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BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP will dramatically increase its inventory of Zipp products in 2012.

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NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—New York City will launch a comprehensive bike share system that will include Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn in 2012.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Jeff Schumacher, formerly Sports Authority's chief marketing officer, "has resigned from The Sports Authority," the company said in a brief statement.

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SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness has appointed Verde PR & Consulting as its public relations agency of record.

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HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has added Scott Carey to its network of independent sales representatives.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—After a brief Southern California scare, it seems the overwhelming majority of attendees were happy that Interbike stayed in Las Vegas.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Bell Sports has filed a lawsuit against Specialized Bicycle Components claiming that the Morgan Hill, California, company has engaged in unfair and unlawful business practices. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily 3).

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--Try smiling, wearing a skimpy outfit and standing on your feet all day while you attempt to charm strangers and lure them into trade show booths by talking about products you know little about.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--“We won,” Tim Blumenthal said.

The Bikes Belong president celebrated an industry victory yesterday as Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, withdrew an amendment that could have jeopardized at least $200 million in federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--The International Mountain Biking Association drew its usual standing-room-only crowd for its yearly update on dirt projects, advocacy work and future initiatives.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--Felt Bicycles and the Netherlands-based Skil-Shimano professional cycling team have signed a three-year agreement, plus an option for further years.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The industry is mobilizing to oppose an amendment introduced Wednesday by a U.S. senator that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily #2).

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SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Greg LeMond, the first American Tour de France winnerand three-time overall winner, will ride the September 17 Echelon Gran Fondo in Palo Alto.

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SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply will be distributing Almond Shoes with first deliveries starting in November.

Targeted to the BMX Freestyle market, SBS will be stocking two models in five different color ways.

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BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has reached an agreement with Spot LLC, leaders in personal satellite messaging and emergency communication technologies, to distribute Spot satellite messaging products.

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BOOTLEG CANYON, NV (BRAIN)--Maybe that will keep people from whining about the heat at the Outdoor Demo. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily 1).

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LONDON (BRAIN)—Brompton plans to pair with its dealers to open a handful of company branded stores in Asia and Europe in the next year, the company’s marketing manager Emerson Roberts said on Monday.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)--Devin Walton and Harald Troost are leaving Shimano. Walton, who handled North America media relations for Shimano, is leaving at the end of the month. Troost, who handled media relations in Europe, is joining Koga Bicycles.

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MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)--ExpoCycle 2011, the trade show powered by the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada, was a buzz with more than 75 team members representing nine Pro-Cycling Teams.

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NORTH VANCOUVER, Canada—Ryders Eyewear has hired Roy Williams to fill its buyer and product developer role.

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