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Eastern Bikes adds dealer locator to website • Paul Turner hosts bike race on Hawaii property • LAVA magazine to make newsstand debut next month • SRAM extends Tour of the Gila sponsorship • Raleigh offers bike-to-school scholarships in Ohio

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) Thursday April 26 2012 4:44 PM MT—E-bikes with a motor output of up to 500 watts and pedal assistance of up to 25 kilometers will now be classified as bicycles instead of mopeds in Switzerland.

BUNNIK, the Netherlands (BRAIN) Thursday April 26 2012 4:41 PM MT—A consumer survey conducted by Dutch trade organization BOVAG found that 84 percent of shoppers prefer to buy new bikes at a specialist bike shop.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Thursday April 26 2012 10:51 AM MT—Hugh Walton is joining Mavic, Inc., the brand's U.S subsidiary, as general manager.

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WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Thursday April 26 2012 9:55 AM MT—Raleigh America president Steve Meineke said the brand's acquisition by Accell Group will allow it to return to the top tier of U.S. bike brands.

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LONDON, UK (BRAIN) Thursday April 26 2012 6:15 AM MT—Accell Group NV has completed its purchase of Raleigh Cycle Ltd., one of the oldest and largest bike companies in the world, for about $80 million.

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SHANGHAI, China (BRAIN) Wednesday April 25 2012 8:55 PM MT—The China Cycle Show starts Thursday in Shanghai in its largest form ever with 5,900 booths and 1,300 exhibitors in 1.3 million square feet of space at the city’s New International Expo Center.

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DISS, UK (BRAIN) Wednesday April 25 2012 1:20 PM MT—Steve Domahidy, a co-founder and former head of R&D at Niner Bikes, has joined bf1systems, a British motorsports company that last year introduced an innovative road bike prototype, the Factor 001.

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CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) Wednesday April 25 2012 11:48 AM MT—Derby Cycle AG's chief financial officer Uwe Bögershausen is stepping down May 31 and will be replaced by Reiner Brüls. Brüls was most recently CFO of J. Müller AG, Brake.

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Obama designates Sea Otter venue a National Monument • Participation in outdoor recreation hits highest level in five years • 2XU supplies Omega Pharma-Quick Step with compression gear

Earth Day honor for Spokesman Cycles owner • Eastern Mountain Sports triples size of Manchester, Conn., store • Polar has new president, launches Tour de France computer • FSA and Vision official Giro d'Italia partners

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 24 2012 2:37 PM MT—Organizers of the Outdoor Retailer trade show are asking the industry to chime in about the best location and date for the semi-annual expo, held in Salt Lake City since 1996.

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BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 24 2012 10:26 AM MT—High school mountain bike racing continues to grow quickly and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association is making some staff changes to accommodate the growth.

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Bicycling announces Editor's Choice awards • Bellwether and Profile Design debut Promoboxx partnership • Soulcraft offers dealers a stock 29er frame • Trek partners with Whistler's Summer Gravity Camps

ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN) — Owners of bikes they bought used ride more, buy more, and visit bike shops more often than owners of bikes they bought new, according to a new study.

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 11:09 AM MT—Trek Bicycle announced Monday, the day after Earth Day, that it has recycled more than 70,000 pounds of carbon fiber since it instituted its recycling program last year.

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New York law firm offers bike crash app • Howler app tracks stolen gear • Women's-only Venus de Miles rides benefit charity • Kent awarded Supplier of the Quarter by Wal-Mart

Infinit enters gel market • VSF hires Uwe Wöll • Lambert enrolls in SmartEtailing Supplier Sync • Fox Sports to air 18 hours of Tour of Utah coverage

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 9:12 AM MT—Rove Bike may be a name familiar to few in the industry, but its parent company Neco has been behind the scenes machining headsets and bottom brackets in Taiwan for the biggest names in the industry for nearly three decades.

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 9:05 AM MT—Retailers remain divided over whether 650b is a good thing for the bike business, but product on display as well as booth talk at this year’s Sea Otter Classic expo reaffirmed that the in-between wheel size is gaining broad indust

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