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Posted February 23, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. (ASI) has hired two sales representatives.

Joining the ASI sales force are Patrick Leslie, fleet and commercial sales representative and Tom Mantle, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia sales representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 23, 2009

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon's testing laboratory at its China factory has received accreditation for the testing of bicycle frames and sub-assemblies according to a host of international standards, including the EN standard in Europe.

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Posted February 23, 2009

LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac Bikes first quarter sales are up 30 percent compared with last year's first quarter.

"We are mentally not participating in the global economic decline," said Joel Smith, owner of Tomac Bikes.

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Posted February 22, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Temperatures dipped into the single digits as the industry’s largest distributor wrapped up its annual three-day expo yesterday in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Frostbike
Posted February 20, 2009

LUSAKA, Zambia (BRAIN)—The Zambian Ministry of Education and international relief organization World Bicycle Relief have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that engages the two parties to work together to deliver some 50,000 bicycles to schoolchildren, teachers, and community supporters in Zambia’s 16 neediest dis

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 20, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group has sold VeloGear for an unspecified amount to Midwest Cycling, which will now be called Midwest Velo as a result of the transaction.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted February 20, 2009

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)— Kona's Shoot the Ride Photo Contest returns for its second year.

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Posted February 20, 2009

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—Serfas has supplied its sales reps with UPC scanners that allow them to scan items on the retail sales floor to determine which of its accessories need to be filled in to maintain par levels.

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Posted February 19, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Brent Thomson, mountain bike industry legend and trail master of Bootleg Canyon, has lost his battle with complications from the quadruple bypass surgery he underwent in January.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 19, 2009

SANTE FE, NM (BRAIN)—BTI, Bicycle Technologies International, released its annual catalog this week. The 2009 catalog represents a milestone for the 16-year-old parts and accessories distributor; it's the first in the company's history to exceed 1,000 pages.

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Posted February 19, 2009

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant for Women has produced a special video for Giant retailers designed to help them boost their sales to female customers.

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Posted February 19, 2009

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—This year’s National Bike Summit presented by the League of American Bicyclists March 10–12 in Washington, D.C.

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

Mark Dwight, formerly of Timbuk2 and now the CEO of Rickshaw Bagworks, sent out a short video to Adventure Cycling while riding from San Francisco to Los Angeles to attend the annual TED—that's Technology, Entertainment, Design—Conference.

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Posted February 18, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle industry veteran and long-time Haro Bicycles outside sales representative, Jim Herney, recently retired. He represented Haro as one of his main lines for more than 12 years.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 18, 2009

TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—A bill that seeks to regulate the sale of bikes equipped with quick releases in the state of New Jersey has been stalled once more.

Posted in North America
Posted February 18, 2009

BRAIN has already added a new blog, well kind of. We've linked up with our dear friend and BRAIN columnist, Patrick "Mad Dog" O'Grady. You cannot only click through to his blogging site via BRAIN now, but you can also view (from time to time) original O'Grady entries in the BRAIN blog.

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Posted February 18, 2009

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek kicked off a sales promotion for its retailers centered around Lance Armstrong’s comeback at the Tour of California.

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Posted February 18, 2009

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—When President Barack Obama signed off on the $787 billion economic stimulus package earlier this week, bicycle advocacy groups such as Bikes Belong were still trying to figure out what it all meant.

Posted in North America
Posted February 18, 2009

"Where I go I just don't know
I might end up somewhere in Mexico.
When I find my piece of mind
I'm gonna keep you for the end of time."

—Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Posted February 17, 2009

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—After a successful debut in 2008, the Eurobike Show Daily (ESD) will be published again this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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