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GUELPH, Ontario (BRAIN)—Winterborne Bicycle Institute (WBI), responding to extending waiting lists and increasing demand, has added an additional Pro Bike Mechanics class June 8-19.

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CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—A U.S. bankruptcy court judge on May 5 will consider an application filed by Iron Horse Bicycle Company’s unsecured creditors to investigate allegations of questionable financial conduct on behalf of Iron Horse and its secured creditor.

SOLON, OH (BRAIN)—Solon Bicycle owner Dan Sirkin will be hosting a BMX Freestyle Reunion festival on July 18, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Solon Community Center.

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DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon will be participating for the second time in Velo-city, the largest international conference devoted to integrating cycling into public transportation policy.

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CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has been named to Outside magazine’s second annual “Best Places to Work” list.

SRAM was one of 30 companies to share the honor. The full list and related story will be published in the May issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands April 14, 2009.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will host the inaugural "Interbike Media Tent at Sea Otter Classic" 2009 during the annual bike festival, expo and race series from April 16-19, 2009 in Monterey, Calif.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike / Sea Otter Classic

"You know you have a drinking problem when your car is a barstool. Police in Ohio arrested a man after he crashed his motorized barstool. Although in his defense, the man said he was depressed because he just lost his job as CEO of General Motors."

—Bill Maher. (Most likely an OSU grad. GO BEARCATS!!!)

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Former marketing director/brand manager at Jagwire Jason Grantz will now accept the same position for Cane Creek.

His last day at Jagwire is May 15.

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REDDING, CA (BRAIN)—Come June 22 women will not have to wade through lots of words about men racing for a sentence or two about the women’s race that happened at the same time; they will now get a magazine of their own.

Tagged Media/Publishing

HALES CORNER, WI (BRAIN)—Wheel and Sprocket’s annual Bike Expo went well this year, but not so well that owner Chris Kegel ended up with a shaved head.

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BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—When she was told that as a woman she couldn’t join an expedition to climb Mt. McKinley, Arlene Blum recruited five other women and in 1970 led the first women’s team up Mt. McKinley.

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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—The OC Bicycle Swap Meet is happening again at Serfas headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita at 8 a.m. - noon on Saturday, May 9.

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GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN­­­­)—Hincapie Sportswear has launched a new website to promote the company’s Hincapie Premium Denim Collection.

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SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—For some time the National Bicycle Dealers Association has promoted its support of fair trade in business taxation, whether it be via physical store or Internet, and has aligned itself with organizations like the e-fairness coalition.

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—The CIT Group filed an objection on Wednesday to allegations of financial misconduct leveled against them by Asian suppliers of bankrupt Iron Horse Bicycle Company.

BEDFORD, PA (BRAIN)—Betty Slaton has seen layoffs before.

COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN)—Mt. Borah has just completed its latest upgrade to the company's stock cycling apparel website, (click on link).

Dealers now have a quick and easy way to place orders with Mt. Borah, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

TARENTUM, PA (BRAIN)—It’s hard to find a more loyal Cannondale dealer than Pennsylvania native George Gatto.

Gatto Cycle Shop has been carrying Cannondale since the brand was in the motorcycle business.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund has awarded a $200,000 grant to be paid over two years to the European Cyclists’ Federation.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Wilderness Trail Bikes has added Kenny Burt to the company’s U.S. Tech Rep team.

WTB is ramping up its tech rep team to strategically increase its brand awareness and sales across the country.

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