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Posted April 26, 2009

Web Editor Jr. aka Miles looks on as the BMX guys get vertical at the Dana Point Grand Prix.

For some more pics of the event and a short video, click on link to go to the BRAIN Blog.

Posted in North America
Posted April 24, 2009

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group saw a good start in the first quarter of the year as sales and profit both increased from 2008, according to René Takens, chairman of the executive board of Accell Group.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 24, 2009

TUCSON, AZ (BRAIN)—Rox rim strip co-founder Dennis Harris sent a cease and desist letter to Sigma USA contesting its use of the name Rox on two bike computers, the Rox 8.0 and Rox 9.0 computers.

Posted in North America
Posted April 24, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports has appointed Jeff Cunningham national sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 24, 2009

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (BRAIN)—The fires that have ravaged more than 30 square miles of land have not affected local retailers.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 23, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Bicycle imports in January and February posted the steepest decline in almost 10 years. Suppliers pulled the plug on factory orders to cope with inventory build-up at the end of 2008 and amidst worries over a deepening recession.

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2009

What do George Clooney and Lezyne have in common? Both made the cut in the May issue of Esquire magazine. Lezyne made it into Esquire's "Things a Man should Own" garage with its Classic Floor Drive Drive pump. A movie starring George Clooney was not among the "Things a Man Should Own" list.

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2009

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) has reached a milestone, taking 50,000 underserved urban youth on mountain bike rides since its inception more than 20 years ago.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 23, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Trek chief executive officer John Burke will be keynote speaker at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's 17th annual Golden Wheel Awards on Tuesday, May 5, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Green Room in the War Memorial Building.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 23, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has selected Joan Harrold as its new marketing and communications coordinator. In this new position, Harrold is helping publicize Bikes Belong’s work, promote bicycling and develop a new campaign to recruit bicycling supporters.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 23, 2009

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Whistler Blackcomb’s famed Whistler Mountain Bike Park is scheduled to open May 16 with plans for continued expansion in the Garbanzo Zone; completely redesigned Slopestyle, Giant Slalom and Dual Slalom courses; and new lesson and rental packages for all levels of mountain bikers.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Two former contributors to the Crooked Cog Network have launched a new website called The Cyclist (www.thecyclistsite.com) which will feature a wide variety of cycling based content and product reviews.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted April 22, 2009

Jones Soda celebrated Earth Day by going off the electrical grid. The folks at Jones pedaled 10 bikes constantly to power the computers, phones and the Jones Soda network for a full day.

Posted in North America
Posted April 21, 2009

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—Iron Horse Bicycle Company owes more than $17.1 million to dozens of unsecured creditors, including about $11.5 million to various Asian bicycle suppliers, according to documents filed in bankruptcy court on Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted April 21, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized, has issued a voluntary recall of about 3,000 Roubaix Comp and Roubaix Pro bikes from 2004.

The cable stop on the bicycle can loosen, which can cause the rider to lose control and fall from the bike.

Posted in Recalls
Posted April 21, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized, has issued a voluntary recall of about 14,000 mountain bikes from the 2009 model year.

The handlebars can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Posted in Recalls
Posted April 21, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Organizers of Philadelphia's annual professional bike race may have to cancel it due to a $500,000 budget gap, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 21, 2009

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—It’s true when they say that everything’s bigger in Texas. Starting in May, the Bicycle Sport Shop in Austin is promoting a grandios city-wide challenge to encourage its citizens to bike instead of drive.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 21, 2009

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—A private backer has pledged $1 million to help build a new destination bike park in a 35-acre no-man's land between Interstates 84 and 205 near the former Rocky Butte jail, according to a recent story in The Oregonian.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 21, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Momentum Magazine is celebrating its fourth birthday this May/June and the magazine’s staff is getting ready to celebrate.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing

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