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ORONO, ME (BRAIN)—The Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) has announced its first Gold Sponsor is Prodeco Technologies.

Check out this crazy video footage of the Valparaiso Cerro Abajo race in Chile. Not your normal downhill run to say the least. Click on title and then link.

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Highway Two has appointed George Eubanks as president.

Tagged People

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Imports of mountain bikes in January were 51 percent higher than last year, and road bike imports are up 66 percent, according to Department of Commerce reports. Overall suppliers brought in 980,352 bikes, or 37,760 more than a year ago.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SEVILLE, Spain (BRAIN)—The Velo-city 2011 Seville Conference got started on the right foot Wednesday with Norway's former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland giving a rousing speech to those 900 in attendance.

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ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Park Tool is now offering a sharpening service for cutting tools such as headtube reamers and facers.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cycle Dog, America's leading recycled dog collar and leash company, has reached the milestone of 10,000 pounds of inner tubes that have been reclaimed and transformed into their products.

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Sea Otter Classic is honoring bike shops with a new Dealer Days program.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA's board of directors has approved two new members: Colorado's Chris Conroy and Illinois' David Zimberoff.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics has hired golf industry veteran Bob Bartlett for the newly created position of operations manager.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—RockShox has hired Scott Hart as its brand communications manager.

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MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—A duty change could raise the price of certain cassettes to importers, and ultimately dealers and consumers, by 10 percent.

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has unveiled an online dealer portal that provides easy access to resources that are in demand by its dealers.

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—After a successful launch in 2010, Reynolds Cycling has just rolled out its 2011 version of the Spin It Up Demo Wheel program.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Citing environmental and wildlife concerns, the Quiznos Pro Challenge bike race won't roll a stage through Colorado National Monument in 2012.

Tagged Events

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A clear shift is developing in the attendance and focus of the Taipei Cycle Show as Asia’s fast-emerging economies, bolstered by a more affluent middle class, rediscovers cycling as a recreational activity.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

Washington, D.C. (BRAIN)—As the last bikes were wheeled from the House of Sweden at the close of the inaugural Urban PressCamp, early praise was beginning to roll in.

Tagged PressCamp

WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics is the bestselling sunglass brand nationwide among bike specialty retailers and run specialty retailers, according to Leisure Trends Group RetailTRAK™ point-of-sale (POS) retail sales tracking.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Giant Bicycle.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—World Bicycle Relief, a Chicago-based not for profit that provides quality bicycles to people living in sub-Saharan Africa, has welcomed Todd Ricketts, Chicago Cubs owner; Mark Ishaug, president of AIDS United; and business owner Elaine Burke to its Board of Directors.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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