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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—To kick off the 2009 retail cycling season and provide support to its retailer partners, Veltec Sports will offer its Sidi cycling shoe collection at a reduced price.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Kenstone Metal Company and Kirk Pacenti of Pacenti Cycles Design have formed a new partnership designed to utilize each other’s strengths. Kenstone recently completed investment in a high-end frame production facility specializing in small volume steel frame fabrication.

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has partnered with online retail training network 3point5 (3point5.com) aimed to enhance dealer knowledge of the Pedro's band and line of environmentally responsible bike care products and tools.

WILMINGTON, DE (BRAIN)—About two dozen bicycle companies are included in the long list of creditors owed money by G.I. Joe’s Holding Corporation, a Pacific Northwest sporting goods chain that filed bankruptcy last week.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Meet the eighth and newest employee at Planet Bike, Jeff Frehner.

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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Sea Otter is seeing an increase in exhibitor registration, as well as an increase in athlete sign-ups.

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BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has named Hi Altitude Sales and Consulting to represent the brand and product line in Colorado and New Mexico.

BORDENTOWN, NJ (BRAIN)—Princeton Tec's "Got Lights On Bikes" photo contest is here, giving amateur bike-loving photographers a shot at glory.

The catch: the digital shot has to involve lights on bikes.

NORTHVALE, NJ (BRAIN)—Jamis Bicycles has added two new sales representatives to support continued expansion in northern California.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Follow mountain bike advocates—including IMBA's executive director and government affairs director—in real time as they update their progress at the 2009 League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.

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FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Despite receiving 24 inches of snow four days before, and 8 inches the night after, dealers traveled from all over New England to attend Downeast Bicycle Specialists’ annual Open House at the beginning of March.

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"I'm looking California
And feeling Minnesota..."

—Soundgarden. Click on link to check out Part II of LC's recent trip to Minnesota.

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists have picked 34 new Bicycle Friendly Business award winners, which includes first platinum designations to New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Bike Gallery of Portland, Oregon.

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SUNSET BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Alienation BMX has hired Rob Morgan as its new west coast sales rep.

Morgan comes to the job with 15 years of BMX experience, which includes riding, video production and judging at major contests.

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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Register for the Bicycle Leadership Conference online through March 30 and save $125. Simply register as an “industry advocate” and you’ll get access to cycling’s most important conference of the year. Click on link to register.

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BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Celebrate the life of mountain bike legend Brent Thomson on the trails that he made famous—Bootleg Canyon, Nevada.

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MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group and Muchachos International announced Wednesday that they have settled all outstanding lawsuits in their long-running dispute that reached from Milwaukee to Taichung, Taiwan.

A one-sentence joint press release from Hayes lawyer Ann Maher gave no details.

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Mike Hürlimann has replaced Andreas Georgiadis as chief executive officer of International Sport Holding Group, the parent company of BMC bicycles.

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PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco and Pacific Brands have reached an exclusive distribution agreement for the Australia and New Zealand markets starting with the 2010 season.

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LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company has expanded its Account Management Team with the hiring of Chris Fallon for the New England region, Bob Aceto for the Pennsylvania and New Jersey region and Herb Hart for New York.

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