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Posted July 31, 2008

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley sales continued to soar in the second quarter of 2008 with the company reporting another period of double-digit growth. Sales jumped 19.6 percent in the second quarter, on top of the 15 percent growth Oakley saw in the first quarter of the year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 31, 2008

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nuun Active Hydration has hired Evan Wert for the newly created position of specialty sports sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 31, 2008

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Lawmakers moved closer this week to the biggest overhaul of U.S. product-safety rules in a generation.

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2008

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—When Marin Bikes called the third party travel company that booked their rooms for Interbike to verify their reservations, the Northern California company was shocked when the phones were disconnected.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted July 31, 2008

This NYC cop is a former offensive lineman. What a shocker. It seems, however, that he has now been benched (or rather desked) for this bit of aggression (click on link) during a recent Critical Mass ride in Times Square.

Posted in North America
Posted July 30, 2008

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Matthew Bracken will join Pedro's as product manager starting tomorrow.

Bracken most recently served as president of Independent Fabrication, overseeing day-to-day operations for the high-end frame builders.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 30, 2008

FORT WAYNE, IN (BRAIN)—J&B's assistant facility manager Tom Rodriguez died of a severe asthma attack on July 20.

He had been a part of the industry for more than 20 years.

Rodriguez had been working for J&B since 2001 at its Fort Wayne, Indiana location.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 30, 2008

HANCOCK, MA (BRAIN)—The Kenda Bikefest presented by Dirt Rag magazine, formerly known as Pedro’s Fest, brought in more than 1,500 people this past weekend to the Apple Tree Organic Farm in Hancock, Massachusetts.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 30, 2008

"Summer means many different things to different people. To some it might mean the thrill of a high speed catamaran. Others like to float around and soak up a few stray rays. Still others like some kind of inland activity. But for us, it's the sport of surfing."

Posted in North America
Posted July 30, 2008

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin reported revenues in its Outdoor/Fitness segment revenue increased 54 percent to $119 million in the second quarter.

The gains were due to the strength of our product introductions in the quarter, including the Colorado series, the Forerunner 405 and the Edge 705.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 29, 2008

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Veteran framebuilder Paul Sadoff will teach frame building at United Bicycle Institute (UBI) in Ashland, Oregon.

UBI was considering expanding its staff of instructors to meet demand for classes, and Sadoff found himself in the neighborhood.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 29, 2008

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona has hired Shawn “Smiley” Nesbitt for its sports marketing department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 29, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Matt Mannelly, president and chief executive officer of Cannondale, is leaving Cannondale.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 28, 2008

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and the Sea Otter Classic announced a three-year deal on Tuesday to hold the Association’s annual leadership conference in conjunction with Sea Otter’s popular consumer festival.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer is running a special apparel product review section for its Sept. 1 issue.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 28, 2008

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano's Coasting project, a design collaboration between the bicycle components leader, global innovation and design firm IDEO, and Coasting OEM partners, Giant, Raleigh and Trek, received the Gold IDEA Award in the International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) competition presented by the Indust

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted July 28, 2008

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Selle Royal and Continental have entered into a dual distribution strategy in Canada through Highway Two and Norco Products.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2008

Congrats to Thule's Karl Wiedemann and his wife on their new bundle of joy, Lily Frances Wiedemann. She was born on July 21, and weighed 7 lbs 9 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long. Mother and baby are doing well.

Posted in North America
Posted July 27, 2008

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—"Don't you just love this time of year, when the birds, boats and cyclists come out? Well, two out of three ain't bad."

That was Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden (pictured) in a recent column he penned online.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 27, 2008

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Check out a new bike-art show at Go Rilla Gallery in Santa Ana this Friday from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Bike Curious? is a group art show that explores the many facets of bicycles and the curious cultures surrounding them.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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