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Posted April 1, 2010

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—UK based Charge Bikes has quickly become a recognized name in urban single speed bikes. The company has now developed two new gender-specific cruiser models, the Steamer for men and the Lazy Susan for women. Charge’s U.S. distributor, BTI, has received its first shipment of both models.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 1, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Alliance for Biking & Walking is awarding $125,000 in grants to seven grassroots biking and walking advocacy organizations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 1, 2010

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

TAIPEI, Taiwan—The Taipei Cycle Show remains a key venue as its international business grows, as companies wrap up final spec on 2011, and as manufacturers get feedback on next year’s aftermarket products.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted April 1, 2010

BY MATT WIEBE

SANTA FE, NM—BTI, which started as a distributor for hard-to-find suspension parts, will begin assembling Cinelli and Commencal bikes at its Santa Fe, New Mexico, facility this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted April 1, 2010

BY JASON NORMAN

VISTA, CA—One of the toughest decisions manufacturers have to make is whether or not to manage their own supply chain functions. Do they farm it out to a third-party logistics provider (3PL) or control it themselves?

Posted in North America
Posted March 31, 2010

Want to demo a bike and ride with Todd Wells, Christoph Sauser or Darren Berecloth amongst others at this year's Sea Otter? Well, thanks to Sea Otter, this year you can. The Ride with a Pro program gives you the chance to ride with your favorite pro mountain or road biker.

Posted in North America
Posted March 31, 2010

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Online registration for DealerCamp is now open to qualified retailers at surveymonkey.com/dealercamp (click on link).

This intimate mid-summer expo and demo event for bicycle suppliers and retailers will take place July 29–31 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 31, 2010

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group has hired Aaron Hersh, a longtime Inside Triathlon contributing editor, accomplished triathlete and respected bike technology expert, to the position of senior editor at Triathlete Magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 31, 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Gita Sporting Goods Ltd. has hired Ed Adair as its sales representative for its newly created western territory in Northern California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 31, 2010

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—The Regional Court of Munich, Germany granted a preliminary injunction against Rong Jou Ent. Co Ltd.—a Taiwanese company doing business under the name A TOP.

Posted in North America
Posted March 30, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Hüdz, makers of the popular Enhancement Brake Hoods for dual-control brake/shift levers, has launched a new Web site for 2010 in order to better highlight the technical benefits of Hüdz products.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 30, 2010

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Lawmakers in Idaho are considering a bill that requires all bikes ridden in the state to come equipped with at least one brake.

Posted in North America
Posted March 30, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports has hired John Solinsky for the position of parts and accessories product manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 30, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Three former sales reps are suing Veltec Sports for $60,000 worth of unpaid commissions on sales booked last summer before they left the company.

Posted in North America
Posted March 29, 2010

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike is stepping up when it comes to fashion—dedicating a full hall to apparel exhibitors and moving its daily, choreographed fashion show into the nearby East Foyer.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 29, 2010

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference is two weeks away, but it’s not too late to sign up and get a room for under $100 a night.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 29, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, LLC (PCT), organizer of the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia have entered into a three-year media partnership to provide live race-day coverage and comprehensive coverage around the race.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 29, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A brewing debate over dates for Taiwan Bike Week has been settled. This December’s gathering of product managers in Taichung takes place much the same as in year’s past.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week
Posted March 29, 2010

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has hired Jeffrey Bramhall as its new operations/logistics manager.

Prior to arriving at Pedro's, Bramhall was a key member of Landry's Bike shop.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 29, 2010

CAMBRIDGE, MA (BRAIN)—The U.S. Patent Office has granted a patent covering CLIX Systems, Inc.'s new wheel quick release.

Posted in North America

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