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Posted March 24, 2009

EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycling will debut two new feature columns in the magazine’s May issue, available on newsstands April 7.

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Posted March 24, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A. has signed an exclusive agreement with Compagnia Editoriale S.r.l. and La Cuba S.r.l. According to terms of the agreement, Gruppo Bici N.A.

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Posted March 23, 2009

MADRID, Spain (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong's comeback to competitive road cycling came to a crashing halt on narrow country road in Spain yesterday.

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Posted March 23, 2009

HAUPPAUGE, NY (BRAIN)—Nine ex employees of Iron Horse Bicycle Company have launched a new company in the wake of their former employer’s demise.

East Coast Cycle Supply formed on Feb. 1, the day after the group was fired as Iron Horse went belly up.

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Posted March 23, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Tough times call for tough measures.

Worksman Cycles' president Wayne Sosin knows all too well what this means. He's had to adjust his business model to adapt to a changing economy.

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Posted March 23, 2009

"Love, peace and taco grease."

—Food Network's Guy Fieri

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Posted March 23, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for Sea Otter product review submissions for its Show Guide that will be handed out at the show.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 22, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for product review submissions for its late spring and early summer issues.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted March 22, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—It seems that New York City may only be bike friendly to a point.

On his weekly radio program on Friday morning, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said he opposed allowing commuters to bring bicycles onto subway cars, even if the Metropolitan Transportation Authority permits it.

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Posted March 22, 2009

It turns someone from the bike world knows a thing or two about being chased by waves. Mountain biking legend Hans Rey was over in Maui very recently with the current world's No.

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Posted March 22, 2009

TORINO, Italy (BRAIN)—The high-end Italian road bike brand Scapin is now being distributed in the United States by Global Trail Cycling Imports.

Global Trail Cycling Imports already distribute Guerciotti Italian Cycles, ITM, Barbieri and GIOS.

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Posted March 22, 2009

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Three Hundred Trek employees based out of their Waterloo, Wisconsin manufacturing facility are now "rotating work weeks through these late winter months as a proactive way to keep overhead low, while retaining the staff" needed to deal with its new high-end production system, according to Trek's

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Posted March 19, 2009

"If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs. And maybe your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation.

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Posted March 19, 2009

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has hired Chris Strome as its new brand specialist.

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Posted March 19, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—On Saturday, May 30, Bikes for Kids Utah, a non-profit 501(C)3 organization, will give 1,000 new bicycles to pre-qualified, underprivileged 3rd graders at its fourth annual event.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 19, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Rotor Bike Components has completely redesigned its Web site www.rotorbike.com (click on link) with a focus on competition and technical information.

-Product area is now easier to navigate. H.R. pictures show more detail on every product.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 19, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has announced five REI/Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Grant Awards.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 18, 2009

HOLBROOK, NY (BRAIN)—Three Asian factories for Iron Horse Bicycle Company have filed an involuntary petition for bankruptcy against the bike company in an effort to recoup more than $5 million in back debt.

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Posted March 18, 2009

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Saddle maker SDG USA’s Bicycle Division has been acquired by its former general manager Tyler Anspach for an undisclosed sum.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted March 18, 2009

BRAIN tech editor Matt Wiebe roamed the halls of the Taipei Cycle Show to find the hottest (ladies, er) product trends for next model year. From mainstream to downright quirky, click on link to see a sampling of products being shown over there.

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