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HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Good weather and an improved product mix came together through the first half of the year to boost Accell Group’s first-half 2007 profits by more than 50 percent compared with the first six months of last year, the company announced in a mid-year filing.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—John Burke introduced an ambitious advocacy program last night during Trek World. Trek’s president asked retailers to participate in its program, dubbed One World, Two Wheels.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

"Trust me - I know what I'm doing!" Sledgehammer from the old sitcom "Sledgehammer"


NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Skip Hess has resigned as president of Giant USA, a position he’s held since 1999

He’s now checking items off his TTDBYD list.

“That’s ‘Things to do Before You Die,’” he said.

Tagged People

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—The Kona Bicycle Company, Bicycling magazine, and Bristol Meyers-Squibb teamed up for the second annual BikeTown Africa August 1-5, in Katima, Namibia, where delegates from each company distributed 150 specially designed Kona AfricaBike bicycles to assist home healthcare workers in caring for pa

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The editorial staff at Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is compiling pre-show information for its onsite Interbike dailies, which provide editorial coverage of the Interbike trade show, Sept. 26-28, and Outdoor Demo, Sept. 24-25.

Tagged BRAIN News

REDLANDS, CA (BRAIN)—European bicycle lighting company Reelight has secured a deal with J&B Importers to be the sole distributor in the United States.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle was honored with a 2007 California Design Biennial award from the Pasadena Museum of California Art for its Suede Coasting DX lifestyle bicycle.

Tagged Awards

"Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs." —Jim Morrison

"I know I been wearing crazy clothes/
and I look pretty crappy sometimes/
But my body feels so good/
and I still sing a razor line every time."
—The Who from "You Better You Bet"

JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—In Hawaiian culture, the concepts of "luau" and "party" are often blended, resulting in graduation luaus, wedding luaus, and birthday luaus, but not bowling luaus. And that could be because nobody had thought of a bowling luau…or not…either way, Kona is thinking of it now.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. will be at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo and at the convention center to introduce Currie Technologies new Izip Express line of high-speed electric bikes.

Tagged People

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—Chariot Carriers has been granted exclusive distribution rights Canada-wide for Dahon, the world's largest manufacturer of folding bicycles and related accessories.

Tagged Distributor news

KOLN, Germany (BRAIN)—Koelnmesse and its Chinese business partners have signed an intellectual property memorandum to send out a clear signal for fair competition at trade fairs and to combat the violation of intellectual property rights for exhibited products.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports recently announced some changes in its sales department.

On the heels of new-hire Mark McCormack (New England territory manager), ASI welcomes another U.S. professional bike racer, Brenda Lyons.

Tagged People

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products recently announced the promotion of two long-time Norco employees.

David Overgaard has been promoted to vice president of bicycle division, and Martin Tammik has been promoted to vice president of merchandising.

Tagged People / Distributor news

"I feel like a school boy on prom night, just hoping not to barf when the decisive moment comes!" —Masi brand manager Tim Jackson, talking about the unveiling of new product at this year's Interbike.

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH USA and Pivot Cycles hired industry veterans Adam Vincent and Rob Aguero to its fast-growing team. The two previously worked together with John Bradley, the company’s national sales manager.

Tagged People

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids National recently announced unprecedented support of its Trips for Kids Chapter in Twin Cities (TFK Twin Cities) by Bloomington-based Quality Bicycle Products (QBP).

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Distributor news

"Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time"
—The Mamas and The Papas


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