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BY NICOLE FORMOSA

BY JASON NORMAN

MORGAN HILL, CA—As suppliers sold out of certain 2010 models by early spring, retailers began clamoring to get their hands on bikes, relying heavily on dealer exchange programs.

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) is leading the six-month Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge and needs to continue increasing its lead to win. The Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge encourages people to bike instead of drive and will award the team with the most points by October 31, 2010 $25,000.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The seventh annual edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, scheduled for Austin, Texas, Feb 25-27, 2011, is shaping up as potentially the biggest year yet, in part because of the popular Austin location, but also because of a surge of activity within the Handmade bicycles indust

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Boardman Bikes, the British bicycle brand created by cycling legend Chris Boardman and former UK Ironman record holder Alan Ingarfield, has the worldwide marketplace firmly in its sights with plans for international distribution in 2011.

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—Chariot Carriers has undergone a leadership transition with the appointment of founder Dan Britton to the newly-created global position of product specialist. Pierre Doyon, business consultant to Chariot Carriers, is concurrently appointed to the position of president and CEO.

It appears that $5 not only can get you a footlong from Subway, but also an old mountain bike of Floyd Landis'. Click on link to read more.

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Road Magazine has brought Dillon Clapp on board to replace Tim Schamber as creative director.

Schamber has decided to move on and pursue creative projects both inside and outside the cycling industry.

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LEADVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—The 2010 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival is set to kick off in Leadville tomorrow.

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GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—Mountain Racing Products has hired Fruita, Colorado local Noah Sears to manage the company’s online presence and assist with all facets of marketing.

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WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—President Obama signed into law yesterday the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010, better known as the miscellaneous tariff bill, or MTB (H.R. 4380).

“Cycling is just part of the culture here. In California people bike to bike. They dress in their cycling gear to be seen. In Minnesota you’ll see kids biking to soccer practice, guys in suits headed downtown, college students, and, yes, road bikers and mountain bikers, too.”

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Shiftless cyclocrossers now have a category especially for them. Joining the lineup of the Bicycling Magazine Wheelers & Dealers Race is the Raleigh Single Speed Challenge thanks to official bicycle sponsor Raleigh.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Catalyst Communication, a custom publishing and direct mail company for cycling, snowsports and the outdoor industries, and the owner of SuperSale, has hired Chris Dinneen as a new sales and account manager.

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WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Dana Carson has joined Reynolds Cycling as its new international sales manager.

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VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has hired Mark Pippin as product manager. Pippin will oversee product development for all current and future bicycle collections.

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DEER VALLEY RESORT, UT (BRAIN)—The biggest news coming out of Giant Bicycles’ annual retailer meeting known as The Link was confirmation of its plans to open a $60 million factory in Kunshan, China.

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MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—While Trek had its most successful year in 2010, company president John Burke admitted to retailers that it left a lot of money on the table due to delivery problems.

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ Cycling Sports Group will begin direct distribution in Canada of its GT brand with the new model year introduction at ExpoCycle 2010.

We knew it was only a matter of time before Apple got bored with just making computers, iPhones and iPads. Looks like the company wants to get in on some two wheeled action. Click on above PDF for further details.

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