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Posted January 9, 2008

MURRAY, UT (BRAIN)—David Erickson joins Composite Solutions as its business development manager.

Prior to this Erickson spent seven years at MacLean Quality Composites, and after almost 18 years in the composites industry, this is Erickson’s second move.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 9, 2008

"The culture of abundance (information) being produced by the World Wide Computer is really just a culture of mediocrity—many miles wide but only a fraction of an inch deep." Nicholas Carr in his latest book "The Big Switch." (Provided courtesy of Marc Sani)

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Posted January 8, 2008

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Last week's death of 18-year-old Lucian Gregg on a brakeless fixed-gear bicycle has raised some safety questions.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 8, 2008

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids wants everyone to come out for its annual "Brews, Bikes and Bucks" raffle event on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at the Broken Drum Brewery in San Rafael from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 8, 2008

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Solutions, an event management, sales/marketing consulting company for the recreation and sporting goods industry, has hired Chad Battistone, a former Nielsen Business Media, Interbike and Health+Fitness Business account executive and bicycle industry veteran.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 7, 2008

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI) has purchased a majority interest in Fox Racing Shox.

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Posted January 7, 2008

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Campagnolo North America and its long time general manager, Richard Storino, parted ways last week. And Campagnolo is in the midst of reorganizing its North American Office.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 7, 2008

"My aunt works at Bicycle Retailer and all I got are these lousy pair of BRAIN socks." —Jake Phillip Aaron, nephew of Stacey, Classified Sales Rep

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Posted January 4, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Fulfilling a goal of expanding its reach in the cycling market, Web-based retail training company 3point5.com recently contracted with Pacific Cycle to train sellers of GT Bicycles.

Posted in North America
Posted January 4, 2008

JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—With blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and many other social media and social networks gaining ground as influential channels of communication, particularly among younger demographics, social media strategies have become an integral part of public relations campaigns.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 4, 2008

Nike Feed The Warrior Commercial featuring Lance Armstrong.

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Posted January 4, 2008

BY LYNETTE CARPIET

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Pat Cunnane is a man with a vision. So when officials at Emory University issued a call to industry suppliers and local retailers asking for help in reducing single occupancy vehicle usage on campus, he answered it quite enthusiastically.

Posted in North America
Posted January 4, 2008

BY JOHN CRENSHAW

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Posted January 4, 2008

BY JASON NORMAN

CUPERTINO, CA—Perhaps no one knew mountain biking pioneer John Finley Scott better than longtime friend Vance Sprock.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 4, 2008

BY DOUG MCCLELLAN

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Richard Storino has been attending industry trade shows since the BDS show was the highlight of the year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 3, 2008

"Ride, ride, ride, hitchin' a ride
Ride, ride, ride, hitchin' a ride" —Miles Jamison Norman

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Posted January 2, 2008

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle employees returning from the New Year’s holiday were stunned and saddened to learn of the sudden heart-related death on December 30 of account executive Louis Ledesma.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 2, 2008

Do you have your ticket to Portland yet? (Click on link and turn up volume)

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Posted January 2, 2008

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—Two leading companies in the design and manufacture of accessories for recumbent bicycles are teaming up.

TerraCycle, of Portland, Ore. is acquiring Fort Collins, Colo.–based FastBack Designs and plans to expand its successful line of hydration packs and frame bags.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 2, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Carmichael Lynch Spong has purchased Stanwood & Partners, a Wyoming-based public relations firm and a fellow go-to expert in the outdoor enthusiast arena.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions

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