Hawley Lambert Acquires Seattle Bicycle Supply

(Lexington, South Carolina and Levis, Quebec, Canada) – Hawley-Lambert has agreed to acquire the parts & accessories division of Accell North America – Seattle Bicycle Supply. The acquisition brings 14 new brands, available approximately May 1st, … READ MORE →

WASPcam Acquired by Cobra Electronics

(Chicago, Illinois) – Cobra Electronics, held by Cedar Electronics and the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced the acquisition of WASPcam™; maker of affordable, high-performance HD action-sports … READ MORE →

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ROTOR Partners with On the Edge for Canadian Distribution

(Madrid) – ROTOR Bike Components will forge a presence in the Canadian market through a new partnership with Quebec-based On The Edge starting March 1, 2016. On the Edge distributes high-end brands like ENVE … READ MORE →

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Rossignol Negotiates to Buy Time Bikes

(Grenoble, France) – Rossignol Group, a leading ski manufacturer, is in negotiations to buy Time, a bicycle and accessories manufacturer, as part of a larger move to broaden Rossignol’s product offerings reports AFP. Rossignol … READ MORE →

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Hawley and Lambert Partner to Become One Global Team

(Levis, QC) – After a five-year close partnership, Hawley and Lambert are taking the next step to becoming one global team by combining the leadership teams of both companies.
Steve Hawley will step down as … READ MORE →

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Investcorp Acquires POC

(Stockholm, Sweden) – POC, a leading manufacturer of skiing and cycling helmets, apparel and accessories, has today been bought by Investcorp. POC was founded in 2005 in Sweden, with a strong mission ‘to do … READ MORE →

Interbike Launches New East Coast Event in 2016

(San Juan Capistrano, CA) – Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, recently announced the launch of a new four-day demo event that focuses on East Coast bicycle retailers and their … READ MORE →

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Eurobike 2015 Videos Part 1 – Garneau, Lapierre, Rudy Project, Marin Bikes, ZIPP

(Friedrichshafen, Germany) – Pedal is on site at Eurobike 2015 which runs from Aug. 26-28 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, launching next season’s hot new rides and products. We caught up with Louis Garneau’s new global … READ MORE →

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SB Sports Inc. to Distribute Bont Cycling Shoes Across Canada

(Dundas, ON) – SB Sports INC is very proud to announce that they are partnering with Bont cycling to distribute Bont cycling shoes across Canada. Bont is an Australian company created in 1975 by … READ MORE →

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Eric Sakalowsky Joins the Garneau Team as Global Marketing Director

– A passionate cyclist and Nordic skier, Eric brings over 18 years of sales and marketing experience in the cycling industry, including most recently serving as Director of Sales and Marketing for Todson Inc., … READ MORE →

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Bosch eBike Systems Expands into Canada – Service Partnership with Live to Play Sports

(Reutlingen, Germany / Irvine, CA) – As Bosch eBike Systems continues its North American growth, the company  announces its expansion into Canada today through a strategic partnership with Live to Play Sports.
Bosch, a company … READ MORE →

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New Giant Bicycle Retail Store to Open in Langley, B.C. on April 3

(Vancouver, B.C.) – Paul Nash, Deputy General Manager of Giant Canada is excited to announce that Canada’s newest Giant store will be located in Langley, B.C . Currently under construction, the new 3,000 square-foot … READ MORE →

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POC Names Willie Ford as Managing Director for North America

(Salt Lake City, UT) – POC, a leading manufacturer of skiing and cycling helmets, apparel and accessories, has appointed longtime marketing team member and former All-American collegiate ski racer Willie Ford as its managing … READ MORE →

Live to Play Sports Introduces CarbonPro Sports in Canada

(Miami, Florida) – CarbonPro Sports is excited to announce an exclusive partnership with Live to Play Sports, bringing the full lineup of CarbonPro Sports products to consumers in Canada. In a cycling market saturated … READ MORE →

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Cervelo Co-founder Gerard Vroomen and Rene Wiertz Acquire 3T Components

(Rembate, Italy) – Gerard Vroomen of Cervelo fame has partnered with current 3T Components president and CEO, Rene Wiertz, to buy the company for an undisclosed amount. Vroomen, who co-founded Cervelo with Phil White … READ MORE →

CUBE Bikes Debuts in Canada

(Toronto), ON – CUBE bikes, available in 60 countries worldwide, has chosen Canada to lead off its North American debut. A growing list of select Independent Bike Dealers (IBDs) have already 2015 moved models … READ MORE →

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Fox Factory Holding Corp. Acquires Race Face and Easton

(Burnaby, BC) – Race Face Performance Products Ltd and Easton Cycling President, Chris Tutton, announces the sale of both cycling brands to Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXF) (“FOX”).
“FOX is the perfect fit for … READ MORE →

