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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A brewing debate over dates for Taiwan Bike Week has been settled. This December’s gathering of product managers in Taichung takes place much the same as in year’s past.

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HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has hired Jeffrey Bramhall as its new operations/logistics manager.

Prior to arriving at Pedro's, Bramhall was a key member of Landry's Bike shop.

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CAMBRIDGE, MA (BRAIN)—The U.S. Patent Office has granted a patent covering CLIX Systems, Inc.'s new wheel quick release.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Hugh Walton and Shelley Gedak are sharing management responsibilities at Veltec Sports following the return of former CEO Manfred Krikke Jr. to its Dutch parent company and the departure of other senior managers.

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QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (BRAIN)—Muc-Off, a UK bike cleaning company, is introducing its vital fluids into the Canadian market for 2010, working closely with On The Edge Canada for exclusive distribution.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Core Outdoor retail sales surged 27 percent this past February.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has hired Ian Ferguson as its new U.S. sales manager.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The 2010 Cycling Guide started arriving in homes of bike shop customers around the country the week of March 15. The annual direct marketing program will reach over a half million cycling consumers from 110 stores in 50 markets.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—New Department of Transportation guidelines that encourage investments that provide facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians have drawn heated response from Republican congressmen.

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Sparc Retail, a provider of integrated web-based B2B solutions, has partnered with Felt Bicycles for use of Sparc's Hubsoft suite of online dealer and rep order management tools.

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has expanded distribution for its Asia Pacific Sales Department.

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MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Argon 18 has recently completed an expansion of its warehousing at the company's facility in Montreal.

Genuine Innovations held its first annual Athlete Appreciation Day on March 20. GI's CEO Marty Mares opened his home to some of the company's visiting and local pro triathletes and MTB friends.

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro’s has let go of Chris Zigmont as its chief executive officer. Matthew Simpson, Pedro’s chief operating officer will step up to replace Zigmont as Pedro’s interim chief executive officer.

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SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—The Western Publishing Association (WPA) announced its 2010 Maggie finalists last week, nominating Bike magazine in five categories.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Importers brought in 139,794 fewer units this January compared with the year before—a 13 percent drop in business, the lowest January for importers since 2002.

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SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired Ming Tan as its new general manager. He’ll be responsible for the Ritchey Design and Syncros Applied Technology brands in North America.

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WHISTLER, BC (BRAIN)—The 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games have come and gone and although the snow keeps falling the opening day for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is less than two months away.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, the producers of the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship—the nation’s largest and longest-running professional cycling race—is bringing a new dynamic to “race weekend” this June 4-6 called the Philadelphia Cycling, Health & Fitness Show.

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LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—After more than seven years with Crankbrothers, Christina Orlandella is leaving her role as the company’s marketing director for sights (far) north.

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