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Posted July 8, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Veteran product manager Steven Fairchild has rejoined Advanced Sports. He will take on all road and specialty product development for ASI's bike brands including Fuji, Kestrel, SE, Breezer and Terry.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 8, 2010
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Spot Brand has hired Sky Yaeger as its senior product manager. She's working out of her Marin County, California home.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 7, 2010
HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN)—Brian Evitt, the driver of the Ford F-350 pickup that struck and killed cyclist Paul Clark, was sentenced on Tuesday to 100 hours of community service and fined roughly $100. The Alameda County District Attorney accepted the conditions as a plea bargain for a misdemeanor manslaughter charge.
Posted in North America
Posted July 7, 2010
Seattle Bike Supply has helped come to the rescue of Seattle's infamous SeaFair pirates by donating a Torker "Black Solomon" bike. But these pirates still need some financial help to put on their Northwest shows. Click on link to donate and sing, "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirate's life for me."
Posted in North America
Posted July 7, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP’s marketing department has unveiled Cycling Buzz, a Web site devoted to gathering social media and news related to the Tour.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 7, 2010
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Campagnolo North America launched the brand’s first employee and industry purchase programs this week.

“We have gotten tons of requests for this. Literally, our phone rings every day,” said Tom Kattus, general manager for Campagnolo North America.

Posted in North America
Posted July 7, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Campus Cruisers, has issued a voluntary recall of about 100 Eastside Fix bicycles.

The bicycle's front fork can crack or break, causing a sudden loss of steering control and posing a fall hazard to bicyclists.
Posted in Recalls
Posted July 7, 2010
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—Serfas product manager Erik Braucht hunkers over a small laptop; his eyes fixed on the numbers and what they might reveal.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Back by popular demand, the CatEye custom jersey themed computer contest is now live.

Guess each stage winner and average speed of the race for a chance to win a yellow, green, white, or polka dot Strada wireless computer.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2010
GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—BMC opened the doors this week to its CHF 40 million ($37.5 million) fully automated factory at its headquarters in Grenchen, an industrial center in Switzerland’s Jura Valley.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2010
CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—Chariot Carriers has selected Hill & Knowlton as its North American public relations agency of record.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2010
Not only is Jet Blue showing the Tour de France on its seat back TVs, it's also not charging passengers who bring their bikes with them for this entire month (they usually charge $50), in honor of the biggest cycling race in the world. Most airlines charge $200 - $300 to check in a bike.
Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2010
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Michelle Weiser, a Giant Bicycle employee since 2001, has passed away.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 6, 2010
BY MATT WIEBE

VICENZA, Italy—As the euro tumbles against the U.S. dollar, importers of European brands are closely watching exchange rates. While some companies minimize exchange rate fluctuations in their pricing, others are adjusting price sheets accordingly.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2010
BY MARC Sani

IT’S CALLED STP—SHORTHAND for the 202-mile Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. It’s an annual two-day ride-fest, held each July, and it puts 10,000 cyclists on a string of back roads that links these two Pacific Northwest cities.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2010
BY MATT WIEBE

Bicycles are the answer to dependence on fossil fuels, growing carbon emissions, urban congestion, obesity and a variety of health issues—a perfect storm sure to sweep new bike buyers into shops. So where were the customers last year?

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 5, 2010
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Back in April, Pedro's pledged to donate $20,000 to a new initiative of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Coming up with that amount on-the-spot would require deep pockets but instead Pedro's declared that it would deliver on its promise over the next two years.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 5, 2010
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—To celebrate the 97th edition of the Tour de France, Easton Cycling has partnered with Cyclingnews.com to give riders everywhere a chance to win a pair of the exact same carbon fiber wheels that will be used by the Easton-sponsored Team BMC Racing for each of the 21 days of the 2,200-mile race
Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2010
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling welcomes nominations for its 6th annual Bicycle Travel Awards.
Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted July 5, 2010
Industry veteran Rick Vosper will now be a regular contributor to the BRAIN Blog. Click on link to check out Rick's BRAIN Blog debut.
Posted in North America

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