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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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Dorel to Open Concept Bike Store Near New York City

(East Garden City, NY) – Canadian-based Dorel Industries Inc. will soon open a concept store near New York City states Martin Schwartz, company president and CEO, according to The Globe and Mail. The 378-square-metre … READ MORE →

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Raleigh and Lapierre Commit to Canada’s Independent Bicycle Dealers

(OAKVILLE, ON) – Success for today’s independent bicycle dealer (IBD) comes down to one key capability: Being able to offer consumers a remarkable buying experience. The recent announcements from Raleigh Canada and Lapierre North … READ MORE →

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Sea Otter 2013 Inside the Expo Part 3 – Talking Shop with Specialized, Scott, and Focus

(Monterey, CA) – Pedal spoke to reps from Specialized, Scott, and Focus at the Sea Otter Classic’s renowned tech expo on site in the midst of the racing action. They showed us their latest … READ MORE →

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Lapierre North America Launched by Newly Formed Accell North America

(Kent, Washington) – Lapierre, an established, performance-driven mountain and road cycling brand born in France, is a key brand within the Accell Group NV, and will now become the premiere performance brand within the … READ MORE →

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Accell Group NV Launches Accell North America – Raleigh Canada On Board w/Changes Coming

(Kent, Washington) – Officials from Accell Group NV, a leading global bicycle company based in the Netherlands, announce the formalization of a new entity: Accell North America. Accell North America is a collection of … READ MORE →

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Stage Race Distribution on the Move in Toronto – New Digs

(Toronto, ON) – Stage Race Distribution, along with their retail division, Blacksmith Cycle, recently moved to new digs at 345 Sorauren Ave. #4 in Toronto, and are excited about their new space which has … READ MORE →

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Orange Sport Supply Unveils New Website and Celebrates 15th Anniversary

– North Vancouver, BC, March 15th, 2013- Orange Sport Supply Inc., one of Canada’s premiere distributors for bicycle parts and accessories, launched their new website today. The new website features a fresh, clean and … READ MORE →

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Toronto International Bicycle Show Videos Part 3 – Kazak, Thule

(Toronto, ON) – Pedal was on site at the 2013 Toronto International Bicycle Show to discover what’s new and hot in bikes and gear this coming season. Here’s Part 3 of our interviews and … READ MORE →

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Toronto International Bicycle Show Videos – Part 2

(Toronto, ON) – Pedal was on the floor of the 2013 Toronto International Bicycle Show on the weekend to check out what’s new and hot this season. Here’s Part 2 of our interviews with … READ MORE →

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Toronto International Bicycle Show Videos – Part 1

(Toronto, ON) – Pedalmag.com was on site at the Toronto International Bicycle Show on the weekend, getting the scoop on the latest products on display for this season and what is happening in the … READ MORE →

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Toronto International Bicycle Show 2013 – PHOTOS

(Toronto, ON) – Check out this great collection of photos by Peter Kraiker straight from the floor of this past weekend’s Toronto International Bicycle Show held in the Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place. … READ MORE →

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Solex North America Launches New line of E-bikes in 2013

(Montreal, QC) – Solex is launching a new line of e-bikes to the North American market with a fresh new look and improved functionality. Founded in 2010, Solex International Cycle distributes and markets Solex … READ MORE →

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Consumer Bike Show Battle Heats Up in Quebec City – Clash to Impact Toronto Show?

(Quebec City, QC) – The Salon Info-Vélo consumer bike show in Quebec City will celebrate its 28th edition from March 8-10 this year, but things will be different as a new competitor rolls into … READ MORE →

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SPASO Sports Names New Sales Rep for British Columbia

(BC) – SPASO Sports is pleased to announce the appointment of of Mike Whittle, our new Felt Sales Representative for the Province of British Columbia.  Mike will be calling on each of you over … READ MORE →

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ExpoCycle Returns to Montreal – Sept. 8-10, 2013

(Keswick, ON) – ExpoCycle, Canada’s premier bike and exhibit showcase will take place in Montreal from September 8-10, 2013 according to the board of directors of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC), which … READ MORE →

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Lambert Announces New Sales Management

(Lévis, QC) – Lambert, the leading pan-Canadian distributor of products for the bicycle and running industries, announced its new sales management today. As part of its ongoing commitment to serving its dealers across Canada, … READ MORE →

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New President for Pearl Izumi

(Peterborough, ON) – Pearl Izumi announced today the promotion of Mike O’Connor, Vice President of Consumer Service, Retail & Distribution to Divisional President — replacing Juergen Eckmann, who has announced his departure, effective April … READ MORE →

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Ignition Products Adds BNB Racks to Growing Product Line

– Ignition Products Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of BNB Racks to their collection. BNB racks is a bicycle carrier and roof rack manufacturer since 1977 and is proud to have over … READ MORE →

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Felt Canada Established – Spaso Sports Named as Exclusive Sales and Marketing Agency

(Montreal, QC) – Felt Bicycles LLC based in Irvine, California and SPASO Sports, Inc. of Montréal, QC, Canada have recently signed a multi-year contractual agreement naming SPASO Sports as Felt’s exclusive sales and marketing … READ MORE →

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Interview with Norco’s John Williams & Skip Swain on Changing Company Name to Live to Play Sports

(Las Vegas, Nevada) – On October 1st, Norco Products Ltd., one of the longest standing and well-known names in the Canadian cycling scene became Live to Play Sports. Established in 1964 by Bert Lewis … READ MORE →

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Shimano Beer Bike Takes Centre Stage at ExpoCycle Show

