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JUPITER, FL (BRAIN)—Sports Marketing Surveys and the Gluskin Townley Group have formed a joint venture to publish a monthly Consumer Intelligence: Bicycles & Bicycling Report beginning January 2010.

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—The nation's first Bikestation Secure Bike Module, a new concept in cost-effective, compact, multi-use bicycle transit center, is contracted for installation at the Covina Metrolink station in Covina, California.

VENTURA, CA (BRAIN)—Hill Billy USA, a Southern California company offering a wide range of golf-related products and services, is launching Dogleg–a series of electric bikes.

CLICK ON LINK to see Al Budris' (president of Sidi) response to today's 5th Spot.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle art from all over the world will be on display and for sale at the 2009 Bike Art Spectacular, a fundraising event for Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids. The event will take place on Saturday, November 7 from 6-9 p.m. at San Diego’s Quilt Art Vision Gallery.

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MOAB, UT (BRAIN)—The 25th annual Ellsworth Moab owners retreat weekend is only two weeks away—November 6 – 8.

There are still spots left to come join Tony and the Ellsworth staff for a weekend of riding in one the most legendary mountain biking regions in the world.

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Focale 44, a manufacturer of fixie bikes and components, has launched a new Web site.

Click on link to check it out.

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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Sea Otter Classic 2010 registration opens up on November 2.

Sunny skies and warm temperatures helped this year’s Sea Otter Classic see double-digit attendance increases the first three days of the show.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic

Following its world premiere in Durango Tuesday night, Race Across the Sky, a stirring documentary about the 2009 Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race, was simulcast to over 500 U.S. locations Thursday [last] night.

LATROBE, Australia (BRAIN)—Due to a severe lack of funding, the Latrobe Carnival has been cancelled for the first time in more than a century, according to an ABC Australia article.

The event is part of the Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals Series and includes cycling, running and woodchopping.

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BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bay Area’s cycling social event of the season, the NorCal League’s CycleFest 2009 will feature the CEO of Slipstream Sports, Jonathan Vaughters, as its special guest at its main annual fundraiser, a three-day gathering, November 6-8 in Mill Valley.

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WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has partnered with 2pure to represent the Pedro's brand of bicycle care products throughout the UK.

Pedro's will be added to the limited yet diverse mix from 2pure with the objective of deeper penetration into the UK's retail base.

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LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The host cities for the record-setting Amgen Tour of California professional cycling road race were unveiled yesterday via a Twitter exchange that took place between Gov.

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"In Kentucky, you can't love your grandmother more than basketball. And if you did, your grandmother would tell you you're stupid."

—Van Florence, president of Kentucky booster organization Committee of 101.

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead Europe has hired two new staff members: Roberto Rinaldi and Stefano Bucci.

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Darren Zielinski, former vice president of sales and marketing for Rocket Science Sports, has launched a blog aimed at bicycle retailers.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports launched a new dealer incentive program at this year's Interbike. This program will offer a monthly discount or promotion to U.S. dealers through 2009 and into 2010.

Don't miss The Pabst Blue Ribbon Manic Mechanic! It's a true test of skill, speed and grease knowledge, with Rocky Mountain's most talented and passionate bicycle mechanics bringing all they have to the table. Open to all bicycle mechanics currently employed by a shop or team. Spectators are encouraged.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing, the leading provider of content-rich Web site solutions for the bicycle industry, and 3DVO, a recognized leader in Rich Media, have formed a strategic partnership to deliver advanced product imagery to industry suppliers and retailers.

BOTHELL, WA (BRAIN)—Corsair Bikes is now accepting applications from riders interested in competing on Corsair Bikes during the 2010 Season.

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