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Posted December 10, 2008

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Sun & Ski Sports will kick off cyclists’ training for the 25th anniversary MS 150 charity bike ride with its annual “Bike University” Open House Friday, January 23, 5–10 p.m. and Saturday, January 24, noon-6 p.m. at Sun & Ski Sports in Houston, Texas.

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Posted December 10, 2008

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—The Serfas Bicycle Swap Meet last weekend was a huge success with 25 vendors and more than 1,200 attendees.

Companies such as Titec and Rocky Mountain Bicycles exhibited their wares, along with local retailers like Rock and Road Cyclery and Ladera Cyclery.

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Posted December 8, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Choosing the right brands and branding mix for your store is essential for success, according to Ian Cross (pictured), outside sales manager for The Hawley Company.

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Posted December 1, 2008

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—More than $20,000 was raised recently for the SoCal Interscholastic Cycling League by dinner attendees and silent auction bidders.

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Posted November 20, 2008

TOLUCA LAKE, CA (BRAIN)—A limited amount of tickets are available to attend the kick-off fundraiser dinner for the SoCal Interscholastic Cycling League this Saturday evening (Nov. 22) at Ca del Sole restaurant in Toluca Lake, California.

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Posted November 17, 2008

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—Organizers have canceled the Tour de Georgia cycling race for 2009 after failing to secure sponsorship dollars in the face of a looming state budget deficit and belt tightening by many corporate sponsors.

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Posted November 17, 2008

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) has opened up online registration for its annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC), held in conjunction with the 2009 Sea Otter Classic, April 15-17, 2009 at the Monterey Bay Embassy Suites in Seaside, CA.

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Posted November 16, 2008

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle has signed on as title sponsor of a new women’s triathlon Series.

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Posted November 16, 2008

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Rock N’ Road Cyclery founder Matt Ford views the current economic slump not as an obstacle, but an opportunity.

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Posted November 14, 2008

DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN)—Darrin Duhamel said to hell with the corporate world seven years ago.

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Posted November 14, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Jim Curwood isn’t participating in the current recession.

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Posted November 13, 2008

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Patrick Fetzer came to Southern California because of bikes and stayed because of a girl.

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Posted November 13, 2008

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Chuck Densford saw his first mountain bike in 1981 and chucked a 15-year career as a mechanic wrenching on German machines named BMW, Mercedes and Porsche.

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Posted November 13, 2008

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—As a child in the 1960s, Mike Mulrooney cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the building that now houses Two Wheels One Planet and four decades later, he’s still showing up at the shop.

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Posted November 12, 2008

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—Nine years ago, Paul Deem took a chance on a new retail location. In Orange County, where the strip mall is ubiquitous, a local developer had pitched him on space in a strip mall with a twist.

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Posted November 12, 2008

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Mike Milano lives in the heart of surf culture. This ocean side town—made famous by Jan and Dean’s 1963 summer hit Surf City—is a Mecca for low-tech, low-cost, high-style beach cruisers.

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Posted November 12, 2008

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Despite the slowing economy, high-end bikes continue to reign supreme at Huntington Beach’s Surf City Cyclery.

“We just sold a $10,000 bike last week,” said Surf City manager TJ Jordan, citing a Cervélo R3 spec’d with Campy’s new 11-speed gruppo and a $3,000 wheelset.

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Posted November 11, 2008

ORANGE, CA (BRAIN)—Among the retail lessons John Pavlisin has learned from his father is the importance of owning your building.

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Posted November 11, 2008

FULLERTON, CA (BRAIN)—Mike Franze’s sales are up 25 percent this year so far compared to last year and were up in the month of October. So why does he sound worried?

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Posted November 11, 2008

TUSTIN, CA (BRAIN)—Robert Kahler minces no words when he describes himself as a lousy businessman and a reluctant retailer.

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