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Posted November 3, 2008

BY MATT WIEBE

Posted in North America
Posted November 2, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Held in the Glenn Miller ballroom at the University of Colorado, the first annual Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show, presented by Hudz and Wheels Manufacturing, was a success in the eyes of both organizers and exhibitors.

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Posted November 2, 2008

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Based on figures from an annual count of bicyclists conducted since 1984, the New York City Department of Transportation said that commuter cycling rose a remarkable 35 percent between 2007 and 2008.

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Posted November 2, 2008

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is launching its “Original Six” 2009 promotional campaign, highlighting a select group of frame builders that have exhibited every year since the show began five years ago.

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Posted November 2, 2008

"Curiosity did not kill this cat."

—Studs Terkel. The writer and radio personality died at the age of 96. This is what wanted his epitaph to read.

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Posted November 2, 2008

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—More than 200 people from 44 Taiwanese manufacturers and bicycle assemblers filled a ballroom at the Landis Hotel to hear Douglas Chiang explain the advantages of BB30—a fast-growing bottom bracket standard.

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Posted October 30, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association will hold a special meeting on Monday to address industry concerns regarding the Nov. 12 deadline to comply with new consumer product safety regulations.

Posted in North America
Posted October 30, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Posted in North America
Posted October 30, 2008

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—The Kona Bike Park Program is growing fast as the company in 2009 is establishing an additional five new bike parks throughout Europe and North America, adding to its current 21 parks.

Posted in North America
Posted October 30, 2008

GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—The city of Greenville, South Carolina, is conducting a dedication ceremony for the Hincapie Path on Saturday, November 1 at 11 a.m.

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Posted October 30, 2008

"They don't like to miss their shows at night or the early-bird special at the diner."

—Jon Stewart, referring to Florida's block of senior voters during an appearance by Barack Obama on his show.

Posted in North America
Posted October 30, 2008

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Trek’s John Burke told a gathering of the company’s Taiwanese suppliers Thursday night that he’s never been more bullish on cycling’s future than he is right now.

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Posted October 29, 2008

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—RoadBikeAction.com will launch a new column on October 30 entitled "Page 8: Lance Armstrong's Comeback Chronicles" covering the dramatic return to racing of the seven-time Tour de France champion.

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Posted October 29, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Next Thursday November 6, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) invites its members to participate in an Internet seminar with OIA’s government affairs team for a look at the new president and the new majorities in Congress.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 29, 2008

Under beautiful skies in Carlsbad, California, Campagnolo's Tom Kattus (far left) and Brian Sarmiento (far right) were nice enough to let Team BRAIN break in some of Campy's new 11-speed gruppos yesterday.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2008

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Kozo Shimano, former president of Shimano American, no longer works for the company that bears his name.

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Posted October 28, 2008

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)— Oakley sales rose 16 percent in the third quarter of 2008, helping to boost parent company Luxottica during difficult economic conditions.

Luxottica released earnings for the period ending September 30 during a conference call on Tuesday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 28, 2008

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano will kick off an 11 city dealer tour in Irvine, California on November 20.

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Posted October 28, 2008

NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue Competition cycles has completed an agreement with MultiSports Zone Mexico to distribute the company’s line of bicycles and accessories in Mexico.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2008

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—The United States is on a path to creating what could become the largest official bicycle route network in the world, thanks to the approval of a new plan by America's leading authority on national route designations.

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