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MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ bike business grew by 11.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009, propelling the segment to a year-end sales increase of almost 4 percent.

Revenue increased to $175.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2009 compared with $157.8 for the same period in 2008.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Columbia, Missouri may not be top of mind when it comes to bike-friendly cities. But Columbia’s fifth-term mayor Darwin Hindman, who championed the city’s Katy Trail, is putting this Midwestern city on the cycling map.

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VANCOUVER, WA (BRAIN)—SR Suntour has formed a new U.S. subsidiary to drive aftermarket growth, tapping longtime U.S. manager Darrell Voss to head up the operation and former FSA president Doug Stuart to oversee sales and marketing in North America.

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—Space is still available for retailers interested in attending the NBDA's March 15-16 Profitability Project in Atlanta, Georgia.

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The Taipei Cycle Show gets underway next week and Bicycle Retailer & Industry News will deliver daily coverage of the four-day event.

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WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Annual sales for Fox Racing Shox fell 7.8 percent in 2009, but the company saw signs of recovery in the fourth quarter with double-digit growth during the last three months of the year.

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SIDI America has announced the top 10 finalists in its contest to find the best rider-written stories about Sidi shoes. Voting has begun and the grand prize winner will be announced on March 17.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (BRAIN)—Steve Miller, president of the Tour of Utah cycling race, confirmed the event's dates and sponsors on Monday.

The USA Cycling sanctioned pro race will be Aug. 17 to 22 and Zions Bank is returning as presenting sponsor of the Tour for the fourth year, Miller said.

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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—With more than five weeks left until the Bicycle Leadership Conference, registrations are already ahead of last year's total.

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WEST JORDAN, UTAH(BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling has added a direct purchase option to consumers on its Web site, but the company's CEO says the move should not take sales away from its retailers.

"Durango has a place in history as the place where mountain biking evolved,"

MATAWAN, NJ (BRAIN)—Pacific Health Labs (PHLI), manufacturers of Accelerade Sports Drinks, has signed a partnership with Saddleback Ltd, to distribute Accelerade products in the UK to the cycle sport industry.

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PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Oregon Manifest’s highly successful Constructor’s Design Challenge is moving to a biennial format.

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VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)­­­­—Intense Cycles' former director of sales and marketing Paul Cusick has taken the position of global sales manager at Sixsixone.

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SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Santa Cruz Bicycles has purchased Swobo outright, buying out Tim Parr’s minority interest in the company.

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"More often than not, the bike fare costs more than my airfare."

—Joe Lotus, an attorney and bicyclist who launched a Facebook page that blasts United Airlines for charging $175 one way to check a bicycle. Click on link to check out his Facebook page.

SPRINGFIELD, MO (BRAIN)—Küat Racks' product will now be available through QBP (Quality Bicycle Products).

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GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)­­­­—Hincapie Sportswear (Hincapie) has hired Scott Hedin as a retail sales representative for the brand in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback Bikes has hired Jon Kennedy as marketing brand manager; he will work out of their Kent, Washington, headquarters.

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Sigma USA is proud to announce a contest where one lucky rider can win an all expense paid trip to Germany and entrance into the Tour TransAlp. The Tour TransAlp is one of the toughest and most grueling bike races for amateur riders; seven stages and approximately 20,000 vertical meters of climbing.


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