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Posted March 7, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — German bike lock maker ABUS Mobile Security is now cutting replacement keys at its Phoenix, Ariz., facility, substantially reducing the turn-around time for dealers and consumers who need new keys. Previously the keys were available only through ABUS's German headquarters.

Posted in North America
Posted March 6, 2014

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wilier Triestina USA has hired Terry Duran as national sales manager, effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 6, 2014

HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN) — Danish bearing maker CeramicSpeed has implemented a minimum advertised price policy and announced a new industry employee purchase program.

The company said the new MAP policy, which went into affect March 1, is intended to protect dealers.

Posted in North America
Posted March 6, 2014
Cipollini RB1000

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hi-Torque Publications, publisher of Road Bike Action, Mountain Bike Action, Electric Bike Action and BMX Plus magazines, said Thursday that two bikes were stolen from its Santa Clarita office last week.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 6, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — German electric bike motor manufacturer Bosch will be the official eBike Systems sponsor of next month's Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted March 6, 2014

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Marin Museum of Bicycling will display a selection of bikes from the Igler Collection with bicycles dating back to the 1860s. The Igler Collection will form one of two permanent displays at museum. The other will be the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.

Posted in North America
Posted March 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he won't tolerate an increase in bicyclist and pedestrian deaths.

Foxx said he had experience with bike transportation issues as the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., prior to becoming Transportation Secretary less than a year ago.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — As the National Bike Summit is underway in the nation's capital, the League of American Bicyclists is promoting a Twitter campaign in an effort to gain support in Congress.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 4, 2014

St. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Spanish sports technology company BKOOL.com has hired longtime bike industry veteran Craig Harrison as its first U.S. brand manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 4, 2014
Discounting, restructuring costs cut into bike profits

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel reported an increase of 8.3 percent, or 18.8 million, in fourth-quarter revenue across its recreational and leisure division.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 4, 2014
Riders gather for their start at Washington Square Park in New York City.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A group of 10 women from five East Coast advocacy organizations came together to ride from New York City to the National Bike Summit, happening this week in Washington, D.C.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 4, 2014

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (BRAIN) — The Light Electric Vehicle Association has scheduled a technician training course at ProdecoTech's headquarters for May 1-2.

ProdecoTech, an electric bike manufacturer, is based just north of Fort Lauderdale in a new state-of-the-art factory.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted March 4, 2014
Torcano Industries goes IBD-exclusive with ‘disruptive’ products and accessories.

LADERA RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Longtime Serfas general manager John Denson has left the company and launched his own IBD-exclusive sales and distribution venture, Southern California-based Torcano Industries.

Posted in North America Tagged Company Profile
Posted March 3, 2014

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) – Cane Creek Cycling Components announced two new hires on Monday:  senior design engineer Jim Rathbun and marketing coordinator Joel Burgess.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Sports International is launching a five-event series of balance bikes race this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted March 3, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Sports has promoted Nic Sims from U.S. bike marketing manager to US marketing director across all divisions, including Scott's bike, wintersports, moto and running categories.  

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM announced two changes in its management staff. Former category manager Charles Becker is now business and industry strategist, and Ron Ritzler, former category manager for mountain bike drivetrain, is now category manager for road and triathlon in addition to mountain.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2014
Photo of the capital posted by League of American Bicyclists president Andy Clarke on Twitter

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Despite a snowstorm that has caused the cancelation of hundreds of flights and a shut down of most government offices in the nation's capital, the League of American Bicyclists' annual National Bike Summit and National Women's Bicycling Forum opened as planned Monday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted March 2, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Australian bike accessory brand JetBlack has promoted Mike Ely from U.S. brand director to international sales director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 28, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The March 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News takes a look at how fat bikes are helping Nordic ski resorts get through lean times.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News

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