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"It's very difficult to find parking around here, and this option is better for our environment."

—Thomas Goetz, owner the brothel Maison d'Envie, or House of Desire, on offering discounts to customers who pedal bicycles to the door. Click on link for full story.

ARCATA, CA (BRAIN)—Kinetic Koffee, a coffee roaster specializing in certified organic coffees for the cycling and outdoor enthusiast, announced the arrival of its 2010 catalog and pricelist.

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong’s new team has been given permission to race in many of cycling’s top events for the next four years, according to the Associated Press.

Tagged Media/Publishing

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has launched a new Web site to coincide with its 2010 product line. The new site (click on link) features an improved visual presentation, more dynamic product displays and a more intuitive, streamlined system of navigating Felt’s diverse bicycle and parts offerings.

Tagged Web/Internet

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—SockGuy has tapped industry veterans Creagh-Keller Sales, Inc. as its co-pilots and partners to help continue to “Spread the SockGuy LUV” to bike shops and new channels all along the Mid-Atlantic region.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Bicycle injuries in the United States have become more severe and there has been a marked increase in chest and stomach injuries, according to a recent Reuters story.

Click on link for full story.

Tagged Media/Publishing

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona Bicycles and Roadmonkey Adventure Philanthropy have partnered to provide Kona AfricaBikes to ethnic minority students in Vietnam's Central Highlands.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—Sidewall Distribution has added Shitluck Clothing to its line of distributed brands.

“We did it. We're going to the dark side," said Sidewall's director Mark Owen.

Tagged Distributor news

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Triathlete Magazine's Kona Demo Days saw a 15 percent increase in the number of vendors attending this year’s event.

Tagged Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The number of bicycles imported into the United States dropped by 1.822 million units through August, putting importers on track for one of their smallest years in a decade.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Despite a feeble economy and a very wet summer with only three days without rain in June, Boston retailers reported sales that were only slightly down this season to visitors on the final day of the three-day Boston Dealer Tour.

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"I miss it a lot. I feel so much better when I ride. I come in to the office, get cleaned up and you feel like you can take on the world. I ride at 5 a.m., all by myself, no police. It's wonderful."

GARDEN GROVE, CA (BRAIN)—Pace Sportswear's line of headwear has a new addition to its line up with 53x11 Coffee.

53x11 was started as a way to provide the best tasting coffees to fellow cyclists and triathletes.

"It's the smallest gallery in maybe the world, but definitely Boston"—Broadway Bicycle School's Suzanne Hunt referring to the art exhibit in the shop's tiny one-man bathroom.

CAMBRIDGE, MA (BRAIN)—September is a make-or-break sales month among Cambridge bike shops in this university town anchored by Harvard and surrounded by MIT and Tufts.

Tagged Events

MURRIETA, CA (BRAIN)—Turner Suspension Bicycles has hired LJ Miller as their new in house sales manager. Miller will be responsible for communication with current Turner dealers as well as expanding the dealer network within the United States.

Tagged People

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—The California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has selected Trips for Kids (TFK) as its 2009 Non-Profit Organization of the Year from more than 700 nominees.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM has signed a four-year agreement to be the presenting sponsor of the Sea Otter Classic.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Boston dealers have catered to the local clientele by offering diverse brand options judging by the three shops visited on the first day of BRAIN’s Boston Dealer Tour yesterday.

Tagged Events

Aaron "Sonny" Harris, longtime owner of Harris Cyclery, let us in on his secret to keeping a youthful spirit during our visit to his shop Monday as part of BRAIN's Boston Dealer Tour: tap dancing.

The 76-year-old recently took up the hobby and practices every week in class alongside 18 ladies. Wise man.


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