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Posted October 16, 2007

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—This year's Crankworx seems to be one that will be remembered for quite a while.

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Posted October 16, 2007

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The first shoe has dropped.

Swiss bicycle manufacturers BMC has terminated its sponsorship agreement with the Astana pro cycling team as a direct result of the team’s drugging scandal.

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Posted October 16, 2007

"The biggest problem is that my butt hurts. Is that normal?" -presidential hopeful John Edwards, after a hard day of recent biking in Iowa with Lance Armstrong. PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly J

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Posted October 16, 2007

"Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out alive." —Bugs Bunny

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Posted October 16, 2007

"Dude is so tight he squeaks. So tight, every time he blinks his kneecaps move. Did I mention tight? He's so tight he can hear a dollar bill drop on a shag carpet two counties over. I'm tellin' ya, he's tight. Hey, is this an audience or an oil painting? I don't get no respect..." —Rodney Dangermouse

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Posted October 16, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—’Tis the show season. BRAIN’s ramping up its coverage for its big show issues and Interbike Dailies and needs your news and product information.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted October 16, 2007

AUGUSTA, ME (BRAIN)—Governor John Baldacci held a ceremonial signing on July 24 for L.D. 1808, the Act to Improve Road Safety and Update Bicycling Laws. The law, which takes effect in September, represents a major victory for Maine bicyclists.

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Posted October 16, 2007

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems is introducing seven new rechargeable lighting systems for the 2008 model-year, which started July 1st.

This is the largest product launch from NiteRider in the 17- year history of the company that includes six new “high-powered” LED lights.

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Posted October 16, 2007

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes recently promoted several key members to senior level management positions including Matt Dowling to president, while adding a new international sales office in Europe.

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Posted October 16, 2007

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (BRAIN)—The cycling world was shocked by the death of Ryan Cox of Team Barloworld, who passed away Wednesday morning in South Africa.

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Posted October 16, 2007

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—More than 2,000 exhibitors and retailers will walk through the doors of Denver's downtown convention center as the three-day Health & Fitness Business Expo gets underway.

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Posted October 16, 2007

BY SHERI HEIN

QUEBEC CITY, Canada—Quebec should receive a welcome boost in
tourism dollars this month as the province celebrates the inauguration of its long-awaited Route Verte.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 16, 2007

BY SEAN HONG

AUSTIN, TX—Hill Abell is on the frontline competing against Performance Bicycles’ retail outlets. So when Performance announced a multi-million dollar infusion of capital to launch another 90 stores over the next four years, he paid attention.

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Posted October 16, 2007

BY JOHN CRENSHAW

BEIJING, China—The Chinese government tossed a big rock into the international trading pond with a recent change to its tax structure, and the ripples are already rocking the bike
industry’s boat.

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Posted October 16, 2007

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon just announced record sales for the first half of 2007.

Unit volumes of bicycles sold grew by 27 percent to 180,000 units, and revenues increased by 36 percent compared to the period a year earlier. Both unit volume and revenue numbers represent all time highs for Dahon.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has launched a new Web site that provides in-depth and easily accessible information. The Web site caters to a variety of audiences, including Bikes Belong members, journalists, government leaders, grant seekers, bicycle advocates, and the general public.

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Posted October 16, 2007

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Paul Zane Pilzer told several hundred specialty fitness retailers Thursday that the nation is no longer divided by race and gender. Instead, society finds itself divided by those who are fit and those who are overweight and unhappy.

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Posted October 16, 2007

"Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it." —Steve Prefontaine

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Posted October 16, 2007

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Transition Bikes is getting into the women's freeride movement with the release of its prototype Siren model. The Siren's frame features 6 inches of rear wheel travel and female friendly geometry.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Thanks to Kona Bicycle Company's generous support, 10 International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) clubs received $1,000 cash grants to help create new freeriding, downhilling and dirt jumping opportunities in 2007.

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