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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

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association filed a petition on Thursday seeking a one-year extension of the May 17 deadline for third party bicycle testing.

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The seventh edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, scheduled for February 25-27, 2011 at the Austin Convention Center, has gotten off to an unusually strong start, with 31 exhibitors signing up even before general exhibitor registration opened on April 1.

Tagged Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Alliance for Biking & Walking is awarding $125,000 in grants to seven grassroots biking and walking advocacy organizations.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits


SANTA FE, NM—BTI, which started as a distributor for hard-to-find suspension parts, will begin assembling Cinelli and Commencal bikes at its Santa Fe, New Mexico, facility this month.

Tagged Distributor news


VISTA, CA—One of the toughest decisions manufacturers have to make is whether or not to manage their own supply chain functions. Do they farm it out to a third-party logistics provider (3PL) or control it themselves?

Want to demo a bike and ride with Todd Wells, Christoph Sauser or Darren Berecloth amongst others at this year's Sea Otter? Well, thanks to Sea Otter, this year you can. The Ride with a Pro program gives you the chance to ride with your favorite pro mountain or road biker.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Online registration for DealerCamp is now open to qualified retailers at (click on link).

This intimate mid-summer expo and demo event for bicycle suppliers and retailers will take place July 29–31 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

Tagged Events

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group has hired Aaron Hersh, a longtime Inside Triathlon contributing editor, accomplished triathlete and respected bike technology expert, to the position of senior editor at Triathlete Magazine.

Tagged People

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Gita Sporting Goods Ltd. has hired Ed Adair as its sales representative for its newly created western territory in Northern California.

Tagged People

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—The Regional Court of Munich, Germany granted a preliminary injunction against Rong Jou Ent. Co Ltd.—a Taiwanese company doing business under the name A TOP.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Hüdz, makers of the popular Enhancement Brake Hoods for dual-control brake/shift levers, has launched a new Web site for 2010 in order to better highlight the technical benefits of Hüdz products.

Tagged Web/Internet


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