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Posted May 25, 2009

RIVERVIEW, FL (BRAIN)—Just Ride Bicycles in Riverview, Florida, the newest bicycle store in the Tampa Bay area, is inviting all bicyclists for its grand opening event on June 4.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 25, 2009

LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac Bikes bolstered its U.S. sales force with the addition of industry veteran and pro mountain and road racer Rich Weis.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 25, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Dealers who hear customers complain about knee or spine problems when riding may be able to provide some relief. The solution may be found in their pedals.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 25, 2009

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—An attorney for Iron Horse Bicycle Company filed a motion last week initiating the process for the sale of the bankrupt bicycle business to Outdoor Cycle Group, a company owned in part by the Randall Scott, son of Iron Horse president Cliff Weidberg.

Posted in North America
Posted May 21, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Masi Bicycles has partnered with Chrome Bags to support the Chrome Velo City Tour Goldsprints, or “Chromesprints,” as they may grow to be known this summer.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 21, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports will begin nationwide distribution of Speedfil Hydration Systems from its Philadelphia warehouse. The agreement with Inviscid Design, creator of the Speedfil Hydration System, allows ASI to distribute Speedfil bottles to retailers across the country.

Posted in North America
Posted May 21, 2009

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—­­This summer USA Cycling is hosting a camp designed for riders between 14-22 years old. This is one of 10 Athlete Development Camps nationwide. The NW Camp takes place in Forest Grove at Pacific University.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 21, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Backcountry.com has launched two new bike stores: HuckNRoll.com, dedicated to mountain bikers; and RealCyclist.com, the world's first exclusive road cycling shop online.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 21, 2009

Remember Kona's “Name Our New Bike Contest"? Well a winner has been chosen among more than a thousand entries. The winning entry came from Dr. Heather Gilbert of Salt Lake City. The name she chose: the Kona Cadabra.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A. has acquired Canditalia S.r.l., a Milan, Italy-based company specializing in the design of bicycle accessories. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

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

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports has hired Mike Gann for the newly created position of director of product development. Gann will oversee product processes for all of ASI’s brands including Fuji , Kestrel, SE and Breezer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2009

And the 11th Annual Industry Commute Cup Challenge winners are?

Industry Category Winners:

1-50 full time employees: PORTLAND DESIGN WORKS

51-100 full time employees: SHIMANO NA BIKE DIVISION

101+ full time employees: SPECIALIZED USA

IBD Winners:

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2009

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Dick’s sales hit $959.7 million during the first quarter compared with $912.1 million last year. However, same store sales dropped 6 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 20, 2009

BEND, OR (BRAIN)—Steve Larsen died Tuesday night after finishing a run on the track near his home in Bend, Oregon. An exact cause of death isn't known at this time. He was 39 years old.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 19, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—To celebrate Lance Armstrong’s return to racing on SRAM Red, the company has commissioned a series of limited edition posters commemorating his primary 2009 races.

Posted in North America
Posted May 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Cannondale, has issued a voluntary recall of about 1,500 bicycles with JD suspension forks.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Norco, has issued a voluntary recall on about 3,600 frames.

The bicycle frame can crack and separate, causing a rider to fall from the bicycle and suffer injuries.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Trek, has issued a voluntary recall of about 16,000 bikes with JD suspension forks.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 19, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Campagnolo has rounded out its family of 11-speed groupsets with the introduction of the all-aluminum Athena 11S, a lower pricepoint option designed to reach more consumers.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 18, 2009

Will Calkins, SmartEtailing's content production manager, who runs the company's Longmont, Colorado, office, just had his first child, a boy named Connor Calkins. He was born Friday May 15 at 12:40 a.m. and weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces.

Posted in North America

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