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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.

Founded in 1991, Titus Cycles—based out of Tempe—builds both mountain and road bikes. Titus designs and builds both stock and custom frames by applying aluminum, carbon fiber,
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.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 6, 2008
City Councilman Kevin Fogarty: Kevin Fogarty, City Council. I hope I have your vote on election day.

Dr. Frasier Crane: And why exactly should I vote for you, Mr. Fogarty?

Fogarty: Well, because I'm a hard worker, and I take a stand.

Frasier: On what, exactly?

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Posted March 5, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—3point5.com recently launched Isis, the online retail training company’s first women’s-specific apparel brand.

Posted in North America
Posted March 4, 2008
Publisher Marc Sani sent out a newsletter yesterday via e-mail that stated Selle Italia had bought Crankbrothers recently, when in fact he meant to say Selle Royal had bought Crankbrothers.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News

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