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WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA (BRAIN)—Bionicon USA has moved its headquarters to the Kern River Valley in the town of Wofford Heights.

The new address:

Bionicon USA
6511 Wofford Blvd
Wofford Heights, CA 93285

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—’s editor, Steve Frothingham, delivered several insightful comments about the state of newsgathering, Twitter, and Lance Armstrong in an article published Wednesday in Editor & Publisher.

Tagged Media/Publishing

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission cemented its decision this week to grant the bicycle industry a two-year stay of enforcement against a new lead limit law.

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—A federal judge on Wednesday slightly modified the bid procedures for the upcoming auction of bankrupt Iron Horse Bicycle Company.

Big shout out to Jet Blue Airways, which is waiving its $50 checked bike fee for the month of July in celebration of the Tour de France.

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling is soliciting nominations for the fifth annual bicycle travel awards.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

DOVER, VT (BRAIN)—Renée Hicks, the former coordinator for the Pedro’s and Kenda Mountain Bike Festivals, has joined up with Mount Snow to promote the Mount Snow Mountain Bike Festival in Dover, Vermont on August 7-9.

Tagged People

The offices of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada has a new address and phone number. The phone system has been down for the past 24 hours, but should be back up and running as of 9 a.m. today.

TORONTO (BRAIN)—Retire Your Ride, Canada’s National Vehicle Recycling Program, announced a new initiative this week that gives participants up to $490 off the purchase of a new, high-end commuter bicycle through a national partnership with the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC).

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike unveiled a revamped Web site on Tuesday that includes expanded exhibitor resources and enhanced attendee show planning features.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead has hired Ivan Harms as the new sales account executive for OEM and aftermarket for the West Coast region with a particular focus on California.

Tagged People

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Dean P. Gestal, chief executive officer of Reynolds Cycling, has appointed two new managers as part of a restructuring to focus specifically on the wheel business.

Tagged People

Bill Kramer with Nemo Tents demonstrates how to set up the Morpho AR tent during a media camping trip with Scott USA last week. Nemo provided tents for the group of 20 or so editors and the Scott team for the overnight near Sun Valley, Idaho.

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—KHS Bicycle Parts recently increased its sales force. Local bike enthusiast Wain Davis joined the KHS team to assist in customer services and sales.

Tagged People

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle is offering its dealers a new retail services plan through the company’s partnership with GE Money and Simplêfy.

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Syncros Applied Technologies has added an e-commerce function to its Web site that allows consumers to purchase Syncros components online. The sale is then credited to and product fulfilled by independent bicycle dealers.

HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA (BRAIN)—A judge has upheld the validity of two release waivers signed by a woman severely injured four years ago in the Tour de ‘Toona. By signing the she acknowledged the inherent dangers of bicycle racing.

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association—North America's largest cycling membership organization—was recently presented with a $10,000 check from Recreational Equipment at Adventure Cycling's headquarters in Missoula, Montana.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

ELKTON, MD (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products has begun distribution of Gore’s low-friction shift and brake cable systems to retailers.

Tagged Distributor news

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Unprecedented legal bills has forced the Bicycle Products Supplier Association to impose an additional assessment fee on its 83 members as part of its annual dues structure.


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