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LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Hundreds of cyclists showed up at Griffith Park in Los Angeles to join Lance Armstrong on a road ride yesterday morning.

"Great ride in Griffith Park. Thanks, LA! And thanks to the LAPD for the help. Off to Montreal. . ." Armstrong tweeted on Thursday.

Tagged Events

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Portland's unique, multi-faceted celebration of cycling culture, craftsmanship and competition called Oregon Manifest returns, larger and fresher, for 2009.

Tagged Events

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY (BRAIN)—Eurobike is again revamping its trade show dates for 2010. Eurobike’s Demo Day is Tuesday, Aug. 31, with the show running from Sept. 1 through Sept. 4.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Sales revenue for the month of August at Taiwan’s three largest bicycle manufacturers dropped by double digits, yet year-to-date revenue remains relatively stable.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

Click on link to see pictures of the Philly Naked Bike Ride. For those adverse to skin, don't worry as there's no actual nudity (at least in these photos). For those adverse to weirdness, well, we can't help you there.

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has launched its new 2010 product Web site.

Updated features include:

-Selected product pages now enable the user to mouse over the product image to use a localized zoom function.

Tagged Web/Internet

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike's online registration for the 2009 Interbike and Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival is now open at interbikefestival.com (click on link).

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

IDSTEIN, Germany (BRAIN)—Markus Storck is planning a tour of Southern California the week after Interbike in order to get one-on-one time with dealers and their employees.

BROMONT, Quebec (BRAIN)—With a late summer sun shining on Bromont, Quebec, the Canadian bike industry kicked it into high gear for ExpoCycle 2009 at OutDoor Demo Day.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission has delayed the deadline for bicycle manufacturers to file reports detailing the lead content in their children’s products until Oct. 9.

Check out Eurobike videos and pics on the BRAIN Blog. Click on link.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—In an effort to strengthen and expand relationships with dealers in the Canadian market, Saris Cycling Group will be exhibiting its line of Saris cycle racks and CycleOps training products at ExpoCycle in Montreal September 10 - 12.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike ended on Saturday with 39,152 trade visitors, a six percent increase; with 21,000 paying bicycle fans on the one Open House Day.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Swobo has recently consolidated operations and opened up a new sales office in Santa Cruz, near its warehouse. In conjunction with the new office opening, the Sausalito office has been closed.

FRIEDRICHSCHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The new Giant Accend 1 bicycle was chosen as the gold medal winner in the Cross/Fitness/Speed bike category of the 2009 Eurobike Awards at the Eurobike trade show last week.

Tagged Awards

DORVAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Kempter Marketing Inc. will be the exclusive distributors in Canada for Charge bikes. In four years Charge has launched themselves to the front of the transportation bike scene with single speeds, retro three speeds, city bikes and internal geared commuters.

Tagged Distributor news

"I was sliding exuberantly down the track when, with a thump, I came off the seat and landed painfully on the crossbar. This was surely it - his victory moment. His victory moment, with me sprawled in the dirt. Yet he was gracious, concerned - the perfect gentleman as he rolled up my trousers to check my knee."

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) is expanding the “I” in IMBA with the formation of IMBA Europe.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

Dirt jumping on the San Francisco Bay? Yes, sir. Click on the link to see some amazing aerial footage from the City by the Bay.

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Institute (UBI) is open for business at its Portland, Oregon campus at 3961 N. William Avenue. It has opened one classroom for mechanics' training and plans to open an additional frame-building classroom next door.

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