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Recent Releases from Bicycle Trade Association of Canada

Possibilité d’entrevue - Croissance de l’industrie canadienne du vélo malgré la tourmente économique

Published Wed, 7 Oct 2009 09:10:40 EST Read More

Possibilité d’entrevue Croissance de l’industrie canadienne du vélo malgré la tourmente économique L’industrie canadienne du vélo, comme tous les autres secteurs, a été touchée par la crise économique mondiale. Les résultats recueillis par les fournisseurs et détaillants de vélos spécialisés canadiens, cependant, laissent entendre que les entreprises au nord de la frontière s’en tirent beaucoup mieux que leurs homologues américaines ou les autres secteurs ...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Canada's bike industry is growing despite economic turmoil

Published Tue, 6 Oct 2009 09:04:11 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Canada's bike industry is growing despite economic turmoil The Canadian cycling industry, like every other sector, has been impacted by the global economic crises. Numbers recently collected from Canadian specialty bike retailers and suppliers, however, suggest that businesses north of the border are faring far better than their American colleagues, or other Canadian retail sectors. Rob Jones, Director of Data Capture for the Bicycle Trade Association...... Click here to read this release



Bike industry gears up for second successful day of ExpoCycle

Published Fri, 11 Sep 2009 13:49:54 EST Read More

Bike industry gears up for second successful day of ExpoCycle It’s a good time to be in the bike industry and the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada’s Data Capture program, which tracks bikes sales in Canada, has the numbers to back that up. Canadian suppliers sold nearly 200,000 units to retailers in the first six months of 2009. This represents a total estimated retail value of $150,000,000. Rob Jones, Director of Data Capture for BTAC, is encouraged by the numbers. 'Its gr...... Click here to read this release



ExpoCycle 2009 kicks off today - Canadian Cycling Retailers Roll through Bromont and into Montreal

Published Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:45:55 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: News, Environment, Sport, Transportation, Community Editors and Reporters Canadian Cycling Retailers Roll through Bromont and into Montreal ExpoCycle 2009 kicks off today With a brilliant late summer sun-shining on Bromont, Quebec, the Canadian bike industry kicked it into high gear for ExpoCycle 2009 at OutDoor Demo Day. The mood was upbeat and smiles all a round as retailers rode world-class terrain on the hottest bikes! “At OutDoor Demo day we had close t...... Click here to read this release



ExpoCycle 2009 est lancé aujourd’hui - Les détaillants de vélos canadiens se réunissent à Bromont et à Montréal

Published Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:43:20 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse À l’attention des rédacteurs et chroniqueurs des domaines de l’actualité, de l’environnement, du sport, des transports et de l’actualité communautaire Les détaillants de vélos canadiens se réunissent à Bromont et à Montréal ExpoCycle 2009 est lancé aujourd’hui C’est sous un soleil radieux que l’industrie canadienne du vélo a donné le coup d’envoi d’ExpoCycle 2009 lors du Jour Démo Plein Air à Bromont, au Québec. L’ambiance était ...... Click here to read this release



Retailer Power Program gives ExpoCycle attendees an education

Published Wed, 2 Sep 2009 10:32:04 EST Read More

The business of bikes ExpoCycle attendees receive an education (Wednesday, September 2, 2009) Knowledge is power, as they say. That's the assumption behind ExpoCycle 2009's BTAC Retailer Power Program. Introduced just last year - to rave reviews - the seminars are back, bigger and better than before. "We were thrilled with the response in 2008," remarked Janet O'Connell, Executive Director of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC). "Our retailers loved the sem...... Click here to read this release



Trek returns to OutDoor Demo Day!

