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Posted July 6, 2009
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—If attendee feedback is any indication, then the first annual PressCamp, held June 23–25 in Sun Valley, Idaho, was podium-worthy.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 5, 2009
"The older you do get the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N."

—David Wooderson in "Dazed and Confused."
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Posted July 5, 2009
WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA (BRAIN)—Bionicon USA has moved its headquarters to the Kern River Valley in the town of Wofford Heights.

The new address:

Bionicon USA
6511 Wofford Blvd
Wofford Heights, CA 93285
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Posted July 5, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews.com’s editor, Steve Frothingham, delivered several insightful comments about the state of newsgathering, Twitter, and Lance Armstrong in an article published Wednesday in Editor & Publisher.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 1, 2009
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission cemented its decision this week to grant the bicycle industry a two-year stay of enforcement against a new lead limit law.

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Posted July 1, 2009
CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—A federal judge on Wednesday slightly modified the bid procedures for the upcoming auction of bankrupt Iron Horse Bicycle Company.

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Posted July 1, 2009
Big shout out to Jet Blue Airways, which is waiving its $50 checked bike fee for the month of July in celebration of the Tour de France.

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Posted July 1, 2009
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling is soliciting nominations for the fifth annual bicycle travel awards.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 1, 2009
DOVER, VT (BRAIN)—Renée Hicks, the former coordinator for the Pedro’s and Kenda Mountain Bike Festivals, has joined up with Mount Snow to promote the Mount Snow Mountain Bike Festival in Dover, Vermont on August 7-9.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 30, 2009
The offices of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada has a new address and phone number. The phone system has been down for the past 24 hours, but should be back up and running as of 9 a.m. today.

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Posted June 30, 2009
TORONTO (BRAIN)—Retire Your Ride, Canada’s National Vehicle Recycling Program, announced a new initiative this week that gives participants up to $490 off the purchase of a new, high-end commuter bicycle through a national partnership with the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC).

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 30, 2009
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike unveiled a revamped Web site on Tuesday that includes expanded exhibitor resources and enhanced attendee show planning features.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 30, 2009
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead has hired Ivan Harms as the new sales account executive for OEM and aftermarket for the West Coast region with a particular focus on California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 30, 2009
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Dean P. Gestal, chief executive officer of Reynolds Cycling, has appointed two new managers as part of a restructuring to focus specifically on the wheel business.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 29, 2009
Bill Kramer with Nemo Tents demonstrates how to set up the Morpho AR tent during a media camping trip with Scott USA last week. Nemo provided tents for the group of 20 or so editors and the Scott team for the overnight near Sun Valley, Idaho.

Posted in North America
Posted June 29, 2009
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—KHS Bicycle Parts recently increased its sales force. Local bike enthusiast Wain Davis joined the KHS team to assist in customer services and sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 29, 2009
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle is offering its dealers a new retail services plan through the company’s partnership with GE Money and Simplêfy.

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Posted June 29, 2009
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Syncros Applied Technologies has added an e-commerce function to its Web site that allows consumers to purchase Syncros components online. The sale is then credited to and product fulfilled by independent bicycle dealers.

Posted in North America
Posted June 29, 2009
HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA (BRAIN)—A judge has upheld the validity of two release waivers signed by a woman severely injured four years ago in the Tour de ‘Toona. By signing the she acknowledged the inherent dangers of bicycle racing.

Posted in North America
Posted June 26, 2009
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association—North America's largest cycling membership organization—was recently presented with a $10,000 check from Recreational Equipment at Adventure Cycling's headquarters in Missoula, Montana.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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