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Posted October 16, 2007

BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)--Sigma, the world’s largest manufacturer of cycling electronics, is proud to announce the appointment of Jim Jarnagin as its Northwest Tech Rep.

Jarnagin, a former bike messenger, most recently spent seven years as an inside sales rep for Raleigh bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

"Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it." -Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

BY LYNETTE CARPIET

TRENTON, NJ--More than a year after the Wal-Mart and Dynacraft lawsuit brought quick release safety to the fore, the ripple effects are expanding.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

BY SEAN HONG

MILAN, Italy--Oakley, the Southern California eyewear maker that American pro cyclists Greg LeMond and Andy Hampsten helped popularize during the 80s, will merge with former rival Luxottica Group later this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted October 16, 2007

Story by JASON NORMAN

SAN ANSELSO, CA (BRAIN)--Kids all around the world opened up their gifts this past Christmas, and a great many probably received bikes, possibly their first bikes, possibly a Gary Fisher bike.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)--Seven percent of the U.S. population rides a bike to work an average of two times a week, according to a recent study by Leisure Trends Group. The study also found that one of every three American adults owns at least one bike.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted October 16, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, AR (BRAIN)--Leading online retailer Competitive Cyclist recently announced its plan to show a series of four television commercials each day throughout the duration of the Versus Channel coverage of the Tour de France.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 16, 2007

CLEVELAND, OH (BRAIN)--Every Sunday this August plus Sunday September 23, experience University Circle, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and Martin Luther King Blvd in a whole new way--without your car.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

"Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker." -Mike McDermott from "Rounders"

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Posted October 16, 2007

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)--After eight years as president of Giant Bicycle, Skip Hess is leaving the company. His last day will be tomorrow.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)--Argon 18 has announced two new international distribution agreements.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

"Retirement has been amazing, but of course I wasn't the only athlete to hang it up this year. Jerry Rice retired before the season, Mario Lemieux retired during the season and Phil Mickelson retired after the 71st hole of the U.S. Open." -Lance Armstrong joked in his monologue at the recent ESPYs

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Posted October 16, 2007

"I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this." –Randle Patrick McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest"

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Posted October 16, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Specialized played host to 590 retailers and staff at its three-day 2008 product introduction held in Salt Lake.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule has issued a recall on a number of its discontinued hitch-style bicycle racks.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 16, 2007

TUSCON, AZ (BRAIN)—Genuine Innovations has issued a voluntary recall on its Second Wind MTB and Wrench Force Two Shot inflators.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 16, 2007

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)--The recent Cougar Mountain Classic, an annual festival of pro and amateur road and mountain bike racing in Sonoma, California, raised $15,000 for bike programs for under served youth.

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

BY JASON NORMAN

SEATTLE, WA—If mountain biking’s popularity is indeed waning amongst today’s younger generation, perhaps city park systems will give the sport the kick in the baggies it needs.

At least that’s what advocates like Justin Vander Pol are hoping.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer’s Web presence is now bigger and better than ever with the recent launch of its new site.

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

“Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
We're so glad you could attend
Come inside! Come inside!
There behind a glass is a real blade of grass
Be careful as you pass.
Move along! Move along!

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