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Posted December 21, 2008

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Advocacy groups were thrown a slight curveball when President-elect Barack Obama recenty nominated Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.) as his Transportation secretary.

Posted in North America
Posted December 18, 2008

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The National Parks Service proposed a rule change on Thursday that would make it easier for the country's national parks to open trails to mountain bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 18, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—World Bicycle Relief has undertaken an ambitious drive to raise $13,400 in just 48 hours—from noon (CST) Wednesday, Dec. 17, through noon (CST) Friday, Dec. 19, the organization looks to raise enough money to purchase 100 bicycles for its programs in Africa.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 18, 2008

FINALE LIGURIA, Italy (BRAIN)—Product managers get ready for next February's Ride On event in Finale Liguria, Italy.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 18, 2008

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—At the conclusion of last November’s EICMA show, Costantino Ruggiero said the bicycle show was facing a difficulty, noting that since moving its dates from September to November, exhibitor numbers had dropped.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 17, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Fuji bicycles has announced its sponsorship of Fuji-Servetto, the newest ProTour Cycling Team for the 2009 season.

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Posted December 17, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) applauded the nomination of U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) as the next Secretary of the Department of Interior.

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Posted December 17, 2008

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Look Cycle International has hired former Hutchinson general manager Eric Van Haverbeke as its new vice president of sales and marketing. He'll start his new position in January.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 17, 2008

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—In response to a tightening economy, the makers of specialty bicycle line Litespeed are launching the bicycle industry’s first ever direct-to-consumer rebate program.

Posted in North America
Posted December 17, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for product review submissions for its spring issues.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 16, 2008

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking comments on mandatory third-party testing for component parts in children’s products as part of the new consumer product safety law.

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Posted December 16, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—3point5.com recently launched online training for audio component manufacturer Skullcandy, a brand that spans key action sports, snowsports and bike markets for the retail training leader.

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Posted December 16, 2008

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Mary Margaret Sloan has been appointed as the new president of the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) and Lori Harrod the new president elect.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 16, 2008

ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—As registrations come rolling in for the first Park Tool Tech Summits, it is becoming clear that some mechanics are willing to travel great distances to attend this one of a kind training event.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 16, 2008

For BRAIN's January issue, the magazine picked several of the industry's best and brightest for a more serious look at their respective company's New Year's resolutions.

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Posted December 15, 2008

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Many cyclists were happy to see Congress pass the Commuter Act earlier this year, as part of the $700 billion financial bailout plan.

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Posted December 15, 2008

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—In the spirit of doing its part to take care of the world around them and where Haro's bikes are ridden, the company has partnered up with the Surfrider Foundation.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 15, 2008

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Jan Heine’s first photographic history of cycle touring bikes, The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, brought a small exotic niche of cycling history to a wide audience.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 15, 2008

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Dealers throughout the Southwest who purchase products from distributor Hans Johnsen say business isn’t all doom and gloom, but they are being cautious when ordering.

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Posted December 15, 2008

Campy's Carlsbad crew held a holiday toy drive ride this past weekend, where attendance was good and how many toys they collected even better—with more than 200.

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