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Taipei Cycle set for another sold-out edition; D&I Award winners honored

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Although Taipei Cycle has been displaced by Taichung Bike Week as the premier OE spec show, the March expo remains an important event for international distributors to get a jump on next-model-year aftermarket product — and exhibit space is once again sold out. More than 1,100 companies in more than 3,000 booths have eaten up all available space at Nangang Exhibition Hall as well as at TWTC Hall 1, the show’s former venue near the Taipei 101 skyscraper

TAITRA to honor 57 products with design awards at Taipei show

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Bicycle Association have selected the nearly 60 winners of its Design and Innovation in cycling contest. A panel of judges narrowed down the winners from 209 submissions hailing from 15 countries

Fred Clements: Sloth and torpor are cycling’s big challenge

A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements. Editor’s note:   This blog post was written by  Fred Clements , executive director of the  National Bicycle Dealers Association

BTI releases new catalog, its earliest ever

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now shipping its 2014 parts and accessories catalog. This year’s catalog has grown to 1,296 pages representing over 300 brands, and it’s being shipped earlier than at any time in the company’s 21-year history

New mountain bike trails opened in Manchester

An ?850,000 city park mountain bike trail was officially opened in Manchester earlier this week.

The 10.5km trail in the Clayton Vale, on the doorstep of the National Cycling Centre in East Manchester will be opened free to the public but will also support the development of young up and coming riders such as British Cycling Academy Programme rider, Grant Ferguson, who was at the launch.

He said: “The trails themselves have a lot to offer both beginners and experienced riders alike, and I’m sure both myself and my team-mates will be making use of them as much as possible!”

The centre is also the first course in the country to offer trails developed for accessible bikes used by disabled riders. The most difficult trail is the Urban Red Rock-it, with numerous technical features.

The trail was opened by the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Naeem ul Hassan on 27 May.

British Cycling’s chief executive Ian Drake said the trail network was a “brilliant” addition to the BMX track and velodrome at the National Cycling Centre and would help more people enjoy cycling.

The Clayton Vale trails are a joint partnership between Manchester City Council and British Cycling. ?

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Taipei in July?

Editor’s note: Download BRAIN’s Taipei Cycle Show Day 2 newsletter Day 2 |  Day 1 . TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — It came at the end of Tony Lo’s speech at the opening ceremony for the Taipei Cycle Show. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), he said, is exploring a major shakeup in the international trade show calendar—moving Taipei Cycle to July.

Taipei in July?

Editor’s note: Download BRAIN’s Taipei Cycle Show Day 2 newsletter Day 2 |  Day 1 . TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — It came at the end of Tony Lo’s speech at the opening ceremony for the Taipei Cycle Show. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), he said, is exploring a major shakeup in the international trade show calendar—moving Taipei Cycle to July

Taipei in July?

Editor’s note: Download BRAIN’s Taipei Cycle Show Day 2 newsletter Day 2 |  Day 1 . TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — It came at the end of Tony Lo’s speech at the opening ceremony for the Taipei Cycle Show

Taipei in July?

Editor’s note: Download BRAIN’s Taipei Cycle Show Day 2 newsletter Day 2 |  Day 1 . TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — It came at the end of Tony Lo’s speech at the opening ceremony for the Taipei Cycle Show

Taiwan exporters look to emerging markets for growth

Editor’s note: Download:  BRAIN’s Taipei Cycle Show  Day 1newsletter (pdf ). TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Last year was a tough one for Taiwan exporters as they continued to see bike shipments to Europe—its biggest market, representing 58 percent of export volume and 45 percent of export value—decline. But strong business in North America and Asia helped mitigate some of that loss.