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Posted March 29, 2011
NASHVILLE, TN (BRAIN)—Kerry Roberts, the owner of two Bike Pedlar stores in Tennessee, recently added another title to his name: state senator.
Posted in North America
Posted March 29, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Cars-R-Coffins, a Minneapolis bike repair shop and coffee bar with a local following, closed its doors last Friday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 28, 2011
SEVILLE, Spain (BRAIN)—Cycling infrastructure not only serves citizens but serves industry interests as well, noted PhD candidate Pedro Malpica at Velo-city 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 28, 2011
SANTA CLARA, CA (BRAIN)—Terry Shaw, owner of Shaw’s Lightweight Cycles in Santa Clara, California, is awaiting a heart transplant at Stanford Hospital.

Shaw, who has been in business for nearly 30 years in the Bay Area, is considered a legend among most everyone he's come across.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 28, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News reporter Nicole Formosa has taken over as the magazine’s international editor.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted March 28, 2011
MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has added several new suppliers to the fold for 2011 including Asahi, Benotto, Crankbrothers, Easton Bell Sports, Hutchinson, NetSertive, Osprey Packs, Park Tool, Smith Optics, Topeak and Yakima.

Posted in North America
Posted March 28, 2011
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—From March 26 to April 26, the Merry Sales Company will donate an extra 10 percent of its net sales on Japanese manufactured products back to its Japanese partners to distribute to Japanese charities.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Distributor news
Posted March 28, 2011
WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox has hired Jim Noonan as its new marketing manager.

Noonan fills the position vacated by Elayna Caldwell, who left Fox earlier this year to take a new marketing director job at Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 25, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Hugh Walton, vice president of sales, product and marketing for Veltec Sports, is leaving the company. His last day will be March 31.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 25, 2011
ORONO, ME (BRAIN)—The Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) has announced its first Gold Sponsor is Prodeco Technologies.

Posted in North America
Posted March 25, 2011
Check out this crazy video footage of the Valparaiso Cerro Abajo race in Chile. Not your normal downhill run to say the least. Click on title and then link.
Posted in North America
Posted March 25, 2011
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Highway Two has appointed George Eubanks as president.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 25, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Imports of mountain bikes in January were 51 percent higher than last year, and road bike imports are up 66 percent, according to Department of Commerce reports. Overall suppliers brought in 980,352 bikes, or 37,760 more than a year ago.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 24, 2011
SEVILLE, Spain (BRAIN)—The Velo-city 2011 Seville Conference got started on the right foot Wednesday with Norway's former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland giving a rousing speech to those 900 in attendance.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 24, 2011
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Park Tool is now offering a sharpening service for cutting tools such as headtube reamers and facers.

Posted in North America
Posted March 24, 2011
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cycle Dog, America's leading recycled dog collar and leash company, has reached the milestone of 10,000 pounds of inner tubes that have been reclaimed and transformed into their products.

Posted in Industry News
Posted March 23, 2011
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Sea Otter Classic is honoring bike shops with a new Dealer Days program.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted March 23, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA's board of directors has approved two new members: Colorado's Chris Conroy and Illinois' David Zimberoff.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 23, 2011
WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics has hired golf industry veteran Bob Bartlett for the newly created position of operations manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 23, 2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—RockShox has hired Scott Hart as its brand communications manager.

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