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Posted June 23, 2009

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Reuben Hernandez has joined Giant Bicycle as its new merchandising manager. He will continue the development and growth of Giant’s retailing program. Hernandez replaces Holly Wiese, former retail development and merchandising manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 23, 2009

VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports has entered into a long-term agreement with Argon 18 to exclusively distribute the Montreal-based high-end road brand in the United States. Argon 18, established in 1989, previously sold direct to U.S. retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted June 23, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—It might have only been the first stage of what could be a long race to finalize the next transportation bill, but Monday's unveiling of the Surface Transportation Authorization Act of 2009 by Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-MN) was a promising start for the future of federal bike project funding.

Posted in North America
Posted June 23, 2009

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—The International Cycling Union’s (UCI) stricter enforcement of the “3:1” bicycle design regulation could mean a change on how top-level road components are designed going forward.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Competition
Posted June 22, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Felt Bicycles, has a voluntary recall of about 1,450 F1X Cyclocross bicycles from the 2007/2008 model years.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 22, 2009

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)­­­­—Hincapie Sportswear (Hincapie) will release “35 Years, 677,000 Kilometers, 81 Minutes: A Ride with George Hincapie,” a documentary film on the life of one of America’s greatest cyclists.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 22, 2009

"My bike speed is similar to my Ironman days—and there's a reason for that. Strength helps cardio. In the last decade, I started to try to keep my strength up. As you get older, the fall-off in strength is greater than the decline in VO2 max [oxygen uptake]—unless you fight it."

Posted in North America
Posted June 22, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has hired Randy Neufeld as its Cycling Fund director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 22, 2009

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries has appointed Adam Ingrao as the new general manager for Cycling Sports Group (CSG) Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 22, 2009

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Solutions kicks off the three-day inaugural Press Camp today in Sun Valley, Idaho, where 19 industry manufacturers will show their 2010 products to editors from nearly 30 endemic and non-endemic publications.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 21, 2009

"Keep it off my wave."

Posted in North America
Posted June 21, 2009

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant is partnering with Burger King Corporation in the “Transform Your Way” Game tied to the June 24 release of the motion picture “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

Posted in North America
Posted June 21, 2009

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—After an absence of four years, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup will make its big comeback in the United States in 2010.

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Posted June 21, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA has selected Rod Judd as its new membership manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 19, 2009

SCARSDALE, NY (BRAIN)—Danny Cycles in New York State has been dealing with wet weather for the last month, and the forecast for this week doesn’t look much better.

“Our business is so weather based,” said Steve Kahn, owner of Danny’s Cycles in Scarsdale, New York. “Weather’s probably the No. 1 thing.”

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 19, 2009

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback marketing coordinator Trevor Knesal has exited the company. He had been with the company in that role since 2001.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 18, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—RentaBikeNow.com has expanded its coast-to-coast bike rental service to 157 North American cities to help travelers easily find and reserve quality bicycles.

Posted in Industry News
Posted June 18, 2009

NORRIDGE, IL (BRAIN)—The long and arduous ISO 9001 review process is over with Lexco Cable and Lexco Bike being awarded the coveted prize: ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted June 18, 2009

ALBANY, NY (BRAIN)—Missy Giove, former mountain biking world champion, was being held on $250,000 bail on Thursday after federal authorities siezed more than 200 pounds of marijuana from a truck she was driving in upstate New York.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 18, 2009

"We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals. We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals."

—PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich, in response to President Obama swatting a fly during a TV interview.

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