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Posted May 26, 2010

SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN)-California state legislators are proposing $4.9 billion in new tax hikes, including requiring online retailers to report their California sales to state tax authorities monthly.

Posted in North America
Posted May 26, 2010

SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN)—Close to 100 people met super-sprinter Mark Cavendish, while getting signed copies of his new book, “Boy Racer: My Journey to Tour de France Record-Breaker” at Helen’s Cycles in Santa Monica on Monday night.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 25, 2010

GARDEN GROVE, CA (BRAIN)—Cervélo opened its Southern California R & D facility to a small group of journalists and retailers on Monday afternoon timed with the launch of its limited production R5ca road frame, the California team’s first release.

Posted in North America
Posted May 25, 2010

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has opened online registration to retail attendees of the Interbike International Expo 2010, September 22-24, preceded by OutDoor Demo on September 20 and 21.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted May 25, 2010

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Topeak has hired Eddie O'Dea as its U.S. in-market representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 25, 2010

"I'm doing it now because, well, look, with the benefit of hindsight and a somewhat different perspective, I made some misjudgments. And of course, I can sit here and say all day long, if I could do it again I'd do something different, but I just don't have that choice.

Posted in North America
Posted May 25, 2010

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Todson has hired Bert Low as its new sales manager.

Low will be handling sales to national sporting good chains as well as Todson’s network of wholesale distributors, according to a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 25, 2010

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has promoted Aaron Tieman to national sales manager, replacing Steve Glazer.

Glazer, who had been with Marin for 10 years, chose to pursue opportunities outside the industry, according to a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 24, 2010

Chris Carmichael's tribute to Bill Edwards—a racer, coach and educator—who passed away recently after a long battle with cancer.

The following are Carmichael's comments:

Posted in North America
Posted May 24, 2010

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—With the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show scheduled for Austin, Texas, February 25-27, preparations are already underway, with significant members of the Austin cycling community—Mellow Johnny's and the Bicycle Sport Shop—pledging their support for the world's No.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 24, 2010

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—DepartmentofGoods.com is a new online gear megastore that sells the latest outdoor, surf, skate, bike, and mountain equipment from more than 400 brands at closeout prices, according to a press release.

Posted in North America
Posted May 24, 2010

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events is forming an advisory board—comprised of nine bicycle suppliers and three retailers—to ensure that DealerCamp best serves the industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 24, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Fratelli Industries is a new, state of the art, 1,000 square meter facility specializing in the exclusive production of high-end rims and spokes for the industry, located in the Chang Hua area, outside of Taichung, Taiwan.

Posted in North America
Posted May 23, 2010

"The first time I got on my bike after I lost my sight, I fell over instantly. I was like a child again."

Posted in North America
Posted May 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists have unveiled their third annual Bicycle Friendly State (BFS) rankings.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 23, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Munich’s fledgling show, Bike Expo, has told organizers for Taichung Bike Week that they will sponsor the industry dinner during the official Dec. 4-8 gathering of international product managers.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week
Posted May 23, 2010

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Two months after signing a rental lease and doing extensive remodeling, Cory Clayton and Kelly Crean unveiled their new shop with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and barbecue on Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 23, 2010

THOUSAND OAKS, CA (BRAIN)—High-profile doping allegations made by Floyd Landis and at least one day of soggy weather didn’t dampen spirits among exhibitors at this year’s Tour of California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 20, 2010

VISALIA, CA (BRAIN)—"I have nothing to hide."

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2010

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Automotive giant Bosch is entering the bike industry with a new electronic drive system that will be spec’d by Cannondale on its first-ever e-bike.

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