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Posted February 24, 2009

This week's Ready to Pedal video: "Why Ride?" Click on link to view video.

Posted in North America
Posted February 24, 2009

Growth Cycle is shipping its new Ready to Pedal consumer DVD next week. Subtitled, "Ride More, Drive Less, Here's How," the content is timely. With a 90 percent dealer margin, sales are strong, and the HD quality video and gorgeous San Diego backdrop means production quality is high.

Posted in North America
Posted February 24, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A. has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Atala S.p.A. According to terms of the agreement, Gruppo Bici is now the exclusive importer, marketer and distributor of Atala, Carraro and Umberto Dei bicycles in North America.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2009

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—A new trade show for the Australia and New Zealand market is set to open its doors in Australia August 16-17.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted February 23, 2009

"All my bikes are sexy." —Ben Serotta in response to a comment from a guest at the Serotta Composites open house that "Ben finally made a sexy bike."

For a tour of the composites factory where Serotta is making the "sexy" MeiVici AE custom carbon aero bike seen here, visit the BRAIN Blog.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2009

"Funny looking Time Trial Bike TTX 9.9. $12,000 (Switzerland). Supposed to be one of a kind. Requirements for payment: 1. Must have cash in Euros. 2. Meet in dark alley in Chinatown. 3. Ask for Fabian Cancellara."

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. (ASI) has hired two sales representatives.

Joining the ASI sales force are Patrick Leslie, fleet and commercial sales representative and Tom Mantle, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia sales representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 23, 2009

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon's testing laboratory at its China factory has received accreditation for the testing of bicycle frames and sub-assemblies according to a host of international standards, including the EN standard in Europe.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2009

LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac Bikes first quarter sales are up 30 percent compared with last year's first quarter.

"We are mentally not participating in the global economic decline," said Joel Smith, owner of Tomac Bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Temperatures dipped into the single digits as the industry’s largest distributor wrapped up its annual three-day expo yesterday in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Frostbike
Posted February 20, 2009

LUSAKA, Zambia (BRAIN)—The Zambian Ministry of Education and international relief organization World Bicycle Relief have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that engages the two parties to work together to deliver some 50,000 bicycles to schoolchildren, teachers, and community supporters in Zambia’s 16 neediest dis

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 20, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group has sold VeloGear for an unspecified amount to Midwest Cycling, which will now be called Midwest Velo as a result of the transaction.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted February 20, 2009

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)— Kona's Shoot the Ride Photo Contest returns for its second year.

Posted in North America
Posted February 20, 2009

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—Serfas has supplied its sales reps with UPC scanners that allow them to scan items on the retail sales floor to determine which of its accessories need to be filled in to maintain par levels.

Posted in North America
Posted February 19, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Brent Thomson, mountain bike industry legend and trail master of Bootleg Canyon, has lost his battle with complications from the quadruple bypass surgery he underwent in January.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 19, 2009

SANTE FE, NM (BRAIN)—BTI, Bicycle Technologies International, released its annual catalog this week. The 2009 catalog represents a milestone for the 16-year-old parts and accessories distributor; it's the first in the company's history to exceed 1,000 pages.

Posted in North America
Posted February 19, 2009

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant for Women has produced a special video for Giant retailers designed to help them boost their sales to female customers.

Posted in North America
Posted February 19, 2009

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—This year’s National Bike Summit presented by the League of American Bicyclists March 10–12 in Washington, D.C.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 19, 2009

Mark Dwight, formerly of Timbuk2 and now the CEO of Rickshaw Bagworks, sent out a short video to Adventure Cycling while riding from San Francisco to Los Angeles to attend the annual TED—that's Technology, Entertainment, Design—Conference.

Posted in North America
Posted February 18, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle industry veteran and long-time Haro Bicycles outside sales representative, Jim Herney, recently retired. He represented Haro as one of his main lines for more than 12 years.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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