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BY MATT WIEBE

Battery powered electric hub motor hit his mailbox the last day of December in 1895. Since then suppliers and retailers have had little success getting consumers to buy into them in the U.S. market.

BY MATT WIEBE

Good story on World Bicycle Relief in the New York Times. Click on link to read the story.

ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Dealers interested in attending one of the 2011 Park Tool Tech Summits can sign up at Park Tool Booth 3531 at Interbike.

“We will have access to the registration site and will be available to help or answer any questions you may have,” said Bill Armas, Park Tool’s marketing director.

Tagged Events / Interbike

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—A small group of retailers, media and Specialized employees embark this morning on a 600-mile, six-day bike journey to Interbike as part of Specialized’s annual ride to draw attention to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Tagged Events / Interbike

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has announced the details of the Tour de Lake Mead, a 24-mile ride that takes participating Interbike attendees through Lake Mead National Park to the lake and back. The ride leaves from the Interbike OutDoor Demo location in Boulder City, Nevada on Sept. 21, at 8 a.m.

Tagged Events / Interbike

SPRINGFIELD, MO (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company is now distributing Küat's entire line of lightweight, stylish and easy-to-use racks.

Tagged Distributor news

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—H3 Publications, Inc is starting the 2011 publishing year with the announcement of a few organizational changes at Decline magazine.

Tagged Media/Publishing

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Pinkbike has hired Julian Coffey as its new publisher.

Tagged Media/Publishing

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Retail training leaders Growth Cycle of Boulder, Colorado, and 3point5.com have partnered up, providing high quality staff training services to the bicycle industry in 2011.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike and Bikes Belong announced that their two-year, $50,000 joint grant to the city of Las Vegas, host city for Interbike 2010, to improve cycling conditions for youth has helped add 3.2 miles (5.1 km) of additional bike lanes and bring a student bicycling program to the city's

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN)—Lambert, the largest P&A distributor in Canada and The Hawley Company, a leading U.S. P&A distributor based in South Carolina, have signed a letter of intent for Lambert to acquire a majority interest in Hawley.

Tagged Distributor news

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists has announced 18 new Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and eight renewing BFCs.

Tagged Awards

"There are gyms [in prison], but we didn't get to go to them much because there aren't enough guards on duty to watch you. And there's nowhere to walk and nothing to do."

—Melissa Caraballo, discussing how a bike program is changing the lives of female ex-cons. Click on link for full story.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Following the successful inaugural DealerCamp in July, Lifeboat Events has announced some positive changes for the event in 2011, including lower pricing, more subsidized retailers, and the addition of a VIP consumer access program.

Tagged Events

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro’s, Inc. has promoted Matthew Simpson to the role of president/general manager. Simpson previously held the chief of operations role until March of this year when he was asked to step in as the interim CEO/president.

Tagged People

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—George Hincapie, Ivan Basso and Alessandro Ballan were among the dozen or so professional cyclists who signed autographs at booths yesterday during ExpoCycle. The riders were in town for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal, a UCI Pro Tour event, held Sunday.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Starting next year, the largest U.S. bicycle trade show will be held in Anaheim, California. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has learned that Interbike is targeting the Orange County city for a possible three-year commitment to host the annual industry gathering.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Antonio Cruz, one of America’s most prominent professional cyclists over the past two decades, has launched Cruz Industries, a new bicycle company focused on re-defining high-end bike innovation and design for professional cyclists as well as cycling enthusiast.

LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Future, the special-interest media group, and world’s leading provider of cycling content, has launched TriRadar.com (click on link)—the brand-new triathlon Web site from the teams behind Triathlon Plus magazine and the popular BikeRadar.com and Cyclingnews.com Web sites.

Tagged Media/Publishing

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