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SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Steve Dempsey has joined Mad Fiber as director of sales, bringing more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the bike, fitness and outdoor industries to the quickly growing, manufacturer of high performance carbon fiber bicycle wheels.

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CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle has appointed retail veteran Tom Tolworthy as president and chief operating officer.

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KAILUA-KONA, HI (BRAIN)—The Ford Ironman Demo Days saw roughly 10,000 attendees check out the latest and greatest product offerings from the world of triathlon.

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WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)—Winter Park Resort’s Trestle Bike Park will host the fifth annual Crankworx Colorado mountain bike festival July 28 – 31, 2011.

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CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Multichannel Merchant has named Performance Bicycle a Silver Award winner in the 25th Annual MCM Awards, which recognize excellence in multichannel retailing.

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—From Tour de France champion Alberto Contador's point of view, enough is enough when it comes to allegations of doping.

Contador has denied these allegations, saying the positive result came from eating a contaminated steak.

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MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group, makers of Saris bicycle racks and CycleOps performance training products, has inked a new partnership with Monza Imports for distribution in the Australian marketplace.

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LONDON, UK (BRAIN)—One million journeys have been made on bicycles in London's bike hire scheme since its launch 10 weeks ago, according to the BBC.

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah annual fundraising dinner auction, held recently at Cucina Nassi, raised $30,000, its highest total ever and nearly $13,000 more than last year, in support of its cause to provide new bikes to underprivileged grade school children.

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LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Following weeks of speculation and anticipation, the host cities for the Amgen Tour of California professional cycling road race have been announced by race presenter AEG.

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SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Outgoing Scott USA general manager Scott Montgomery said on Thursday that he’s departing the company with nothing but a positive outlook on his tenure there.

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant’s CEO Tony Lo offered a more modest vision for growth in Europe’s electric bike market, vowed to continue improving the business talents of retailers worldwide, and praised new cooperation between mainland China and Taiwan.

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN)—Scott Montgomery has stepped down from his general manager role at Scott Sports, six years after he signed on to lead the charge in reintroducing Scott bicycles into the U.S.

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MCLEAN, VA (BRAIN)—USA Today sportswriter and member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, Sal Ruibal, has been relieved from his sports writing duties at the newspaper.

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SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Newly launched cycling media company Move Press has inked a distribution deal that will place the first issue of its flagship title, Peloton, in Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide.

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This September, in partnership with Chicago Cubs Charities, World Bicycle Relief hosted its inaugural Wrigley Field Road Tour, a century ride from historic Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL, to Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI.

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA general manager Scott Montgomery has departed from the company.

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MOAB, Utah (BRAIN)—Outerbike, Western Spirit’s experiment at bringing a slice of Interbike to the average bike consumer, attracted 450 riders from 30 states and four Canadian provinces in its first year.

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan’s bicycle industry—some 7,000 miles from Interbike’s offices in Southern California—is still buzzing over the trade show’s decision to move its annual show to early August in Anaheim. And it’s an angry buzz.

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