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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—With more than five weeks left until the Bicycle Leadership Conference, registrations are already ahead of last year's total.

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WEST JORDAN, UTAH(BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling has added a direct purchase option to consumers on its Web site, but the company's CEO says the move should not take sales away from its retailers.

"Durango has a place in history as the place where mountain biking evolved,"

MATAWAN, NJ (BRAIN)—Pacific Health Labs (PHLI), manufacturers of Accelerade Sports Drinks, has signed a partnership with Saddleback Ltd, to distribute Accelerade products in the UK to the cycle sport industry.

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PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Oregon Manifest’s highly successful Constructor’s Design Challenge is moving to a biennial format.

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VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)­­­­—Intense Cycles' former director of sales and marketing Paul Cusick has taken the position of global sales manager at Sixsixone.

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SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Santa Cruz Bicycles has purchased Swobo outright, buying out Tim Parr’s minority interest in the company.

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"More often than not, the bike fare costs more than my airfare."

—Joe Lotus, an attorney and bicyclist who launched a Facebook page that blasts United Airlines for charging $175 one way to check a bicycle. Click on link to check out his Facebook page.

SPRINGFIELD, MO (BRAIN)—Küat Racks' product will now be available through QBP (Quality Bicycle Products).

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GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)­­­­—Hincapie Sportswear (Hincapie) has hired Scott Hedin as a retail sales representative for the brand in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback Bikes has hired Jon Kennedy as marketing brand manager; he will work out of their Kent, Washington, headquarters.

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Sigma USA is proud to announce a contest where one lucky rider can win an all expense paid trip to Germany and entrance into the Tour TransAlp. The Tour TransAlp is one of the toughest and most grueling bike races for amateur riders; seven stages and approximately 20,000 vertical meters of climbing.

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Campagnolo is launching a worldwide promotion called “Campagnolo Test 11.”

HILO, HI (BRAIN)—World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owners of the portfolio that includes Ironman, Ironman 70.3, Iron Girl and IronKids brands, has partnered with John Duke for the launch of a new tri magazine called Lava.

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MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle Corporation is suing the former owner of an Illinois concept store alleging he failed to pay $380,000 in bills and inappropriately siphoned money from the business to pay personal expenses.

ASBESTOS, Quebec (BRAIN)—BionX took a huge step forward in its plans for U.S. growth with the signing of a vendor sales manager agreement with Quality Bicycle Products.

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MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Vélo Québec Association invites its active transportation partners and community stakeholders from across Quebec and Canada to the country’s first rendezvous, in Montreal, on June 3.

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OAK PARK, IL (BRAIN)—Arietar Ltd. (parent company of and has signed a contract with Colorado-based bike manufacturer Tommaso Bicycle Company, licensing up to 20,000 Aircaddy containers to be made in Smurfit-Stone’s state of the art facility in Shanghai, China.

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has entered into a strategic partnership with Shopatron, Inc., a collaboration designed to expand online sales opportunities for the cooperative’s member retailers and supplier partners, while driving more of the cycling industry to Shopatron’s successful e-commerce platfo

Click on link to check out this fun new cycling game from Cygolite.


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