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PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—CamelBak has hired Hugh Ewing as its sales and operations manager.

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TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles has hired Scott Sharples as marketing manager/brand ambassador.

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POMONA, CA (BRAIN)—In another industry first, the 2011 Recumbent Cycle-Con Convention & Trade Show is featuring a Recumbent Dealer of the Year Award. The award is sponsored by Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—In honor of Fuji's Mountain Bike World Champion, Annika Langvad, who won the 2011 UCI Marathon World Championships in Montebelluna, Italy on June 26, Fuji Bikes has declared July "Mountain Bike Month," launching a brand new mountain bike blog— www.fujib

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FRISCO, TX (BRAIN)—Mark Whitehead, a member of the U.S. track cycling team that participated in blood doping during the 1984 Summer Olympics, creating a scandal that led to the practice being banned from the sport, has died. He was 50.

Details regarding his cause of death weren't available.

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OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)--German maker of high-end components, Syntace GMBH, has re-launched the brand into the North American Market after pulling out a little over a year ago to re-evaluate its strategy, according to a release.

“Women want to feel safe, women then will ride, and ride more than men.”

—Julie Hirschfeld, who opened a bicycle boutique for women in New York City. Click on link to read NY Times story on how male cyclists continue to outnumber female cyclists in the city.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike exhibitors and industry designers are invited to submit beautiful, smart and stylish clothing, accessories and bikes for potential inclusion in the Interbike City Style Fashion Show, presented Momentum Magazine.

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MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Nominations are now open for Adventure Cycling Association's 7th annual Bicycle Travel Awards.

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LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp, announced that Raleigh Bicycles is the presenting sponsor of the DealerCamp Dirt Grand Prix, a USA Cycling sanctioned short track cross country race.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists, had a strong response to John L. Mica's (R-FL, pictured) briefing on the next transportation bill yesterday morning.

"We're looking to continue to create awareness for these young kids. Not only in this community, but in the world. Me having an influence with my voice, I'm blessed. So the No.

HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN)—Danish company CeramicSpeed has entered into a formal distribution partnership in Australia with Melbourne-based Monza Imports.

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BOZEMAN, MT (BRAIN)—Teko Socks is moving its U.S. operations from Boulder, Colorado, to Bozeman, Montana, as part of its new partnership with the Hyalite Outdoor Group.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Jon Swanson has joined Giant Bicycles as global category manager-road.

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By Matt Wiebe

WATERLOO, WI—While Europe is fast becoming the dominant market for U.S. suppliers, most have taken a back seat when it comes to influencing European bicycle standards that determine what they sell. But that’s changing.

By Nicole Formosa

SUN VALLEY, ID—In a product development timeline of bicycle innovations, Adrian Montgomery thinks the hash mark for 2011 will signify the year aero road bikes arrived for good.

By Nicole Formosa

The retail bicycle market returned to flat in 2010 signaling signs of a recovery from the economic hardships of 2009.

ORONO, MAINE (BRAIN)—Fietsmarkt, a trade magazine for Dutch bicycle retailers, has again organized a tour of bicycle and accessory manufacturers in China from November 5 - 13, 2011. The Light Electric Vehicle Association is helping to promote the tour.

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CORONA, CA (BRAIN)—Craig "Stikman" Glaspell will now head up action sports development and be involved with mountain bike marketing at Troy Lee Designs.

"My focus is all action sports, without motors..." he said in an email to colleagues and friends about his new position with Troy Lee.

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