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New Canadian Kinex Cycling Shoes Launched with Increased Power Transfer

(Montreal, QC) – Kinex Cycling Shoes is a new Canadian company based in Montreal that claims to increase foot-to-pedal power transfer from 5-25% by stabilizing and employing three anatomical structures: Forefoot-Sole-Heel to create a … READ MORE →

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DK Canada Launched

(Montreal, QC) – Effective Oct. 1, DK Bicycle Co. has announced a new partnership with Jagger Sports Co. for the Canadian market creating DK Canada as its new BMX distributor. DK Bicycles has a … READ MORE →

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Live to Play Sports to Distribute Zipp Wheels and Components

(Port Coquitlam, BC) – SRAM is set to grow in the Canadian market this fall, as Live to Play Sports expands the brand’s offering with Zipp wheels and components.
Available mid-October, LTP Sports’ specialty bicycle … READ MORE →

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Eurobike 2014 Videos Part 4 – SRAM, Marin, Guru

(Friedrichshafen, Germany) – Pedal was on site at Europe’s biggest cycling trade show, Eurobike 2014, that ran from Aug. 27-30 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, launching next season’s hot new rides and products. We got the … READ MORE →

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Eurobike 2014 Videos Part 3 – Rudy Project, Campagnolo and Bianchi

(Friedrichshafen, Germany) – Pedal was on site at the recent Eurobike 2014 that ran from Aug. 27-30 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, launching next season’s hot new rides and products. We caught up with Simone Barbazza from … READ MORE →

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Eurobike 2014 Videos Part 2 – Shimano, Croozer, Abus

(Friedrichshafen, Germany) – Pedal was on site at the recent Eurobike 2014 that ran from Aug. 27-30 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, launching next season’s hot new rides and products. We caught up with Rudy Balmes … READ MORE →

Lambert Adds Club Ride to its Product Portfolio

(Lévis, QC, and Burnaby, BC) – Lambert, the leading pan-Canadian distributor of products for the bicycle and running industries, announced today that it is extending its apparel portfolio with the addition of Club Ride.
“The … READ MORE →

Outdoor Gear Canada to Distribute Redline BMX in Canada

– Accell North America (ANA) and Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) have signed a multi-year distribution agreement making OGC the exclusive distributor of Redline BMX bicycles in Canada.
“Redline is one of the greatest names in … READ MORE →

KTM Bicycles Launches in Canada – Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence

– For the first time in Canada, KTM bicycles are now available! Since 1964 KTM has produced and sold almost 3,000,000 bicycles. Founded by Hans Trunkenpolz and Ernst Kronreif in Mattighofen, Austria, the company … READ MORE →

OGC to Launch BMX division

(Montreal, QC) – Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) will launch a new BMX-specific division focusing on the industry’s premium brands including WeThePeople, Éclat, Fiend, Federal, Fuse, Merritt, Radio, Salt et Salt Plus. Jeremy Deme, former … READ MORE →

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Solestar Kontrol Cycling Insole Introduced to the Canadian Market

(Vancouver, BC) – Solestar Canada is excited to announce the introduction of the Solestar Kontrol cycling insole to the Canadian market. The product features a durable black fibre core that supports the foot in the ideal neutral … READ MORE →

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CONTOUR Announces Distribution for the Canadian Market

(Bracebridge ON) – Point-of-View (POV) camera pioneer CONTOUR, has announced Mica Sport Canada as the exclusive Canadian Distributor. Utilizing a combination of specialty domestic retailers and internationally recognized foreign agencies, CONTOUR has formulated an all-encompassing … READ MORE →

Sugoi Performance Apparel Acquires Sombrio MTB Clothing Brand

(Burnaby, BC) – SUGOI Performance Apparel, a brand of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), today announced the acquisition of mountain bike and lifestyle apparel brand Sombrio. Founded in 1998, Sombrio is the purveyor of … READ MORE →

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Trek Acquires Electra Bicycle Company

(Waterloo, WI/Vista, CA) – Trek Bicycle has acquired the Electra Bicycle Company in a move that joins the bicycle industry’s leading performance brand with the most popular name in lifestyle cycling. Joining the Trek … READ MORE →

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ExpoCycle Takes a Hiatus in 2014

– This year, as a result of many factors including Interbike timing and convention space availability in Montreal on suitable dates, my colleagues and I on the BTAC board of directors have decided to … READ MORE →

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Lambert Adds Fizik, Selle Royal, WD-40 Bike and First Endurance to Product Line-up

(Lévis, QC) – Lambert, the leading pan-Canadian distributor of products for the bicycle and running industries, announced today that it is extending its product portfolio with the addition of four brands: Fizik, Selle Royal, … READ MORE →

BC-based Sombrio International Faces Uncertain Future

(North Vancouver, BC) – Sombrio International, a clothing company based in North Vancouver that dates back to the late 1990s, faces an uncertain future as company president and founder, Dave Watson, recently announced their … READ MORE →

