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PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cyclone Bicycle Supply will now distribute Tufo Tires.

Tufo, based out of the Czech Republic, is known for its tubular tires and Cyclone will have a variety of them fully stocked at more than competitive prices.

Tagged Distributor news

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Renthal's product line is now available in the United States through QBP and SBS.

The ever increasing range currently features two models of handlebar in six bend shapes, three models of chainring, a stem and grips. Plenty more is due to be released over the coming months.

Tagged Distributor news

CUPERTINO, CA (BRAIN)—Former president and CEO of Kestrel Bicycles, Kevin Kenney, has been hired as senior composites engineer at Apple.

Tagged People

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

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MONTEREY, CA—The Sea Otter Classic, which starts today, is looking to attract more women and dealers for the 2011 edition.

While Sea Otter has done a much better job over the last couple of years at introducing more women’s specific activities, this is the first year it’s been formalized.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—This year’s Bicycle Leadership Conference, which officially kicked off yesterday, expects roughly 210 attendees at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa through tomorrow.

Last year the BLC had 190 attendees. The hotel’s capacity is 220 people.

Tagged Events

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—BMC executives are making a major push into the mountain bike market with a new model 2012 carbon fiber frame, the first for its Trail Fox series mountain bikes. And they chose an ideal location to show them off.

AUGUSTA, Maine (BRAIN)—A bill recently introduced in Maine aims to impose a 2 percent surcharge on new bike sales.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) has hired Alex Baxter as its chief digital officer. Baxter will spearhead CGI’s online media operation, reporting directly to CEO Peter Englehart.

Tagged Media/Publishing

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN)—Parlee has hired Chris Hewings as its EU sales manager.

Tagged People

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—For most IBDs spring signals the start of the busy season, and for the 25th year Catalyst Communication is driving customers into shops with its Cycling Guide.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—About 200,000 people hit the streets of downtown Los Angeles on bikes, rollerblades, skateboards and just about anything without a motor Sunday in the city’s second “CicLAvia,” according to the event’s producers.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The San Diego Custom Bicycle Show wrapped up its third year over the weekend in the heart of the city at the famous Golden Hall where the likes of The Doors and The Who have played.

Tagged Events

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has donated 1,000 units of a special "Emergency Edition" hardtail mountain-bike specifically designed to assist emergency crews involved with the recent Japan earthquake disaster.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Claudio Marra (Full Speed Ahead) and Mark Schroeder (Specialized) have joined the newly created Bicycle Technical Committee of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI).

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Veteran cycling journalist Richard Cunningham has joined's editorial staff.

Tagged Media/Publishing

CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—Southern California distributor Tom Hall Enterprises is moving to a larger building as a result of growing sales and in anticipation of continued sales increases.

BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Powabyke EV Ltd, the UK-based brand of electric powered bikes, have struck a deal with The Brandsco PLC for exclusive distribution rights in the United States.


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