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EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Capo Cycling Apparel has launched a direct sales force.

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Park Tool has hired Jon Rosemeier for its design and engineering team.

He comes to Park Tool from Scott Equipment, an industrial machinery company. Rosemeier earned his mechanical engineering degree from North Dakota State University where he raced for the NDSU Cycling Club.

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SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Upscale lifestyle brand Tommy Bahama has signed a licensing agreement with Pedego to market and manufacture electric bicycles.

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—Edge Composites has changed their company and brand name to Enve Composites, with ownership, management and staff remaining the same. Effective September 1, the new name and associated collateral will be introduced at Eurobike.

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—The Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference is coming up on September 13 - 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants to make his city's roads safer when it comes to riding a bike.

The mayor held a bike summit last week, prompted mainly because of an accident he suffered after a taxi cut him off on Venice Boulevard.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN)—Registration for exhibitors has opened for the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival Presented by Interbike.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Mission Workshop, a San Francisco based company that creates bags, clothing, and shoes for urban cyclists and world travelers alike, has opened its new European base of operations in collaboration with London handmade bike builders, 14 Bike Co.

“Would I prefer to be announcing 100 percent equality in women’s and men’s prizes? Absolutely I would. However, despite our current economic climate I’m pleased to be able to move the bar up a notch in recognition of the equal effort put in by the Elite Women’s field at CrossVegas.

BURLINGTON, VT (BRAIN)—Terry Bicycles has received a $20,000 loan from Burlington’s Community and Economic Development Office, one of several economic development loans the women’s cycling company has received this year.

Seattle Bike Supply is consolidating—not its company, but its catalogs. At this year's Interbike SBS's eight catalogs (for all its brands including Redline) will now be presented via a thumbdrive in a downsized SBS bag.

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs will be holding a fundraiser for the nonprofit 88Bikes at the Interbike OutDoor Demo in Las Vegas next month.

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HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Trialtir USA will now distribute Italy's Enervit SpA in North America.

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LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Next year's DealerCamp will be held July 26-28 in Deer Valley, Utah.

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Danville, California police need your help in finding the thief who backed a stolen pickup truck into the plate glass window of Danville Bike, getting away with a Giant Trinity Advanced SL2 road bike priced at more than $5k. Click on link for full story and pictures.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—One Industries will now be distributing SixSixOne, Tag and Sunline product lines.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike's third installment of its fashion show, newly named “Ready to Ride,” will showcase a broader spectrum of cycling fashion and have two presentations during Interbike 2010, held at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, September 22 – 24, 2010.

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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Richard Fries has been named Bicycle Leadership Conference director for 2011. The conference will be held April 12-14, 2011.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—There is a retroactive feature of the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010 bill, or MTB, that many might not be aware of.

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has added Bridget Walsh as product manager for the Lifestyle division. In this new position, Walsh will expand the company’s product offerings, extending Electra’s reach beyond the physical bike and into the total bike riding experience.

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