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Washington, D.C. (BRAIN)—As the last bikes were wheeled from the House of Sweden at the close of the inaugural Urban PressCamp, early praise was beginning to roll in.

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WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics is the bestselling sunglass brand nationwide among bike specialty retailers and run specialty retailers, according to Leisure Trends Group RetailTRAK™ point-of-sale (POS) retail sales tracking.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Giant Bicycle.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—World Bicycle Relief, a Chicago-based not for profit that provides quality bicycles to people living in sub-Saharan Africa, has welcomed Todd Ricketts, Chicago Cubs owner; Mark Ishaug, president of AIDS United; and business owner Elaine Burke to its Board of Directors.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—With a waiting list for exhibitors and its location in the fast-developing Asian-Pacific rim, the Taipei Cycle Show will continue its role as the leading show in the region, predicts Erik Kimble, general manager of Colmax.

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WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The German specialist publishing house ‘verlag moderne industrie’ (mi) is launching an international quarterly journal called cyclingmobility.

Tagged Media/Publishing

TORRANCE, CA (BRAIN)—Niner Bikes has moved to new offices in Torrance, California, and has relocated company operations and rider service to their Fort Collins, Colorado office.

Niner’s new California office is now located a bit further south in the greater Los Angeles area at:

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Long Beach real estate broker and cycling advocate Mark Bixby was among four people killed when their Salt Lake City-bound plane crashed along a runway at Long Beach Airport on Wednesday morning.. One person was seriously injured in the crash.

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—From early on, SRAM’s business philosophy has been to be positioned close to its customer. That approach has paid particularly good dividends in Taiwan, where the component manufacturer runs two just-in-time factories enabling it to stick to 30-day lead times for its products.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The industry will grapple with a range of issues—from the business impact of doping in the peloton, the commercial potential of the Internet and social networking, to the rekindling of the youth market—at the Bicycle Leadership Conference next month.

Tagged Events

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group has sold its Merlin Metalworks brand to Arkansas-based online retailer Competitive Cyclist.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Craig Pollack, Race Face’s former president and CEO, has spoken out for the first time since it became public that Race Face would shut its doors because of financial turmoil.

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products signed a deal as an official distributor for Spank products to the Canadian IBD market.

Tagged Distributor news

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—New England Athletic has hired Matthew Shoemaker and Jess Hughston to the agency.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—What should have been a moment of celebration for Taiwanese suppliers was tempered by unfolding events in Japan as Tony Lo, chairman of the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association, announced record growth for the island nation’s industry.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Probar has hired eight new rep agencies for the company’s outdoor specialty channel.

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The Alliance for Biking & Walking has announced its 2011 Advocacy Award winners. Since 2009, the Alliance has solicited public nominations and recognized the individuals, organizations and business leaders who are propelling our People Powered Movement.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Frank Raduziner to represent the brand in Southern California.

Tagged People

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Momentum Magazine celebrates its 50th issue this March/April with a new look.

Tagged Media/Publishing

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired Holly Colson as its new director of marketing.

Utilizing her 16 years of experience in marketing and avid passion for cycling, Colson will employ her skills to amplify the motivation behind Cane Creek’s brand, according to a press release.

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