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MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) has won the 2010 Québec Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the manufacturing category.

The awards for 2010 were announced October 27 at a gala event in Montreal attended by approximately 500 people.

Tagged Awards

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Bicycle Technologies International (BTI) is now distributing many Sampson components, and plans to add more over the next few months.

Tagged Distributor news

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cannondale and Shimano have aligned with Fuji, Giant, Specialized and Trek to fund the Bikes Belong Grant Program by participating in the Employee Pro Purchase Program.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) has added ultra-lightweight Power Cordz synthetic fiber bicycle cables as a new product in their wholesale catalog.

Tagged Distributor news

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear has announced its 2011 Retailer Custom Apparel Program, which requires no upfront fees for design and production services, as well as net 30 terms.

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—On Tuesday, November 9, 11 a.m. – noon PST, the NBDA will host its first in a series of Webinars for member retailers. The Webinars are an extension of the NBDA Super Seminars presented at Interbike and that have traveled the USA regionally over the past few years.

Tagged Events

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Future Publishing has reported record traffic across its cycling Web sites.

Tagged Media/Publishing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Nearly all of the U.S. House candidates who have received campaign contributions from BikesPAC are expected to win reelection tomorrow.

OAK PARK, IL (BRAIN)—Bob Lickton is heading up efforts to form an association to represent the interests of brands that exhibit at Interbike.

Tagged Interbike

Happy Halloween from Giant's Patrick VanHorn and the crew at BRAIN. Go Giants!!!

Tagged BRAIN News

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s sales jumped 14 percent in the third quarter of the year as next year’s preseason orders began shipping, according to an earnings report released Thursday by Amer Sports, the wheel manufacturer’s Finnish owner.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

"Bike sharing is an innovative way to improve our community's health and air quality by replacing car trips with zero-emission bikes."

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Topolino Technology has been awarded a grant by the Connecticut Innovations’ SBIDP (Small Business Innovation and Diversification Program).

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BRAIN)—Bianchi held the press launch of its first Cafè&Cycles concept store in Stockholm earlier this week in its 125th anniversary year.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Sales in Shimano’s bicycle segment soared almost 20 percent during the first three quarters of the year as the world economy showed signs of recovery, according to nine-month earnings figures released by the company on Wednesday.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN)—A new trade association has formed to represent the triathlon industry.

Tagged Triathlon Business Conference

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—The Seattle Bicycle Expo, a two-day consumer bicycle expo produced by the Cascade Bicycle Club (, is scheduled for Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2011.

Tagged Events

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has hired Bill Childers as its new communications manager.

Tagged People

CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN)—Cycles Devinci, the producer of Canadian hand crafted bicycles from Quebec, has hired Gabe Fox for international sales and marketing in the mountain bike sector.

Tagged People

Specialized will be donating one Hotrock bike to CYCLE Kids, a non-profit organization battling obesity and inactivity among youth, for every 1000 “Likes” that the company’s official Facebook page (click on link) receives before November 1.


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