"And up next...the first ever Olympic gold medal finals in men's and women's BMX. A new and unpredictable event at these games, about which I will tell you candidly I know nothing—but it's exciting."
DIJON, France (BRAIN)—Redline Bicycles has hired Bertrand Briois as their new European sales manager.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Jagwire USA has partnered with Action Bicycle USA to distribute its line of performance control system products, including brake pads, housings and cables in the Northeast. Jagwire products will be available from Action in the fall.
FONTANA, CA (BRAIN)—Don Jackson and Southridge USA have announced the inaugural Arena Mountain X race, presented by Subaru.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—More than 1,400 convention delegates, visitors and Denver residents are ready to vote yes for Freewheelin.
Endura Inc. is expanding its family. Chris Kaylor (Endura U.S. operations manger) and his wife Amy welcomed a son, Jackson Edward on July 30. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 14 ounces, and 22 inches long. In no time he will be jumping on his bike and following in his dad’s footsteps.
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—With bike dealers starving for more service-oriented training, Park Tool is going to fill a void.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The Democratic National Convention officially kicked off yesterday, but for Bikes Belong it got going on Sunday.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has hired Dan LeRose as regional sales director for the eastern region.
"McCain was asked how he's going to conserve energy. He said by taking three naps a day."
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products has created Handspun, a new wheel brand that will be marketed to dealers and consumers.
The company said in a press release issued Friday that the new business will respond to a growing demand for hand-trued production and custom bike wheels.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—ExpoCycle 2008, the Canadian bike industry's annual trade show, is shaping up to be a banner event.
Organized by the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada, ExpoCycle has seen a phenomenal increase in pre-registration this year.
HOOD RIVER, OR (BRAIN)—Marking its fifth acquisition in the past five years, Billabong International Ltd. reached an agreement to buy surf, snow and bike accessories maker DaKine Hawaii Inc. for as much as $133 million.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) Europe will begin distributing GT Bicycles and Sugoi performance apparel throughout Italy and France beginning this September.
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—The Crankworx crew churned out another successful event in Whistler, as bike industry vendors, professional riders and thousands of spectators swarmed the Canadian resort for the annual nine-day free ride festival.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)─Interbike's pre-show numbers for the indoor portion of the industry's annual gathering, the International Bicycle Expo, are expected to match or exceed the numbers from last year's show.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)─Bikes Belong has just completed a survey of more than 150 bicycle retailers from nearly 40 states to see if their summer 2008 sales reflect an increase in the use of bicycles for transportation.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Many of California's finest custom bicycle frame builders will converge on San Diego April 3-5 for the 2009 San Diego Custom Bicycle Show.
It's been almost a year since a crash left Tara paralyzed from the waist down. In that year, she has trained harder than ever to rehab and come back from her injury. Her dedication and drive, always unmatched, has been even more inspiring and unbelievable.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Cyclists living in San Francisco probably know who Rob Anderson is, and most assuredly, they don't like him him.
Anderson has helped put the kibosh on many San Francisco cycling initiatives, and he's not about to stop anytime soon.
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