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Posted January 14, 2010

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) has been selected to receive a $30,000, two-year capacity-building grant from New Belgium Brewing Company. The funds will allow TFK to provide more support to its chapters striving to get more low-income, at-risk children on mountain bike rides.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 14, 2010

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—3Day at Ground is the official name of BTI’s shipping incentive that automatically upgrades dealers to UPS 3Day Air service at economical Ground rates. BTI estimates dealers in nearly half of the lower 48 states will experience dramatically faster delivery on their orders.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 14, 2010

BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Cyclingnews.com has appointed Laura Weislo (pictured) U.S. regional editor, while Greg Johnson becomes Australian regional editor.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 14, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—This February's North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) looks to surpass 2009 exhibitor attendance.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 13, 2010

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dave "Crash" Collins, a Bootleg Canyon race promoter, died on January 8 after a battle with Melanoma cancer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 13, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—The Philadelphia version of the Park Tool Tech Summit concluded yesterday in a buoyant atmosphere with strong words of praise from the mechanics in attendance.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 13, 2010

ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN)—Lazer SA's bicycle helmet division has new owners, as division manager Sean van Waes and sales manager Peter Steenwegen take over.

Lazer SA manufacturers motorcycle and paragliding helmets as well.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2010

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus is launching its Human Billboard Volunteer Program where one lucky winner will win a complete FTM Carbon by getting a Titus tattoo placed on their body.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2010

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima Wheel Systems has signed Chocolate Distribution for the United Kingdom, and Vonact Sport in Australia.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Kids are not only experiencing cuts at school due to the bad economy, but 1.96 million parents decided against a bike purchase for them through November.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted January 11, 2010

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The bike industry’s premier networking and visioning event at Sea Otter, April 13-15, features speakers and topics sure to enhance your knowledge and strengthen your business.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 11, 2010

A new group on Facebook calling themselves "HELP REMOVE this HATE GROUP against cyclists!" (click on link) has formed in an effort to thwart the efforts of an anti-cycling Facebook group.

Posted in North America
Posted January 11, 2010

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Less than two weeks from the Winter Market show, Outdoor Retailer reports that buyer registration and store representation for its 2010 Winter Market is higher this year than it was at the same time for its 2009 Winter Market.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 11, 2010

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Last year was a bad one for the Taiwanese bike business, according to financial results reported to the Taiwan Stock Exchange. However, sales for 2009, while off the heady 2008 sales results, are still substantially above 2007.

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

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A doctor convicted of assaulting two cyclists in Brentwood, California, by driving in front of them and slamming on his brakes was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison.

Posted in North America
Posted January 10, 2010

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling has hired Hartmut Bölts as its new European OEM sales manager.

“I am very excited to join the team at Reynolds Cycling and work with their innovative products," Bölts said. “I’m sure that we will continue to grow the Reynolds Cycling business with European OEMs.”

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 10, 2010

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura Direct has hired Kenny Roberts for public relations and marketing duties.

Roberts has more than 20 years of industry experience, most recenty serving as DT Swiss' U.S. sales and marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 10, 2010

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—The assets of bankrupt Ski Market could be sold by early next month, according to a notice filed last Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Posted in North America
Posted January 10, 2010

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—H3 Publications will be adding a third magazine to their lineup when they launch Tri magazine in May.

"We've already got plenty of advertisers on board," said Dave House, owner of H3 Publications.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 7, 2010

Food loving cyclists all over the world are tuning into pedaling.tv (click on link) to catch "Pizza Fixation," the first of six weekly episodes in the innovative web television series, PEDALING: NYC which presents memorable events combining food and cycling in New York City.

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