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Posted June 9, 2008

"The old president and baby girl—Bill and Hill—they tried to double-wop on him (Barack Obama)—boo bop. But he have enough game to get out of that."

—Snoop Dogg, in the latest "Esquire."

Posted in North America
Posted June 8, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM, a company that has grown from six employees to more than 2,500 with offices and factories worldwide, is seeking an investor to be a strategic financial partner.

Stan Day, president and chief executive officer, said the company has retained J.P. Morgan to lead the search.

Posted in North America
Posted June 8, 2008

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—The Whistler Mountain Bike Park has introduced a new ticket product designed to attract more all-round riders to the park.

Posted in North America
Posted June 7, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike's individual retail buyer registration is up 45 percent compared to the same time period last year (as of May 28).

The number of pre-registered businesses is showing an even larger percentage increase of 55 percent compared to last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 7, 2008

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—OHM Cycles will expand its nationwide network of authorized dealerships in 2008.

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2008

The Web Editor will be on vacation starting Thursday, June 12, returning back to his Web seat on Monday, June 23.

Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—During a sunny spring day last weekend, Bikes for Kids Utah provided 1,000 underprivileged Utah third graders free brand new bicycles, helmets, bike locks and bicycle safety instruction at its third annual charity event.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 5, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM’s F.K. Day is sponsoring a fundraiser for Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for President, at his Chicago home next Thursday.

Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2008

SAN MATEO, CA (BRAIN)—Mtbr.com and RoadBikeReview.com now have a new video section available on their respective Web sites.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 5, 2008

You are going on a day-long bike trip. Who would you most look forward to spending the day in conversation with?

Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2008

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—With bike dealers starving for more service oriented training, Park Tool is going to fill a void.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 4, 2008

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has recently entered into distribution agreements with Italy's Free-Ride Distribution, Thailand's UWC and Indonesia's Bagus Bike.

Posted in North America
Posted June 4, 2008

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News recently had the chance to catch up with Campagnolo NA's new general manager Tom Kattus.

He spoke about where Campagnolo fits into the Shimano and SRAM competitive landscape these days.

Posted in North America
Posted June 4, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—For at least one BMX company retro is in.

A large part of SE Bikes’ resurgence can be attributed to the PK Ripper (pictured) and another 1980s legend—OM Flyer.

Posted in North America
Posted June 4, 2008

Southern California bike riders showed up (more than 400) in a huge way for San Clemente Cyclery owner John Cuchessi's tribute ride over Memorial weekend.

(PHOTO by Dustin Brady)

Posted in North America
Posted June 3, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gary De Bay has been named executive vice president of global strategy and marketing for Spyder Active Sports after serving the brand on a consultant level since November 2007.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 3, 2008

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)–Sugoi has completely redesigned its Web site by boosting the company's e-commerce function, which has seen a 45 percent increase in sales over the past year.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 3, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Backcountry.com has thrown the switch on its new bicycling channel, Chainlove.com.

Posted in North America
Posted June 3, 2008

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Serotta's Factory Studio and Fit Lab opened today. It's a full-service, retailer and consumer-focused experience, representing the essence of the company’s fitting, technology and manufacturing prowess in a world class environment.

Posted in North America
Posted June 3, 2008

"Bo Diddley caught a nanny goat,
To make his pretty baby a Sunday coat,
Bo Diddley caught a bearcat,
To make his pretty baby a Sunday hat."

—Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008)

Posted in North America

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