Month: February 1998

PressCamp exhibitors see challenging market, increase IBD education efforts

DEER VALLEY, Utah (BRAIN) — While editors from the bicycle and outdoor industry meet with more than two dozen companies checking out new products, exhibitors at PressCamp are also keeping a sharp eye on the market. For example, Chris Ritchie, PR and communications manager for Thule, described the year so far as challenging. “It’s been …

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First national bike share conference kicks off in Philly this week

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The City of Philadelphia, celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Indego bike share program, this week is hosting the first national conference on bike sharing. The Better Bike Share Conference, being held Wednesday through Friday, brings together system operators, city transportation officials, social justice advocates, and partners from across the nation to …

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SF Bicycle Coalition promotes Brian Wiedenmeier to executive director

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — After a national search, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s has chosen Brian Wiedenmeier as the organization’s next executive director. Wiedenmeier has been the group’s development director for the past two years. As development director, Wiedenmeier has presided over a 24 percent expansion of the Coalition’s budget, which now totals $2.4 million.  “Brian’s professional …

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Bicycle supplier group endorses new mechanics association

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — At a board meeting last week, the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association endorsed the newly formed Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association. The BPSA said, “The PBMA is a new organization dedicated to the promotion, development and advocacy for professional bicycle mechanics. A project that they are undertaking is a program focused on bicycle assembly …

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Wholesale bikes sales down 6 percent through May; inventory up 19 percent

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wholesale bike sales were down 5.7 percent in 2016 through May, according to the most recent report from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association. The trend was not promising, either, as sales in May were down 8.4 percent from a year earlier. The industry also continues to struggle with inventory at the …

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Giant USA lays off 10 employees due to market conditions

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA is laying off ten employees and consolidating some departments at its headquarters as it adjusts to soft market conditions. General manager JT Thompson told employees and outside sales reps about the layoffs in a company-wide meeting Friday. The layoffs include inside and outside sales staff; staffing at the company’s …

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