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GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports, a bicycle accessory company, will now be represented in the Midwest by RP Active Sports.

RP Active Sports is a rep group that was founded in 1987 by Rick Dewbrey and Peter Leugers. RP Active Sports has over 50 years of retail and product experience.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Cycling apparel manufacturer Primal Wear has partnered with one of the most successful rides in the world—RAGBRAI, the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa—for a College Spirit Day that will encourage the event's riders to show their school spirit.

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ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN)—The Gluskin Townley Group, LLC (GTG) has formed a strategic partnership with Tahler & Associates, a full service retail and business counseling company located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with the goal of expanding the use of GTG’s successful Online Specialty Retail Survive or Thrive Assess

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—Thailand’s Vee Rubber has moved into a new 65,000 square-foot building in Atlanta, where it will warehouse its bicycle, motorcycle and automobile tires.

SCHWÄBISCH GMÜND, Germany (BRAIN)—The European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition has canceled its 2011 show due to low registration numbers, according to Indra Sarkar, who organized the event with business partner Ingo Brandtl, of 2SoulsCycles.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations to kick off May as National Bike Month.

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—Driven partly by the 8 percent discount on Interbike booth space, BPSA continues to sign up new members in record numbers.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports and its stable of brands including Giro, Easton Cycling, Bell and Blackburn will be exhibiting at DealerCamp this July.

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PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN)—Cyclists who participate in the Canary Century anti-cancer benefit ride on May 28 can win a custom Cervélo race bike (pictured) and ride alongside top San Francisco Bay Area pros including Freddie Rodriguez, John Novitsky, Joao Correia, Brooke Miller and more.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Fuji's first ever demo tour, which will last six weeks, is now traveling to dealers in California and Colorado.

SOUTH PASEDENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press has retained world-renowned photographer John Segesta as director of photography. Segesta will now provide exclusive editorial photography for current Move Press titles peloton and 3/GO as well as future projects.

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Outside magazine has chosen its Spring/Summer 2011 winners of the Gear of the Year awards, featured in the Outside Spring/Summer Buyer’s Guide.

The winners in the 14 Gear of the Year categories are:

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FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Five-year old Tyler Blick (son of Steve Blick at Oakley) has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia and is beginning three-plus years of Chemotherapy treatment.

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MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Sales of Oakley eyewear increased 11 percent in the first quarter of the year, helping drive parent company Luxottica to double digit growth in revenue and profitability.

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HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands—Accell Group said in a shareholder meeting today that first quarter turnover has increased over last year.

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HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s sales grew 8 percent in the first quarter of the year according to earnings released early Thursday by parent company Amer Sports.

For the first three months of the year, revenue was 34.4 million euros compared with 29.3 million euros for the same time period in 2010.

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong joined George W. Bush on Wednesday for the final leg of the former president's 62-mile mountain bike ride with 15 U.S. soldiers who lost limbs or were seriously injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to the LA Times.

Click on link to read full story.

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WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle has donated a full B-cycle bike sharing system to the city of Madison, Wisconsin, including an initial investment of $2 million to ensure the system will operate in 2011.

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