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MONTREAL, Québec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries has launched a number of initiatives to further grow its Performance Apparel Division within the company’s Recreational/Leisure segment.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle Corporation has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a Northern California winery claiming it wrongly uses the Trek name to market its brand of wine.

”Sorry bro, he Jason Bourne’d me!”

—Johnny "Drama" Chase on the season finale of Entourage after an insistent Matt Damon demanded that Johnny put brother Vinnie Chase on the phone.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing, the industry’s leading producer of Web site solutions for specialty retailers, and Growth Cycle, producer of the Selling Cycling staff training program used by over 1,600 stores, are again aligning for the mutual benefit of their clients.

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Last week at the 2009 Interbike International Bicycle Expo, Ritchey Design debuted its updated “Fit Logic” poster, which can be used as a sales tool to help retailers explain the benefits of custom bike fitting to consumers.

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Backroads has acquired Boston, Massachusetts-based Bike Rider Tours—a provider of biking, walking and culinary tours highlighting the unique characteristics of some of the world’s most picturesque regions.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Ibis Cycles has named 2pure Ltd. of Edinburgh, Scotland as their distributor for the United Kingdom.

Tagged Distributor news

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Po Campo has redesigned its Web site (click on link), with an updated look in line with Po Campo's urban aesthetic.

Tagged Web/Internet

BY DOUG MCCLELLAN

Trek president John Burke wanted to say thanks to the industry’s leading advocate in Congress, Minnesota Rep. James Oberstar. So he gathered 400 industry members—most of them Trek retailers from across the country—and asked them to pony up $100 a head for Oberstar’s campaign.

Congrats to Giant inside sales rep Keith Ketterer, who set a new Masters World Hour Track Record on October 1. Ketterer set a new World Hour Record in the 50-54 age group, riding 45.386 kilometers—that’s 28.2015 miles—in one hour. The old record was 44.890 kilometers, or 27.8933 miles.

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (BRAIN)—Eastern Mountain Sports has re-launched its e-commerce Web site, ems.com (click on link).

Tagged Web/Internet

PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong and Interbike have contributed $2,500 to the U.S Open Cycling Foundation (USOCF) for safe cycling seminars that will take place four times a day during OutDoor Demo East in Providence, Rhode Island October 8 - 11.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN)—Fizik has hired endurance racing legend Nat Ross in the newly created position of brand specialist for the U.S. retail channel.

Tagged People

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Argon 18 has hired Jacques Philie as sales manager for its Canadian network.

Previously, Marc-André Perron had acted as sales manager for both the Canadian and international markets, but now his time will be entirely devoted to developing Argon 18’s international sales.

Tagged People

VANCOUVER, B.C. (BRAIN)—Stan Mavis, president of Sugoi since early 2006, is no longer with the company, according to Rick Leckner, spokesman for Dorel Industries, Sugoi's parent company.

Tagged People

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Celebrated on the first Saturday of each October, the next edition of IMBA’s International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is tomorrow.

This year’s turnout will be the largest ever, with more than 7,100 kids registered and ready to ride their bikes in 167 official events.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN)—The American Bicycle Association and Versus have agreed to televise ABA BMX events and 2009 UCI Continental events.

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)— Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has appointed Todd Seplavy senior product manager for GT Bicycles, reporting to Mark Peterman, general manager of GT Bicycles.

Tagged People

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries Inc. has acquired assets of UK-based Hot Wheels and Circle Bikes, UK’s preeminent distributors of the Mongoose and GT brands.

Tagged Distributor news

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM is officially onboard as Team RadioShack's component supplier and will provide complete drivetrain, brakes, as well as chains, cables and housing.

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