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Posted August 25, 2009
We all know by now that Sarah Gilbert was denied drive-through service recently on her custom-made stretch bike—with her three boys on board (click on link). It looks as though the only way you get served on a bike is to have a piece of furniture attached to it (see picture).
Posted in North America
Posted August 25, 2009
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Despite a few nasty weather days at this year’s Crankworx, the numbers came in ahead of last year.

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Posted August 25, 2009
CAMPBELL, CA (BRAIN)—X-Fusion has hired Anthony Trujillo as its new engineering and product manager.

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Posted August 25, 2009
SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule has entered into an agreement with Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) to distribute both Thule and SportRack branded products to the Canadian market.

Posted in North America
Posted August 24, 2009
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—San Francisco has its Critical Mass and San Jose has its Bike Party.

With roughly 2,500 people turning out for last month's ride, the San Jose Bike Party is steadily growing.

Click on link for full story.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 24, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—With two of America’s top cycling events planned during Interbike week in Las Vegas, it’s a perfect opportunity to recognize riders who can excel in both cyclocross and criterium racing. Double Down at the Mandalay Bay is designed to do just that.

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Posted August 24, 2009
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has just made two members of its retail network—and one new Giant bike owner—very happy.

Posted in North America
Posted August 24, 2009
CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—Two years ago Chariot embarked on a Lean Manufacturing journey to improve the performance of its Calgary production facility. While only part way into the project, noticeable progress is being made, which is allowing Chariot to pass on some of the savings.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2009
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss' Paul Guebara will take on the marketing management responsibilities for the time being at the company.

Kenny Roberts, who left to pursue his educational goals on July 31, was responsible for DT Swiss' after-market sales and marketing management.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 21, 2009
LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN)—SRAM is returning for its fourth consecutive year of sponsorship of the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross.

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Posted August 21, 2009
MACON, GA (BRAIN)—L.H. Thomson Company has added Winora Group as its exclusive distributor in Germany and Austria. Winora will also distribute Thomson in France.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2009
BRAIN's own publisher, Marc Sani, has really taken to commuting this summer. So much so, that he's gotten a bit too fast for his own good. He was stopped by a park ranger for going too fast through Laguna Niguel Regional Park yesterday morning on his regular route.
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Posted August 20, 2009
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Specialized will part ways with Colorado’s Bicycle Village when the agreement between the two companies ends next June.

Posted in North America
Posted August 20, 2009
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—After a three-year hiatus from ExpoCycle, Trek will once again be returning to OutDoor Demo Day.

Trek will once again join other bicycle manufacturers and suppliers for an exciting day on the world class trails of Ski Bromont.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 20, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—James Alberts has been named the new global marketing manager for Jagwire.

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Posted August 20, 2009
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Erikʼs Bike Shop is opening a new shop at 795 University Avenue, on the north side of the all-new University Square Building, located near Park Street and just north of the Kohl Center.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 20, 2009
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Oregon retailer Joe Bike has just launched a program modeled after the “Cash for Clunkers” federal stimulus program, whereby consumers could bring their old but fixable bike into the shop and receive $50 off any new bike priced under $1,000 or $100 off a new cargo-hauling utility bicycle from Mundo
Posted in Retail News
Posted August 19, 2009
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Burley Design, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has voluntarily recalled its 2009 d’lite ST and Solo ST Child Trailers. Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately.

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 19, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Nirve Sports, has issued a voluntary recall of about 120 Cannibal bicycles.

The bicycle stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious injury if the rider falls.

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 19, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Felt Bicycles, has issued a voluntary recall of about 1,500 Felt F1X cyclocross bicycles from 2007/2008.

The manufacturer is Aprebic/EVO Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan.

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