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Posted January 21, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—As the vice president of business development for Whistler Blackcomb, Rob McSkimming has been involved in the ski and bike industries for a long time.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 18, 2008

BEAVERTON, ORE (BRAIN)—Reinforcing its commitment to establish a first class customer service experience, Yakima has unveiled www.Yakimadealer.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted January 18, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—USA Cycling is set to open its new BMX training facility at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA with an athlete exhibition and ribbon cutting ceremony today.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 18, 2008

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has announced that Garageworks will become an authorized service center for Scott suspension products.

Posted in North America
Posted January 18, 2008

"I want to ride my bicycle."

—Unfortunately the Web Editor won't be able to, because he's serving a greater purpose (no, not Mitt Romney) at Winter OR in Salt Lake City this week.

Posted in North America
Posted January 17, 2008

LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac Mountain Bikes has launched a U.S. dealer program.

Phil Doerflein, a bike industry veteran of 20 years, and a former IBD dealer from the Pacific Northwest, has been hired to manage U.S. sales for Tomac.

Posted in North America
Posted January 17, 2008

MOAB, UT (BRAIN)—Zeal Optics says it's not bowing down to what it believes is a frivolous patent infringement lawsuit filed against it by Luxottica-owned Oakley.

Posted in North America
Posted January 17, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—As a part of the 11th Annual Bicycle Leadership Conference, Interbike will host a 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. breakfast presentation followed by an open microphone question and answer session on Saturday, January 19 at the Holiday Inn on the Bay in San Diego.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted January 17, 2008

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France champion, has entered the 2008 Boston Marathon.

Posted in North America
Posted January 16, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Bob Margevicius, Specialized’s vice president of bicycle research and development, is moving to New Zealand but will remain with the company full-time.

Mike Sinyard, founder and chief executive officer, said Wednesday that Margevicius was a “top executive who’s done a great job.”

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2008

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Institute (UBI) has hired three bicycle mechanic instructors with Jeff Menown, Nathan Riddle and Matt Eames.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2008

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Parts has added two new employees.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Richard Fries, a top cycling journalist and ambassador to the sport, has joined the Bikes Belong team as a professional adviser to the Bikes Belong Foundation.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 15, 2008

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Designed to support the cause of cycling in America by making it affordable for first-time attending dealers, the NBDA’s scholarship program will grant 25 member dealers up to $1000 for all expenses related to participating at this year’s National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 15, 2008

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)–Marin Bikes has added Jonathan Duncan to the Marin Bikes Canada team.

Duncan was hired to assist dealers with sales, warranty and technical service as well as travel for demo and consumer events.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 15, 2008

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN)–The European Union’s trade commissioner Peter Mandelson has retreated from his initiative to radically reduce the European Union’s use of trade defense instruments—including such things as its current anti-dumping duties on Chinese- and Vietnamese-made bicycles.

Posted in International
Posted January 14, 2008

ANNECY, France (BRAIN)—Mavic will launch a full range of cycling footwear, apparel and accessories next year for the spring/summer season. The line will replace the Adidas cycling line.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2008

TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson Tires North America marketing and communications manager Marc Gullickson has left the company.

He had been with the company in that capacity for nearly three years.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 14, 2008

CHULA VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Jeff Deardoff, a longtime fixture in the San Diego area bicycling scene, passed away on Dec. 16 while on a road ride with friends on Palomar Mountain in San Diego County.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 14, 2008

"We had the biggest turnout of cycling celebrities of any of the Pro Nights we've ever put on. But for me, the highlight of the night was hearing about Project Rwanda from Tom Ritchey and Jonathan Boyer. It gives the event a significance that goes beyond bikes and racing."

Posted in North America

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