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Posted October 15, 2012
Kona bike count, 2012

KONA, HI (BRAIN) — Continuing a long tradition, journalists at this weekend's Kona Ironman championships counted bikes and other gear used by athletes at the legendary event.

Posted in North America
Posted October 15, 2012

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN) — Kyle Bennett, a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic BMX team, was killed early Sunday in a single-vehicle auto accident.

According to reports, Bennett, 33, died when he drove his truck off a road and through a culvert, hitting several trees and a gate. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 15, 2012
A SchwagBox product mockup
GREENSBORO, NC (BRAIN) — Bikerumor.com is launching a subscription service that will deliver a care package of nutrition, bike and body care products to consumers for $10 a month.
 
Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted October 15, 2012

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN) — Vermont-based Ibex Outdoor Clothing is opening its second company store, this one in Seattle, Washington, next month.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 15, 2012

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Schwinn is working with the ThinkFirst National Injury Foundation to launch a bike helmet education campaign. The goal of the Helmet on Heads campaign is to educate one million kids about bike helmet safety over the next 10 years.

Posted in North America
Posted October 15, 2012
Breast cancer survivor Emily Gresh with the 2012 Liv/giant Avail Inspire she designed.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) —For the second year, Liv-giant is holding a contest for breast cancer survivors to design a special edition Avail road bike, which will be sold to benefit Young Survival Coalition, an organization supporting young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Posted in North America
Posted October 15, 2012

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — Legendary mountain bike racer Ned Overend is joining IMBA's honorary board, while racer Rebecca Rusch, already a member of the board, is taling over as its chair.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 15, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP has promoted Matt Larson to brand manager of its Foundry Cycles and Whisky Parts Company subsidiaries, promoting him from his position as art director for the two lines.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 12, 2012

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton Bell Sports sent out revised dealer agreements to its network on Thursday outlining a new unilateral minimum advertised price policy aimed at curbing unauthorized sales of its products. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 12, 2012

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano American planned to break ground Friday on an expansion to its Ladson, South Carolina, distribution center.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 11, 2012
An Interbike newbie reports on his first show, where he variously felt out of place and like a movie star.
The QBP booth at Interbike

By Joe Nocella

Posted in Retail News Tagged Interbike
Posted October 10, 2012

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — The head of Dorel Industries’ bike division laid out an aggressive plan to double sales and triple net profit in the next five years as he spoke to company shareholders and financial analysts during an investor day meeting Tuesday in Toronto. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 10, 2012
The author on Santa Fe's Dale Ball trail Wednesday. Photo: Steve Frothingham

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — IMBA expects close to 400 people will attend today’s opening of its 2012 World Summit here at the city's convention center. The summit, including a variety of seminars and group rides, runs through Saturday. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 10, 2012
Moment Ace Rotor

MARIN, CA (BRAIN) — Rob Reedy of Echos Communications has purchased Dirty Dog MTB, maker of aftermarket laser-etched mountain bike brake rotors, stems and cable guides, and rebranded the company Moment Industries.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 9, 2012
Andrew Juskaitis (left) and James Hibbard.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant has named James Hibbard as its new global road product marketing specialist.

Posted in North America
Posted October 9, 2012

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — Pon Holding on Tuesday said it would pay the last shareholders of Derby Cycle 31.56 euros per share to buy out the remaining 5 percent interest in the company.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

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