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Posted September 8, 2010
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Institute (UBI) will offer two new one-day seminars in disc brake technology and Chris King components at its Portland, Oregon location on October 5 and 6.

Posted in North America
Posted September 8, 2010
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima has partnered with On the Edge Canada as its exclusive Canadian distributor.

Posted in North America
Posted September 8, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Sette Bikes has hired four new employees including Matt Dashiell as director of product development and brand management.

Posted in North America
Posted September 8, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Boulder, Colorado, is typically one of the nicer and most picturesque places in the United States for mountain and road biking—except for right now.

Posted in North America
Posted September 7, 2010
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—For Chris Speyer, Raleigh’s vice president of sales and marketing, Eurobike used to be the time to cruise the show floor to check out trendsetting ideas or scope competitors’ product.
Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 7, 2010
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—The publisher of Bike magazine is launching a sister publication directed at the road cycling market. Paved hit newsstands today and is planned as a quarterly, said Joe Parkin, the magazine’s editor.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 7, 2010
Pierre Ostor, lead engineer at Park Tool for 15 years, has left the Park Tool Company and moved to Homer, Alaska. His wife, Cheryl, is now working for Kathy Sarns Irwin and Pat Irwin at freespiritwear.com. Free Spirit sells cycling jerseys worlwide. Pierre Ostor can now be reached at pierreostor@gmail.net.
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Posted September 7, 2010
PURCHASE, NY (BRAIN)—PepsiCo has signed an agreement with The FRS Company to distribute its FRS Healthy Energy brand of products.

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Posted September 7, 2010
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear is designing jerseys for national bike advocacy leader Bikes Belong and their new campaign, peopleforbikes.org, which aims to collect the names of one million of the nation’s cyclists in order to show policy makers, the media and the public that bicycling is important and should be suppor
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 6, 2010
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund has donated €50,000 to Spanish Cycling Associations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 6, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle has partnered with People for Bikes in a nationwide campaign to encourage public funding to improve bicycling infrastructure and make communities friendlier places to ride.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 6, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has awarded grants for three projects for its Summer 2010 grant cycle. These projects will build bike paths and increase advocacy to provide better connectivity and more options for seasoned, new, and emerging riders.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 6, 2010
SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—A cadre of bicycle and publishing industry veterans has launched Move Press. The first media property to come from Move Press will be Peloton whose Web site will launch on September 21 and will be followed by a bi-monthly print edition on newsstands November 8.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 3, 2010
BRAIN wishes you and yours a very Happy Labor Day! Regular news will resume tomorrow.
Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 3, 2010
BY DOUG MCCLELLAN

Everyone in the industry can tick off reasons why bicycles benefit the environment. But one item won’t be on the list: the ability to recycle carbon fiber frames.

Posted in Industry News
Posted September 3, 2010
BY NICOLE FORMOSA

NEUSTADT, Germany—European companies grappling with a slew of cost challenges—primarily the decreased value of the euro—expect to ratchet up 2011 retail prices anywhere from 5 to 20 percent to help cushion the financial setback.

Posted in International
Posted September 3, 2010
BY JASON NORMAN

SAN DIEGO, CA—The most severe recession since The Great Depression has ushered in a new era of media where counting on one publication and one medium as a primary source of revenue have vanished.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 2, 2010
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced plans for a formal approval process Wednesday afternoon that would allow manufacturers the ability to ensure product concepts meet the organization’s rules during the design process.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Competition
Posted September 2, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah has announced the details of its 2010 dinner and auction to be held at Cucina Nassi in Salt Lake City on Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 2, 2010
NANJING, China (BRAIN)—One ticket, two fairs is the motto of “Asia Bike," a new bicycle trade fair that is to be held for the first time in Nanjing, China, from July 27-30, 2011.

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