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SALEM, OR (BRAIN)—An Oregon bill seeking to make it unlawful for a person to carry a child under 6 years old on a bike or in a bike trailer most likely will not advance out of committee as it is currently drafted, say people close to the matter.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Park Tool marketing manager Bill Armas said even though the Philadelphia venue of the Park Tool Tech Summit is sold out, there is still space available for the Chicago and Long Beach versions of the popular mechanics' clinics.

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The result of more than a year of development was introduced yesterday at the Hawley National Sales Meeting. Before an audience of employees, management revealed the beginning of a new, modern visual evolution in celebration of their 25th Anniversary.

Tagged Distributor news

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—A group of bike advocates and business owners attended a public comment hearing Friday to ask the Coastal Commission to mandate the inclusion of Class 1 separated bike lanes on the Gerald Desmond bridge in Long Beach, California.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BRAIN wishes everyone a Happy Martin Luther King Day. Current news will resume tomorrow, January 18.

Tagged BRAIN News

SOLANA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Southern California rep agency Axis Sports Group has opened a showroom in North County San Diego.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—King Cycle Group is turning out Beloved branded frames and forks alongside its own Cielo Cycles line. It has also carved out a 400-square foot area of its factory for Beloved Cycles’ production manager, Nick Sande, to assemble and pack bikes for delivery.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—BMC will sell complete bikes in the U.S. this year for the first time as the boutique Swiss brand looks to broaden its customer base and increase sales volume.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show: Benefiting Transportation Alternatives promises to dazzle attendees as much as The New York International Auto Show, which will end the same weekend that the bicycle show begins.

Tagged Events

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles had added mountain bike marketing assistant Eddie McDonald and engineer Nathan Wright.

Tagged People

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Bradford Bates has joined Osprey Packs as their new sales director.

Bates will be responsible for managing the company’s domestic sales strategy, and will also work closely with bike sales manager Patrick Piller in managing the IBD channel, according to a press release.

Tagged People

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Imports through November totaled 18,952,454 units, not only the best November total in a decade—up 4,776,736 units over last year—it beat most full year imports of the decade as well.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

Karl Schaette, chairman of the board of KHS Bicycle Parts in Olney, Illinois, celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday. He has been working in the bike biz all his life and the picture shows how young you can stay with daily hard work in this great industry.

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The NBDA’s National Bike Summit Scholarship Program is designed to support the cause of cycling in America by making it affordable for NBDA dealers to participate in the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., March 8-10, 2011.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The 25th Anniversary Hawley 2011 catalog is being shipped out next week to dealers across the country.

Tagged Distributor news

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Recharged from a six-week break following his departure from Scott Sports last fall, Scott Montgomery starts his new job today as chairman of Lifeboat Events, organizer of PressCamp, DealerCamp and Urban PressCamp.

Tagged People

SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press, the publisher of Peloton magazine, announced the launch of a new triathlon title on Tuesday.

The first issue of 3/GO will be unveiled at the Wildflower triathlon in April and will also hit newsstands that month.

Tagged Media/Publishing

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Media company Nielsen Holdings BV said that it expects to sell shares at $20 to $22 as part of its initial public offering that could fetch up to $1.57 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids has inked a sponsorship agreement with tire company CST for 2011.

The company's contribution of $7,500 provides essential support to 70 Trips for Kids chapters across North America, according to a press release.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—High school mountain bikers were honored at a ceremony attended by many of the nation’s industry leaders at the Clif Bar and Co. headquarters in Emeryville, Califonia this past Saturday.

Tagged Awards


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