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VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Moore Large, Haro’s distributor in the UK, delivered its first shipment of Haro bicycles to Center Parcs, Sherwood Village and to Longleat Village.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—The Merry Sales Co. is now exclusive U.S. distributors for W-Base parts and bike frames and Palmy U-Locks.

Tagged Distributor news

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—A new slate of officers were elected to serve two-year terms on the Bikes Belong executive board early last week at a board meeting at the nonprofit’s Boulder office, according to Bikes Belong president Tim Blumenthal.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The next session (Salesmanship for Bicycle Retailers) in the online Webinar series hosted by retail expert Dan Mann of The Mann Group will talk about the ins and outs of good salesmanship in bicycle retailing from 11 a.m. - noon on December 7.

Tagged Web/Internet

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—It seems not everyone is happy with the 250 miles of NYC traffic lanes dedicated for bicycles that have been added over the last four years, according to a New York Times article (click on above link).

Tagged Media/Publishing

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima is increasing its international distribution by adding distributors in Spain, the Czech Republic, New Zealand and Brazil.

Tagged Distributor news

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—X-Fusion has moved out of Silicon Valley (Campbell, California)—where the company had run its sales, service and marketing operations for the last four years—to a brand new R&D facility in Santa Cruz, California.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The Splendor Hotel is back in the mix for Taichung Bike Week, offering rooms for visitors and space for exhibitors.

Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week

PAAL, Belgium (BRAIN)—Ridley Bikes has moved its Flemish headquarters to a renovated 12,000-square-meter facility that unites its offices, warehouse, painting and assembly divisions under one roof.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Avenir has launched its new Web site.

The entire offering of waterproof bags, gloves, bike lights, bike components, pumps and more for every type of riding is available for perusing and purchase on Avenir’s first-­ever Web site launched this month.

Tagged Web/Internet

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus’ major lender Factors Southwest, which took 
control of the bike company earlier this month, closed the first round of bids for Titus on Friday, November 19, at noon. It has since entered a second round of bidding.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is extending the registration deadline for exhibitors, and will break from tradition for the 2011 show by running a pilot program that allows bicycle designers to exhibit.

Tagged Events

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback Bikes is moving in a new direction in terms of its support of local advocacy groups.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead (FSA) has picked up International Trade as its new distributor in South Africa.

Tagged Distributor news

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic, Inc. has hired Zack Vestal as its communications and PR manager for the United States.

Tagged People

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group has hired Adam Micklin as the company's new global director of sales.

Micklin brings over 25 years of industry experience in strategic sales and leadership with some notable brands.

Tagged People

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group (CGI) has hired Josh Furlow as its senior vice president of operations.

Tagged Media/Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has opened its first IZIP concept Store in Venice, California.

The store isn't just about selling electric bikes.

SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN)—Australian-based Bont Cycling has established a United States subsidiary in Carlsbad, California, to directly service its growing U.S. market base.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., maker of the Polar Bottle, has launched an online store on its Web site to provide a direct sales outlet for its water bottles.


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