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Posted January 23, 2008

"Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be (Naked) Cowboys."

—The Naked Cowboy was strummin' his six string on his OR front porch swing yesterday, searchin' for his lost wardrobe of clothes.

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Posted January 23, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Industry sales have been stagnant despite the many reasons—health, social, recreational and environmental—that exist for people to cycle.

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Posted January 22, 2008

"How could I forget to mention the bicycle is a good invention
Sitting there in a silent movie
Beside the only girl who really ever moved me
Happy days but sad I'm facin
Heaven knows that I'm on the case
How could I forget to mention the bicycle"

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Posted January 22, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM committed more than $150,000 of additional funding to several national advocacy groups following John Burke’s presentation at the Bicycle Leadership Conference. Burke challenged companies to commit a larger percentage of budgets to fund advocacy groups.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 22, 2008

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Northwave North America has signed George Hincapie a two-year contract to ride on Northwave bike shoes.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 22, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—John Burke believes the industry can increase the number of trips taken by bike in the United States from less than 1 percent of trips to 5 percent of trips. But it’s not going to happen on its own.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 21, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—We at BRAIN would like to thank everyone that's participated in our weekly online surveys.

But judging from some behind-the-scene stats, some people have gone a bit overboard by voting more than once—and some just need to get out and ride their bikes more often.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted January 21, 2008

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—Lynskey Performance will have on display some exciting new products including a belt driven 29er and a new steel road bike.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 21, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah will host its bike giveaway and fundraising bike rides on May 31.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 21, 2008

"I've been waiting for this day for a long time, and I've always been accused of wearing my heart on my sleeve." —Trek president John Burke, revealing a Green Bay Packers jersey. Burke spoke at the Bicycle Leadership Conference Sunday before the Green Bay Packers took on the New York Giants.

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Posted January 21, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—As the vice president of business development for Whistler Blackcomb, Rob McSkimming has been involved in the ski and bike industries for a long time.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 18, 2008

BEAVERTON, ORE (BRAIN)—Reinforcing its commitment to establish a first class customer service experience, Yakima has unveiled www.Yakimadealer.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted January 18, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—USA Cycling is set to open its new BMX training facility at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA with an athlete exhibition and ribbon cutting ceremony today.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 18, 2008

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has announced that Garageworks will become an authorized service center for Scott suspension products.

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Posted January 18, 2008

"I want to ride my bicycle."

—Unfortunately the Web Editor won't be able to, because he's serving a greater purpose (no, not Mitt Romney) at Winter OR in Salt Lake City this week.

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Posted January 17, 2008

LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac Mountain Bikes has launched a U.S. dealer program.

Phil Doerflein, a bike industry veteran of 20 years, and a former IBD dealer from the Pacific Northwest, has been hired to manage U.S. sales for Tomac.

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Posted January 17, 2008

MOAB, UT (BRAIN)—Zeal Optics says it's not bowing down to what it believes is a frivolous patent infringement lawsuit filed against it by Luxottica-owned Oakley.

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Posted January 17, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—As a part of the 11th Annual Bicycle Leadership Conference, Interbike will host a 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. breakfast presentation followed by an open microphone question and answer session on Saturday, January 19 at the Holiday Inn on the Bay in San Diego.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted January 17, 2008

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France champion, has entered the 2008 Boston Marathon.

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Posted January 16, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Bob Margevicius, Specialized’s vice president of bicycle research and development, is moving to New Zealand but will remain with the company full-time.

Mike Sinyard, founder and chief executive officer, said Wednesday that Margevicius was a “top executive who’s done a great job.”

Posted in North America Tagged People

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