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Posted January 20, 2009

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Massachusets Governor Deval Patrick has signed the Bicyclist Safety Bill into law, recognizing the importance of bicycling to the people of Massachusetts, particularly the growing role of bicycling in our transportation system.

Posted in North America
Posted January 20, 2009

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has added an Inside Sales Department. Beginning this month, the current Customer Service Department will be restructured, and four inside sales positions will be added.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 20, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund will make a $400,000 contribution to the League of American Bicyclists and the Thunderhead Alliance for Biking and Walking.

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

"Our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions—that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America."

Posted in North America
Posted January 19, 2009

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Industry veterans Erik Olson and Dan Powell have launched Portland Design Works (PDW), a new brand of urban bicycle accessories with a focus on simple, beautiful design.

Posted in North America
Posted January 19, 2009

FINALE LIGURE, Italy (BRAIN)—The Ride On group of brands has announced the cancellation of the European leg of the Ride On event—due to be held in Finale Ligure from Feb. 13-15.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 19, 2009

TESSENDERLO, Belgium (BRAIN)—After many years of successful collaboration, Ridley Bikes (Race Productions NV) have mutually decided to end their partnership with Sinclair Imports, announcing QBP as the new distributor starting June 1, 2009.

Posted in North America
Posted January 19, 2009

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima Products has acquired RackandRoll, a manufacturer of high performance multi-sport trailers based in Frederick, Maryland.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 19, 2009

"I've been called a lot of things in my life, but not Jesus Christ. And I don't know that he rode, either. He can do a lot of things, apparently, but I don't know that he rode."

Posted in North America
Posted January 16, 2009

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) have announced that members of the bicycle industry (BPSA members and non-members alike) now have until Jan. 23, 2009 to take advantage of Early Bird Registration rates for the annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC).

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 16, 2009

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company’s 2009 catalog is being shipped this week to dealers across the country. The mid-January release date is the earliest on record.

Posted in North America
Posted January 16, 2009

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Brittany Ratliffe to its customer service department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2009

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has added two new account managers into its rank of sales and customer service staff.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2009

"He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him! I'll chase him 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round Perdition's flames before I give him up!"

Posted in North America
Posted January 15, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports has been acquired by K2 Sports. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 15, 2009

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Stella Yu, founder of Velo Enterprise Co., LTD, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of saddles, has called a report about European anti-dumping duties imposed on Chinese-made saddles “misleading” and “deceptive.”

Posted in International
Posted January 15, 2009

"The gathering was all about the people. It was a joyous 'time warp.' There were several people I had not seen in 15-plus years. And, I was so amazed how quickly we could enter into banter with the same ol' feel and energy. It was as if the time gap between encounters had only been a week."

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—More than 240 mechanics descended upon Philadelphia for the two-day Park Tool Tech Summit this past Monday and Tuesday to receive hands-on instruction from some of the top component brands in the industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 14, 2009

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—To help bike shops better meet customer needs and capitalize on an untapped sales category, Cane Creek Cycling Components has introduced a Preferred Dealer Program for its premium headsets. The program will help participating dealers sell and service the complete line of Cane Creek headsets.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2009

BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Brent Thomson, godfather and trail master of Bootleg Canyon, suffered a heart attack last Saturday while riding the trails that he has famously cut into the mountains surrounding Boulder City, a stones throw from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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