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Posted August 15, 2008

BY LYNETTE CARPIET

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Move over Paris, you have some American competition. Well, not quite. But a much scaled-down version of its highly successful Vélib bike rental system should be hitting the nation’s capital this month after a few months delay.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2008

"Luther said I could learn some things from you. I already know how to drink."

—Johnny Hooker in "The Sting"

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2008

LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—Road Tubeless originators Hutchinson and Shimano are offering their new DuraAce wheels and Bulldog CX tires (and a 105 cogset) to industry members and shop employees at an immense discount to kick off the '08/09 Cyclocross season.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 14, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Bill Keith, a 16-year veteran at Cannondale, is no longer with the company.

Keith, who began his career working as a store manager at Orange Cycle in Orlando, Florida, was Cannondale’s bicycle product manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 14, 2008

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—Chris Armstrong owes his life to his coworkers at Serfas. When the inside sales rep at Serfas went into cardiac arrest on July 31, colleagues saved his life by performing CPR until paramedics arrived.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 14, 2008

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle just wrapped up “The Link,” a meeting with key retailers held over four days in Park City, Utah.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 14, 2008

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—For 2009, Trek is investing resources on bringing to market best in class products and helping retailers boost their profitability. That was the message Trek president John Burke delivered last night, kicking off the company’s annual dealer gathering.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 13, 2008

"Let's swim to the moon
Let's climb through the tide
Surrender to the waiting worlds
That lap against our side

Nothin' left open
And no time to decide
We've stepped into a river
On our moonlight drive"

—Jim Morrison (The Doors)

Posted in North America
Posted August 13, 2008

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Racing has hired Matt Dashiell as its new purchasing aftermarket product coordinator.

Dashiell comes to Felt Racing with over 15-plus years of working in the industry, and more than 30 years of racing BMX, triathlons, road bikes and finally MTB.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 13, 2008

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles has introduced a new Signature Paint Program.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2008

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—The "NBC Nightly News" on Monday featured Tom Brokaw (pictured) cruising Tiananmen Square on a Giant bike.

It was nearly 20 years ago that Brokaw rode a bike with a hidden camera through Tiananmen Square just after the 1989 student uprising.

Click on link to see segment.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted August 12, 2008

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Future, the special interest media company is celebrating its biggest month yet for its online cycling portfolio, after almost 3 million users visited BikeRadar.com and CyclingNews.com in July.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted August 12, 2008

What do "The Wall Street," "The Hipster," "The MoMA" and "Mudflap Tammy" have in common with artist David Byrne (pictured circa 1991)? No, they're not tracks off his latest album; they're actually Byrne-designed bike racks that will grace NYC streets.

Click on link for details.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2008

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports said on Tuesday that sales of cycling helmets, accessories and components, eyewear, snowsports helmets and other fitness-related products grew 9.4 percent in the second quarter of 2008, helping boost the company’s overall sales by $14 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 11, 2008

"They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother
SHUT YOUR MOUTH!
I'm talkin' 'bout Shaft.
THEN WE CAN DIG IT!"

—Isaac Hayes. Hayes died at his home on Sunday. He was 65.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2008

HOLBROOK, NY (BRAIN)—Iron Horse Bicycles has acquired the license for the Instant Center Tracking suspension design from Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2008

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox earned $34.4 million in the second quarter of 2008 compared with $26.7 million for the same period of 2007, according to an earnings report released by Fox’s parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings, on Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 11, 2008

HOOD RIVER, OR (BRAIN)—Over the past three years, Dakine has contributed nearly $20,000 in labor and contributions to maintain trails located on the Barlow Ranger District of Mt. Hood National Forest.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted August 10, 2008

"The world just got a little less funny."

—George Clooney said of actor and comedian Bernie Mac, who died on Saturday from complications from pneumonia. He was 50.

Posted in North America
Posted August 10, 2008

LEADVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—It's not everyday you get to see a seven-time Tour de France champion and cycling legend compete in a mountain bike race.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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