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LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Sales of motorcycles and scooters were down 4.6 percent in the first quarter compared with the same period earlier, according to the Irvine-based Motorcycle Industry Council trade association in an LA Times article.

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Cinelli USA, a sales and marketing division of U.S. distributor BTI, has been granted exclusive rights to sell Cinelli framesets and complete bikes into Canada.

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (BRAIN)—Men and women looking for classically-styled road apparel now have a new company to choose from with Road Holland.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Mike McGinn is one of a kind. He’s mayor of Seattle, a city of more than 600,000 with another 1.4 million people living nearby—on islands, across bridges and on houseboats.

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Genuine Innovations is proud once again to be combining three of Arizona’s classic triathlons into its own series, The Genuine Innovations’ AZ Triple Crown Triathlon Challenge.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—U.S. suppliers upped their imports of kids’ bikes by 678,433 units across all juvenile categories through the first quarter, according to numbers from the Department of Commerce. That represents a 48 percent increase over last year.

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DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Thousands of cyclists will pay tribute to those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways tonight during the worldwide Ride of Silence, now in its eighth year.

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SCHWABISCH GMUND, Germany (BRAIN)—Southern Germany will play host to the 2010 European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition (EHBE) that will feature more than 90 exhibitors starting tomorrow and running through Sunday.

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—April revenue at Taiwan’s top two bike manufacturers was up more than 30 percent over the same month last year, potentially indicating an early push for global production of 2011 bikes.

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BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The third party testing requirement for children’s bikes went into effect on Monday while the industry awaits a decision on a petition to push back the deadline for a third time.

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SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) has earned $25,000 as one of the three bike-focused nonprofits Clif Bar & Company has selected to lead its 2 Mile Challenge, a program that encourages the public to bike instead of drive trips under two miles.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—With the transfer of Swobo business and logistics to Santa Cruz Bicycles completed, Sky Yaeger has sold her minority shares and left Swobo. Yaeger worked with Santa Cruz management for the past three months to insure a smooth transition of the business.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—When the Senate imposed price controls on debit transactions, it looked like a big win for retailers on paper.



PHILADELPHIA, PA—Pat Cunnane, president of Advanced Sports Inc., traveled to China at the end of April to make sure the bikes he needed would be on their way.


BURNABY, British Columbia—Custom apparel may not be the flashiest category in the industry, but it is a growing one and without a clear leader many companies are clamoring to capture a bigger piece of the pie.

LEXINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—The Mass BikePike Tour, a bicycle tour in Massachusetts, is now accepting registrations for its four-day event to take place August 5 - 8, 2010.

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SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—Bike Magazine was awarded its third Maggie in two years at the Western Publishing Association’s (WPA) 59th Annual Maggie Awards, in recognition of the outstanding photography sequence in the December 2009 feature story, “Enter the Thaw.”

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TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Toronto city council has voted to guarantee a $4.8 million startup loan for a bike rental company, if the firm can first generate 1,000 subscribers and private sponsorship support, according to CBC News.


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