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Posted August 6, 2008
RALEIGH, NC (BRAIN)—Eastern Bikes has promoted Bryan Byrd to national sales manager.

Byrd has worked for Eastern for a little more than a year, previously working as a sales manager for an industrial supply distributor.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 5, 2008
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Organizers of CrossVegas and the USA CRITS Finals announced that they will each stage separate bicycle industry only races for the upcoming September 2008 Interbike International Bicycle Expo in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted August 5, 2008
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Velonews.com added a new products section to its Web site a few months ago and the site is looking to lift the profile of the section as it continues to rebuild its offerings after its redesign.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted August 5, 2008
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Guru Bikes and Quality Bicycle Products have agreed to team up for the next several years.

Posted in North America
Posted August 5, 2008
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Look Cycle USA, have issued a voluntary recall of about 40,000 pairs of Keo pedals.

The steel axle inside the pedal can break, posing a fall hazard to cyclists.

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 5, 2008
Who are those masked men? (Click on link) That would be, of course, the U.S. cycling team that flew into Beijing yesterday, obviously concerned about the city's poor air quality. Let the games begin (cough, cough).
Posted in North America
Posted August 4, 2008
CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports has appointed Andy Ewas to the position of outside sales representative for the New England territory, effective August 15.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 4, 2008
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group has hired Daryl Walter as its new chief financial officer.

Walter will be managing accounting, treasury, IT, HR and collections for the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 4, 2008
Thanks to (huge Beastie Boys fan) Bionicon's Mic De Min for stopping by BRAIN World Headquarters yesterday for a ride.

"Been had a little horsy named Paul Revere
Just me and my horsy and a quart of beer
Riding across the land, kicking up sand
Posted in North America
Posted August 3, 2008
WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)—In its second year, Colorado Crankworx drew more athletes and vendors and helped Winter Park Resort sell more lift tickets to its Trestle Bike Park than the first time around. Still, event organizers and bike industry exhibitors say the young festival still has plenty of room for growth.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 3, 2008
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for news and product review submission for its October issue.

All news submissions for October should be sent to managing editor Lynette Carpiet at lcarpiet@bicycleretailer.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 1, 2008
Just another reminder not to keep a loaded gun in your bike bag. (Click on link)
Posted in North America
Posted August 1, 2008
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear is throwing its support behind two riders that will be documented for an upcoming film.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 1, 2008
ARCATA, CA (BRAIN)—Kinetic Koffee will be donating a percentage of all coffee sales in the month of August to World Bicycle Relief, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles in impoverished areas throughout the world.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 1, 2008
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design/Syncros USA has promoted Nate Shaw, former top caliber inside sales motor, to national retail sales manager.

Under this new title, Shaw will manage three customer groups: Retail Direct, Builder Sales and Grassroots Team businesses.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 1, 2008
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—From within the walls that brought the world the Speedball seatpost, DUC 32 fork and legendary Maverick frames comes the nation's newest suspension service center.

Posted in North America
Posted August 1, 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 August 1, 2008
BY JASON NORMAN

LAS VEGAS, NV—Tom Hillard knows a great deal about the Cactus Cup. After all, he brought the idea of sponsorship to his boss at Specialized at the time.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 1, 2008
BY NICOLE FORMOSA

LIVIGNO, Italy—GT aims to grow its U.S. market share this year by developing a new consumer advertising campaign, building on its new traveling demo program and implementing sports marketing and merchandising initiatives.

Posted in North America
Posted August 1, 2008
BY NICOLE FORMOSA

HOLBROOK, NY—News that Iron Horse Bicycle Company would discontinue sales of its bikes in the independent bicycle dealer channel drew mixed reactions from the brand’s retailers—some were let down, while others said they saw the move coming.

Posted in North America

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