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Posted October 16, 2007

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)--The recent Cougar Mountain Classic, an annual festival of pro and amateur road and mountain bike racing in Sonoma, California, raised $15,000 for bike programs for under served youth.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 16, 2007

BY JASON NORMAN

SEATTLE, WA—If mountain biking’s popularity is indeed waning amongst today’s younger generation, perhaps city park systems will give the sport the kick in the baggies it needs.

At least that’s what advocates like Justin Vander Pol are hoping.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer’s Web presence is now bigger and better than ever with the recent launch of its new site.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted October 16, 2007

“Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
We're so glad you could attend
Come inside! Come inside!
There behind a glass is a real blade of grass
Be careful as you pass.
Move along! Move along!

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Canada’s independent dealers sold an estimated 341,000 bicycles worth about $148.5 million Canadian ($131.4 million U.S.) last year, according to projections made from the country’s first data capture program.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 16, 2007

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports has named Anthony (Tony) D’Onofrio as COO, effective immediately.

In this newly created position, D’Onofrio will be responsible for global operations, including supply chain, sourcing, distribution, manufacturing and planning for Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—Lynskey Performance Designs has welcomed Dave Cash to the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Last weekend’s Pedro’s Fest brought some of the industry’s biggest names with Shimano, Giant and Trek all in attendance.

“From a manufacturer’s perspective, I think the numbers were up,” said Jason Elhardt, marketing and communications manager for Pedro’s.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—BTAC's Nominating Committee has come up with a list of candidates for the BTAC Board of Directors for a two-year term starting in September.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 16, 2007

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (BRAIN)—An appeals court in Rotterdam substantially reduced, but did not eliminate, administrative fines the Dutch anti-trust authority had earlier imposed against Gazelle, Giant and Accell Group for allegedly colluding on prices for the 2001 season.

Posted in International
Posted October 16, 2007

“What did I tell you the first time we met? I'm a Niners fan!” –Mary from “Something About Mary”

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike exhibitors can spotlight the hottest new gear that women will love.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted October 16, 2007

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Serotta Competition Bicycles has hired Russ Howe as its chief operating officer.

Howe joins Serotta after eight years with GE Energy. Howe used to work for Serotta as a regional sales manager in 1998 and 1999.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

"I've seen the miracles of God with my own eyes. I did a lot of bluffing, also." —Jerry Yang, a 39-year-old psychologist from California who won the $8.25 million top prize at the World Series of Poker

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear recently announced the hiring of new U.S. Sales Manager, Gareth Richards.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

"If you're poor and you do something stupid, you're nuts. If you're rich and do something stupid, you're eccentric." —Bobby "The Brain" Heenan

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

"Scotty, I need warp speed in three minutes or we're all dead." —Captain Kirk in "The Wrath of Khan"

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

MORGANTOWN, WV (BRAIN)—It seems as though Cannondale saved its biggest news for the last day at its recent dealer launch in the rugged hills of West Virginia.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

BALA CYNWYD, PA (BRAIN)—Sweetskinz is holding a contest to find the video that best features its proprietary patterned and reflective tires. The winning video will win a $1,000 prize and be shown at the Sweetskinz booth at Interbike this September.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

LAFAYETTE, CO (BRAIN)—Howie Cohen and Rotor USA will no longer be distributing Rotor products.

After being a crucial element of the Rotor Components' introduction and growth in the U.S. market, Cohen felt that it was time to work on other projects both in the bike industry and personally.

Posted in North America

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