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Posted March 13, 2008

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan’s president topped the crowd of dignitaries marking the official opening of the Nangang Exhibition Hall Thursday and the start of the Taipei Cycle show.

Posted in North America Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 13, 2008

"Some might wonder how it was that such a soft spoken, diminutive old man could gain his 'Big Guy' nickname. It’s simple, because Dick Burke was a giant in the industry to which he and his family have committed themselves.

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Posted March 12, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries reports that bicycle sales drove a 10 percent increase in sales by its recreational/leisure segment. Dorel owns Pacific Cycle, makers of Mongoose, GT and Schwinn bicycles.

These earnings don't reflect the company's recent purchase of Cannondale.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 12, 2008

PHILDELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—January was a slim month for suppliers who shipped 18 percent fewer bikes worth 18 percent fewer dollars to retailers then they did last year, according to the Bicycle Product Supplier Association (BPSA).

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 12, 2008

RICHMOND, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Chris Dekerf, owner of Dekerf Cycle Innovations, has brought aboard Michael Golinski as a co-owner.

Golinski will handle all sales and marketing functions for the company.

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Posted March 12, 2008

Not only did Thule's Karl Wiedemann bring in some tasty bagels yesterday, but he also showed off the new 518 Echelon—Thule's new premium fork mount rooftop bicycle carrier. Retailing for $145, it will make its debut at Sea Otter for all the world to see.

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Posted March 11, 2008

DOMINGUEZ HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—KHS Bicycles has purchased a distribution facility in Louisville, Kentucky.

The warehouse will increase the company’s bicycle, parts and accessory distribution capacity to the eastern part of the country.

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Posted March 11, 2008

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—The Milwaukee businessman who in 1976 created one of the most iconic and successful bike brands to ever grace shop floors, Trek, passed away late Monday night.

He was 73 years old.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2008

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Burley Design has hired Troy Cameron as its new vice president of sales and customer Service.

Born and raised in Eugene, Troy Cameron is a graduate from Oregon State University with a degree in both Marketing and International Business and a minor in Textile Design.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2008

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—The Milwaukee businessman who in 1976 created one of the most iconic and successful bike brands to ever grace shop floors, Trek, passed away last night surrounded by family.

He was 73 years old.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 10, 2008

SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN)—Twenty-five years and more than three million folding bicycles later, Dahon's founder David Hon is just getting started.

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Posted March 10, 2008

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—WTB kicked off its Tire of the Month program with the Stout. For March, it's going to be the Prowler MX. 2.1.

What is WTB's Tire of the Month program you ask.

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Posted March 10, 2008

Mavic communications manager Michael Berlinger and wife, Gail, welcomed their first child, son Brodie, into the world on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

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Posted March 9, 2008
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Posted March 9, 2008

KORBACH, Germany (BRAIN)—Continental Tires AG has appointed Brett Hahn to its newly-created position of North American brand manager for its Bicycle Tire Business Unit.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 9, 2008

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—GAI Cycles of Phoenix has acquired 100 percent ownership in Titus Cycles from Vyatek Sports.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted March 7, 2008

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—For Tip Top Bike Shop in Oakland, high gas prices are a godsend.

“We cheer every rise in prices,” said Richard Oelerich, owner of Tip Top Bike Shop. “We get one person a week coming in here and saying they’re not driving anymore.”

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Posted March 6, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Ardea Beverage Company, creators of Nutrisoda, launched the Good to Go promotional partnership with Giant Bicycle to elevate the importance of living healthier lifestyles.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 6, 2008

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle Corporation delivered good news to the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) on the eve of one of North America’s largest bicycle show, the Toronto International Bicycle show, which starts today.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 6, 2008

BEREA, OH (BRAIN)—Endura appointed Mark Ashley to its newly created position of national sales manager for the United States.

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