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Posted February 11, 2009

"Now, with respect to Sean Hannity, I didn't know that he had invited me for a beer. You know, but—I will take that under advisement. Generally, his opinion of me does not seem to be very high, but I'm always good for a beer."

—President Obama

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Posted February 11, 2009

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Nike will begin restructuring its business, which could mean up to 4 percent (1,400 employees) in workforce reductions.

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Posted February 10, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA is asking all of its riding friends to take action and support improved mountain biking opportunities in U.S. national parks.

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Posted February 10, 2009

COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN)—Mt. Borah Custom has added a few more tools to its already loaded arsenal of custom team apparel options.

Building off of its highly successful custom cycling jersey online design tool, the company felt the timing was right to add some additional sports into the mix.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 10, 2009

BORDENTOWN, NJ (BRAIN)—Princeton Tec has recently partnered with premier bike distributors Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) and Seattle Bike Supply (SBS).

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Posted February 10, 2009

Our condolences to the family of American freestyle motocross racer Jeremy Lusk, who died of head injuries Tuesday after crashing while trying to land a backflip in competition in Costa Rica. He was 24.

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Posted February 9, 2009

"There's no time to lose, I heard her say
Catch your dreams before they slip away
Dying all the time
Lose your dreams
And you will lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"

—The Rolling Stones

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Posted February 9, 2009

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—Despite a down economy, the 5th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is holding its own, with 115 exhibitors as of yesterday.

While this is not the record 150 set in Portland in 2008, it is up from to the 2007 figure of 105 in San Jose—in a good economy.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted February 9, 2009

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles held an inaugural Open House and Garage Sale last weekend with more than 500 attendees stopping by the new Titus headquarters to see their 2009 bikes.

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Posted February 9, 2009

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—QBP is now distributing Valencia Sport Group's Royal line of apparel.

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Posted February 9, 2009

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—SICI (Serotta International Cycling Institute) has hired Kathleen Krumme as its new executive director.

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Posted February 8, 2009

CAMBIAGO, Italy (BRAIN)—Colnago will launch a direct U.S. subsidiary, Colnago America, Inc., this month.

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Posted February 6, 2009

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Friday denied a petition to push back a rule that limits the amount of lead in children’s products, but a request for relief specific to the bicycle industry is still pending.

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Posted February 6, 2009

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles, in conjunction with Sparc Retail Fidelity, has launched an all-new product training site, www.FeltWorkShop.com (click on link).

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Posted February 6, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Peak Region Cyclist magazine will be hosting its first annual bike show on Feb. 21, with more than 35 exhibitors already in place.

Companies that have already signed up include Moots, Magura, Carmichael Training Systems and REI.

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Posted February 6, 2009

Former Giant employee Steve Boyd, and wife, Wendy, have a new addition to the family as Sarah Dean Boyd was born on January 28. Sarah weighed in at 8 lbs. 7 oz., measuring 21" long.

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Posted February 5, 2009

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports has acquired Ultimate Bike Support, the bicycle division of Ultimate Holdings, Inc. of Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Posted February 5, 2009

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley’s parent company released net sales figures for 2008 on Thursday, depicting a challenging fourth quarter for the high-end eyewear company even as Oakley remained a bright spot.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 5, 2009

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has hired Kevin Wren to fill its new position of director of supplier relations.

Wren is an industry veteran with management positions at a number of companies including Bell Sports, Cannondale and Shimano.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 5, 2009

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—The 13th annual SBS Armchair Open House is coming up fast Feb. 20-22. The first two days will be conducted via phone/fax, while day three will be via the Internet.

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