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Posted March 12, 2009

Portland delegates Jay Graves of the Bike Gallery and Karl Rohde of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance go over their meeting schedule for their day at the Hill. Graves passed out the infamous flourescent bicycle pins that have become a hot item at the Summit this morning during the rally.

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Posted March 11, 2009

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries said on Wednesday it had its best ever year in 2008 despite economic challenges in the fourth quarter that left the company sitting on millions of dollars worth of inventory.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 11, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—BRAIN editors could roll into your shop later this year as the magazine expands on its successful Dealer Tour with stops in Minneapolis and Boston.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted March 11, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—How common is biking in Copenhagen? “ To use a bike is like brushing your teeth,” said Andreas Rohl. “In Copenhagen, it’s nothing special to go by bike.” Rich, poor, male, female, young and old—they all can be seen riding around town.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 10, 2009

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Multisport product manufacturer Rocket Science Sports is quickly expanding its coverage with the addition of outside sales representatives in new areas.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 10, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—To kick off the 2009 retail cycling season and provide support to its retailer partners, Veltec Sports will offer its Sidi cycling shoe collection at a reduced price.

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Posted March 10, 2009

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Kenstone Metal Company and Kirk Pacenti of Pacenti Cycles Design have formed a new partnership designed to utilize each other’s strengths. Kenstone recently completed investment in a high-end frame production facility specializing in small volume steel frame fabrication.

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Posted March 10, 2009

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has partnered with online retail training network 3point5 (3point5.com) aimed to enhance dealer knowledge of the Pedro's band and line of environmentally responsible bike care products and tools.

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Posted March 9, 2009

WILMINGTON, DE (BRAIN)—About two dozen bicycle companies are included in the long list of creditors owed money by G.I. Joe’s Holding Corporation, a Pacific Northwest sporting goods chain that filed bankruptcy last week.

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Posted March 9, 2009

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Meet the eighth and newest employee at Planet Bike, Jeff Frehner.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 9, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Sea Otter is seeing an increase in exhibitor registration, as well as an increase in athlete sign-ups.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 9, 2009

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has named Hi Altitude Sales and Consulting to represent the brand and product line in Colorado and New Mexico.

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Posted March 9, 2009

BORDENTOWN, NJ (BRAIN)—Princeton Tec's "Got Lights On Bikes" photo contest is here, giving amateur bike-loving photographers a shot at glory.

The catch: the digital shot has to involve lights on bikes.

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Posted March 8, 2009

NORTHVALE, NJ (BRAIN)—Jamis Bicycles has added two new sales representatives to support continued expansion in northern California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 8, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Follow mountain bike advocates—including IMBA's executive director and government affairs director—in real time as they update their progress at the 2009 League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 8, 2009

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Despite receiving 24 inches of snow four days before, and 8 inches the night after, dealers traveled from all over New England to attend Downeast Bicycle Specialists’ annual Open House at the beginning of March.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 8, 2009

"I'm looking California
And feeling Minnesota..."

—Soundgarden. Click on link to check out Part II of LC's recent trip to Minnesota.

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Posted March 5, 2009

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists have picked 34 new Bicycle Friendly Business award winners, which includes first platinum designations to New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Bike Gallery of Portland, Oregon.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted March 5, 2009

SUNSET BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Alienation BMX has hired Rob Morgan as its new west coast sales rep.

Morgan comes to the job with 15 years of BMX experience, which includes riding, video production and judging at major contests.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 5, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Register for the Bicycle Leadership Conference online through March 30 and save $125. Simply register as an “industry advocate” and you’ll get access to cycling’s most important conference of the year. Click on link to register.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

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