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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Catlike, the Spanish manufacturer of cycling helmets, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Serotta Sport.

Tagged Distributor news

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association has raised more than $24,000 during its National Bike Month fundraising effort for the emerging U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS)—a system that could become the largest official cycling network on the planet.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle recently purchased Ray’s Indoor MTB Parks business, enabling founder Ray Petro to finalize the new Milwaukee location at the 110,000-square-foot former Menards Home Improvement Center. Petro’s Milwaukee park is scheduled to open this November.

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative recently completed its first-ever national promotion for its member retailers.

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP today begins providing will-call order service for bike dealers located near its temporary facility in Clearfield, Utah.

Tagged Distributor news

A new "edition" for VeloPress. Alexander Dean Trendler. Born June 1 after just one hour of labor. "This kid was born to be fast!" said proud papa Dave Trendler of VeloPress.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Online registration has opened for the sixth annual Eurobike Awards.

Tagged Awards

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group (ABG) has hired David Mootz as an independent sales representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana for the Quintana Roo, Litespeed and Merlin brands.

Tagged People

HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN)—Bianchi has hired Marty Ryerson to service accounts in the Arizona and Southern Nevada region. Ryerson is a member of MJM Associates.

Tagged People

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based retailer and pioneer of the messenger bag, has hired Greg Bass as its new product and design director.

Tagged People

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ top bike executive spoke to investors for about 45 minutes during a recent investor relations meeting, highlighting the company’s strategy for growth in the year ahead.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Responding to a flood of recent inquiries CrossVegas organizer Brook Watts reminds everyone that registration for the early cross season classic opens August 1.

Tagged Events

LEADVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—The 2010 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival shifts gears with a move to Leadville, Colorado on August 13 - 14, running at the same time and independent of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race.

Tagged Events

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group (SCG) has promoted David Cathcart to vice president of sales.

Tagged People

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Zipp Speed Weaponry wheel product manager Jim Douglas lost his life this past Saturday in a car accident.

Tagged People

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Brad Roe has stepped down as editor of Road Bike Action after heading up the consumer publication since its rebirth more than three years ago.

Tagged Media/Publishing

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (BRAIN)—Industry retail veteran Patrick "P.J." McDonald has joined Michigan-based Slingshot Bicycle Company as its new majority partner.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) said that Kempter Marketing Inc. will begin distribution of Redline adult performance bicycles (anything non-BMX) throughout Canada.

Tagged Distributor news

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Nielsen Holdings, Interbike’s parent company, plans to go public, according to a filing late last week with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Nielsen also owns Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, which it licenses to the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

Tagged Interbike

"One should always put family No. 1. I don't care what the situation is."

-John Wooden. The legendary basketball coach, and person, passed away on Friday at age 99.

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