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WINDSOR, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—SRAM Europe has restructured its product service and warranty support for the UK.

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Cinelli has hired Patrick Leclerc as its new product manager. He will be responsible for relationships with with all of Cinelli's international manufacturers.

Tagged People

WESTFORD, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox posted its fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth this week as net sales soared 66 percent in the third quarter of the year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

"No elected official has done more for bicycling than Jim Oberstar."

— Tim Blumenthal, president of Bikes Belong, on Congressman Jim Oberstar. Click on above link to see Oberstar's exit talk with staff and friends. He lost his seat to Republican Chip Cravaack last week.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear have relaunched primalwear.com (click on above link), which provides access to extensive content of the companies branded and custom clothing lines.

Tagged Web/Internet

EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycling editor-in-chief Peter Flax has announced several key hires and promotions to the magazine’s editorial team, designed to enhance Bicycling’s print and online content, preparing the magazine for a comprehensive redesign in spring 2011 and enlarging the brand’s vision to speak to all cyclis

Tagged Media/Publishing

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—The Thule Group has acquired TracRac Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of transport solutions for professional use.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA—If there’s one lesson Interbike show director Andy Tompkins will take away from the bedlam caused by an attempt to move the dates and venue of the 2011 show, it’s that any change to the annual trade show needs to be broadly embraced.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

SAN CLEMENTE, CA—Industry publishers are debunking the idea that print is passé in today’s digital world with a new round of investments in the traditional medium.

Tagged Media/Publishing

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

GOODYEAR, AZ—From father to uncle to godfather, Bill Fields was like family to many in the bike industry.

Tagged People

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel's third quarter recreational/leisure revenue increased 18.8 percent to $172.5 million compared to $145.2 million last year for the same time period.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—The 7th annual Saris Gala, benefiting the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, raised $95,000 and will support a variety of infrastructure and educational programs throughout Wisconsin including Safe Routes to School.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking have unveiled a new, three-year campaign to double federal funding for bicycling and walking by 2013. The Advocacy Advance initiative is backed by renewed support from SRAM.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The Quiznos Pro Challenge has unveiled the stages, host cities and race format for the inaugural 2011 international pro-cycling competition.

Tagged Events

SPRINGBORO, OH (BRAIN)—DK will now limit all mail order and online shops in order to continue to offer the best BMX products and to put the control back in the hands of the IBD. As a result, these few large mail order companies will no longer be carrying the DK brand.

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Storeowners in central Dallas can thank the local bike paths for much of their business success.

Tagged BRAIN News

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Nearly 40 bicycle riders rolled into Pt. Mugu State Park last Sunday, completing a three-day trek through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in support of breast cancer survivors.

Tagged Events

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Participants in the Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge avoided more than 43,000 car trips covering almost 385,000 miles during the program’s initial six-month team competition, ending November 1.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Focus Bicycles and Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross (SoCalCross) are taking their partnership to a much bigger stage, Griffith Park at The Greek Theatre.

Tagged Events

Welcome the newest member of the SmartEtailing family, Meko Sage Eich. She was born to one of SmartEtailing's editors, Russell Eich and his wife, Kelly Grebe on October 5.

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