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Posted August 28, 2008
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—For the first time the ExpoCycle Show Directory is available for viewing in an interactive digital format.

The Web site uses new technology that allows attendees to view the entire directory online, with live links directly to key Web sites.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 28, 2008
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News had the dates switched on Park Tool's Tech Summit.

Park Tool Tech Summit will include two separate two-day events. One will take place in Philadelphia (Jan. 12-13, 2009), and the other in Ontario, California (Jan. 26-27, 2009.)

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 27, 2008
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Jeff Frehner, president and chief executive officer of the Cannondale Sports Group, has decided to leave the company for family reasons.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 27, 2008
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News was experiencing some e-mail trouble yesterday afternoon.

Please re-send any e-mails that were sent during that time period yesterday.
Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 27, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—If the lawsuit between LeMond Cycling and Trek Bicycle Corporation progresses to the point of a jury trial, it would likely take place in early 2010, according to documents filed this week with the U.S. District Court in Minnesota.

Posted in North America
Posted August 27, 2008
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—What exactly was Igor Kenk planning to do with 2,865 bicycles? That is just one of many questions the police and others have been puzzling over since the arrest of a man accused of stealing them.

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Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 27, 2008
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Knog has been bestowed with its fourth consecutive Eurobike IF Design award and its sixth and seventh awards overall, illustrating consistency in design, technology and quality.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted August 27, 2008
"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."

Posted in North America
Posted August 26, 2008
DIJON, France (BRAIN)—Redline Bicycles has hired Bertrand Briois as their new European sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 26, 2008
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.

Posted in North America
Posted August 26, 2008
FONTANA, CA (BRAIN)—Don Jackson and Southridge USA have announced the inaugural Arena Mountain X race, presented by Subaru.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 26, 2008
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—More than 1,400 convention delegates, visitors and Denver residents are ready to vote yes for Freewheelin.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 26, 2008
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.
Posted in North America
Posted August 25, 2008
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—With bike dealers starving for more service-oriented training, Park Tool is going to fill a void.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 25, 2008
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The Democratic National Convention officially kicked off yesterday, but for Bikes Belong it got going on Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 25, 2008
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has hired Dan LeRose as regional sales director for the eastern region.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 24, 2008
"McCain was asked how he's going to conserve energy. He said by taking three naps a day."

—Jay Leno
Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2008
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.

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2008
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 22, 2008
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions

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