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SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Despite a hefty size increase this year, deliveries of the BTI parts distribution catalog are slated to begin this week.

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CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN)—Last fall students in the University of Cincinnati School Of Design’s Electric Assisted Bike class created a variety of e-bikes for the future. The class was to be a one-off offering, but the University is asking for more.

DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has promoted longtime client-services representative Brian Rawlings to new-accounts manager.

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SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has promoted Nat Campbell as apparel and accessories product manager for the U.S. bicycle division.

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“Alberto Contador has received today a notification of one year ban proposal by the Competition Committee of the Spanish Federation."

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Géraldine Bergeron is now in charge of European road and tri public relations for SRAM and Zipp.

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WICHITA, KS (BRAIN)—Jack Gresmer is a on a road trip. Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri in his rear view. Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin on the near horizon.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Starting next May, Boulder residents and visitors will have access to 200 bikes to get around town as part of the Rocky Mountain city’s B-cycle bike sharing program, which received a $250,000 federal grant.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Bikes Belong Foundation has launched a new grant program to fund research on the economic impact of bicycling facilities and events.

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LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—After the official announcement of a company-wide rebranding effort and debut of their new logo, Hawley now introduces an updated 2011 website.

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CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle Werke, Germany’s largest bicycle company, is going public.

Derby, which owns the Focus, Kalkhoff, Raleigh, Univega and Rixe brands, will launch an initial public offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—When Electra received a patent for its Flat Foot technology last summer, it put the industry on notice it would protect this patent. In December it filed a patent infringement suit against Trek over its Pure and Cruiser bikes.

VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports has promoted Rob Brandt to IT director.

“Rob started out in our warehouse learning our business, and it was time to take advantage of his skill set," said Lance Donnell, president and CEO of Sinclair Imports.

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VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-­Bell Sports has named Steve Bigelow as president of its Action Sports division.

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WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead is moving its U.S. warehouse and offices from Woodinville to Mukilteo, Washington next week, a move it hopes will be the least disruptive since its Taiwan factory is closed during the Chinese New Year, which falls on Feb. 3. FSA expects to be closed from Feb.

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Award winning filmmaker Michael John Evans turned his camera on frame builder Sean Walling of Soulcraft, delivering a slightly different frame building video.

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COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—A group of independent retail organizations and small business owners gathered to discuss common challenges including Internet sales at the first ever AIR (Advocates for Independent Retail) National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

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NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Canadian women’s mountain biking label Loeka Clothing launched the first clothing recycling program for the industry.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Both laughter and tears were shared Friday afternoon at a memorial service for Russ Okawa.

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LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Profile Design has appointed Thorsten Frahm as its new European sales and marketing manager.

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