BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Obama Administration more than doubled spending on walking and bike transportation infrastructure projects in 2009 compared to 2008.
BRENTFORD, UK (BRAIN)—Brompton Bicycle has won a ruling that states Taiwan manufacturer Grace Gallant has infringed on the UK-based folding bike company’s intellectual property rights.
The decision that involved the “Oxford” bicycle was handed down at Commercial Court No. 5 in Madrid, Spain recently.
"There is no better place for the District of Columbia to demonstrate its commitment to traffic safety than right here on America's Main Street.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Suppliers are eyeing the opportunity to pick up share in the hot 29er category as Trek severs ties with some former Gary Fisher dealers.
WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics has launched a new Web site with improved functionality and a modern design.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Union Sports Group's Royal Racing brand has entered into a distribution agreement with On The Edge Canada.
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association will receive a $20,000 grant from REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) to create a new alternate route off its existing 2,100-mile Underground Railroad Bicycle Route (UGRR).
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Zoic Clothing has hired Matt Manuel as its new sales manager.
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).
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.
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.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP is releasing software that lets dealers view and order products from the distributor through their point-of-sale systems (POS).
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.
"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."
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.
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.
LITTLETON, CO (BRAIN)—Giant’s first venture in company-branded stores opened in Littleton, Colorado Saturday morning.
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.
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.
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: