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COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The 2009 NBDA Super Seminar series embraces the NBDA's "Independent Concept" philosophy to empower and assist bicycle retailers in becoming strong and dynamic independent retail brands in their communities.

Tagged Events / Interbike

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—A new bicycle safety law went into effect yesterday, where drivers have to gives cyclists at least 3 feet of space when passing or risk a $110 ticket, according to the TV news station KMGH Denver.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will play host to 65 new exhibitors and 1,100 brands for the 2009 Interbike International Expo and Outdoor Demo in Las Vegas the week of September 21-25.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

"The bike is who we are; it represents a gigantic part of our life, and Kenny's life especially."

—Pamela Mooney, commenting on her Peet's Coffee and Tea Newport Beach bike wedding. You'll have to read the story to find out more (click on link).

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—Look technology is now available for Lambert’s customers.

Tagged Distributor news

BAY SHORE, NY (BRAIN)—Finish Line Technologies has appointed Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) as its exclusive Canadian distributor.

Tagged Distributor news

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Kokanee Crankworx 2009 is ready to rip this Saturday, and will kick off the celebration of all two-wheeled addictions as the Bike Expo, Demo and Tech Zones open to the public in the morning and the Dual Slalom racers go head to head in the afternoon.

Tagged Events

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has acquired the assets of Sydney-based Gemini Bicycles for US $2.2 million.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) is accepting nominations for the 2009 bike industry Pioneering Woman and First Ascents awards.

Tagged Awards

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—Starting in mid-September, Lambert will be the Canadian distributor of Pedro’s.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has opened up buyer attendee and exhibitor registration for Outdoor Demo East. Qualified buyers and exhibitors can register by clicking on link.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—The first three containers of Focus bikes destined for the U.S. market are on the water now, said Scott Rittschof, president of Focus Bicycles USA. Rittschof, who is launching the U.S. subsidiary for the German bike brand, will take delivery of its first shipment Aug. 15.

"We've sold 600,000 cases of Cycles Gladiator wines in 50 states, as well as 20 countries around the world, including sales in the state of Alabama for 3 years, and not received one single consumer complaint."

BELLINGHAM, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply and KHS Bicycles have begun distributing Softride Bike Racks.

Tagged Distributor news

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Kempter Marketing Inc (KMI) has entered into a long term deal with Lapierre bikes to be the exclusive Canadian distributors of the France based bike brand.

Tagged Distributor news

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

PORTLAND, OR—Slate Olson never wants to ride a gravel road again.

Through the Rapha Continental, the performance apparel company’s pursuit of the most epic rides across the country, he has handled enough gravel descents to last a lifetime.

BY MARC SANI

ASPEN, CO—Last summer Michael Wamtler sold $79,000 worth of Storck bicycles in one week.

Tagged Distributor news

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

SUN VALLEY, ID—Dealers can expect more value-driven, price-conscious options for 2010 if product displayed at PressCamp is an indication.

Exhibitors at the June media event showed product in line with a more conservative approach toward consumer spending.

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Luxottica sales were up 3.5 percent in the second quarter due in large part by the performance of Ray-Ban and Oakley.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

KEYSTONE, CO (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycles emphasized weight and rigidity in its 2010 line of full suspension mountain bikes, which includes three new long-travel aluminum frame sets and two new short-travel carbon fiber bikes.

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