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We all know by now that Sarah Gilbert was denied drive-through service recently on her custom-made stretch bike—with her three boys on board (click on link). It looks as though the only way you get served on a bike is to have a piece of furniture attached to it (see picture).

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Despite a few nasty weather days at this year’s Crankworx, the numbers came in ahead of last year.

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CAMPBELL, CA (BRAIN)—X-Fusion has hired Anthony Trujillo as its new engineering and product manager.

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SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule has entered into an agreement with Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) to distribute both Thule and SportRack branded products to the Canadian market.

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SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—San Francisco has its Critical Mass and San Jose has its Bike Party.

With roughly 2,500 people turning out for last month's ride, the San Jose Bike Party is steadily growing.

Click on link for full story.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—With two of America’s top cycling events planned during Interbike week in Las Vegas, it’s a perfect opportunity to recognize riders who can excel in both cyclocross and criterium racing. Double Down at the Mandalay Bay is designed to do just that.

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NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has just made two members of its retail network—and one new Giant bike owner—very happy.

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—Two years ago Chariot embarked on a Lean Manufacturing journey to improve the performance of its Calgary production facility. While only part way into the project, noticeable progress is being made, which is allowing Chariot to pass on some of the savings.

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss' Paul Guebara will take on the marketing management responsibilities for the time being at the company.

Kenny Roberts, who left to pursue his educational goals on July 31, was responsible for DT Swiss' after-market sales and marketing management.

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LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN)—SRAM is returning for its fourth consecutive year of sponsorship of the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross.

MACON, GA (BRAIN)—L.H. Thomson Company has added Winora Group as its exclusive distributor in Germany and Austria. Winora will also distribute Thomson in France.

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BRAIN's own publisher, Marc Sani, has really taken to commuting this summer. So much so, that he's gotten a bit too fast for his own good. He was stopped by a park ranger for going too fast through Laguna Niguel Regional Park yesterday morning on his regular route.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Specialized will part ways with Colorado’s Bicycle Village when the agreement between the two companies ends next June.

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—After a three-year hiatus from ExpoCycle, Trek will once again be returning to OutDoor Demo Day.

Trek will once again join other bicycle manufacturers and suppliers for an exciting day on the world class trails of Ski Bromont.

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BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—James Alberts has been named the new global marketing manager for Jagwire.

Alberts, who has a broad background in bicycle retailing and marketing, recently earned an MBA with a concentration in brand and product management from the University of Iowa’s Tippie School of Management.

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DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)— Dahon has had steady growth in sales for the first half of 2009, with a 6 percent increase in unit volume and a 27 percent increase in revenues, compared with the year earlier period.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Made in USA sticker is giving exporters of kids' bikes a good year so far as shipments reached 14,606 juvenile bikes through June, an increase of 19 percent.

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James Thomas from Serfas dropped by earlier this week with some new product in hand for 2010—and on his face. Isla glasses feature four interchangable lenses and an RXable clip insert. Isla retails for $50.

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ridley has signed on with Norco as its new Canadian distributor. After years of successful collaboration, Ridley Bikes and Vellend Tech have mutually decided to end their partnership.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Kevin Cox and Holly Wiese have teamed up to create their own strategic retail design and visual merchandising company, 3 Dots Design.


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