Published Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:25:30 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: News, Environment, Sport, Transportation, Community Editors and Reporters Trek returns to OutDoor Demo Day! The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) is thrilled to announce Trek's return to Demo Day. After a three year hiatus from ExpoCycle, Trek will once again be returning to the OutDoor Demo Day. Trek, a leading bike supplier in Canada, will once again join other bicycle manufacturers and suppliers for an exciting day on the world class trail...... Click here to read this release



Ski Bromont gears up for ExpoCycle's Outdoor Demo Day

Published Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:39:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: News, Environment, Sport, Transportation, Community Editors and Reporters Ski Bromont gears up for ExpoCycle's Outdoor Demo Day ExpoCycle attendees will kick off their trade show experience with a wild ride. Outdoor Demo Day - scheduled for September 9, 2009 at Ski Bromont - is a chance for media and industry to experience the most innovative bikes and bike products. Ski Bromont is located an hour outside of Montreal and has hosted many internatio...... Click here to read this release



L’ACIV accorde une subvention à quatre projets touchant les cyclistes de quinze langues différentes d’un océan à l’autre

Published Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:42:07 EST Read More

L’ACIV accorde une subvention à quatre projets touchant les cyclistes de quinze langues différentes d’un océan à l’autre Toronto, le 10 août 2009 ‐ L’Association canadienne de l’industrie du vélo (ACIV) a annoncé les bénéficiaires de ses quatre subventions, qui totalisent 17 000 $. Deux fois par année, le programme de subvention de l’ACIV accorde des subventions à des groupes communautaires axés sur le cyclisme afin d’appuyer les projets qui accroissent le n...... Click here to read this release



BTAC Awards Grants to Four Projects that Reach Cyclist from Coast-to-Coast and 15 Different Languages

Published Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:35:18 EST Read More

BTAC Awards Grants to Four Projects that Reach Cyclist from Coast-to-Coast and 15 Different Languages Toronto - August 10, 2009 - The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has announced the recipients of $17,000 in grants. Awarded twice a year and available to cycling focused community groups, BTAC's Grant Program will support projects that put more people on bikes. An important selection criterion is whether the project will make measurable improvements to the overall cycling lan...... Click here to read this release



ExpoCycle et le Jour Démo Plein Air de retour dans la région de Montréal

Published Thu, 23 Jul 2009 09:55:02 EST Read More

Avis aux médias À l'attention des rédacteurs et chroniqueurs des domaines de l'actualité, de l'environnement, du sport, des transports et de l'actualité communautaire ExpoCycle et le Jour Démo Plein Air de retour dans la région de Montréal Le plus grand salon professionnel de l'industrie du vélo au Canada retourne à Montréal du 9 au 12 septembre 2009. Classé au 17e rang des 50 principaux salons professionnels du Canada, ExpoCycle est l'événement interentrepr...... Click here to read this release



ExpoCycle and Demo Day return to Montreal area

Published Thu, 23 Jul 2009 09:47:08 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: News, Environment, Sport, Transportation, Community Editors and Reporters ExpoCycle and Demo Day return to Montreal area Canada's largest bike industry trade show returns to Montreal from September 9 to 12, 2009. Ranked 17th amoung Canada's Top 50 Trade Shows, ExpoCycle is Canada's most important bicycle industry business-to-business event, bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling....... Click here to read this release



What to do when cyclists get hit with HST

Published Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:23:17 EST Read More

What to do when cyclists get hit with HST Cycling advocates celebrated when Ontario introduced a retail sales tax exemption for bikes. They celebrated again when the exemption was extended until December 31, 2010. Now the province has announced that it will adopt a harmonized sales tax (HST), and the fate of this exemption is unclear. One possibility is that Ontario will begin taxing bikes and related safety equipment in 2010 as planned. In that case, the Bicycle Trade Associat...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: What to do once the Harmonized Sales Tax hits bikes

Published Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:43:37 EST Read More

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY What to do once the Harmonized Sales Tax hits bikes The Ontario Government introduced a Retail Sales Tax exemption for Bicycles and Related Safety Equipment ("PST exemption on bicycles") in November of 2007. This relief was to have expired on November 30th 2008 but was extended in the 2008 provincial budget. In announcing its commitment to HST, the Ontario Government indicated that there is no possibility of continued sales tax relief on bicycles - reli...... Click here to read this release



