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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The House of Representatives passed a miscellaneous tariffs bill on Wednesday that would extend temporary duty suspensions on bicycle tubing, speedometers, road and hydraulic disc brakes and certain rims and cranks.
DAVIS, CA (BRAIN)—The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will be the beneficiary of a live auction fundraiser at Lifeboat Event’s DealerCamp later this month.
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Dana Carson, managing director of Hutchinson North America, is stepping down on August 5 for a new position in the industry.
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Brandee Lepak is bringing women in Arizona a race of their own.
Lepak is working with race promoter DCB Extreme Adventures to bring the first women’s-only mountain bike race to Arizona.
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has hired Jeff Fox to the newly formed position of bike marketing manager. This news comes on the heels of the recently announced expansion of the Osprey sales force to service the IBD channel.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is hosting four lounges on the show floor of its International Bicycle Expo 2010.
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Haro and Masi launched their 2011 bikes to the press yesterday at the Sheraton Carlsbad, as both brands had different points of emphasis to stress.
For Haro it’s back to the future, as the company looks to reintroduce its “Dare to be Different” slogan.
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"To be good at this you have to be both good on your bike, and also have an understanding of athletics in general. You see a lot of hockey players, lacrosse and soccer players. It's a mix of what we jokingly call 'bike jocks.'"
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) has been named one of three Québec finalists (manufacturing category) in Ernst & Young's 2010 Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Elite Bicycles Asia has partnered with Vincero Design for Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.
Located in Boulder, Colorado, Vincero Design was founded in 2008 by Robert Kondilas. Vincero Design is known for its water bottle mount system for bike frames.