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ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN)—In the 10 months since Sean van Waes and Peter Steenwegen branched Lazer bicycle helmets into its own company, the business partners have focused on laying the foundation for the small company to grow its market share in the U.S.

Craving a ride in the snow but don't have snow tires? Dutch Bike Seattle has just the fix for you (click on above link). Hint: stock up on zip ties.

WILMINGTON, NC (BRAIN)—GlideBikes, an American balance bike company based in Wilmington NC, has expanded internationally into the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Hydrapak has signed an agreement with POC Sports to include its Reversible Reservoir II into POC's new armored Spine VPD Hydration Pack.

GROVEPORT, OH (BRAIN)—After opening just five years ago at its current location in Grove City, Ohio, Specialized Bicycle Components will be moving its Eastern Distribution Center a few miles down the road to a brand new facility in Groveport.

Tagged Distributor news

ROTHERHAM, U.K. (BRAIN)--Planet X, a U.K. based Internet bicycle retailer, purchased all of Titus’ assets from Factors Southwest late Tuesday, November 23.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

To you and yours, Happy Thanksgiving from the BRAIN crew!!! News will resume on Monday, November 29.

Tagged BRAIN News

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Brian Hodes of VeloImages, a pro cycling photographer and longtime AIDS awareness advocate, has kicked off "Project RideRED," a national campaign to raise awareness of and funds for a cure to AIDS/HIV.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Moore Large, Haro’s distributor in the UK, delivered its first shipment of Haro bicycles to Center Parcs, Sherwood Village and to Longleat Village.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—The Merry Sales Co. is now exclusive U.S. distributors for W-Base parts and bike frames and Palmy U-Locks.

Tagged Distributor news

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—A new slate of officers were elected to serve two-year terms on the Bikes Belong executive board early last week at a board meeting at the nonprofit’s Boulder office, according to Bikes Belong president Tim Blumenthal.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The next session (Salesmanship for Bicycle Retailers) in the online Webinar series hosted by retail expert Dan Mann of The Mann Group will talk about the ins and outs of good salesmanship in bicycle retailing from 11 a.m. - noon on December 7.

Tagged Web/Internet

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—It seems not everyone is happy with the 250 miles of NYC traffic lanes dedicated for bicycles that have been added over the last four years, according to a New York Times article (click on above link).

Tagged Media/Publishing

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima is increasing its international distribution by adding distributors in Spain, the Czech Republic, New Zealand and Brazil.

Tagged Distributor news

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—X-Fusion has moved out of Silicon Valley (Campbell, California)—where the company had run its sales, service and marketing operations for the last four years—to a brand new R&D facility in Santa Cruz, California.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The Splendor Hotel is back in the mix for Taichung Bike Week, offering rooms for visitors and space for exhibitors.

Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week

PAAL, Belgium (BRAIN)—Ridley Bikes has moved its Flemish headquarters to a renovated 12,000-square-meter facility that unites its offices, warehouse, painting and assembly divisions under one roof.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Avenir has launched its new Web site.

The entire offering of waterproof bags, gloves, bike lights, bike components, pumps and more for every type of riding is available for perusing and purchase on Avenir’s first-­ever Web site launched this month.

Tagged Web/Internet

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus’ major lender Factors Southwest, which took 
control of the bike company earlier this month, closed the first round of bids for Titus on Friday, November 19, at noon. It has since entered a second round of bidding.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is extending the registration deadline for exhibitors, and will break from tradition for the 2011 show by running a pilot program that allows bicycle designers to exhibit.

Tagged Events


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