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Posted October 5, 2012

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Primal Cycling Apparel will be the official apparel provider to Bike MS, its 50 state chapters and its more than 100 annual charity rides.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 4, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Over the past year, Road ID has quietly grown its U.S. retail sales program to more than 900 dealers, a third of which are IBDs.

Posted in North America
Posted October 4, 2012
Squishing geckos during BRAIN's 2012 Manhattan Dealer Tour

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News staff will visit retailers in San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle next year as part of the magazine’s popular Dealer Tour, now entering its fifth year.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 4, 2012

 DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Panda Bicycles has opened a new boutique shop in Denver dedicated to the bamboo bike brand that could be the first step in establishing a network of concept stores.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 3, 2012

LOS GATOS, CA (BRAIN) — Robert Tetzlaff, a two-time Olympic cyclist, multi-time national champion and a beloved elementary school teacher for more than 40 years, died at home last Thursday at 76

Posted in North America
Posted October 3, 2012

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN) — Cannondale has dropped one of its non-U.S. distributors that Cannondale said sold some of its bikes to the Costco warehouse chain. 

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 2, 2012

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—Accell Group is poised to enter the U.S. market with its Haibike brand next year, deepening the Dutch company’s commitment to North America.

Posted in International
Posted October 2, 2012
From the October 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
Ortlieb 550 travelset

It was after completing a 2,300-mile bicycle tour from Oregon to Texas in 1980 that Wayne Borroughs began dreaming of opening up a bike shop to help perpetuate his love of bicycle travel. Borroughs worked at a shop in Fort Collins, Colorado, for seven years before opening up his own store, which he ran for another seven. But neither experience truly scratched his itch for touring bikes.

Posted in Retail News Tagged From the Magazine
Posted October 2, 2012
"It only looks like attendance is down ... "
Interbike co-founder Steve Ready becomes the Unknown Show Director

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Thirty years (or 31?) after he co-founded the Interbike Expo, the industry honored Steve Ready last month during the expo here, bestowing a BRAINy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted October 2, 2012

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Tern, which provided share bikes at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin last spring, will do the same at a related event this month, the SXSW Eco conference.

Posted in North America Tagged Bikeshare
Posted October 2, 2012
Fresh Bikes' new location in Fairfax, Virginia. Courtesy photo.

FAIRFAX, VA (BRAIN)—D.C.-area retailer Freshbikes has opened a new store in Fairfax, Virginia, its first location outside the Washington Beltway.

Freshbikes operates two other stores, in Arlington, Virginia, and Bethesda, Maryland. The new Fairfax location gets the retailer into a more suburban market.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 2, 2012
From the October 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
The Spy Screw

CARSLBAD, CA—Outside the entrance of Spy Optic, the wetsuits and towels slung over the railing along the handicap-accessible ramp are the first sign that this is a company where the employees live what they’re selling. The commuter bikes racked up inside the lobby are the second.

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine
Posted October 1, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Two Rocky Mountain-area sales rep groups are merging their territories and lines, the principals announced this week.
 
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 1, 2012
Babici's Hibrido winter jersey features removable sleeves.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Babici, a relatively new high-end road cycling clothing line based in Australia, is coming to shore in the U.S. next season. The brand's exclusive U.S. online retailer will be Competitive Cyclist; the company also will be looking to sell to independent bike dealers.

Posted in International
Posted October 1, 2012
Lighting company recognized for its domestic manufacturing
(Left to right): Princeton Tec founder Bill Stephens; grandson, William Stephens; company president, Hal Stephens and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

BORDENTOWN, N.J. (BRAIN) — U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited Princeton Tec's headquarters here last week to commend the lighting company for its commitment to domestic manufacturing and sourcing.

Posted in North America
Posted October 1, 2012

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs, Inc. has hired the Moxie Northwest rep group to represent is line to the bike marketing in the Northwest region.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 1, 2012
Paul Component Engineering addition

CHICO, CA (BRAIN) — Paul Component Engineering has begun construction on a 2,000-square-foot addition to its factory, increasing its square footage by 50 percent.

The company said the addition was necessitated by 21 percent average annual growth over the last five years.

Posted in North America

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