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PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—Two leading companies in the design and manufacture of accessories for recumbent bicycles are teaming up.

TerraCycle, of Portland, Ore. is acquiring Fort Collins, Colo.–based FastBack Designs and plans to expand its successful line of hydration packs and frame bags.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Carmichael Lynch Spong has purchased Stanwood & Partners, a Wyoming-based public relations firm and a fellow go-to expert in the outdoor enthusiast arena.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—If you still haven't received your copy of BRAIN's January issue that's because it shipped out on Dec. 31.

Hold on tight, it should be on your doorstep any day now.

Thanks for your patience and continued support of the magazine.

Tagged BRAIN News

SUN VALLEY, ID, (BRAIN)— SCOTT USA has added a new event vehicle to its fleet.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)-Nicole Formosa has joined Bicycle Retailer and Industry News as a reporter.

Formosa brings five years of journalism experience to the magazine, most recently working as a reporter for a daily newspaper in Colorado's Rocky Mountains.

Tagged BRAIN News

"The real reason I quit was because I had a terrific sunburn on the back of my neck, which I got because the red light was on most of the time I was in the net," -Stu Nahan would quip about the signal for a goal scored in hockey. The former iconic L.A. sportscaster died last week.

SAKAI, JAPAN (BRAIN)—Longtime Shimano employee Keiichi Hirobe passed away on Nov. 18, 2007. He was 74. A man that had always admitted to having a sweet tooth, he finally lost his lifelong battle against diabetes.

Tagged People

The BRAIN staff wishes you a successful and prosperous New Year.

News will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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“This house is so full of people it makes me sick. When I grow up and get married, I'm living alone.” —Kevin McCallister in “Home Alone”

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA added a new event vehicle to its fleet. The vehicle, a large truck with an attached trailer, will be used for race support at key events.

Tagged Events

"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup." —Buddy in the movie "Elf"

MACEDON, NY (BRAIN)—Georgena Terry, founder of Terry Precision Cycling, has created a new women-only cycling event to help preserve a special place for riders and animals alike.

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CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—More people from Chicago’s underserved communities will be riding bicycles and handcycles thanks to grants provided by SRAM. The SRAM grant program this month awarded mini-grants to four causes that advance bicycling for everyone, including disabled individuals and at-risk youth.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

"Ho, ho, ho!" -Miles Jamison Norman

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has resigned separate sponsorship deals with the Health Net Presented by Maxxis and the Symmetrics Fuelled by FarmPure top-tier North American-based bicycle road racing teams.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—All of the professional cyclists competing in the 2008 Amgen Tour of California will attend the "black tie and spandex" evening reception and be introduced on stage.

Tagged Events

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is on the verge of selling out all 185 exhibitor spaces as it heads to the cycling-friendly city of Portland, Oregon, for the first time in the show's three-year history.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BRAIN wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

News will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Tagged BRAIN News

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group asked active Americans: If money were no object, what piece of sport equipment would you buy for yourself?

A boat or kayak and ski/snowboard equipment tied at 16 percent, while bikes followed in third with 11 percent.

Click on link for full study.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis won't be able to compete in France until 2009, according to the French Anti-Doping Agency, regardless of how his appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport ends up.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has banned him from competition until January 2009.

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