Industry News

Bikes Belong names Rivera VP of government relations • ExpoCycle returns to Toronto • Shark offers Clean Bottle $60,000 investment • Spy names new bike/multisport reps

Registration opens for DealerCamp • Champion System adds presence in the West • Chase BMX sponsors junior development program • Kinetic Koffee promotes Brannon to general manager


Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BTI ships new catalog • Wired magazine picks Spot Ajax Belt as fav' urban bike • Stiller Foundation partners with Bicycles for Humanity • Todd Hoffman leaves Spot Brand

DUBLIN, Ireland (BRAIN) Jan 24, 11:07 MT —Irish publishing and event management firm Mara Media announced plans this week to launch the inaugural Irish Cycling Show this May in Dublin.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) Jan 24, 10:41 MT —Derby Cycle reported a 36 percent increase in sales for the 2010/2011 fiscal year, led by a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of electric bikes sold.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) Jan 24 —White Road Investments has gained a minority interest in Public Bikes, marking the second industry deal for Clif Bar founder Gary Erickson’s small venture capital fund.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

CU students find use for old race numbers • High demand closes Frostbike Registration • Liv/Giant adds marketing manager

BIARRITZ, France (BRAIN) Jan 23, 14:31 MT — BH Bikes has expanded into France with a company-owned subsidiary in Biarritz, a tourist beach town on the Bay of Biscayne about 10 miles from the Spanish border.

VISTA, CA (BRAIN) Jan 23, 12:42 MT — Raleigh America has signed a multi-year global licensing agreement with LifeCore Fitness whereby it’s transferring the operation of its Diamondback Fitness division to the Vista, California, company.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Hincapie hires Zornes; grows tri sponsorship • Florida dealers association progressing on trail system • Trips for Kids to host 14th Annual 'Brews, Bikes and Bucks' Bash • BRAIN web editor joins retailer's radio show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Jan 20, 17:42 MT — Bikes exported from Taiwan returned to 2009 levels last year, dropping 13.7 percent in units from 2010. But the value of those exports rose 10.7 percent an indicator of the island’s ongoing shift to higher quality, innovative products.

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) Jan 20, 14:01 MT — Scott Bicycles has increased dealer prices and MSRPs on most of its bicycles, the company announced this week.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) Jan. 20, 10:15 am MT — Industry veteran Chris DiStefano will be joining the clothing company Rapha starting next month.

Tagged People

Free-Flite donates $10,000 to SORBA chapter • Switchback magazine partners with IMBA

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) Jan 20 — Tonight at 8, ABC television viewers will watch judges decide whether to support a business pitch fr

Tagged Media/Publishing

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 5:47 pm MT— Specialized Bicycle has hired a new general manager for the U.S. market with decades of experience in the footwear and outdoors industry.

Tagged People

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 5:30 pm MT — The mountain bike cult brand Maverick has shut down as of Jan. 1, and the brand's future is uncertain.

SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, Scotland (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 2:39 pm MT —Hotlines Europe is the new exclusive UK distributor for DT Swiss wheelsets, suspension and accessories.

Tagged Distributor news

New Belgium Brewery awards Bikes Belong $30k grant • NICA honors students, volunteers and supporters • Nineteen Wetsuits moves offices • Northwave continues RadioShack-Nissan-Trek sponsorship


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