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If you follow Twitter than you don't have to read any further because you already know that the most famous social networker the bicycle industry has ever known, one Tim "Masiguy" Jackson, is a proud papa once again.

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) has hired Andy Phelps to be its new Re-Cyclerly Bike Shop manager.

Phelps joins TFK with years of experience in retail bike shops ready to oversee the renovation of the Re-Cyclery Bike Shop located at TFK's national headquarters in San Rafael, CA.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Honey Stinger has retained Backbone Media to manage its public relations. Backbone will support Honey Stinger's media communications, product placement, branded content and social media strategy.

Congrats to BRAIN's Robert Torrico and family on the birth of their second child—Sydney Keala Torrico. She was born in the wee hours of Tuesday morning weighing in at 6 lbs, 15 oz.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries has secured new long-term financing through the sale of $200 million in guaranteed notes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Shipments of kids' bikes to Australia helped push U.S. bike exporters' January business 16 percent over last year. Exports of kids' bikes increased 1,336 units, a 71 percent jump, while adult exports dropped 421 units.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Acquisitions LLC (dba Currie Technologies) has received a $6.5 million investment infusion from Main Street Capital Corporation—a Houston-based private equity firm.

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura Direct, U.S. distributor for Magura, Vaude and Uvex, has hired Paul Giarratano as its new sales and product manager.

Tagged People

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs, Inc. was named to Outside magazine’s third annual “Best Places to Work” list.

Tagged Awards

"What’s happened around America is people are buying bikes and they’re using them for recreational purposes on the weekend and there’s no better family way for people to spend a weekend than riding their bikes on these biking trails."

CatEye has introduced a new custom computer design contest. This is your chance to enhance the appearance of one of CatEye's most popular cycling computers, the Strada Wireless.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face Components has launched a new Web site for 2010.

Tagged Web/Internet

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Outside magazine released its third annual list of the “Best Places to Work," ranking Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) in the top 50 in America. The complete list and related story will be published in the May issue of Outside magazine, available April 13.

Tagged Awards / Distributor news

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)–Custom framebuilders from various parts of the country will descend on Southern California starting this Thursday for the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show. It wraps up on Sunday.

Tagged Events

Office Depot has switched to pedal powered cargo cycles for 75 percent of its deliveries within the City of London.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) will present Implementing Successful Local Events, a live Webinar workshop offering suggestions on how to successfully host your own event or make the most of company sponsored events, on Wednesday, April 14, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (MDT).

Tagged Web/Internet

WALLA WALLA, WA (BRAIN)—Retro and Allegro Cyclery, both of Walla Walla, WA, made an official presentation of bicycles to veteran patients at the Jonathon M. Wainwright Memorial on March 24.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

LONDONBERRY, NH (BRAIN)—The Northeast Velodrome & Cycling Park is open for busines. The park includes a BMX track and cyclocross course.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike organizers are considering moving the show to August in 2011 and beyond to coincide with accelerated buying and selling product cycles.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (BRAIN)—Diane Lees, owner of HubBub Custom Bicycles will be broadcasting her one-hour weekly radio show, Everything Bicycling, starting on Monday, April 12, at 6 p.m.

Tagged Web/Internet


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