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HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported a 15-percent jump in profit for the first half of 2009, as demand for electric bikes boosted the Dutch company.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Kestrel Bicycles has been named the official bike of Ironguides coaching, a worldwide company dedicated to serving endurance athletes of all skill levels.

“Europeans get it. After a good bike ride or a run, people have a beer somewhere.”

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Andrew Hersam has been named executive vice president of media for The Competitor Group. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and executing CGI’s publishing division and new media initiatives.

Tagged People

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—Since announcing its formation as a co-op at Interbike, The Bike Cooperative has focused on expanding its preferred supplier base.

Thus far, 12 brands, including Thule, Topeak, Marin and Louis Garneau, have joined the co-op.

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has formed a partnership with MacLean Quality Composites to produce the carbon rims for its Superlogic Carbon road wheelsets.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel, a division of Dorel Industries, and Timex Group have entered into a license agreement for the design, manufacture and distribution of sports apparel under the Timex brand name.

GOLETA, CA (BRAIN)—The universal catalog for the bicycle industry Bike-alog has moved from compact discs to an online platform.

This means dealers will be able to get product info much quicker than with the CD that was shipped each month.

If you have 10 minutes to spare, click on link. You don't have to be a basketball fan to appreciate this speech and the dedication of this man to his craft.

BANGOR, ME (BRAIN)—The Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) industry has organized a global trade association to develop technical standards for LEVs and promote the use of LEVs worldwide.

All component suppliers, manufacturers, assemblers, wholesalers, retailers and interested individuals are invited to join.

Tagged Web/Internet

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Cygolite is revealing a new look for 2010.

Over the last three years Cygolite has developed brighter, smaller and more advanced high-brightness LED lighting systems than in the past.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has moved its headquarters into a much larger office space a few blocks down the street from its old office to better accommodate its growing staff.

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Mark Pippin has decided to leave SRAM as its product manager for new business market and join Trek. Pippin had been with SRAM for more than seven years.

Tagged People

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—BTI has inked an exclusive deal with De Marchi to distribute the manufacturer's apparel for 2010.

Tagged Distributor news

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—Iron Horse Bicycle Company may have been auctioned off in bankruptcy court, but the controversy surrounding the company’s demise continues to mount.

DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Epic riding, great eats, cool product—it all came together last weekend as the best mountain bikers in the world along with more than 30 exhibitors descended on Northern California’s Downieville Classic.

And once again, the resounding chorus echoed overwhelmingly positive vibes.

Tagged Events

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—If you’ve been to any bicycle forum lately you’ve probably read about some Bike Nashbar customers being exposed to credit card fraud.

Tagged Web/Internet

BAD NAUHEIM, Germany (BRAIN)—Oliver Arroyo has been hired as technical service manager at JD Europe.

Tagged People

Growth Cycle president Ray Keener is working retail this summer: one day a week at the Bicycle Village Boulder store, one of a five-store chain in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs.

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) has established its 68th chapter in Ladysmith, Wisconsin in conjunction with the Ladysmith-Hawkins School District. The Trips for Kids Ladysmith Chapter will serve the district's disadvantaged youth.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits


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