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Posted March 15, 2010

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles has hired Craig “Stikman” Glaspell as its new marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 15, 2010

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group (CGI) has hired Julia Beeson Polloreno to be editor-in-chief of Triathlete magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 15, 2010

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

BLOOMINGTON, MN—Strengthened by lessons learned from a challenging 2009, retailers roaming the warehouse at Quality Bicycle Products’ Frostbike open house had recovery on the mind with some even projecting double-digit growth this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Frostbike
Posted March 15, 2010

BY MATT WIEBE

PHILADELPHIA, PA—As bike suppliers closed their books on 2009, over supply of inventory seemed to be following them into the new decade.

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2010

BY JASON NORMAN

VISTA, CA—When Electra Bicycle Company introduced its iPhone application in late January, many in the industry might not have even noticed.

Posted in North America
Posted March 14, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Consumers are now able to shop online for all of the cycling brands in the Veltec Sports family. Veltec has partnered with Shopatron to sell Descente, Shebeest, Lake, Prologo, Enervit and Vredestein from each brands’ Web site.

Posted in North America
Posted March 14, 2010

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) reports its supplier members picked up $21 million* in sales last year as shipments to dealers fell 8 percent but sales grew 14 percent to $171 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 14, 2010

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—As of March 1, non-Colorado based retailers selling to Colorado customers must keep records on how much sales tax those Coloradans owe the state.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 14, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, VA (BRAIN)—The phone was ringing off the hook on Friday at Bicycle Pro Shop in Alexandria, Virginia, and Eric Westerman, manager of the two-year-old shop, didn’t expect it to relent heading into the weekend. Customers are booking appointments for tune-ups.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 11, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Armed with talking points and brightly colored bike lapel pins, more than 700 leaders of the bicycling industry and advocacy movement took Capitol Hill by storm yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 11, 2010

LAKELAND, FL (BRAIN)—The Trek Bicycle Store in Lakeland, Florida, has shuttered after seven years in operation. The shop was the first retailer-owned Trek Concept Store to open back in November 2002, shortly after the Wisconsin-based bike manufacturer introduced its concept store model.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 11, 2010

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veterans Russ Okawa and Bruce Schofield were among five Giant USA employees laid off last week as part of a company restructuring.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2010

SANTA CLARITA, CA (BRAIN)—Corsair Bikes have new owners as Mike Flaherty and Froggy Khu of Atomlab, along with Pablo Tafoya—the designer of Corsair frames—have purchased the company from original founder and industry veteran Doug Stuart.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted March 11, 2010

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for Sea Otter submissions for its Show Guide that will be handed out at the show.

All news submissions should be sent to managing editor Lynette Carpiet at lcarpiet@bicycleretailer.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted March 10, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Google’s announcement at the opening plenary session at the National Bike Summit yesterday that it is adding biking directions to Google Maps was met with resounding applause.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 10, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The clanging of a cowbell sounded continually last night, each time signifying the entrance of a U.S. senator or representative to the Bikes PAC fundraiser.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 10, 2010

Cannondale marketing guy Bill Rudell and new global director of marketing Frank Hwang stopped into the office on Tuesday and showed us this two-of-a-kind Cannondale X outfitted with Di2.

Posted in North America
Posted March 10, 2010

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Topolino Technology expects first quarter sales to more than double last year's results.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 10, 2010

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ bike business grew by 11.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009, propelling the segment to a year-end sales increase of almost 4 percent.

Revenue increased to $175.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2009 compared with $157.8 for the same period in 2008.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Columbia, Missouri may not be top of mind when it comes to bike-friendly cities. But Columbia’s fifth-term mayor Darwin Hindman, who championed the city’s Katy Trail, is putting this Midwestern city on the cycling map.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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