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"The commode will come in handy during major disasters such as earthquakes or when you are caught in a traffic jam. —Spokesperson for Japan's Sangyo Company, describing a new portable toilet for cars.

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Through its 5000Bikes campaign, Quality Bicycle Products is mobilizing the industry to donate enough revenue to purchase 5,000 bicycles for World Bicycle Relief (WBR).

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Distributor news

SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN)—A Yolo County prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments that tree trimmer and convicted felon Charles Cunningham was responsible for the June, 2006 murder of John Finley Scott, the man many credit to having invented the mountain bike.

MAYSVILLE, KY (BRAIN)—Wald’s new Web site is designed to inform both consumers and dealers that such a long-standing company continues to produce quality bicycle baskets, training wheels and other accessories.

Tagged Web/Internet

OZONE PARK, NY (BRAIN)—Worksman Cycles is flexing its power and conserving energy by installing a solar energy system at its New York factory.

"This is Bill: Idea to eliminate garbage: edible paper. You see, you eat it, it's gone. Eat it, it's out of there! What if you mix the mayonnaise in the can, WITH the tunafish Or... hold it! Chuck! I got it! Take LIVE tuna fish, and FEED 'em mayonnaise! Oh this is great. Call Starkist!"

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is making changes to its upper management and sales department including current group show director Lance Camisasca working as an industry consultant to Interbike beginning the first of the year.

Tagged People / Interbike

"Come monday, it'll be all right
Come monday, I'll be holdin' you tight
I spent four lonely days in a brown LA haze
And I just want you back by my side" —Jimmy Buffett

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—NBDA's first of the six-city Regional Super Seminar dealer tour begins this Wednesday in Chicago, and Friday in Minneapolis.

It moves on to Washington DC the following Friday, Nov 2, then off to Seattle on Friday, Nov 16.

Atlanta and Dallas bring up the pack next January.

Tagged Events

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—More than 35 companies, including some of the industry’s biggest brand names, filled a community center and its parking lot with exhibition tents and trailers Saturday at the second annual Pedal Queens’ Bike-A-GoGo.

Tagged Events

"Do we have some (expletive) security in this building, or do I have to come down there and kick his (expletive)?" —Bill Maher, referring to some protesters in his audience on Friday night.

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Oakley reported higher quarterly profit, in line with analysts' estimates.

Oakley said third-quarter net income rose 37 percent to $23.7 million, or 34 cents a share, from $17.3, or 25 cents, a year earlier. Sales increased 25.5 percent to $263.8 million.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) has moved into its new “green” head office and warehouse in Montreal's St-Laurent borough.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—In order meet increased demand for Maverick bicycles and components, and to better serve existing retailers, Maverick announced the appointment of the following sales representatives:

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Tagged People

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has hired four new employees for the company's support, development and content teams.

Tagged People

DOVER, NJ (BRAIN)—Van Dessel Cycles’ founder Edwin Bull has purchased the company.

RAMONA, CA (BRAIN)–Fighting their way through ashy, smoky winds, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bikes' employees were stuck in gridlock traffic yesterday as they tried to flee a rapidly advancing wildfire on their Ramona administrative headquarters.

VANCOUVER, WA (BRAIN)—Pearl Izumi’s future with Nautilus appears to be in limbo.

Because of struggling first half sales numbers, Nautilus has decided to listen to offers for the sports apparel company.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—A new study estimates that bicycle-related injuries among children and adolescents result in nearly $200 million in hospital inpatient charges annually.

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BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Vanderkitten has established Vanderkitten Racing, an experienced and talented team of elite women cyclists contesting the NRC Road circuit in 2008.

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