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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.

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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.

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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.

LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac Mountain Bikes has completed an all-new Web site. Not only has the Web site been updated with all 2010 bikes, images and information, but it features new navigation and an easier to use interface.

Tagged Web/Internet

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong, the national coalition of U.S. bicycling manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, has named Colle+McVoy its agency of record.

STARLIGHT, IN (BRAIN)—With the temperatures in the mid-40s, approximately 700 cycling enthusiasts took to the road Sunday morning for the 32nd annual Harvest Homecoming Bicycle Tour.

Click on link for full Courier Journal story.

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PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN)—Late Sunday afternoon Nikita Dorcinvil, an independent rep for Marin, was stacking bikes in his trailer in hopes of leaving Rhode Island in time to catch the last ferry to Long Island, New York, where he lives.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors will find out how retailers in Boston have fared this season as part of the magazine’s Dealer Tour that kicks off today.

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PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN)—Shannon Austin, standing outside J&B Importers tent as Outdoor Demo East’s first day came to a close, summed up the general mood among most exhibitors: “It’s not quite as busy as last year, but the weather is a whole lot better.”

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—Bike manufacturers wanting to take advantage of a stay of enforcement on the stricter lead limits in children’s bicycles have until the end of the day to file a report detailing the lead content in certain children’s products.

HERMOSA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—The inaugural Cycle of Influence [COI] Conference has been postponed to 2010, with tentative dates set for October 20 - 22.

According to Sergio Bravo, executive producer of COI, the delay will only "help us and our supporters plan better for the 2010 event."

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Outdoor Retailer 2010 Summer Market Open Air Demo will take place on Monday August 2, followed by the Summer Market Expo which will run Tuesday through Friday, August 3-6.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—True Temper Sports Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, largely because of a downturn in the golf equipment industry.

The company, best known for making golf club shafts, also serves the bicycle industry with tubing, forks and seatposts.

"It is more about them then it is about the team. Can not play with them. Can not win with them. Can not coach with them. Can't do it. I want winners. I want people that want to win."

—Mike Singletary, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—John Barnett, founder and president of the Barnett Bicycle Institute, will make a presentation to attendees of the 2010 Park Tool Tech Summits.

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PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN)—Outdoor Demo East opens its doors today at 9 a.m. Show organizers are betting on earlier dates, better weather and a two-day consumer fest over the weekend in hopes this fledgling show could grow into an established event.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

GHENT, Belgium (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund has awarded the European Twowheel Retailers’ Association (ETRA) a € 30,000 grant. The funds will be used over a period of two years for ETRA’s role in the Presto project and for the promotion of cycling at EU level.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits


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