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Posted May 5, 2009

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (formerly known as Cannondale Sports Group) executive vice president of global marketing Bruno Maier is leaving the company.

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Posted May 4, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—When you think LA traffic, you probably just think of the 405 freeway.

But according to LA Times columnist Lopez you should think again.

Click on link to see Lopez's full column.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 4, 2009

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic reported a 21 percent drop in net sales for the first quarter, blaming the decline on sharply lower orders from OE manufacturers.

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Posted May 4, 2009

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant chairman King Liu will embark on a challenging 1036-mile bicycle tour through China in May to promote the positive benefits of the cycling lifestyle.

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Posted May 4, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Catalyst's national sales manager Rod Judd has exited the company. He will now work in a larger capacity for Boulder County's advocacy programs.

Judd had been with Catalyst for four years.

Judd's responsibilities will be turned over to Gregg Thayer.

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Posted May 4, 2009

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Kickstand Magazine will launch its first issue (pictured) this June, and will have three more issues its first year.

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Posted May 3, 2009

LAKE SAN ANTONIO, CA (BRAIN)—Nearly 7,000 athletes converged on Lake San Antonio in Central California over the weekend to compete in the world famous Wildflower triathlon.

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Posted May 3, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Nowhere is the diversity of cycling consumers more evident than 30,000 cyclists on bikes of all shapes, sizes and ages crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Brooklyn to Staten Island.

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Posted May 1, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Thanks to two Philadelphia casinos—SugarHouse and Foxwood—the 25th annual TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship will go on Sunday, June 7.

Those two casinos, which haven’t been built yet, have committed $100,000 each.

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Posted May 1, 2009

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar & Company has hired Mike Valvano as national sales manager of the sports retail channel.

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Posted May 1, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Haro Bicycles has joined the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association as a supplier member.

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Posted May 1, 2009

BY JASON NORMAN

MONTEREY, CA—Communicating with consumers in today’s economic environment is more important than ever to keep one’s brand top of mind. And in that regard, suppliers appear to be staying the course.

Posted in North America
Posted May 1, 2009

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

MONTEREY, CA—While hope for sales growth in the near future remains slim, Performance Bicycle chief executive officer Jim Thompson is taking an extended view of the retail business and preparing for a rebound in consumer confidence.

Posted in North America
Posted May 1, 2009

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

LAGUNA HILLS, CA—Trimming travel budgets, cutting marketing and advertising dollars, prioritizing spending—it’s all become standard as the industry takes a more conservative approach to business this year in response to the nation’s economic fallout.

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Posted April 30, 2009

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—After serving as a part-time consultant for Reynolds Cycling since the beginning of the year, Paul Lew will now join Reynolds Cycling full-time as director of technology and innovation.

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Posted April 30, 2009

Audience members of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” literally rolled out of the TV studio on Earth Day, April 22. As part of its Earth Day of Giveaways, the popular daytime talk show host gave away a Specialized Globe Vienna to each show attendee that day.

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Posted April 30, 2009

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN)—The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is moving to Davis, California—a suburb just west of Sacramento with a population of 62,000. Davis beat out 11 cities nationwide to win relocation rights from Somerville, New Jersey.

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Posted April 29, 2009

AUDUBON, PA (BRAIN)–After several weeks of uncertainty, organizers of the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship announced that the annual race will be held as scheduled on Sunday, June 7.

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Posted April 29, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The industry and bike advocates need research to back up their claims with federal and state lawmakers about the benefits of cycling and usage of roads that accommodate cyclists.

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Posted April 29, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Bike Magazine has had to run lean over the last year, but it hopes that the recent pre-packaged bankruptcy reorganization will now better improve cash flow.

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