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CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle will open two new retail locations and relocate and remodel two other locations in Pennsylvania and California.

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar & Company has begun selling family-owned common stock to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—With just under three months until Interbike's International Bicycle Expo 2010, Interbike's net-sold, square-feet exhibit space at the Sands Convention and Expo Center has surpassed the 2009 show, with only limited amount of exhibit space still available.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Velimpex Marketing is moving, but staying in town.

The new address is:

1825 Sharp Point Drive, Suite 126
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Phone and fax numbers remain unchanged, but won't be up and running until Wednesday afternoon.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Three former executives at VeloNews have launched a venture capital fund looking to buy small, enthusiast-based businesses or information-related product and service companies.

SANTA BARBARA, CA (BRAIN)—Jeff Botelho and Adam Durazo are focused on Bike-alog’s future; the two want to provide a more complete and accurate catalog for shops going forward.

DEER VALLEY, UTAH (BRAIN)—Exhibitors at this year’s PressCamp walked away from the event pleased with the exposure gained by spending three days meeting with editors from two dozen national and international publications.

Tagged PressCamp

"The maximum load is listed as a '12-pack of beer' and it is designed for the wheel-size of a 700c road bike, which pretty much means carrying Pabst Blue Ribbon on a fixed-gear bike."

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Erik’s Bike Shop was named a “Top Workplace” in the Twin Cities metro area based on an employee-based survey project from the Star Tribune.

Tagged Awards

SANTA MARIA, CA—Cycle Star Bicycles, the nation’s first Giant Brand Store (GBS) bicycle retailer, has hired Chris Eldevick as its new retail manager.

Tagged People

“There is no intelligence to suggest that this residence was targeted because of who owns it and who lives there. It looks like a very minor residential burglary.”

VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports has promoted Joe Martynaitis to be the first brand manager of Stevens for the U.S.

Tagged People

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra vice president of product development Dean Bradley has left the company, Electra confirmed.

Electra also confirmed that Bradley plans on staying in the industry. Bradley wasn't available for comment.

Tagged People

BEND, OR (BRAIN)—, an interactive Web site that aims to bring the complete industry supply chain together into one comprehensive database, launched today.

Tagged Web/Internet

DEER VALLEY, UTAH (BRAIN)—Marketing and product managers from two-dozen brands spent Wednesday showing off new product to a steady stream of editors during the first day of PressCamp set at Deer Valley Resort’s Black Mountain Lodge.

Tagged PressCamp

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Primal Wear has hired SOAR Communications as its public relations agency of record.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Obama Administration more than doubled spending on walking and bike transportation infrastructure projects in 2009 compared to 2008.

BRENTFORD, UK (BRAIN)—Brompton Bicycle has won a ruling that states Taiwan manufacturer Grace Gallant has infringed on the UK-based folding bike company’s intellectual property rights.

The decision that involved the “Oxford” bicycle was handed down at Commercial Court No. 5 in Madrid, Spain recently.

"There is no better place for the District of Columbia to demonstrate its commitment to traffic safety than right here on America's Main Street.

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Suppliers are eyeing the opportunity to pick up share in the hot 29er category as Trek severs ties with some former Gary Fisher dealers.


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