(Toronto, ON) – At the recent ExpoCycle Show in Toronto, Ben Pye, Marketing – Technical Specialist, Shimano Canada, and Hugh Black of True North Cycles wanted a show-stopper bicycle to display Shimano’s latest technology. … READ MORE →

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Cipollini Boutique Grand Opening Photos, Video and Interview w/Super Mario

(Toronto, ON) – With the introduction of Mario Cipollini’s own line of bikes to the Canadian market, the legendary Super Mario himself was on hand for the Grand Opening of the North American MCipollini … READ MORE →

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Time Sport Partners with ARG Sports

(Montreal, QC) – Time Sport International will focus its development in Canada through its exclusive distributor, ARG Sports Inc. “It was key for the brand to have a consistent distribution strategy and customer service, … READ MORE →

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Interbike 2012 – Day 2 Report and Photos

(Las Vegas, NV) – The annual Interbike bicycle tradeshow continued at the Sands Convention Centre in Las Vegas, with exhibitors displaying the latest and greatest cycling goodies for 2013. Pedal was on site to … READ MORE →

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Interbike 2012 – Day 1 Report and Photos

September 20, 2012 (Las Vegas, NV) – Interbike 2012 is underway as the cycling world from around the globe has gathered at the Sands Convention Centre in Las Vegas to see what’s hot for 2013. … READ MORE →

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Dorel Announces Acquisition and Launch of New GURU Experience

September 20, 2012 – Dorel Recreational/Leisure, a segment of Dorel Industries owner of the Cycling Sports Group announced today the acquisition and launch of the new GURU Experience, an advanced personalized bike fitting and consultative … READ MORE →

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2Wheels 2Adventure Niagara Bicycle Touring Company Launched

(Fonthill, ON) – John Swart, of Fonthill, Ontario, launched 2Wheels 2Adventure, a bicycle touring company providing supported multi-day tours throughout Ontario on Monday. 2Wheels 2Adventure caters to those active and adventurous cyclists who are … READ MORE →

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Glacier Bikes is FOR SALE

(Peterborough, Ontario) – Glacier Bikes is announcing that all intellectual assets for its bike line are for sale, effective immediately. Peter Sejrup, President of Smooth Shifting Sports, Inc, owner of the Glacier Bikes name, … READ MORE →

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Campagnolo 2013 Product Launch – Athena EPS Introduced, Plus Triples & More

(Vicenza, Italy) – Pedal was recently invited to an exclusive 2013 product launch in Italy at Campagnolo, one of the most recognized and revered brands in cycling. Next season will be a big year … READ MORE →

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Former Canadian National Team Member Hugh Walton is Recovering From a Stroke

(Boulder, CO) – Former Canadian national cycling team member Hugh Walton recently suffered a stroke in June and was taken to hospital in Massachusetts. He has since been released and has returned home to … READ MORE →

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Specialized Global Press Launch 2013 Sneak Peak Vids – New S-WORKS Ruby, Carbon RD Wheels, Matt Hunter Interview

(Snowbird, UT) – Pedal’s Paul Newitt was on site in Snowbird, UT for the 2013 Specialized Global Press Launch to get a sneak peek at Specialized’s latest developments in cycling technology, including the all-new … READ MORE →

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BTAC Selects Top Drawer Creative to Promote Canada’s Top Industry Cycling Trade Show

(Toronto, ON) – The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has named bike-friendly Top Drawer Creative their AOR. The agency’s first task? To market the association’s ExpoCycle show beyond its traditional industry audience.
BTAC’s mission … READ MORE →

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Vellend Tech Inc. is Exclusive Canadian Distributor of Vredestein Tires

(Toronto, ON) – Recognized for its expertise and commitment to the Canadian cycling community for over 20 years, Vellend Tech Inc. continually aims to bring premiere cycling products and high-end athletic apparel to Canadian … READ MORE →

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ExpoCycle 2012 Announces New Downtown Toronto Venue

(Toronto, ON) – ExpoCycle 2012 is pleased to announce new downtown Toronto-based convenience to enhance the overall ExpoCycle trade show experience. ExpoCycle was last in Toronto in 2004. The 2012 version of ExpoCycle, however, … READ MORE →

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Dartmoor Bikes Canada USA Inc. Suspends Operations

(Newmarket, Ontario) – Effective today, Dartmoor Bikes Canada USA Inc. will be suspending importing and distribution of the Dartmoor brand of bicycle products in Canada and the USA. It is the decision of the … READ MORE →

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MEC Receives Prestigious Honour – Interview with CEO David Labistour

(Vancouver, BC) – Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is a founding member of the Sustainability Working Group (OIA SWG). This latter group was honoured yesterday by U.S. President Barrack Obama at a White House ceremony … READ MORE →

Devon Kershaw (CAN) [P] One Way Sports
One Way Sport OY Seeks New Distribution Partner for USA

(Finland) – One Way, one of the leading and fastest growing Nordic sport brands worldwide, is seeking a new distributor for the US market. Due to changes in our present operation we are offering … READ MORE →

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Norco Bicycles Welcomes New Partnership Store – Norco Cap’s Abbotsford

(Vancouver, BC) – Norco Bicycles is thrilled to announce its third and newest partnership store, Norco Cap’s Abbotsford. This strategic alliance builds on the success of Norco’s inaugural and ongoing partnership project at Cap’s … READ MORE →

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25th Edition of Taipei Cycle 2012 – Part 1

(Taipei) – The 25th edition of Taipei Cycle took place earlier this month at the Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, Taiwan and continues to grow as one of the world’s top three bicycle trade … READ MORE →