ASTVTE Italia Signs New Partnership w/Canadian Distributor partOne international

(Victoria, BC, Canada) —  Effective immediately, ASTVTE Italia has signed a new partnership with Canadian distributor partOne international to become the exclusive distributor for Canada. partOne is well known for distributing Italian brands: Wilier … READ MORE →

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ISPO BIKE Cancelled – Messe München Shifts Focus To Consumers

(Munich, Germany) – Messe München GmbH has re-evaluated its activities in the bicycle sector. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman of the Management of Messe München GmbH, explains, “In the future, we will concentrate our involvement in … READ MORE →

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ExpoCycle 2013 Videos Part 1 – Felt and Scott Bikes for 2014

September 19, 2013 (Montreal, QC) – Pedal was on-site at the recent ExpoCycle 2013 bicycle trade show in Montreal where we caught up with Michael Forte from Felt for the scoop on their FRD (Felt Racing Development) … READ MORE →

New Croozer Distribution Team in North America

– Effective September 30 the German company Zwei plus zwei GmbH, the owner of the Croozer brand has terminated the Croozer distribution agreement that had been in place with the Thule Group in North … READ MORE →

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Eurobike 2013 Videos Part 3 – Campagnolo and Cannondale

(Friedrichshafen, Germany) – Here’s Part 3 of our coverage direct from the 22nd annual Eurobike 2013 recently held in Friedrichshafen, Germany where we caught up with Campy’s Joshua Riddle for a closer look at their … READ MORE →

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Eurobike 2013 Videos Part 2 – Saris, SRAM and Schwalbe

(Friedrichshafen, Germany) – Pedal was on-site at the recent Eurobike 2013 bicycle trade show in Germany and in Part 2 of our video interviews we caught up with Tim Staton from Saris, Michael Zellman … READ MORE →

Cipollini Bikes to Focus on Canadian Distribution for 2014

(Toronto, ON) – Canadian Distribution North American distributor B1 Group is pleased to announce that for 2014 it will focus on distributing Cipollini bikes to shops across Canada following the closure of its retail … READ MORE →

Dorel Acquires Brazil’s Caloi – Latin America’s Largest Bicycle Brand

(Montreal, QC) – Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.A, DII.B) today announced it is acquiring a 70% interest in Caloi, a major Brazilian manufacturer of bicycles and bicycle equipment. Established in 1898 in Brazil, Caloi … READ MORE →

Tern Partners with Outdoor Gear Canada

(Taipei, Taiwan) — Urban transport specialist, Tern, today announced a partnership with Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) making the company Tern’s exclusive distributor in Canada.

“We are very pleased to be working with Tern in Canada,” … READ MORE →

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Dahon Bikes and Best Lockers Announce Innovative Dahon Dock-In Stations Bike Share Program

(Duarte, CA) – Dahon, the worldwide leader in folding bikes, and Best Lockers have announced Dahon Dock-In Stations, the industry’s first bike share program that will enable riders to reserve, retrieve and return Dahon … READ MORE →

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Belize Bicycle Canada in Montreal Suffers Fire But Still in Business

(Montreal, QC) — Belize Bicycle of Montreal is bouncing back from a fire on July 11 at their 2968 Lapierre location. Belize is an “…importer, manufacturer and distributor of adult tricycles, tandem tricycles, electric … READ MORE →

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OGC to Distribute Linus Bicycles and Accessories in Canada

– Linus Bicycles and Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) have signed a multi-year agreement making OGC Linus’s exclusive Canadian distributor, effective September 1, 2013.
Inspired by French bicycle designs of the 50’s and 60’s, Linus founders … READ MORE →

Shimano Restructures North American Distribution Channels

(Irvine, California) – Effective on January 1, 2014, Shimano recently announced that distribution of the company’s components and pedals to North American retailers will be streamlined.
Besides Shimano American the distributors that will continue selling Shimano … READ MORE →

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New $8 Million Infrastructure For Louis Garneau USA in Vermont

(Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC) – Louis Garneau is proud to announce the construction of its new facility in Derby, Vermont, which will house its production, distribution, marketing, commercialization and administration activities. Located on Route 5 close … READ MORE →

Procycle Group is New Canadian Distributor of Colnago

(St-Georges de Beauce, QC) – Procycle Group and Colnago Ernesto E.C., SRL are proud to announce Procycle Group as the new Canadian distributor for the iconic 61-year -old road bicycle brand “Colnago”, effective July … READ MORE →

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Rocky Mountain Bicycles Opens New Head Office

(Vancouver, BC) – Rocky Mountain Bicycles officially opened their new head office with a log sawing ceremony on June 28th. Raymond Dutil, the president of Procycle that owns Rocky and Miele brands, was on … READ MORE →