Contador’s win at the 2010 Tour de France—the first ever in the company’s history.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—In spite of an unseasonably cold and wet January and February, Shimano’s sales increased by $164.4 million to $1.2 billion through June, beating its own forecast.
Congratulation to James and Vivian Keller on the birth of their first child, a son, Weston James. Weston was welcomed by his family on Thursday, July 15. James has been working for Sigma USA for eight years, most recently as the U.S. sales manager.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has partnered with the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) to provide new electric bicycle features at OutDoor Demo, September 20-21, 2010.
HALF MOON BAY, CA—Dirty Dog MTB has partnered with Gravity Junkie Promotions for public relations and marketing support.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—The largest player in the OEM saddle market is now turning its attention to the aftermarket.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Hundreds of Bostonians turned up for the grand opening of Giant Cycling World Boston this past weekend. This is the company's first ever Giant owned store.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—While some concerns over show dates, thin crowds and bad weather swirled through exhibitor booths at the Bike Expo show last week, most agreed that it is worth having a presence at the second-year trade and consumer show in Munich.
HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group said net profit increased 9 percent through the first half of 2010 while turnover was up 3 percent.
GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—BMC Swiss Cycling Technology has teamed with CFEprPlus to increase the exposure and sales of their mountain bike product line.
LYNDON STATION, WI (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Jay Townley has seen the future of the U.S. bike business—and it involves retailers collaborating more closely with suppliers, for the benefit of both.
EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Peter Flax has been named editor-in-chief of Bicycling and editorial director of Mountain Bike. He took over today.
RENO, NV (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has signed on for another three year term with ITS Logistics to provide warehousing, fulfillment, real time inventory, transaction control and logistic services.
OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Canadian government has introduced a bill designed to beef up Canada's consumer product safety laws. The proposed legislation establishes new regulatory measures for suppliers to report incidents and defects related to health and safety.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Messe München International has brought back its Bike Expo show for a second year, this time with more industry backing and new events.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN)—Mike Olson has expanded his successful San Diego Trek Bicycle Superstore chain to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—It’s hard to believe but Interbike is just around the corner. And this year, for the second time, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News will announce its Top 100 Retailers for 2010 at the industry’s leading North American trade show.