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Posted February 14, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Overall crime might be dropping in Los Angeles, but bicycle thefts aren't—rising 29 percent last year.

That has some cyclists taking justice into their own hands.

Click on link for full LA Times story.

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Posted February 14, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—U.S. electric-bike sales are expected to double to 300,000 per year from 2009 to 2010. Still, only 500,000 electric bikes have sold in the U.S. to date, a fraction of the 120 million sold in China, according to Electric Bikes Worldwide Reports.

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Posted February 2, 2010

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Bike magazine editor Lou Mazzante, who has led the title for the past three years and has overseen two of the strongest volumes in Bike’s history, will leave the magazine at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities.

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Posted February 1, 2010

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Former industry publisher, David Priestley, after being away from publishing, is returning to the industry with the Web site, Bike Trade News. It officially launches Monday, February 15.

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Posted January 24, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Matt Pacocha has joined BikeRadar.com as its new U.S. editor. Pacocha formerly served as tech editor at VeloNews.

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Posted January 19, 2010

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Current Competitor Group (CGI) chief operating officer Scott Dickey has been appointed to the position of president. He assumes the title from president and chief executive Peter Englehart, who remains CEO.

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Posted January 14, 2010

BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Cyclingnews.com has appointed Laura Weislo (pictured) U.S. regional editor, while Greg Johnson becomes Australian regional editor.

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Posted January 10, 2010

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—H3 Publications will be adding a third magazine to their lineup when they launch Tri magazine in May.

"We've already got plenty of advertisers on board," said Dave House, owner of H3 Publications.

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Posted January 5, 2010

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—John Duke, senior vice-president of print media at Competitor Group, will leave the company. After two years at CGI, and 14 successful years as publisher of Triathlete Magazine, Duke has decided to pursue other opportunities that will be announced at a later date.

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Posted December 13, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Momentum Magazine has a new editor as the magazine's former web editor, Sarah Ripplinger, steps into the position. Former editor Amy Walker will now focus on her role as creative director/co-publisher.

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Posted October 18, 2009

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong’s new team has been given permission to race in many of cycling’s top events for the next four years, according to the Associated Press.

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Posted October 15, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Bicycle injuries in the United States have become more severe and there has been a marked increase in chest and stomach injuries, according to a recent Reuters story.

Click on link for full story.

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Posted September 29, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)–And you thought ESPN just covered dunks, touchdowns and home runs. Not so fast my friends.

ESPN.com Page 2 columnist Mary Buckheit delved deep into the fixie culture for an outstanding story.

Click on link to read.

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Posted September 27, 2009

COLUMBIA, MO (BRAIN)—Click on link for Parade story on some bike friendly cities in the United States.

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Posted September 27, 2009

LONDON, UK (BRIAN)—Factory Media and Dig BMX Magazine have added Scott Towne as U.S. advertising manager to the Dig staff. Towne will be responsible for U.S. ad sales for Dig BMX magazine and DIGBMX.com.

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Posted September 15, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Bike magazine will publish a new, comprehensive issue next year that will be devoted to the season’s best gear, all tested at one of the continent’s top mountain bike destinations.

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Posted July 29, 2009

NEW YORK, N.Y. (BRAIN)—New York City Council has approved a bill requiring commercial building owners and managers to provide access for bicycles, according to the New York Times.

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Posted July 26, 2009

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—A pair of bicyclists claim a parked maintenance truck and an unsafe community trail led to serious injuries, according to claims filed against the city of Irvine in Orange County, California, in an Orange County Register story.

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Posted July 8, 2009

REDONDO BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Belgium Knee Warmers’ Padraig has announced the launch of a new blog called Red Kite Prayer (click on link).

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Posted July 5, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews.com’s editor, Steve Frothingham, delivered several insightful comments about the state of newsgathering, Twitter, and Lance Armstrong in an article published Wednesday in Editor & Publisher.

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