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Posted June 26, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—After two years of collecting potential host city data and retailer, manufacturer and industry partner feedback, Interbike management has announced the trade show will remain in Las Vegas, and that they are currently finalizing an agreement with the Sands Expo and Convention Center to

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 25, 2008

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)–CamelBak has expanded its research and development team with the hiring of two industrial designers who will be responsible for all new soft and hard goods product design.

John Duran joins the team as senior product designer, and Derek Sullivan joins as product designer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 25, 2008

"I'm not on vacation. I'm not out for a weekend. This is where I live. When you do that, all the other trappings of life fade away."

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Posted June 24, 2008

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle, along with owner North Castle Partners, have named Jim Thompson as chief executive officer.

Last July, the private equity firm North Castle Partners acquired Performance.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 24, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The Mountain’s Edge 2008 Cactus Cup Las Vegas is September 19–21, 2008 in Las Vegas.

Event organizers picked those dates with the hope of capturing those already in town for Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 24, 2008

CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports has appointed Charlie Allen outside sales representative for Florida.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 24, 2008

ELKTON, MD (BRAIN)—Gore Bike Wear has picked up Cycles Lambert as its distributor in Canada.

Sell-in begins this July with product hitting retail in February 2009.

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Posted June 24, 2008

George and Melanie Hincapie are the proud parents of Enzo Hincapie, born June 20 in Girona, Spain. Enzo weighed in at 7.5 pounds, and 20.4 inches long. Melanie and Enzo are both healthy and resting comfortably. Congrats!!!

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Posted June 23, 2008

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—There are many different facets to Lance Armstrong, and the New York Times tries explaining them in this Sunday feature story.

Click on link to read.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted June 23, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Five designated and aspiring Bicycle Friendly Communities will receive funds to help them make bicycling more safe, convenient and appealing places to ride.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 23, 2008

"Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that...”

—George Carlin. Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, died of heart failure Sunday. He was 71.

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Posted June 22, 2008

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Gita Sporting Goods is teaming up with the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) and Nike to market and distribute Nike's new line of Livestrong cycling apparel.

One Hundred percent of Nike's profits from the entire Livestrong Collection goes to the LAF to help fight cancer.

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Posted June 22, 2008

PARK CITY, UTAH (BRAIN)—A panel of high-level federal land managers from the U.S. and Canada addressed the future for mountain biking in national parks and on other public lands during the IMBA World Summit last Friday in Park City, Utah.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 22, 2008

CANTON, MA (BRAIN)—After eight years at Kryptonite, Donna Tocci will step down as marketing manager.

Starting July 1, Tocci will be the director of web/new media for Ingersoll Rand, Kryptonite's parent company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 22, 2008

"We paddle through the waves/
Confusion rest in our wake/
We paddle through the waves/
All solutions find their way."

—Unified Theory

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Posted June 19, 2008

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's IMBA executive director Mike Van Abel (yes, that speck in mid-air is him) launching himself off a massive ski jump to kick off the IMBA World Summit on Wednesday, June 18 at Utah's Olympic Park. Not a bad way to get the crowd riled up.

(Photo: Rachael Lopes, Hilride)

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Posted June 19, 2008

PARK CITY, UTAH (BRAIN)—John Burke, president of Trek Bicycle Corporation, challenged the bike industry to pledge $10 to IMBA for every full-suspension mountain bike sold in the U.S., during his keynote address Thursday at the IMBA World Summit in Park City, Utah.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 19, 2008

LOMBARD, IL (BRAIN)—Sylvia Koslow, who owned and operated Koslow Cycle in Illinois with her husband Andrew for three decades, passed away on June 14.

She was 83.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 19, 2008

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Hi-Torque Publications will launch an all-new Web site, Roadbikeaction.com, on July 5.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted June 18, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and AEG, owners respectively of the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California, have formed a marketing partnership to grow and develop each other’s events, the companies announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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