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Posted August 18, 2008

BEIJING, China (BRAIN)—Not that the other Olympic sports aren't exciting, but nothing will probably hold a candle to BMX racing's first time out at this year's Games.

The Men's and Women's preliminaries start today.

Click on link to see full story.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—A bill that strengthens the reach of the governing body that oversees product safety regulations, including those for bicycles, has cleared its final hurdle.

President George W. Bush signed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 into law last Thursday.

Posted in North America
Posted August 18, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike's annual OutDoor Demo at Bootleg Canyon, Nevada, is on schedule to meet or exceed last year's event.

Currently, the OutDoor Demo has 63,500 of net-sold, square-feet of exhibit space and is continuing to grow as manufacturers submit exhibiting contracts.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 18, 2008

GT's BMX racer and Olympian Mike Day will be making his first ever appearance on Fuel TV's The Daily Habit. Check it out tonight at 6 p.m. (PST)/9 p.m. (EST).

Posted in North America
Posted August 17, 2008

"Would you like a room with a nice big work space? What's this look like a Holiday Inn?"

Posted in North America
Posted August 17, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—BE Innovations of Chicago has signed an agreement with Performance, Inc., to sell ZYM Endurance and ZYM Catapult portable sports drinks in Performance
Bicycle stores nationwide.

Posted in North America
Posted August 17, 2008

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group has hired Jeff Zajac as its new plant manager.

"We are extremely delighted to have Jeff joining the team and look forward to his proficiency in overseeing the daily operation of the plant," said Peter Hurley, chief executive officer of ABG.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 17, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)— Nissan will be shifting into high gear at Eurobike, as the Japanese carmaker has signed on as the sponsor and partner of the leading trade show for the international bicycle industry this September 4-7.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Eurobike
Posted August 15, 2008

BY JASON NORMAN

DOWNIEVILLE, CA—The legend lives on. That was the resounding chorus echoed by everyone who attended this year’s Downieville Classic.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 15, 2008

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Retailers can expect fewer unannounced sales calls this season as outside reps scale back visits due to escalating gas prices.

Posted in North America
Posted August 15, 2008

BY LYNETTE CARPIET

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Move over Paris, you have some American competition. Well, not quite. But a much scaled-down version of its highly successful Vélib bike rental system should be hitting the nation’s capital this month after a few months delay.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2008

"Luther said I could learn some things from you. I already know how to drink."

—Johnny Hooker in "The Sting"

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Bill Keith, a 16-year veteran at Cannondale, is no longer with the company.

Keith, who began his career working as a store manager at Orange Cycle in Orlando, Florida, was Cannondale’s bicycle product manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 14, 2008

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—Chris Armstrong owes his life to his coworkers at Serfas. When the inside sales rep at Serfas went into cardiac arrest on July 31, colleagues saved his life by performing CPR until paramedics arrived.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 14, 2008

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle just wrapped up “The Link,” a meeting with key retailers held over four days in Park City, Utah.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 14, 2008

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—For 2009, Trek is investing resources on bringing to market best in class products and helping retailers boost their profitability. That was the message Trek president John Burke delivered last night, kicking off the company’s annual dealer gathering.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 13, 2008

"Let's swim to the moon
Let's climb through the tide
Surrender to the waiting worlds
That lap against our side

Nothin' left open
And no time to decide
We've stepped into a river
On our moonlight drive"

—Jim Morrison (The Doors)

Posted in North America
Posted August 13, 2008

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Racing has hired Matt Dashiell as its new purchasing aftermarket product coordinator.

Dashiell comes to Felt Racing with over 15-plus years of working in the industry, and more than 30 years of racing BMX, triathlons, road bikes and finally MTB.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 13, 2008

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles has introduced a new Signature Paint Program.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2008

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—The "NBC Nightly News" on Monday featured Tom Brokaw (pictured) cruising Tiananmen Square on a Giant bike.

It was nearly 20 years ago that Brokaw rode a bike with a hidden camera through Tiananmen Square just after the 1989 student uprising.

Click on link to see segment.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing

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