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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 05:10:40 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 05:04:11 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



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

Published Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:45:55 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 09:43:20 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 06:32:04 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 08:25:30 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 06:39:05 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 09:42:07 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 09:35:18 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



What to do when cyclists get hit with HST

Published Fri, 26 Jun 2009 11:23:17 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 11:43:37 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 13:12:34 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