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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Minnesota is taking a leadership role in a national effort to make it possible for kids to walk and bike to school.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has expanded its distributor family with the introduction of Hi-End Imports in Costa Rica, 10X SRL in Argentina and Interfusion in Columbia.

Currently DT Swiss is distributes wide line of products in the following countries throughout North, Central and South America:

Tagged Distributor news

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon is demonstrating its latest line of personal electronic cycling accessories at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las
Vegas. The show ends this Sunday.

Tagged Events

FAIRFAX, CA (BRAIN)—Six-time Leadville 100 winner, and former US Mountain Bike team member, Dave Wiens, will lead a new annual cycling event for the Bay Area, The Dirt Bowl, to be held on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7.

Tagged Events

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—For the second consecutive year, mechanics have filled up the Park Tool Tech Summit in Philadelphia.

Tagged Events

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group N.V. has acquired Bäumker & Co, a German trading company of bikes and parts and accessories that also distributes Batavus, a brand owned by Accell.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Distributor news

BALA CYNWYD, PA (BRAIN)—Vic Rollins has been let go as vice president of sales at Sweetskinz.

Tagged People

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—John Duke, senior vice-president of print media at Competitor Group, will leave the company. After two years at CGI, and 14 successful years as publisher of Triathlete Magazine, Duke has decided to pursue other opportunities that will be announced at a later date.

Tagged Media/Publishing

"The closest thing we have to any lift-assisted bike park is Whistler, and that's a pretty substantial drive. I think Stevens Pass is primed for it."

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Importers of bicycle tubing, speedometers, road and hydraulic disc brakes are back to paying the full duty on imported parts as of January, 1.

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Mike Gaumond has replaced Pat Hus as CEO of Titus Cycles. Gaumond brings over 20 years of senior management experience to Titus including prior CEO, general management, product management and business development roles in companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 500.

Tagged People

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Scott USA, Raleigh America and Marin Bikes are among the 20 largest unsecured creditors listed in the Dec. 29 bankruptcy filing of Ski Market, a 52-year-old ski and bike chain operating in the Northeast.

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar & Company has hired two new sales agencies to its sales rep force. The Mid-Atlantic Territory will be covered by DS Specialty Sports, LTD and the New England Territory will be covered by Stoner-Andrews.

"I am very excited. I want to have the best bike. It is very important to have the best if you want to win the Tour de France. This is why I made it a requirement to have Specialized as the team bike for my return to Astana.”

MARINA, CA (BRAIN)—Recently established Sidi America, Inc. has redrawn sales representation lines in the key Northern California-Western Nevada territory.


LUSAKA, Zambia—Steven Chilinga swings his leg over the seat of his bicycle and pedals expertly along the rutted dirt path that leads from his home on the outskirts of the rural Zambian village of Keembe. A wisp of a boy, he must stand to reach the pedals of his adult-sized frame.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits


TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Taichung Mayor Jason Hu beamed as he welcomed hundreds of product managers and executives to Taichung Bike Week.

Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week


TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Taiwan executives project little or no growth in 2010 as the island’s manufacturing industry stabilizes in the wake of the global recession.

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company’s 2010 catalog is now available and will start shipping to dealers this week.

Tagged Distributor news

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—The new year will be the 125th anniversary of the Italian Cycling Federation, and it will begin with an important agreement: Full Speed Ahead will be the new official partner of FCI for track sector through 2012.


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