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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) applauded actions by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and John Ensign (R-NV) to formally re-introduce the bipartisan Affordable Footwear Act (S.730), legislation that would permanently eliminate extraordinarily high tariffs assessed on certain specialty outdoo

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—The Ausbike Australia Bicycle Trade Show in August has already sold out around 70 perent of the 10,000 sqm show to be held on Sunday and Monday, August 16-17 at the Exhibition Pavilion, Melbourne Showgrounds.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LITTLE ROCK, AR (BRAIN)—Orbea USA has introduced a Specials and Incentives module to its website, (click on link), as it continues to explore innovative ways to deal with new old stock (NOS) merchandise.


HOLBROOK, NY—Three Asian suppliers, owed more than $5 million by bankrupt Iron Horse Bicycle Co., claim Iron Horse executives and its lender tried to sell the company to Dorel Industries below its market value without notifying them, court documents say.


WILMINGTON, DE—Blair Clark, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Smith Optics, summed up the impact of the Joe’s Sports, Outdoors and More recent bankruptcy filing this way: “I’ve broken both collar bones cycling and this is more painful.”


Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has launched a national marketing campaign focused on overcoming “Rack Envy.”

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—Several sports manufacturers, including brands that produce bike specific clothing like Helly Hansen and Spyder Active Sports, are among the dozens being charged by Tec-Technology Enabled Clothing, Inc. with patent infringement.

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—The Connecticut Technology Council and its Innovation Pipeline Accelerator Program has selected Topolino Technology, LLC as its Company of the Month. This recognition is offered to a select group of high potential and most promising technology companies.

Tagged Awards

JACKSON HOLE, WY (BRAIN)—Freedom Riders, the latest high-definition mountain biking film from Jackson, WY-based KGB Productions and Gravnetic, will hold its world premiere on Saturday April 18 at the Sea Otter Classic, at the Embassy Suites in Seaside, CA, from 7-9 p.m.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

"I'm inspired by people who seek to squeeze the lifeblood out of life. I just have this overwhelming desire to take as much of the opportunity to live as I can because you look around you and you realize a lot of people are already dead."

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists has announced its 2008 Bike Shops of the Year.

Winners include:

Region 1: Belmont Wheelworks, Belmont, MA

Region 2: Genesis Bicycles, Easton, PA

Region 3: Revolution Cycles, Arlington, VA

Tagged Awards

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—An exclusive partnership agreement between VDZ, Germany’s retailer association for two-wheeled vehicles, and the Eurobike International Bicycle Trade Show has been signed.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

WILMINGTON, DE (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply is asking bankrupt Joe’s Outdoors and More to return more than $82,000 in unpaid inventory.

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—All those doubts about Lance Armstrong racing in the Tour de France after suffering a broken collarbone in Spain can seemingly be erased.

Tagged People

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—To make sense of federal legislation and learn what you can do to help ensure funds are set aside for cycling projects, plan to attend the Bicycle Leadership Conference next month.

Tagged Events

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin has went through quite a transformation in the last year with its cycling/fitness specific product. It used to be that new product would show up in three different channels with the same pricing, much to the chagrin of the IBD. Not anymore.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Executives at Eurobike and Bike Expo, a new German trade show in Munich, tiptoe around the phrase “trade show war.” But Messe Friedrichshafen and Messe München appear headed for a toe-to-toe slugfest over the world’s leading trade show—Eurobike.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

"I would have said a mountain lion, or Katie Couric, jumped out in front of me."

—Matt Lauer, confronting ESPN's Tony Kornheiser, who accused Lauer of making up the story about a deer jumping out in front of him while he was riding his bike last weekend. Lauer ended with his arm in a sling as a result.

SAUK RAPIDS, MN (BRAIN)—ARS Business Solutions has released an advanced utility that electronically transmits product data from the ARS Point-of-Sale (POS) and Inventory Management Software (IMS) to QBP, allowing QBP to pre-apply custom merchandise labels prior to order shipment.

Tagged Distributor news


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