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Posted July 30, 2008

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin reported revenues in its Outdoor/Fitness segment revenue increased 54 percent to $119 million in the second quarter.

The gains were due to the strength of our product introductions in the quarter, including the Colorado series, the Forerunner 405 and the Edge 705.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 29, 2008

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Veteran framebuilder Paul Sadoff will teach frame building at United Bicycle Institute (UBI) in Ashland, Oregon.

UBI was considering expanding its staff of instructors to meet demand for classes, and Sadoff found himself in the neighborhood.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 29, 2008

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona has hired Shawn “Smiley” Nesbitt for its sports marketing department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 29, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Matt Mannelly, president and chief executive officer of Cannondale, is leaving Cannondale.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 28, 2008

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and the Sea Otter Classic announced a three-year deal on Tuesday to hold the Association’s annual leadership conference in conjunction with Sea Otter’s popular consumer festival.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer is running a special apparel product review section for its Sept. 1 issue.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 28, 2008

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano's Coasting project, a design collaboration between the bicycle components leader, global innovation and design firm IDEO, and Coasting OEM partners, Giant, Raleigh and Trek, received the Gold IDEA Award in the International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) competition presented by the Indust

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted July 28, 2008

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Selle Royal and Continental have entered into a dual distribution strategy in Canada through Highway Two and Norco Products.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2008

Congrats to Thule's Karl Wiedemann and his wife on their new bundle of joy, Lily Frances Wiedemann. She was born on July 21, and weighed 7 lbs 9 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long. Mother and baby are doing well.

Posted in North America
Posted July 27, 2008

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—"Don't you just love this time of year, when the birds, boats and cyclists come out? Well, two out of three ain't bad."

That was Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden (pictured) in a recent column he penned online.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 27, 2008

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Check out a new bike-art show at Go Rilla Gallery in Santa Ana this Friday from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Bike Curious? is a group art show that explores the many facets of bicycles and the curious cultures surrounding them.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 27, 2008

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—After months of riding their bikes to work as part of an employee-led initiative to help reduce their carbon footprint, salesforce.com employees raised $10,000 and chose Trips for Kids (TFK) as their charity of choice.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 27, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Cycling web- and DVD-based staff training program recently set a new record by surpassing its 300,000th training incident for the 2008 season, according to Ray Keener, Growth Cycle President.

The success is the result of several factors, Keener said.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 25, 2008

BRAIN is looking for 10 retailers to participate in the next State of Retail panel, a Q & A feature that runs in each issue of the magazine.

Panelists weigh in each edition on a business-related topic affecting the industry (click on the link above for an example of the column).

Posted in North America
Posted July 24, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Reebok International, have issued a voluntary recall of about 20,000 Reebok Studio Exercise Cycles.

Posted in Recalls
Posted July 24, 2008

COLUMBUS, OH (BRAIN)—The LiveStrong Summit kicked off on Thursday on The Ohio State University campus, bringing together 1,000 current and potential leaders who care about cancer issues and are willing to champion the cause in their communities.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 24, 2008

"It's getting to the point
Where I'm no fun anymore
I am sorry.
Sometimes it hurts so badly
I must cry out loud
I am lonely.
I am yours, you are mine,
You are what you are
And you make it hard—"

—Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Posted in North America
Posted July 24, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Responding to a plea from industry advocacy groups, the organizers of CrossVegas have added an Advocacy category to the industry race scheduled for Wednesday, September 24.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 24, 2008

CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN)—There are some big names going into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted July 23, 2008

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported a 20-percent profit for the first half of 2008, crediting the acquisition of Ghost mountain bikes and strong bikes sales for its success.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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