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ERIE, CO (BRAIN)—A 250-meter outdoor velodrome seems to be on its way in a small Colorado town of roughly 16,000 residents.

NEUSTADT, Germany (BRAIN)—Since January, the falling value of the euro has increased raw material costs for Sigma Sport by 15 percent, according to Frank Sirringhaus, president of the Neustadt, Germany based computer, light and heart rate monitor company.

ST. LOUIS, MO (BRAIN)—An effort is underway to ban bicyclists from several narrow two-lane highways in semi-rural southwest St. Charles County, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

There was a packed house at a Monday night council meeting, with people speaking out on both sides of the issue.

Tagged Media/Publishing

LONDON, UK (BRAIN)—Hotlines Europe Ltd has announced the dates for their 2011 product launch show, October 6 - 9, 2010, just off Brick Lane in London.

Tagged Events

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Sports Multiplied is now distributing Prologo Saddles.

Tagged Distributor news

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) was selected to compete in the July Pepsi Refresh Project for a $25,000 prize.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Cyfac International, builder of custom bicycle frames for more than 25 years, has signed a contract with Keonys, Europe’s No. 1 reseller of Dassault Systèmes Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) products, most notably the CATIA PLM Express solution.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Taiwanese manufacturers, many of whom are well known among bicycle industry executives, are now making a concerted push into the outdoor and sporting goods market.

Tagged Events

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs, Inc. has completed its sales agency selection for the U.S. bike market.

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle retailers now have another option for submitting purchase orders to Giant.

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has named The Hitch Company and Norco as its two new Canadian distributors. The announcement is effectively immediately with the transition scheduled for completion September 1.

Tagged Distributor news

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has hired Tara Wilkinson as its new director of marketing.

Tagged People

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—National Sporting Goods Association vice president of Information and research Thomas B. Doyle is retiring from the NSGA, effective early in the fall of 2010. Doyle is one of NSGA’s longest-tenured staff members, having spent 39 years in the sporting goods industry.

Tagged People

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—With three weeks to go until Lifeboat Event’s inaugural DealerCamp, final plans for the event are taking shape.

Tagged Events

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Veteran product manager Steven Fairchild has rejoined Advanced Sports. He will take on all road and specialty product development for ASI's bike brands including Fuji, Kestrel, SE, Breezer and Terry.

Tagged People

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Spot Brand has hired Sky Yaeger as its senior product manager. She's working out of her Marin County, California home.

Tagged People

HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN)—Brian Evitt, the driver of the Ford F-350 pickup that struck and killed cyclist Paul Clark, was sentenced on Tuesday to 100 hours of community service and fined roughly $100. The Alameda County District Attorney accepted the conditions as a plea bargain for a misdemeanor manslaughter charge.

Seattle Bike Supply has helped come to the rescue of Seattle's infamous SeaFair pirates by donating a Torker "Black Solomon" bike. But these pirates still need some financial help to put on their Northwest shows. Click on link to donate and sing, "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirate's life for me."

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP’s marketing department has unveiled Cycling Buzz, a Web site devoted to gathering social media and news related to the Tour.

Tagged Web/Internet / Distributor news

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Campagnolo North America launched the brand’s first employee and industry purchase programs this week.

“We have gotten tons of requests for this. Literally, our phone rings every day,” said Tom Kattus, general manager for Campagnolo North America.


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