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PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pat Cunnane was in a Performance store in Raleigh, North Carolina, the other day when a customer walked in and asked whether the store had a Fuji Absolute 3.0 in stock. Cunnane immediately took note.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—More than 100 cyclists gathered on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol early this week to voice their disapproval of a bike ban in Black Hawk, a small gambling town in the state that’s made headlines for its new ordinance.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear has repositioned sales manager Eric Truman to the newly created product manager position.

Tagged People

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association (TBEA) has committed $50,000 per year for three years to the Bikes Belong Foundation.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

"And yes, this will be final Tour de France. It's been a great ride. Looking forward to 3 great weeks."

—Lance Armstrong tweeted.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—TAITRA, long recognized in the bicycle industry for its role in promoting the Taipei Cycle Show, is turning its focus to the outdoor and sporting goods industry.

Tagged Events

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—For the first time in over a decade Cinelli framesets are being offered as complete bikes to U.S. customers.

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle will open two new retail locations and relocate and remodel two other locations in Pennsylvania and California.

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar & Company has begun selling family-owned common stock to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—With just under three months until Interbike's International Bicycle Expo 2010, Interbike's net-sold, square-feet exhibit space at the Sands Convention and Expo Center has surpassed the 2009 show, with only limited amount of exhibit space still available.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Velimpex Marketing is moving, but staying in town.

The new address is:

1825 Sharp Point Drive, Suite 126
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Phone and fax numbers remain unchanged, but won't be up and running until Wednesday afternoon.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Three former executives at VeloNews have launched a venture capital fund looking to buy small, enthusiast-based businesses or information-related product and service companies.

SANTA BARBARA, CA (BRAIN)—Jeff Botelho and Adam Durazo are focused on Bike-alog’s future; the two want to provide a more complete and accurate catalog for shops going forward.

DEER VALLEY, UTAH (BRAIN)—Exhibitors at this year’s PressCamp walked away from the event pleased with the exposure gained by spending three days meeting with editors from two dozen national and international publications.

Tagged PressCamp

"The maximum load is listed as a '12-pack of beer' and it is designed for the wheel-size of a 700c road bike, which pretty much means carrying Pabst Blue Ribbon on a fixed-gear bike."

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Erik’s Bike Shop was named a “Top Workplace” in the Twin Cities metro area based on an employee-based survey project from the Star Tribune.

Tagged Awards

SANTA MARIA, CA—Cycle Star Bicycles, the nation’s first Giant Brand Store (GBS) bicycle retailer, has hired Chris Eldevick as its new retail manager.

Tagged People

“There is no intelligence to suggest that this residence was targeted because of who owns it and who lives there. It looks like a very minor residential burglary.”

VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports has promoted Joe Martynaitis to be the first brand manager of Stevens for the U.S.

Tagged People

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra vice president of product development Dean Bradley has left the company, Electra confirmed.

Electra also confirmed that Bradley plans on staying in the industry. Bradley wasn't available for comment.

Tagged People


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