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PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Fuji's first ever demo tour, which will last six weeks, is now traveling to dealers in California and Colorado.

SOUTH PASEDENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press has retained world-renowned photographer John Segesta as director of photography. Segesta will now provide exclusive editorial photography for current Move Press titles peloton and 3/GO as well as future projects.

Tagged Media/Publishing

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Outside magazine has chosen its Spring/Summer 2011 winners of the Gear of the Year awards, featured in the Outside Spring/Summer Buyer’s Guide.

The winners in the 14 Gear of the Year categories are:

Tagged Awards

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Five-year old Tyler Blick (son of Steve Blick at Oakley) has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia and is beginning three-plus years of Chemotherapy treatment.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Sales of Oakley eyewear increased 11 percent in the first quarter of the year, helping drive parent company Luxottica to double digit growth in revenue and profitability.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

Want to win a ride in the United Healthcare team car during Stage 1 of the Tour of California in Lake Tahoe, thanks to Ritchey Design?

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Want to win a ride in the United Healthcare team car during Stage 1 of the Tour of California in Lake Tahoe, thanks to Ritchey Design?

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HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands—Accell Group said in a shareholder meeting today that first quarter turnover has increased over last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s sales grew 8 percent in the first quarter of the year according to earnings released early Thursday by parent company Amer Sports.

For the first three months of the year, revenue was 34.4 million euros compared with 29.3 million euros for the same time period in 2010.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong joined George W. Bush on Wednesday for the final leg of the former president's 62-mile mountain bike ride with 15 U.S. soldiers who lost limbs or were seriously injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to the LA Times.

Click on link to read full story.

Tagged Media/Publishing

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle has donated a full B-cycle bike sharing system to the city of Madison, Wisconsin, including an initial investment of $2 million to ensure the system will operate in 2011.

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH Bikes and Pivot Cycles continue to grow with the addition of three outside sales reps, giving more coverage to their dealers throughout the country.

Tagged People

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has named Erik Hamerschlag as their new product line manager. He is rejoining Osprey, where he held several leadership positions from 1994 through 2001, after nine years with Mountain Hardwear, Inc.

Tagged People

In our April 15 Product Picks section we featured Kool Kovers' Shimano SPD-SL cleat cover, which had been "totally redesigned," which I forgot to mention. It also now fits both fixed and float style cleats, which I should have more clearly pointed out.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—First quarter earnings were a mixed bag for Taiwan’s top manufacturers, according to figures released on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 has partnered with The Bike Cooperative, a member-owned organization that maximizes efficiencies and profit for independent bicycle retailers.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—The Vancouver Convention Centre is presenting a brand new consumer cycling show this fall called VeloSpoke. It will take place on September 8 and 9 at the Convention Centre.

Tagged Events

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike opened buyer registration a month early this year and retailers are responding. Registration for the 30th edition of the industry's leading trade show is currently at more than 2,300 qualified buyers, a 160 percent increase over last year during the same time span.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Biking (Road, Mountain and BMX) came in second to Running when measured by frequency of participation among adults (25-plus), according to the 2011 Outdoor Recreation Participation Top-line Report.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano posted a 2.2 percent increase in sales in its bike division during the first quarter compared to the same period last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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