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NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant has put out an all-points bulletin for Adam Craig’s Rabobank-Giant Anthem X Advanced SL bicycle. The MTB pro’s bike was taken from where it was displayed at the Fox Racing Shox booth during Interbike.

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Reid Swanson and Tory Jackson have joined GU Energy Labs. As director of sales, Swanson will be responsible for continuing the company’s aggressive growth plan and oversee the development of new sales channels and opportunities.

Tagged People

Congrats to Dave Guettler, owner of River City Bicycles of Portland, Oregon, the recipient of BRAIN’s 2010 Retailer of the Year award.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Two years after launching at Interbike, Plus 3 Network has opened the first bridge to large groups of everyday folks through employee health and wellness programs.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN)—The Providence Cyclocross Festival opens in less than two weeks with an industry-only dealer day and breakfast.

Tagged Events

"A guy told me one time, 'Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner.'"

—Neil McCauley in "Heat" (1995)

ASPEN, CO (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong took part in a 50-mile charity bike ride Sunday to benefit Wapiyapi, a nonprofit organization that provides camps, retreats and support to families affected by childhood cancer.

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Tagged Media/Publishing

SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press has inked a distribution deal with Little Rock, Arkansas-based online retailer Competitive Cyclist, giving the magazine a base of high quality enthusiast readers as the company's first print title, Peloton magazine, comes to market.

Tagged Media/Publishing / Distributor news

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN)—Ibex Outdoor Clothing Holdings has joined forces with North Castle Partners.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike International Bicycle Expo and Health+Fitness Business Expo was up 3 percent for 2010 with more than 24,000 attending the five-day demo and tradeshow event.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

DeFeet is giving out this sock at Booth 3032 to industry folks who support the move Anaheim. We're not certain if Sheryl Crow will be playing in the background at their booth.

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The NBDA is going to launch a series of Webinars as an extension of the Interbike Super Seminars and Regional Super Seminars that it has hosted each year in cities throughout the country.

Tagged Events

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The international competitive cycling community gathered yesterday at Interbike to show their support for the 2011 Quiznos Pro Challenge.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—IMBA gathered a group of advocacy stalwarts to speak to the threats and opportunities for mountain biking during the organization’s fourth annual breakfast yesterday.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—After a near-death experience in Denver following years of decline, the trade show for specialty fitness retailers seems to be recovering now that it is coupled with Interbike. (Click on story title and then "Visit Link" to view the digital version of Show Daily #3).

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer cut the ribbon to let a flood of retailers into Interbike’s final indoor show at the Sands Convention Center yesterday morning moments after speaking at Interbike’s first-ever opening press conference.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association announced yesterday the formation of three new high school mountain biking leagues in Texas, Washington and Minnesota.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

PALISADE, CO (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Kenny Roberts, the former U.S. sales and marketing manager for DT Swiss, has launched a new business venture which will offer a variety of sales and marketing services with a focus on the bicycle Industry.

SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—New cycling media company Move Press has acquired, a cycling Web site for video product reviews and information.

Tagged Media/Publishing

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Kokanee Crankworx finished its seventh year as the biggest yet. Though excitement has wrapped for this year, there is plenty to look forward to with next year’s event, now less than 10 months away, July 16 to 24, 2011.

Tagged Events


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