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RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN)—Thousands of retailers, media people and suppliers came to this town Tuesday to test ride bikes under stunning blue skies.

Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Market factors such as the devaluation of the euro, Europe’s economic slump and poor weather are all weighing on the minds of many gathered here for the start of Eurobike on Wednesday.

Tagged Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—When it comes to bicycles, the Dutch know how to treat themselves.

Tagged Eurobike

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association has committed to another three-year, $150,000 investment in the Bikes Belong Foundation. This will bring TBEA's total contribution to $300,000 by 2015.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — Fat bike maker 9:ZERO:7 is moving its distribution center from Anchorage, Alaska, to Ogden, Utah, the company announced this week.

The company said the new location will allow it to service its dealer base more easily.

Tagged Distributor news

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN) — Police in Tampa will use Kona's recently launched Safariland 29er patrol bikes at the Republican National Convention this week.

The convention was brought to order briefly on Monday before being adjourned because of an approaching tropical storm.

Hawley has added two new sales reps in the West to round out coverage there following the opening of a West Coast distribution center in Nevada earlier this year.

Tagged Distributor news
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Eurobike 2012: Workers complete the pump track on Tuesday

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike, the global industry’s largest and most important tradeshow starts Tuesday, drawing 40,000 visitors to the shores of Lake Constance in Southern Germany during its four-day run.

Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Lance Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sport for doping may have relatively little affect on the retired athlete’s standings in the bike industry, as several of his longtime sponsors are continuing to support him and his foundation.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle tempered its full-year revenue forecast on Thursday due to a weaker than expected spring selling season caused by poor weather in much of Northern Europe.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

Except in Flomax commercials, Baby Boomers no longer drive the U.S. bike market, but an upcoming generation may help produce another bike boom like the one that bell-bottomed Boomers created in 1970s.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)Zoot Sports has announced new sales reps in the Southeast and New England territories.

Tagged People

KENT, WA (BRAIN)Kyle Casteel is leaving Raleigh USA after 13 years with the organization, most recently as senior product/brand manager.

Tagged People

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)Participants at Interbike's OutDoor Demo this year won't have to change clothes in a dusty parking lot or take the shuttle bus back to The Strip wearing a sweaty chamois, thanks to an "Official Changing Station" hosted by Zoic.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)Giant USA has added Karsten Hagen as Northwest regional manager. His region includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Northern California.

Tagged People

NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN)Louis Garneau will institute a minimum advertised price policy starting with its summer 2013 collection, effective Nov. 1.

The MAP policy will apply to all of Garneau's product categories, including cycling, triathlon and Nordic skiing apparel.

Tagged MAP

Leslie Bohm, who passed away Monday at 59, had a long history in the bike industry, with many friends among retailers and suppliers. Many of them have offered their remembrances to BRAIN.

Tagged People
Leslie Bohm

Leslie Bohm, who devoted his career to cycling and to helping independent bike shops compete with larger vendors, died Monday evening after several years of fighting cancer. He was 59.

Tagged People

AVONDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—Santini U.S. is expanding its outside sales force with the addition of a national custom clothing coordinator and territorial reps covering Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Northern California.

Tagged People


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