Bicycle Trade Association of Canada applauds Toronto's bold new bike move

Published Tue, 26 May 2009 17:12:34 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Transportation/Biking/Sports/City Editors and Reporters Bicycle Trade Association of Canada applauds Toronto's bold new bike move Cyclists delighted as city approves bicycle lane on Jarvis (May 26, 2009 - Toronto) Last night, Toronto City Council approved a plan to turn part of Jarvis Street into a bike path. Cycling advocates all over the city hailed the initiative as an important step towards making Toronto a more bike-friendly city. T...... Click here to read this release



News Article: How to get the most out of your new bike

Published Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:09:55 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from Janet O'Connell, Executive Director of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC). It is available for publishing at no charge, provided Ms. O'Connell is cited as the author. She may be reached at 905-853-5031. Gear up for spring! How to get the most out of your new bike Spring is upon us, and so is another cycling season. For many people, this will mean purchasing a new bike. The first thing you need to do is talk...... Click here to read this release



News Article: Help your child get the most out of this biking season

Published Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:05:19 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from Janet O'Connell, Executive Director of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC). It is available for publishing at no charge, provided Ms. O'Connell is cited as the author. She may be reached at 905-853-5031. Ticket to Ride Help your child get the most out of this biking season Bike riding is an iconic childhood activity. We associate it with youth, freedom and the first giddy thrill of independence. With s...... Click here to read this release



Creating good jobs in the Canadian bicycle industry

Published Mon, 26 Jan 2009 14:49:59 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: News/Community/Transportation/Sports Editors and Reporters Creating good jobs in the Canadian bicycle industry Join the Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) and the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) as they launch the Bicycle Assembly and Maintenance Project (BAM). BAM is a collaborative training program that that will create highly skilled, entry level bike mechanics to meet the needs of Canada’s constant...... Click here to read this release



Last Day of ExpoCycle 2008 begins on a high note

Published Tue, 9 Sep 2008 09:54:31 EST Read More

Last Day of ExpoCycle 2008 begins on a high note ExpoCycle Update Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 There's plenty to see and do on the last day of ExpoCycle 2008. The annual bike industry trade show has been bustling since it opened, and there's optimism in the air. "It's an exciting time to be in the industry," remarked Janet O'Connell, Executive Director of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada. "There's a real sense that Canada i...... Click here to read this release



The Wheeling and Dealing continues at ExpoCycle

Published Mon, 8 Sep 2008 09:19:51 EST Read More

The Wheeling and Dealing continues at ExpoCycle ExpoCycle Update Monday September 8th, 2008 (Montreal, September 8, 2008) ExpoCycle 2008 kicked off with a phenomenally successful first day on Sunday. Attendance was good, the mood was great, and the Retailer Power Program seminar series debuted to rave reviews. Topics covered included: Pricing Strategies For Profits Plus Power Promoting I...... Click here to read this release



ExpoCycle rolls into Montreal

Published Sun, 7 Sep 2008 08:40:03 EST Read More

ExpoCycle rolls into Montreal ExpoCycle Update Sunday September 7th, 2008 After an exciting Demo Day on the World Cup race course at Ski Bromont on Saturday September 6th, ExpoCycle moves indoors. The biggest names in the Canadian cycling industry have gathered at the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada’s annual trade show at Place Bonaventure to show off their hottest products. A show highlight will be demonstrations of the Shimano Dura-Ace’s DA-7950 shifter system. ...... Click here to read this release



Bike sales soar – Canadians buying more bikes

Published Fri, 5 Sep 2008 17:10:58 EST Read More

Media Release Attention: News, Business, Lifestyles, Assignment Editors and Reporters Bike sales soar – Canadians buying more bikes Montreal Bike Trade Show popularity tied to sales activity (Montreal, September 7, 2008) Canada’s bike industry is booming. In the first half of 2008, bike (unit) sales were up 6%, and dollar sales rose 8.5% over 2007 figures. One category – the lower priced rigid mountain bikes – skyrocketed by 600%, while the commuter orient...... Click here to read this release



