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SEVILLE, Spain (BRAIN)—The Velo-city 2011 Seville Conference got started on the right foot Wednesday with Norway's former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland giving a rousing speech to those 900 in attendance.

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ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Park Tool is now offering a sharpening service for cutting tools such as headtube reamers and facers.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cycle Dog, America's leading recycled dog collar and leash company, has reached the milestone of 10,000 pounds of inner tubes that have been reclaimed and transformed into their products.

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Sea Otter Classic is honoring bike shops with a new Dealer Days program.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA's board of directors has approved two new members: Colorado's Chris Conroy and Illinois' David Zimberoff.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics has hired golf industry veteran Bob Bartlett for the newly created position of operations manager.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—RockShox has hired Scott Hart as its brand communications manager.

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MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—A duty change could raise the price of certain cassettes to importers, and ultimately dealers and consumers, by 10 percent.

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has unveiled an online dealer portal that provides easy access to resources that are in demand by its dealers.

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—After a successful launch in 2010, Reynolds Cycling has just rolled out its 2011 version of the Spin It Up Demo Wheel program.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Citing environmental and wildlife concerns, the Quiznos Pro Challenge bike race won't roll a stage through Colorado National Monument in 2012.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A clear shift is developing in the attendance and focus of the Taipei Cycle Show as Asia’s fast-emerging economies, bolstered by a more affluent middle class, rediscovers cycling as a recreational activity.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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.

Tagged PressCamp

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.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

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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