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Posted July 28, 2008

Congrats to Thule's Karl Wiedemann and his wife on their new bundle of joy, Lily Frances Wiedemann. She was born on July 21, and weighed 7 lbs 9 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long. Mother and baby are doing well.

Posted in North America
Posted July 27, 2008

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—"Don't you just love this time of year, when the birds, boats and cyclists come out? Well, two out of three ain't bad."

That was Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden (pictured) in a recent column he penned online.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 27, 2008

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Check out a new bike-art show at Go Rilla Gallery in Santa Ana this Friday from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Bike Curious? is a group art show that explores the many facets of bicycles and the curious cultures surrounding them.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 27, 2008

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—After months of riding their bikes to work as part of an employee-led initiative to help reduce their carbon footprint, salesforce.com employees raised $10,000 and chose Trips for Kids (TFK) as their charity of choice.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 27, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Cycling web- and DVD-based staff training program recently set a new record by surpassing its 300,000th training incident for the 2008 season, according to Ray Keener, Growth Cycle President.

The success is the result of several factors, Keener said.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 25, 2008

BRAIN is looking for 10 retailers to participate in the next State of Retail panel, a Q & A feature that runs in each issue of the magazine.

Panelists weigh in each edition on a business-related topic affecting the industry (click on the link above for an example of the column).

Posted in North America
Posted July 24, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Reebok International, have issued a voluntary recall of about 20,000 Reebok Studio Exercise Cycles.

Posted in Recalls
Posted July 24, 2008

COLUMBUS, OH (BRAIN)—The LiveStrong Summit kicked off on Thursday on The Ohio State University campus, bringing together 1,000 current and potential leaders who care about cancer issues and are willing to champion the cause in their communities.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 24, 2008

"It's getting to the point
Where I'm no fun anymore
I am sorry.
Sometimes it hurts so badly
I must cry out loud
I am lonely.
I am yours, you are mine,
You are what you are
And you make it hard—"

—Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Posted in North America
Posted July 24, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Responding to a plea from industry advocacy groups, the organizers of CrossVegas have added an Advocacy category to the industry race scheduled for Wednesday, September 24.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 24, 2008

CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN)—There are some big names going into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted July 23, 2008

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported a 20-percent profit for the first half of 2008, crediting the acquisition of Ghost mountain bikes and strong bikes sales for its success.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 23, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The Amgen Tour of California will experience some firsts early next year.

The nine day, 800-mile race will now end in San Diego County's Escondido. Also for the first time, riders will cross the Golden Gate Bridge at the beginning of stage 3.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 23, 2008

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has promoted Gregg Frederick to the position of national sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 23, 2008

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco public relations and marketing coordinator Trisha Petrella is leaving the company on Aug. 8.

Dustan Sept will be filling Petrella's role.

Petrella is leaving for London, so that she can be closer to her boyfriend.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 23, 2008

Anyone recognize that rider? How about the seat?

That's Cadel Evans back in the late '90s, who used to battle it out on the mountain, but is currently trying to pedal his way to victory at this year's Tour de France. He was riding a WTB SST saddle that was discontinued almost 10 years ago.

Posted in North America
Posted July 22, 2008

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (BRAIN)—Along with introducing new products and initiatives, Specialized is increasing its commitment to bicycle advocacy and causes for 2009.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 22, 2008

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 22, 2008

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

PALO ALTO, CA—As a longtime retailer, Palo Alto Bicycles general manager Jeff Selzer knows to expect leaner product availability during the summer as suppliers phase out current model year products and start delivering new versions.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 22, 2008

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

PORTLAND, OR—Michael Sylvester began practicing yoga 18 years ago to improve mobility in his hip joint after a terrible bicycle accident. A hardcore racer, he was skeptical of yoga back then.

Posted in Retail News

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