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LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events is forming an advisory board—comprised of nine bicycle suppliers and three retailers—to ensure that DealerCamp best serves the industry.

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Fratelli Industries is a new, state of the art, 1,000 square meter facility specializing in the exclusive production of high-end rims and spokes for the industry, located in the Chang Hua area, outside of Taichung, Taiwan.

"The first time I got on my bike after I lost my sight, I fell over instantly. I was like a child again."

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists have unveiled their third annual Bicycle Friendly State (BFS) rankings.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Munich’s fledgling show, Bike Expo, has told organizers for Taichung Bike Week that they will sponsor the industry dinner during the official Dec. 4-8 gathering of international product managers.

Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Two months after signing a rental lease and doing extensive remodeling, Cory Clayton and Kelly Crean unveiled their new shop with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and barbecue on Friday.

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THOUSAND OAKS, CA (BRAIN)—High-profile doping allegations made by Floyd Landis and at least one day of soggy weather didn’t dampen spirits among exhibitors at this year’s Tour of California.

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VISALIA, CA (BRAIN)—"I have nothing to hide."

Tagged People

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Automotive giant Bosch is entering the bike industry with a new electronic drive system that will be spec’d by Cannondale on its first-ever e-bike.

Tagged Electric bike

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Scott Struve joined Hayes Bicycle Group earlier this week as its director of marketing and product management, a newly created position at the Wisconsin-based company.

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HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has promoted Larry Burke to the newly created position of national sales manager. Burke, who has been Mavic’s longtime OEM sales manager, now also will handle aftermarket sales.

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BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—Manufacturers will likely have more time to comply with a third party testing requirement that went into effect this week for kids bikes.

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has restructured its internal organization effective immediately.

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Cyclist Floyd Landis, who lost his Tour de France title after a positive drug test, has admitted systematic doping and accused fellow American Lance Armstrong of doing the same, two reports said Thursday.

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URMITZ, Germany (BRAIN)—The industry is keeping a close eye on the euro this week as the currency continues to weaken against the dollar.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Sales of motorcycles and scooters were down 4.6 percent in the first quarter compared with the same period earlier, according to the Irvine-based Motorcycle Industry Council trade association in an LA Times article.

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Cinelli USA, a sales and marketing division of U.S. distributor BTI, has been granted exclusive rights to sell Cinelli framesets and complete bikes into Canada.

Tagged Distributor news

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (BRAIN)—Men and women looking for classically-styled road apparel now have a new company to choose from with Road Holland.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Mike McGinn is one of a kind. He’s mayor of Seattle, a city of more than 600,000 with another 1.4 million people living nearby—on islands, across bridges and on houseboats.

Tagged People

Genuine Innovations is proud once again to be combining three of Arizona’s classic triathlons into its own series, The Genuine Innovations’ AZ Triple Crown Triathlon Challenge.

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