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Posted July 1, 2008
HOLBROOK, NY (BRAIN)—Iron Horse Bicycle Company is discontinuing sales of its middle and lower priced bicycles through independent bicycle dealers and will sell its high-end bikes exclusively through Randall Scott Cycle Company in Boulder, Colorado.

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Posted July 1, 2008
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—An informal golf outing for 20 players will be held the morning after Interbike, Saturday, September 27 at the Paiute Sun Mountain course north of Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted July 1, 2008
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—During the recent Bikes Belong board meeting, Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) president and chief executive officer Jeff Frehner pledged an additional $200,000 to support Bikes Belong and its mission to get more people riding bicycles more often.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 1, 2008
GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN)—Michelin North America will be raising bicycle tire and tube prices by up to 15 percent on products sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. This increase will take effect Sept. 1.

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Posted July 1, 2008
Smart E-tailing's Mark Graff stopped by BRAIN world headquarters yesterday, showing off his new Colorado Share the Road license plate. Thanks to NiteRider's Jack Gresmer for stopping by as well to show off some new product and for a ride.
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Posted June 30, 2008
"I am saddened by today's decision. I am looking into my legal options and deciding on the best way to proceed."

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Posted June 30, 2008
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—World Bicycle Relief has passed a major milestone in its “Project Zambia” healthcare initiative: More than 15,000 new, locally assembled bicycles have been distributed to volunteer health caregivers in a work-to-own partnership.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 30, 2008
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)­­­­—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Kirk Flinte and Andy Kimbrell to staff its new Interactive Marketing Department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 30, 2008
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Io DuPont has hired Philip Vega as the new Power Cordz manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 29, 2008
The summer concert season is well underway, and the concert listing Web site Pollstar ranks its Top 50 concerts (click on link, left hand side). Well, here's my Top 10 based on my personal taste (weighed heaviest) and band accomplishments, accolades, etc...

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Posted June 29, 2008
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Todson has promoted Rob Girvin to director of product development, while hiring Eric Lightbody as inventory control analyst and Rosalie Garver as customer service manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 29, 2008
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Insurance company Aviva plc bought slightly more than half of the late Trek founder Richard Burke’s 818,681 shares in the Dutch bicycle conglomerate Accell Group when the Burke estate put them out to sale last month.

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Posted June 29, 2008
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Bicycle Industry News, a trade publishing Web site in Australia, may hit your e-mail box soon. Tom Sherlock is taking over the site effective July 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted June 29, 2008
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes' 2008 Quad XC series Mount Vision full suspension bike has won the Bike of the Year award from “What Mountain Bike” magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted June 26, 2008
It seems The Daily Show isn't the only one specializing in fake news these days. DH/freeride apparel maker Evomo riled up a few people—even the real LAPD—on a so-called bike photo shoot gone bust.

Needless to say, traffic has been up on the Evomo site as of late. Click on link for complete (fake) story.
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Posted June 26, 2008
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries' Pacific Cycle division has acquired the assets of PTI Sports, a leading U.S. designer, manufacturer and distributor of bicycle parts, helmets and other accessories, for $28.1 million (USD).

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted June 26, 2008
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—After two years of collecting potential host city data and retailer, manufacturer and industry partner feedback, Interbike management has announced the trade show will remain in Las Vegas, and that they are currently finalizing an agreement with the Sands Expo and Convention Center to ho
Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 25, 2008
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)–CamelBak has expanded its research and development team with the hiring of two industrial designers who will be responsible for all new soft and hard goods product design.

John Duran joins the team as senior product designer, and Derek Sullivan joins as product designer.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 25, 2008
"I'm not on vacation. I'm not out for a weekend. This is where I live. When you do that, all the other trappings of life fade away."

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Posted June 24, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle, along with owner North Castle Partners, have named Jim Thompson as chief executive officer.

Last July, the private equity firm North Castle Partners acquired Performance.

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