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Posted December 16, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—3point5.com recently launched online training for audio component manufacturer Skullcandy, a brand that spans key action sports, snowsports and bike markets for the retail training leader.

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Posted December 16, 2008

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Mary Margaret Sloan has been appointed as the new president of the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) and Lori Harrod the new president elect.

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Posted December 16, 2008

ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—As registrations come rolling in for the first Park Tool Tech Summits, it is becoming clear that some mechanics are willing to travel great distances to attend this one of a kind training event.

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Posted December 16, 2008

For BRAIN's January issue, the magazine picked several of the industry's best and brightest for a more serious look at their respective company's New Year's resolutions.

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Posted December 15, 2008

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Many cyclists were happy to see Congress pass the Commuter Act earlier this year, as part of the $700 billion financial bailout plan.

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Posted December 15, 2008

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—In the spirit of doing its part to take care of the world around them and where Haro's bikes are ridden, the company has partnered up with the Surfrider Foundation.

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Posted December 15, 2008

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Dealers throughout the Southwest who purchase products from distributor Hans Johnsen say business isn’t all doom and gloom, but they are being cautious when ordering.

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Posted December 15, 2008

Campy's Carlsbad crew held a holiday toy drive ride this past weekend, where attendance was good and how many toys they collected even better—with more than 200.

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Posted December 13, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A 59-year-old physician who said he stopped his red Infiniti sedan in front of two cyclists to "teach them a lesson" on July 4 will stand trial.

He faces one felony count of reckless driving causing injury and two felony counts of battery with serious injury.

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Posted December 13, 2008

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Americans drove more than 100 billion fewer miles between November 2007 and October 2008 than the same period a year earlier, said U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters, making it the largest continuous decline in American driving in history.

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Posted December 13, 2008

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company is expanding its Vista warehouse and office space. Electra’s warehouse space will double in size while office space will grow by 50 percent at the same building it currently occupies.

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Posted December 13, 2008

Free Flite threw down the X-mas tree gauntlet, and Freewheeler Bicycles in Davis, California has responded with vigor. "I heard rumors of a Christmas tree smack down," said Sheri Hein, former BRAIN intern and part of the Freewheeler family business. "Well here's our submission."

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Posted December 11, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Representatives from five brands within the Cannondale Sports Group gathered in Bethel at the Cannondale headquarters Wednesday night to refurbish more than 50 donated children's bikes for local non-profit, Danbury Youth Services.

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Posted December 11, 2008

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Sho-Air International, a leading provider of International Trade Show Shipping Solutions, has signed a two-year agreement to be the presenting sponsor of the US Pro XC Tour (ProXCT).

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Posted December 11, 2008

SAN MATEO, CA (BRAIN)—MTBR.com has long been known for its product reviews and trail reviews. But for the last couple of years, the number of bike shops listed in its Bike Shop Reviews section has grown to over 1800 listings.

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Posted December 11, 2008

"Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house were born
Into this world were thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan
Riders on the storm"

—The Doors (Jim Morrison)

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Posted December 10, 2008

LITTLE ROCK, AR (BRAIN)—Orbea has opened up its first concept store in Little Rock, the company's hometown.

Unlike other concept stores, the Orbea store only sells new but dated stock, demo and cosmetically blemished bikes. No current Orbea product is sold.

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Posted December 10, 2008

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Sun & Ski Sports will kick off cyclists’ training for the 25th anniversary MS 150 charity bike ride with its annual “Bike University” Open House Friday, January 23, 5–10 p.m. and Saturday, January 24, noon-6 p.m. at Sun & Ski Sports in Houston, Texas.

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Posted December 10, 2008

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—The Serfas Bicycle Swap Meet last weekend was a huge success with 25 vendors and more than 1,200 attendees.

Companies such as Titec and Rocky Mountain Bicycles exhibited their wares, along with local retailers like Rock and Road Cyclery and Ladera Cyclery.

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Posted December 10, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has introduced a new “Web to Dealer” IBD Fulfillment Program.

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