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Posted May 20, 2008

At 7:00 p.m. tonight, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah announced that the Sorenson Legacy Foundation has donated $40,000 to help provide new bicycles for 1,000 underprivileged third graders during Bikes for Kids Utah's annual bicycle giveaway.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 19, 2008

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Film Festival has been bringing road, mountain, track, leisure, BMX and city biking to the masses since its inception in 2000. Now is your opportunity to partner with the festival to bring your brand and message to the top cycling markets in the United States and abroad.

Posted in North America
Posted May 19, 2008

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has hired Dan Baggs as mechanical engineer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 19, 2008

Mike Sinyard and Specialized were profiled on CNN's Web site.

Click on link to check out article.

Posted in North America
Posted May 19, 2008

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Litigation between Cane Creek and Full Speed Ahead over a headset patent has been resolved, meaning FSA can get back to making Aheadset licensed original equipment and aftermarket headsets.

Posted in North America
Posted May 19, 2008

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano’s first-quarter 2008 revenues jumped almost 16 percent over those from the same period last year, to $532.7 million, and net income was up by nearly the same percentage, to $51.3 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 18, 2008

Lezyne's Dillon Clapp needs the biking community of San Luis Obispo to rise up.

Tomorrow night's city council meeting features plans to build a skate park in San Luis Obispo. Currently this plan doesn't include bikes, which is a big problem for the local BMX/MTB community.

Posted in North America
Posted May 18, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.

There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 18, 2008

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)─The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), the world’s largest handmade bicycle show, is moving to form alliances with regional handmade bicycle shows that have appeared in the wake of NAHBS, which began creating consumer/industry shows in the handmade sector back in 2005.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 18, 2008

LONDON, England (BRAIN)—Future Publishing has named a new managing editor for the UK-based Web site cyclingnews.com.

Daniel Benson joins Future from NatMag Rodale, where he was managing editor of the Runner’s World Web site.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 18, 2008

GOLDEN, CO (BRIAN)—Spot Brand, manufacturers of single-speed bikes and carbon belt drive systems, has added Maverick’s full-suspension product line to its offerings.

Maverick founders Paul Turner and Frank Vogel will still be involved with future Maverick designs.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted May 18, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—It was a day to stick it to the pump and protest $4 (and climbing) gas prices as 1,340 bicycle commuters representing a combined total of 39
bicycle manufacturers, retailers and industry affiliates participated in the 10th Annual Specialized 2008 Industry Commute Cup Challenge.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted May 15, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—To further support its technology heritage, Cannondale has formed a new Advanced Product Division (APD).

APD’s mission is to focus on delivering breakthrough technology, advanced materials, design, manufacturing and production methodologies for bicycle development.

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2008

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Dr. Ray Browning, the director of the Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI) for the past two years, has stepped down in order to focus more on the Institute’s educational mission.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 15, 2008

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face Components has re-signed for the 2008 and 2009 seasons as the official components and armour sponsor for Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2008

In case you weren't part of this year's Sea Otter Alley Cat Race, here's the raw, dark footage.

Posted in North America
Posted May 14, 2008

LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—BMX racing being new to the Olympics this year has been capturing a large amount of the attention, but mountain biking and road shouldn’t be forgotten.

And while road racing seems to get all the Olympic glory, Olympic mountain biking is a huge hit—over in Europe.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 14, 2008

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong’s new bike shop opened with fanfare on May 10 as hundreds of people flocked to downtown Austin to check out Mellow Johnny’s.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 14, 2008

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Skip Hess has joined Electra Bicycle Company’s board of directors.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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