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Posted November 6, 2007

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Move over San Francisco, Seattle has some grand bike plans of its own, and it’s not just talk.

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Posted November 6, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is calling for nominations for the 2008 Outdoor Industry Ambassador Award and Outdoor Industry Innovator Award.

OIA will present the awards at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted November 6, 2007

"Owen Wilson, out of the straight jacket and on the town (riding a Swobo Folsom)." —Sky Yaeger

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Posted November 5, 2007

"Whats the deal? spin the wheel.
If the dice are hot -- take a shot.
Play your cards. show us what you got --
What youre holding.
If the cards are cold,
Dont go folding.
Lady luck is golden;
She favors the bold. thats cold.
Stop throwing stones --

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Posted November 5, 2007

COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN)–Cycling apparel maker Mt. Borah, which designs and manufactures both active outdoor cycling apparel and high quality custom race gear, was named to Inc. magazine's 5000 list, now widely considered one of the national benchmarks for innovation and companies to watch.

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Posted November 5, 2007

NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN)—Louis Garneau USA has hired Bernard Desrochers as its new brand/product manager.

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Posted November 5, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Giant’s message was quite clear yesterday: Our Maestro suspension platform is the best out there.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 2, 2007

CHANDLER, AZ (BRAIN)—Mobeus Independent Bicycle Co-op (formerly YaYa! Bike) has added a new member to its Preferred Supplier family, RavX.

RavX is known internationally for its innovative accessories, service-minded philosophy and dealer friendly terms.

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Posted November 2, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will reduce its environmental impact by switching from virgin paper to recycled paper beginning in January. It also will save paper by moving to a smaller trim size.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 2, 2007

"Stand, you've been sitting much too long, there's a permanent crease in your right or wrong." —Sly Stone

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Posted November 2, 2007

By Jason Norman

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—John Tomac made it seem all too easy, transitioning from professional racer to professional entrepreneur.

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Posted November 2, 2007

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

LAGUNA HILLS, CA—Come January, Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will look a little greener. BRAIN will reduce its environmental impact by switching from virgin paper to recycled paper for its 18 annual print editions. It also will save paper by moving to a smaller trim size.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 2, 2007

BY JOHN CRENSHAW

LAS VEGAS, NV—Interbike ’07 set records on the key fronts of total attendance, buyer numbers and exhibit space, said Lance Camisasca, the show’s director for the past decade.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted November 2, 2007

BY JASON NORMAN

NOVATO, CA—Mainstream brands are catching up to urban and commuter bike-focused brands when it comes to product selection and quality.

Companies like Trek, Specialized and Giant are making strides in this market. But they’re not the only ones that see this category as having legs.

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Posted November 1, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Mountain bikers and land managers from across Israel came together recently for five days of education and partnership building.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 1, 2007

WASHINGTON DC, (BRAIN)—Park Tool isn't only sponsoring NBDA's Super Seminar Series. The company is also giving away a customized Park Tool folding knife to every dealer that attends.

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Posted October 31, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has completed creative development on the first phase of a nationwide ad campaign designed to inspire non-cyclists to ride.

The ad campaign is entitled "Remember Me" and includes three separate ads, targeting different audiences.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 31, 2007

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (BRAIN)—Trek has partnered with Service Net Solutions for the administration of extended service plans covering a variety of Trek bikes and accessories.

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Posted October 31, 2007

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Pacific Cycle's third quarter revenue was up 2.3 percent to $81.3 million from $79.4 million a year ago.

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Posted October 31, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—Senator Mark Pryor’s bill, the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act of 2007, jumped its first hurdle this week by passing a Senate Commerce Committee vote.

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