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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.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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.

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.”

Tagged People

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.

Tagged People

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.

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.

Tagged Media/Publishing

Food loving cyclists all over the world are tuning into (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.

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.


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