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SEASIDE, CA (BRAIN)—A small group of top Specialized dealers gathered in California’s Central Coast Thursday morning as stage five of the Amgen Tour of California left the overcast skies of Seaside bound for Paso Robles.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The League of American Bicyclists estimates that about one million people in cities across the country will commute to work on two wheels today, May 20, designated as National Bike to Work Day.

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FORT LEE, NJ (BRAIN)—A trio of founders want to eliminate the hassle and cost associated with athletes transporting their bikes to races and have launched a high-end, race-day ready rental bike company.

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—BTI is now accepting warranty service orders for Cane Creek Double Barrel shocks and DT-Swiss Tricon wheels.

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POMONA, CA (BRAIN)—The publisher of Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine plans to stage the first annual trade show focused on the recumbent market in Pomona, California, this fall.

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TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—After years as co-CEOs of Cervélo, owners/founders Gerard Vroomen and Phil White have decided that White will now assume sole CEO status for the Canadian bike manufacturer. Vroomen will continue in his role on the board.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Independent bike retailers have adopted point-of-sale systems at the same pace as other specialty sporting goods retailers. Based on a recent survey conducted by Leisure Trends Group, 88.2 percent of bike retailers currently use a POS system.

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries reported a 10 percent increase in its bicycle business for the first quarter of the year, driven by strong sales of Cannondale and GT in Europe and Australia, according to an earnings report released yesterday by the company.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Pat Cunnane, CEO of Advanced Sports Inc., was recently appointed to the board of directors of the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (NFFSN).

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has moved its headquarters within Switzerland from Lausanne to Bern.

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries reported a 10 percent increase in its bicycle business for the first quarter of the year, driven by strong sales of Cannondale and GT in Europe and Australia, according to an earnings report released today by the company.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., maker of the Polar Bottle has begun a new wellness and fitness program for its employees. The initiative includes professional health consultations as well as a fitness component that challenges employees to take part in charity fitness events.

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BELLINGHAM, WA (BRAIN)—Softride's bicycle racks are now available through the Hans Johnsen Company in Dallas, Texas.

Beginning June 1, Softride’s products will be available through HJC’s parts and accessories offering for IBDs for
availability throughout the Central Southern U.S.

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GARLAND, TX (BRAIN)—The ninth annual Ride of Silence will bring together thousands of cyclists tonight to honor those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

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MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Bike Expo is looking to attract retailers to the third-year tradeshow this summer in Munich with a new professional training program, and a discount ticket offer for shops’ customers.

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BANGKOK, Thailand—With its investment into a 65,000 square foot office and warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia, and Jim Wannamaker at the helm, Thailand’s Vee Rubber is committed to making a play at the aftermarket tire business in North America.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veteran of the industry Louis Viggio has launched a new eyewear brand designed for athletes who have to squint to read their cycling computers, mobile phones and GPS devices.

Saris Cycling needs help selecting the winner of the first National Saris Cycling Group 5th Grade Poster Contest: Bicycling is Fun and Healthy too! Click on the link above and vote for your favorite poster. The winner gets a trip for two to Washington D.C. for the 2012 National Bike Summit.

ASPEN, CO (BRAIN)—POC Sports, supplier of gravity sports helmets, eyewear, body armor and apparel, has hired Ben Wallace as vice president of sales in the U.S.

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BRUSSELS, Belgium—The European Twowheel Retailers Association (ETRA) has elected Erik Oddershede as its new president.

Oddershede is the director of the Danish trade association Danske Cykelhandlere, and has been a member of the ETRA Committee for 15 years.

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