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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Joining forces with Chrome and Widmer Brothers Brewing, ARTCRANK San Francisco returns in support of the San Francisco Bike Coalition.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association, North America's largest cycling membership organization, has announced the winners of its 2011 Bicycle Travel Awards, which include Donn Olson (Dalbo, Minnesota), Kevin Cashman of Apogee Adventures (Brunswick, Maine), Jim Peter and Jim’s Bicycle Shop (Cincinnati, O

Tagged Awards

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Domenic Malvestuto, a longtime bicycle retailer and influential figure in the Phoenix, Arizona, cycling community, died this month at his home in Phoenix after battling colon cancer. He was 68, and is survived by his wife of 22 years, Judy Malvestuto.

Tagged People

GENT, Belgium (BRAIN)—Jacques Lenel, a former French retailer who played a key role in the formation of the European Two Wheelers Association (ETRA), has died.

Tagged People

Attention CrossVegas fans!!!

Check out this 42-minute Sporza feature on this year's event. Though most of it is in Flemish there are some great images of the race, the sponsors and Las Vegas landmarks and Interbike. It's a great view of CrossVegas from the eyes of the Belgian racers.

KAPALUA, HI (BRAIN) — Lance Armstrong will compete in the XTERRA Worlds off-road triathlon.

"XTERRA World Champs next wknd. I'm in! Looking fwd to racing," the seven-time Tour de France winner tweeted Sunday, a week before the swimming, cycling and running competition in Maui.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—More than 70 tired but very happy bicycle riders rolled into Pt. Mugu State Park on Sunday, completing a three-day trek through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in support of breast cancer survivors.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Retro and its sister company, Micro Beer Jerseys, are expanding their current dealer direct wholesale platform this December.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) president and New York City transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood have announced that the Urban Bikeway Design Guide is now available in print.

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—AllCell Technologies, a Chicago start-up manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for e-bikes, has landed a $460,433 grant from the state to expand its production capacity.

HALIFAX, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Orange Mountain Bikes is returning the road after a 15-year hiatus.

"'Cause when that morning sun comes beating down
You're going to wake up in your town
But we'll be scheduled to appear
A thousand miles away from here"

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has hired Nat McAllister as its new director of supplier relations. McAllister comes to the co-op with significant experience in the industry, serving as general manager for a multi-store dealer in New England.

Tagged People

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Swobo is moving from Santa Cruz, California, to Fort Collins, Colorado, as the brand re-launches under new ownership, according to a report by the

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nikwax has hired the Monsoon Group for sales representation in the Southeast region, which includes Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.

Giant has an ad of its own—with a slightly different take than GM in regards to cars and bikes. Click on title and then link to view a larger sized version.

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Looking to expand its U.S. market presence, Italian road bike brand Carrera-PODIUM has brought aboard Phoenix, Arizona-based Icycle Bicycles as Western regional distributor.

Tagged Distributor news

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has named Steve Harden as senior director of North American sales.

Tagged People

GREENSBORO, NC (BRAIN)— founder and head honcho Tyler Benedict just launched, which as its name suggests focuses on triathletes.

Tagged Media/Publishing

MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN)—Component manufacturer Full Speed Ahead is warning its retailers and end consumers about purchasing product online or from foreign trading sites in light of ongoing problems with counterfeit items originating from China.


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