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Posted January 28, 2009

"Why does everyone want to give Jimmy Carter a bicycle? Is it some sort of consolation prize for not getting a second term?"

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Posted January 27, 2009

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association intensified its efforts this week to gain some leniency for the bike industry from a potentially devastating lead ban that goes into effect Feb. 10.

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Posted January 27, 2009

CORAL SPRINGS, FL (BRAIN)—Custom Cycle Supply has reached an agreement with Sunday! Bikes to distribute their frames, forks and handlebars.

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Posted January 27, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index which hit a historic low in December of 38.6 percent, dipped further in January to 37.7 percent. Two other major indexes followed by the group—Present Situation Index and Expectations Index—also fell.

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Posted January 27, 2009

Anyone out there in the New England area looking for a free "Vintage British 3 Speed Bicycle?" Click on link to inquire.

WARNING: bike might include rust.

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Posted January 27, 2009

ONTARIO, CA (BRAIN)—For two days 166 attendees with notebooks in hand went back to school taking in six classes—in the form of the Park Tool Tech Summit.

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Posted January 26, 2009

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—ArtBike! takes place in Indianapolis during the month of February as part of the build-up to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS).

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Posted January 26, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports has named two new additions to its sales team.

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Posted January 26, 2009

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—GT Bicycles will recruit 35 mountain bike racers nationwide for a new grassroots mountain bike program called the GT Dirt Coalition.

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Posted January 26, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—After a beautiful day of winter product demos at Backcountry Base Camp and four packed days of meetings and exhibits, participants of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show expect the outdoor market to maintain strength through the economic downturn.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 26, 2009

"Grandpa drunk a drop or two and his head's still stuck down the portaloo, what a man!"

—Stereophonics

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Posted January 24, 2009

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Dustin Eskelson to its Warranty Department.

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Posted January 24, 2009

LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac Mountain Bikes has added Scotland-based Hotlines as its new exclusive United Kingdom importer. Hotlines is the importer of more than 30 different high-end brands in the UK.

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Posted January 24, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—A new distribution company called Unique Sports Company located in southern Oregon has launched.

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Posted January 22, 2009

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Parts may have gone under, but United Bicycle Supply is still in business.

“We’re still alive and kicking,” said Peter Bateman, assistant to the general manager of United Bicycle Supply, in response to concern that UBS may have fallen victim to the slow economy as well.

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Posted January 22, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Bikes Belong Foundation has awarded four grants through the Paul David Clark Fund.

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Posted January 22, 2009

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Reaffirming its commitment to expand customer service initiatives to all U.S. regions, Yakima has added two new distributors, The Hawley Company, and Liberty Mountain.

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Posted January 22, 2009

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC)’s headquarters building in Montréal has earned silver-level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the Canadian Green Building Council.

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Posted January 21, 2009

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Keen has appointed Troy Ballard to the newly formed position of vice president of global business development.

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Posted January 21, 2009

"Maybe you'll
Be president
But know right from wrong
Or in the flood
You'll build an Ark
And sail us to the moon
Sail us to the moon
Sail to the moon"

—Radiohead

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