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LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Clif Bar is the new title sponsor of CrossVegas, signing a multi-year deal.

As a result, the 5th annual international cyclocross race scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Las Vegas following the first day of Interbike will be titled Clif Bar CrossVegas.

Tagged Events

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, slated for Sacramento, California, March 2-4, has increased its inclusion of new builders by upping the number of new builder tables to 20, up from 14 at the 2011 show in Austin, Texas.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—With the vast variety of styles, sizes and shapes of headtubes being produced by frame manufacturers, it can be incredibly difficult for cyclists to determine what size and style headset they need.

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Backcountry.com has acquired CompetitiveCyclist.com and its family of specialty retail stores.

Tagged Web/Internet / Mergers & Acquisitions

"I thought if I show up in court I might have a say and show how unbelievably ludicrous this is."

—Juan Rodriguez. The New York City bicyclist fought a ticket for running a red light, lost and was ordered to pay $1,500 in fines. The citation was Rodriguez's third bike ticket since March.

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—David Pfeiffer, who served as chairman of the board of directors of the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) from 1985-86, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. He was 81 years old.

Tagged People

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cyclone Bicycle Supply of Portland, Oregon, has launched its new online ordering system.

Tagged Distributor news

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Light & Motion is planning to double their footprint by expanding into a new space to support their business growth.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Portland's city council has voted to approve spending $2 million in federal funds on a bike sharing program.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—As members of the cycling industry make plans to attend Interbike and the OutDoor Demo this September, Interbike wants to point out some key changes to the show's hours.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp and PressCamp, have added Robert Roman to its team. Roman joins Lifeboat Events Sept. 1 in the position of sales manager with responsibilities for account management and sales for the company’s 2012 events.

Tagged People

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Messe München has given its ISPO Bike show dedicated management with the appointment of Eva Schlangenotto as exhibitor director.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

PORTSMOUTH, NH (BRAIN)—POC Sports, supplier of gravity sports helmets, eyewear, body armor and apparel, has added industry sales veterans Tifosi Sales as POC USA’s Mid-Atlantic region wheels sales force.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired James Peters as its new director of product development and global sourcing.

Tagged People

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Outside Magazine has unveiled its fourth annual “Best Places to Work” list and some familiar names are on it including Clif Bar (#5), Santa Cruz Bicycles (#27), Camelbak (#44) and QBP (#49).

Tagged Media/Publishing

By Marc Sani

SEATTLE, WA—Three employees from Dave Guettler’s River City Bicycles were swamped with work as hundreds, if not several thousand cyclists, clogged a major food stop on the annual Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic—best known as the STP.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

By Nicole Formosa

MUNICH, Germany—It could become a slugfest between two German trade shows, Eurobike and Bike Expo. Messe München threw the first punch announcing it would re-launch its show next year with new dates, 13 days before Eurobike.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

By Chris Lesser

WICHITA, KS (BRAIN)—GearUp, a bike storage company, has reached an agreement with Steady Corp. PTY of Perth, Australia, for the exclusive marketing rights to the new Steady Rack bicycle storage system for the U.S. marketplace.

Tagged Distributor news

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Dirt Rag magazine, with help from Clif Bar, is transitioning its two publications to a recycled, sustainable paper source.

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