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Posted March 8, 2009
"I'm looking California
And feeling Minnesota..."

—Soundgarden. Click on link to check out Part II of LC's recent trip to Minnesota.
Posted in North America
Posted March 5, 2009
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists have picked 34 new Bicycle Friendly Business award winners, which includes first platinum designations to New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Bike Gallery of Portland, Oregon.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted March 5, 2009
SUNSET BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Alienation BMX has hired Rob Morgan as its new west coast sales rep.

Morgan comes to the job with 15 years of BMX experience, which includes riding, video production and judging at major contests.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 5, 2009
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Register for the Bicycle Leadership Conference online through March 30 and save $125. Simply register as an “industry advocate” and you’ll get access to cycling’s most important conference of the year. Click on link to register.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 5, 2009
BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Celebrate the life of mountain bike legend Brent Thomson on the trails that he made famous—Bootleg Canyon, Nevada.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 4, 2009
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group and Muchachos International announced Wednesday that they have settled all outstanding lawsuits in their long-running dispute that reached from Milwaukee to Taichung, Taiwan.

A one-sentence joint press release from Hayes lawyer Ann Maher gave no details.
Posted in North America
Posted March 4, 2009
GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Mike Hürlimann has replaced Andreas Georgiadis as chief executive officer of International Sport Holding Group, the parent company of BMC bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 4, 2009
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco and Pacific Brands have reached an exclusive distribution agreement for the Australia and New Zealand markets starting with the 2010 season.

Posted in North America
Posted March 4, 2009
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company has expanded its Account Management Team with the hiring of Chris Fallon for the New England region, Bob Aceto for the Pennsylvania and New Jersey region and Herb Hart for New York.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 4, 2009
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has appointed Jeff McGuane as its new president of CSG North America.

McGuane replaces Jeff Frehner, who left the company last August because intensive travel between his home in Madison, Wisconsin, and Cannondale's headquarters in Bethel, Connecticut.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 4, 2009
"The biggest evolution will happen between man's ears - in our minds. Once we realize the potential of the bike, there are endless things that can be done with a two-wheeled vehicle."

—Gary Fisher. Click on link to read entire story
Posted in North America
Posted March 3, 2009
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Posted in North America
Posted March 3, 2009
PACOIMA, CA (BRAIN)—Kemco International has hired industry veteran Ron Blocher as its new U.S. sales representative.

Blocher had been the owner of United Bicycle Parts, a distributor located in Ashland, Oregon. UBP folded up shop in late January because business was slow.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Eight professional framebuilders from three countries have spent the last 24 months working together to create an international organization which they hope can strengthen the trade, pay homage to its past, and work towards ensuring that its future is bright and profitable.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 3, 2009
BOURNEMOUTH, UK (BRAIN)—Blackstone owned Center Parcs report that summer bookings are up 44 percent as more Brits seem to be choosing to vacation at home this year.

Posted in North America
Posted March 3, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—With less than two weeks to go before the start of this year’s National Bike Summit, March 10-12, pre-registration is already at more than 450 participants, according to Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists, which organizes the annual event.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 2, 2009
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Outdoor Retailer's 2009 Summer Market Open Air Demo has been changed from two days to one day.

This year's Open Air Demo will take place at Pineview Reservoir (near Odgen, Utah) on Monday, July 20, prior to OR Summer Market's indoor expo, July 21-24.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 2, 2009
AGOURA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Former Pearl Izumi national sales manager Patricia Babka has been named vice president of sales for Gramicci.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 2, 2009
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has launched its SAP implementation project. SAP AG is a world leader in ERP software and is used by companies like Siemens, Coca-Cola, and Pioneer. Brands like Zipp Speed Weaponery use it in the bicycle industry.
Posted in North America
Posted March 2, 2009
BRAIN's web editor was spotted by TMZ's cameras this weekend at Indy's Home & Garden Show, next door to this year's Handmade Bike Show (Click on link to see Handmade award winners with pictures!!!)

TMZ: Mr. Norman, Mr. Norman, are you now endorsing Softub on top of the work you already do for BRAIN?
Posted in North America

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