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Posted October 16, 2007

WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)--The first two days of Crankworx Colorado at Winter Park were a mixed bag. But vendors were holding out hope that over the weekend it would draw a significant crowd of visitors.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)--Kona, preparing for its 20th anniversary in 2008, will introduce a complete line of apparel for sale through its international dealer and distributor network. The company offered a sneak-peek at its new line at Crankworx Colorado.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)--Yakima Products has announced an expanded management team with the addition of Ron Ten Berge as vice president of sales and business development, Mark Reis as chief financial officer and John Hoppes as category business manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)--The deadline for getting a spot in a U.S. government-sponsored pavilion at Italy’s EICMA trade show is just weeks away, on July 31.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (BRAIN)--Race Face and Cycles Lambert have inked an exclusive distribution agreement, making Race Face components and apparel available to bike dealers across Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)--Sigma, the world’s largest manufacturer of cycling electronics, is proud to announce the appointment of Jim Jarnagin as its Northwest Tech Rep.

Jarnagin, a former bike messenger, most recently spent seven years as an inside sales rep for Raleigh bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

"Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it." -Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

BY LYNETTE CARPIET

TRENTON, NJ--More than a year after the Wal-Mart and Dynacraft lawsuit brought quick release safety to the fore, the ripple effects are expanding.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

BY SEAN HONG

MILAN, Italy--Oakley, the Southern California eyewear maker that American pro cyclists Greg LeMond and Andy Hampsten helped popularize during the 80s, will merge with former rival Luxottica Group later this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted October 16, 2007

Story by JASON NORMAN

SAN ANSELSO, CA (BRAIN)--Kids all around the world opened up their gifts this past Christmas, and a great many probably received bikes, possibly their first bikes, possibly a Gary Fisher bike.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)--Seven percent of the U.S. population rides a bike to work an average of two times a week, according to a recent study by Leisure Trends Group. The study also found that one of every three American adults owns at least one bike.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted October 16, 2007

CLEVELAND, OH (BRAIN)--Every Sunday this August plus Sunday September 23, experience University Circle, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and Martin Luther King Blvd in a whole new way--without your car.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

"Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker." -Mike McDermott from "Rounders"

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Posted October 16, 2007

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)--After eight years as president of Giant Bicycle, Skip Hess is leaving the company. His last day will be tomorrow.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)--Argon 18 has announced two new international distribution agreements.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

"Retirement has been amazing, but of course I wasn't the only athlete to hang it up this year. Jerry Rice retired before the season, Mario Lemieux retired during the season and Phil Mickelson retired after the 71st hole of the U.S. Open." -Lance Armstrong joked in his monologue at the recent ESPYs

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

"I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this." –Randle Patrick McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest"

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Posted October 16, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Specialized played host to 590 retailers and staff at its three-day 2008 product introduction held in Salt Lake.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
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.

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