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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike plans to launch a web-based business-to-business community for the bike industry called "Interbike Hub" that connects retailers and manufacturers before, during and after the Interbike International Trade Expo, held in Las Vegas each year.

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"New Rule: Restaurants that serve the greasiest foods have to stop using the ultra-thin napkins that only work if you take a thousand of them. These aren't even napkins. They're coffee filters. They absorb so little oil, I'm surprised BP hasn't tried them in the Gulf."

—Bill Maher

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Heading into the fourth year as the largest cyclocross race in the U.S., CrossVegas has revamped its Web site with the assistance of Ellmore Consultancy Ltd, a U.K. based provider of web and e-commerce services.

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NUNSPEET, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Shimano officially stepped into the e-bike market this week with the introduction of its first component group for electric bikes.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) will be the new Canadian distributor of BMC Trading AG and its bikes effective September 1.

OGC will now have three bicycle brands it distributes including Intense and Opus, according to a press release.

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MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—The Specialized recruiting team will be holding a Specialized Job Fair in cycling-hotbed San Diego, California, June 21-22, seeking candidates for positions at its Northern California office in Morgan Hill.

The Specialized Job Fair will be located at:

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ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Park Tool has picked the locations for its 2011 Tech Summits.

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MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries completed the extension of its revolving credit facility on Wednesday, opening up an additional $300 million to the parent company of Cannondale, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn, Iron Horse, Pacific Cycle and Sugoi.

CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—Michael Gamstetter has been hired as marketing manager of VSI Products.

VSI Products is the parent company of Intense BMX, Sinz, The, Vigor, Its, Eye and Ave. The company is based in Southern California.

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WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek’s John Burke said the company’s decision to roll Gary Fisher into the Trek line was driven by desire to simplify its line and grow sales, particularly in the hot 29er category.

"The only thing that leaks on a bike is air."

—River City Bicycles Web site front page. Click on link to check it out.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear has partnered with to design and provide jerseys for the upcoming 2010 Le Tour Challenge benefiting the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and powered by and Versus.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano has launched a Dyna-Sys drivetrain site that provides in-depth training and information to bike shop employees through the company's Dealer Web Portal.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face has appointed Derek Wills as its North American sales and business development manager.

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MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—In order to better define and differentiate the Saris rack brand and the CycleOps performance training products brand, parent company Saris Cycling Group has introduced individual Web sites for Saris and CycleOps as well as a company site.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—More than 30 influential transportation professionals representing federal and local government, the private sector and national organizations gathered recently in Boulder, Colorado to focus on emerging new designs in bicycle facilities.

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MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized's Bike to Work day Industry Commuter Cup Challenge results are in.

Industry Partners:

Tiny But Tough (50 or less employees companywide) — 3A Distribuidora with six full-time employees 100 percent participation.

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LIVING ON THE OUTSKIRTS of Boulder, Colorado, Kelley Cluzel and her husband Bill were in the market to buy a house closer to town. Cluzel hoped to shorten her 15-mile commute so that she could bike to work.


LAGUNA HILLS, CA—Lance Camisasca’s decision to launch “Dealer Camp” puts a spotlight on the expanding role of mid-summer dealer events. And it foreshadows, potentially, a significant shift in show dates for Interbike.

Colorado is one of the most bicycle friendly states in the U.S., right? Well, yes, except for one small town that goes by the name of Black Hawk, where the city manager believes banning bikes promotes safety.


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