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  1. Park Tool founder Howard Hawkins passes away

    Howard Hawkins at the company's 50th anniversary bash.

    bicycles as they became more complex to repair in the 1960s. As a result they began making their own tools and the first was a bicycle repair stand. The stand took the bike off the floor and made it easy for mechanics to repair it. Local bike shops soon adopted it and then executives at the Schwinn Bicycle Company ...

    Posted January 27, 2015 in North America

  2. Dorel: Strength of U.S. dollar will hurt earnings

    currencies. “Dorel has pursued an aggressive strategy of expanding our juvenile and bicycle businesses ...

    Posted January 29, 2015 in North America

  3. QBP’s Steve Flagg urges dealers to support exclusive brands that maintain MAP pricing

    that national retail sales have been averaging around 3 percent in growth. But for bicycle dealers sales ...

    Posted January 28, 2015 in North America

  4. CABDA show sells out of exhibitor space

    CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Those with doubts as to whether Chicago dealers could pull off a trade show in early February may need to re-think that position. Organizers have had to expand the show floor twice and have sold out their exhibition space. Jim Kersten, president of the Chicago Area Bicycle ...

    Posted January 29, 2015 in North America


    Now hiring talented sales people and bike technicians. Work in a fast-paced, fun atmosphere helping customers to enjoy getting outdoors and staying healthy. Full and part-time positions available. For sales, prefer experience in retail, marketing and/or endurance sports. For our bicycle service ...

    Posted January 26, 2015

  6. BPSA: Lifestyle, hybrid bikes made big gains last year

    Road bike sales continued to plummet. BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members picked up $49 million in business in 2014, and shipped 201,722 more units to retailers last year compared with 2013, according to numbers compiled by The NPD Group for the BPSA. ...

    Posted January 27, 2015 in North America

  7. BPSA initiative seeks model e-bike legislation in California, New York

    contracted with the California Bicycle Coalition and New York Bicycle Coalition, along with two lobbying ...

    Posted January 23, 2015 in North America

  8. QBP to expand Louis Garneau offerings

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau is expanding its relationship with Quality Bicycle Products. QBP will now carry a broad assortment of Garneau cyclewear and an expanded selection of other Garneau products. QBP has carried a smaller selection of Garneau multisport clothing, footwear ...

    Posted January 26, 2015 in North America

  9. NICA honors athletes, supporters at annual awards

    and owner, Quality Bicycle Products GU Energy Extraordinary Courage Award: Sienna Leger ...

    Posted January 27, 2015 in North America

  10. Trek Bicycle plans larger Wisconsin distribution center

    WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle plans to move its global distribution center from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, to a new facility in Johnson Creek, about 17 miles west. The new 250,000-square-foot distribution center is expected to open by the end of 2015, Trek said. The Johnson Creek facility is 50 ...

    Posted November 21, 2014 in North America