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Posted November 21, 2014

FRYBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Distributors Downeast Bicycle, Hans Johnsen, and Wilson Bicycle Sales are all adding Vittoria to their cycling helmet line up.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2014

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.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2014

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — Florida e-bike maker Prodeco Technologies has agreed in principal to be acquired by a publicly traded development company, PayMeOn Inc.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted November 21, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—It’s official. The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association (CABDA) is launching a trade show and is booking exhibition space for the Feb. 4-5 midweek expo.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 21, 2014
Photo by John Watson, The Radavist

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — To benefit World Bicycle Relief, Mavic is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Ritte Vlaanderen road bike outfitted with Mavic’s 125th-anniversary Ksyrium wheel-tire system and SRAM Red 22 components. The bike was hand painted by Ritte founder Spencer Canon.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco North America has added Geoff Pomerantz to its outside sales team.

Pomerantz's territory includes Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin. He also represents Ridley bicycles and SMS Santini clothing and is a public relations consultant for the Chicago Bears.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted November 20, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is stepping up to become the co-title sponsor of the women's team formerly known as Specialized-Lululemon. This is SRAM's first venture into title sponsorship on the road.

Posted in International
Posted November 20, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Koobi, a small saddle supplier that targets the triathlon market, has added two new international distributors to its roster, said Phil Schweizer, the company's founder.

Posted in International
Posted November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Shipping companies that had been levying hefty congestion fees on ships headed to ports in Long Beach and Los Angeles have been temporarily suspended after the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) raised concerns.

Posted in North America
Posted November 20, 2014

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eurobike trade show are planning a pre-show event for the cycling media, to be held June 30-July 2 in Kirchberg, Austria. 

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted November 19, 2014

OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Bill Yetman, executive director of the Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailers Association, penned a letter to the country's finance minister this week, asking that the government eliminate duties and tariffs on bicycles in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods has reported its earnings results for the third quarter, which ended on November 1. Dick's reported a consolidated net income of $49.2 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, down slightly from the same period in 2013.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Suppliers who get bicycles and accessories through the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are keeping a close eye on an ongoing dispute between short-haul trucking companies and truck drivers as shipping companies raise prices.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2014
The Dutch company says it's in talks to buy a Danish distributor, Cycle Service Nordic.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group is bullish about the second half of its 2014 fiscal year, expecting to book higher turnover and net profit in all of its key markets.

The Dutch company owns Accell North America and the Raleigh, Diamondback, Lapierre and Redline bike brands, among others. 

Posted in International
Posted November 18, 2014
Additions in Hawaii and North Dakota bring the designation to each of the 50 states.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists released its latest list of Bicycle Friendly Communities in the U.S. on Tuesday, noting that with new additions this round, there are 69 million Americans living in bike friendly spaces, with at least one designated community in each state.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2014
 "Super Mario" drew a good crowd to Surf City shop Outspoken Bicycles on Thursday night.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) – "Super Mario" is looking to grow his brand's presence in the U.S. market. The former Italian racer Mario Cipollini completed a tour of California shops last week. Joseph Roth, president of Speed Brands, which distributes Mario's namesake Italian-made bikes in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2014

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has joined The Bike Cooperative as a supplier partner of the retailer-owned co-op. Retailer members of the co-op will now earn rebates on their purchases of Bern-branded bike, snow, skate and water sports helmets.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2014
Former Nike exec, who has been at Rapha for 7 years, will join Specialized in March.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slate Olson, who is currently Rapha's chief marketing officer, will relocate from London to California next year to join Specialized as vice president of global marketing in March.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 14, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retül is working with Masterfit Enterprises, a designer and manufacturer of insoles for the snow sports industry, to offer cycling specific custom insoles.

Posted in North America
Posted November 14, 2014

WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — The final 2015 Cannondale-Garmin ProTour team roster includes members of the former Cannondale Pro Cycling team and the Garmin-Sharp team.

Posted in International Tagged Competition

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