BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., manufacturer of the Polar Bottle, has modified the design of its popular insulated water bottles to improve their squeezability.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Following the success of the first “Ride Like King Day” last May, Giant will once again honor its founder King Liu with a second annual running of the event.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—BTAC will now be offering retailers the chance to win prizes if they register before the "Early Bird" deadline of June 30.
HARTMANNSDORF, Germany (BRAIN)—Diamant, a European brand acquired by Trek in December 2002, celebrated its 125th anniversary last month at its German factory, a celebration capped by a visit from Tave Schur.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (BRAIN)—Following two months of dedication, hard work and infinite passion, the doors of the Nordic Region’s first Specialized Concept Store called Ride 4 Fun recently opened in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Headlines kept the health care debate front and center for months, but in spite of political posturing its passage should have little immediate impact on small retail stores or businesses.
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SAN JOSE, CA—Eighteen months after recalling 40,000 Keo pedals in the U.S., Look Cycle USA feels too many cyclists are still riding the potentially faulty product. In response, it’s hatching a second dealer-focused effort to repair or upgrade the remaining pedals.
BEDFORD, PA (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group has completed layoffs at Cannondale’s Bedford, Pennsylvania, facility as part of a previously announced plan to move frame manufacturing to Asia.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has reorganized its staff to better position the magazine as new trends in publishing emerge. Personnel changes include reallocation of duties to improve efficiency and reduction in administrative staffing, said Marc Sani, the magazine’s publisher.
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SPRINGFIELD, OR (BRAIN)—The Springfield High Cycling Club is preparing for a long distance bike ride this summer. Four high school students, led by history teacher James March, will experience American history firsthand by traveling the entire route of the historic Lewis and Clark expedition west by bike.
NASHVILLE, TN (BRAIN)—Nashville has been the hardest hit when it comes to the torrential rainfall that rolled through over the weekend, causing massive flooding to the area.
Most Nashville bike retailers reported minor damage to their shops, but Gran Fondo Cycles wasn’t so fortunate.
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has hired Patrick Piller for their newly created position of bike sales manager.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has opened its online registration for their annual trade show-ExpoCycle, scheduled to take place on
September 12-14, 2010 at the Place Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec.
SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN)—With input from the Luna Chix Pro Team, the owners of Clif Bar & Company and Luna Bar are expanding into women’s cycling and athletic apparel with the creation of Luna Sport LLC.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—It was a “bittersweet” moment for the Gart family knowing that their long and successful run as Colorado sports retailers, including five Bicycle Village locations, had officially come to an end.
FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek’s effort to raise both funds and awareness for World Bicycle Relief through the sale of a special edition 110 Reserve headset has been a success.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Imports across all categories were up 12 percent through February, with strong gains in kids' bikes offsetting losses in adult bike categories, according to the most recent Department of Commerce import report.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley continued its strong upward curve in the first quarter of 2010 with double-digit growth in the high teens, Andrea Guerra, chief executive officer of Luxottica Group, Oakley’s Italian parent company, said on Thursday.