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Posted June 21, 2010

GENT, Belgium (BRAIN)—Business for European bicycle dealers started turning around late in the first quarter of the year after many experienced falling sales in 2009, according to a study released last Friday by the European Twowheel Retailers’ Association (ETRA).

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 21, 2010

DEER VALLEY, UTAH (BRAIN)—PressCamp starts this evening in Deer Valley, Utah, where representatives from about two dozen mostly small and mid-level brands will pitch new products to editors from 28 publications over three days.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted June 21, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Athletic identification provider Road ID raised more than $19,000 for charities by utilizing social media promotions to highlight two separate initiatives.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 21, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP is releasing software that lets dealers view and order products from the distributor through their point-of-sale systems (POS).

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 21, 2010

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike plans to launch a web-based business-to-business community for the bike industry called "Interbike Hub" that connects retailers and manufacturers before, during and after the Interbike International Trade Expo, held in Las Vegas each year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted June 20, 2010

"New Rule: Restaurants that serve the greasiest foods have to stop using the ultra-thin napkins that only work if you take a thousand of them. These aren't even napkins. They're coffee filters. They absorb so little oil, I'm surprised BP hasn't tried them in the Gulf."

—Bill Maher

Posted in North America
Posted June 20, 2010

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Heading into the fourth year as the largest cyclocross race in the U.S., CrossVegas has revamped its Web site with the assistance of Ellmore Consultancy Ltd, a U.K. based provider of web and e-commerce services.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 20, 2010

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Thule, Inc. of Seymour, Connecticut is voluntarily recalling its Domestique Bicycle Carriers, Model 513.

They were sold between April and May 2010.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 20, 2010

LITTLETON, CO (BRAIN)—Giant’s first venture in company-branded stores opened in Littleton, Colorado Saturday morning.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 18, 2010

NUNSPEET, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Shimano officially stepped into the e-bike market this week with the introduction of its first component group for electric bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted June 17, 2010

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) will be the new Canadian distributor of BMC Trading AG and its bikes effective September 1.

OGC will now have three bicycle brands it distributes including Intense and Opus, according to a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 17, 2010

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—The Specialized recruiting team will be holding a Specialized Job Fair in cycling-hotbed San Diego, California, June 21-22, seeking candidates for positions at its Northern California office in Morgan Hill.

The Specialized Job Fair will be located at:

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 17, 2010

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Park Tool has picked the locations for its 2011 Tech Summits.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 17, 2010

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries completed the extension of its revolving credit facility on Wednesday, opening up an additional $300 million to the parent company of Cannondale, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn, Iron Horse, Pacific Cycle and Sugoi.

Posted in North America
Posted June 17, 2010

CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—Michael Gamstetter has been hired as marketing manager of VSI Products.

VSI Products is the parent company of Intense BMX, Sinz, The, Vigor, Its, Eye and Ave. The company is based in Southern California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 16, 2010

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek’s John Burke said the company’s decision to roll Gary Fisher into the Trek line was driven by desire to simplify its line and grow sales, particularly in the hot 29er category.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2010

"The only thing that leaks on a bike is air."

—River City Bicycles Web site front page. Click on link to check it out.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2010

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear has partnered with MapMyRide.com to design and provide jerseys for the upcoming 2010 Le Tour Challenge benefiting the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and powered by MapMyRide.com and Versus.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2010

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano has launched a Dyna-Sys drivetrain site that provides in-depth training and information to bike shop employees through the company's Dealer Web Portal.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 16, 2010

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face has appointed Derek Wills as its North American sales and business development manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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