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Posted December 6, 2012
Ribbon cutting at Currie's new facility in Simi Valley

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — After 10 years in Chatsworth, California, electric bike vendor Currie Technologies moved its company headquarters to Simi Valley at the end of November.

Posted in North America
Posted December 6, 2012
But dealers remain on track for record year, according to Leisure Trends and BPSA

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The return of seasonable fall weather had a chilling effect on IBD sales in October, as overall merchandise sales declined by 4 percent in units and 7 percent in dollars to $170 million, according to Bicycle Product Suppliers Association Cycling Topline data from Leisure Trends Group

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted December 6, 2012

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — 2XU has announced Fred Hernandez as its new director of marketing for North America. 

“I’m thrilled to be joining 2XU at such an exciting time,” said Hernandez. “The company is primed for growth and I look forward to contributing to the marketing effort.”

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 6, 2012

EAST MEADOW, NY (BRAIN) — Registrants for two cyclocross races that were canceled due to post-tropical storm Sandy will finally get a chance to pin on numbers this weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged Hurricane Sandy / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 5, 2012
Bicycles Plus

FOLSOM, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycles Plus owner John Crews marked his shop’s silver anniversary in unusual fashion: He completely overhauled his already successful 25-year-old business.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 5, 2012

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Negotiators on Tuesday reached an agreement to end a week-old strike at the Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, ports. The strike's afteraffects will continue to cause delays and cost increases for shippers in the West for a few weeks.

Posted in North America
Posted December 5, 2012

STAFFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—U.K. distributor 2x2 Worldwide has added Roux Bicycles to its portfolio and will begin delivery later this month. 

Posted in International
Posted December 4, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Consumer magazine Cycling Utah is promoting this Saturday, Dec. 8, as the inaugural Bike Shop Saturday, conceived as a bicycle retail alternative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 4, 2012

SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN) – Santa Monica’s Cynergy Cycles, a flagship concept store for Specialized, appears to be in transition as its owner and general manager Eric Woods recently left. Longtime store manager Jim Whitsett was let go before Woods’ departure, according to sources close to the matter. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 4, 2012

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) – Fizik brand specialist Adam Bookwalter has assumed the new role of area manager of Fizik North America, Selle Royal announced Tuesday. Bookwalter will handle media, sponsorship, public relations and sales support. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted December 4, 2012

CALGARY, Canada (BRAIN) — Madison is the new U.K. distributor for Chariot, the child carrier brand acquired by Thule Group last year. Madison takes over distribution effective Jan. 1.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news

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