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Posted June 29, 2010
"And yes, this will be final Tour de France. It's been a great ride. Looking forward to 3 great weeks."

—Lance Armstrong tweeted.
Posted in North America
Posted June 29, 2010
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—TAITRA, long recognized in the bicycle industry for its role in promoting the Taipei Cycle Show, is turning its focus to the outdoor and sporting goods industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 29, 2010
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—For the first time in over a decade Cinelli framesets are being offered as complete bikes to U.S. customers.

Posted in North America
Posted June 29, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle will open two new retail locations and relocate and remodel two other locations in Pennsylvania and California.

Posted in North America
Posted June 29, 2010
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar & Company has begun selling family-owned common stock to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

Posted in North America
Posted June 28, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—With just under three months until Interbike's International Bicycle Expo 2010, Interbike's net-sold, square-feet exhibit space at the Sands Convention and Expo Center has surpassed the 2009 show, with only limited amount of exhibit space still available.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 28, 2010
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Velimpex Marketing is moving, but staying in town.

The new address is:

1825 Sharp Point Drive, Suite 126
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Phone and fax numbers remain unchanged, but won't be up and running until Wednesday afternoon.

Posted in North America
Posted June 28, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Three former executives at VeloNews have launched a venture capital fund looking to buy small, enthusiast-based businesses or information-related product and service companies.

Posted in North America
Posted June 28, 2010
SANTA BARBARA, CA (BRAIN)—Jeff Botelho and Adam Durazo are focused on Bike-alog’s future; the two want to provide a more complete and accurate catalog for shops going forward.

Posted in North America
Posted June 28, 2010
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano’s XTR mountain bike group always offered up high performance, but it wasn’t always necessarily suited for different types of riders or terrain.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 27, 2010
DEER VALLEY, UTAH (BRAIN)—Exhibitors at this year’s PressCamp walked away from the event pleased with the exposure gained by spending three days meeting with editors from two dozen national and international publications.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted June 25, 2010
"The maximum load is listed as a '12-pack of beer' and it is designed for the wheel-size of a 700c road bike, which pretty much means carrying Pabst Blue Ribbon on a fixed-gear bike."

Posted in North America
Posted June 25, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Erik’s Bike Shop was named a “Top Workplace” in the Twin Cities metro area based on an employee-based survey project from the Star Tribune.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted June 25, 2010
SANTA MARIA, CA—Cycle Star Bicycles, the nation’s first Giant Brand Store (GBS) bicycle retailer, has hired Chris Eldevick as its new retail manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 25, 2010
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—An electric off-road bike with fat tires, a 600 watt brushless electric motor and 10 amp lithium ion battery. Sound like something out of Mad Max? Nope, it’s just the evolution of what off-road cycling can be if you’re Dan Hanebrink and his new partner Kane Fortune.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 24, 2010
“There is no intelligence to suggest that this residence was targeted because of who owns it and who lives there. It looks like a very minor residential burglary.”

Posted in North America
Posted June 24, 2010
VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports has promoted Joe Martynaitis to be the first brand manager of Stevens for the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 24, 2010
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra vice president of product development Dean Bradley has left the company, Electra confirmed.

Electra also confirmed that Bradley plans on staying in the industry. Bradley wasn't available for comment.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 24, 2010
BEND, OR (BRAIN)—Thebicycleindustry.com, an interactive Web site that aims to bring the complete industry supply chain together into one comprehensive database, launched today.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 24, 2010
DEER VALLEY, UTAH (BRAIN)—Orbea plans to open a company-owned concept store this fall in Little Rock, Arkansas, home of the Spanish brand’s U.S. headquarters.

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