Ski Bromont Resort to host ExpoCycle 2008 Demo Day event

Published Wed, 3 Sep 2008 08:58:36 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention:News, Business, Sport Reporters and Assignment Editors New location will give enthusiasts a chance to test latest bikes and biking products on World Cup Race track (Bromont, Quebec) Media and ExpoCycle participants are invited to ride the latest, most innovative bikes and bike products at ExpoCycle's outdoor Demo Day on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Ski Bromont resort, an hour south of Montreal. Many of the demo products available for ...... Click here to read this release



ExpoCycle 2008 breaks all registration records

Published Thu, 21 Aug 2008 12:29:36 EST Read More

Media Release Attention: News, Environment, Assignment Editors and Reporters Leading the pack ExpoCycle 2008 breaks all registration records (Montreal, August 2008) ExpoCycle 2008, the Canadian bike industry's annual trade show, is shaping up to be a banner event. Organized by the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada, ExpoCycle has seen a phenomenal increase in pre-registration this year. "Registration is up 20% from where it was this time last year," says Sumar...... Click here to read this release



ExpoCycle 2008 shifts into high gear

Published Thu, 10 Jul 2008 08:37:17 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: News, Environment, Assignment Editors and Reporters ExpoCycle 2008 shifts into high gear Canada's premiere bike trade show not to be missed Canada's cycling industry is gearing up for its biggest trade show of the year. ExpoCycle 2008, scheduled for September 6-9 in Montreal and Bromont Quebec, is the premiere event for Canada's cycling industry. Each year, ExpoCycle - with 90, 000 square feet of space - features over 800 of the world's best c...... Click here to read this release



Toronto Bike Summit 2008

Published Thu, 3 Apr 2008 13:15:40 EST Read More

Media Advisory: Attention News, City, Transportation, Health, Environment and Assignment Editors Toronto Bike Summit 2008 Leading international bicycle transportation experts to discuss policies to encourage cycling (Toronto, 2008) On Friday April 25th, join leading transportation thinkers, practitioners and decision-makers at Bike Summit 2008. The Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT) and the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) are hosting this unique one-d...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: Statistics Canada - Commuting Trends and Bicycling

Published Wed, 2 Apr 2008 16:32:25 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity: Usman Valiante, Director, Cycling Advocacy, Bicycle Trade Association of Canada What: Mr. Valiante is available to discuss the 2006 Statistics Canada Census data concerning Canadian transportation trends and the dramatic increase in bicycle use across Canada. Mr. Valiante will discuss the 20% increase since 2001 of Canadians who have adopted the bike as their primary method of transportation and the rise in the number of females over their male counterp...... Click here to read this release



How to get the most out of your new bike

Published Wed, 2 Apr 2008 08:59:54 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from Janet O’Connell, Executive Director of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC). It is available for publishing at no charge, provided Ms. O’Connell is cited as the author. She may be reached at 905-853-5031. Gear up for spring! How to get the most out of your new bike With spring just around the corner, so is another cycling season. For many people, this will mean purchasing a new bike. The first thing you need to ...... Click here to read this release



Budget extends PST exemption on bikes and accessories to 2010

Published Wed, 26 Mar 2008 19:47:10 EST Read More

Media Release – For Immediate Release Ontario breaks for bikes Budget extends PST exemption on bikes and accessories to 2010 (Toronto, March 26, 2008) Ontario’s latest provincial budget features a two year extension of the tax holiday on bikes, introduced last December. Bikes that cost less than $1,000, bike helmets and select bike safety equipment are exempt from the Ontario Provincial Sales Tax (PST) until December 31, 2010. Pete Lilly, President of the Bicycl...... Click here to read this release