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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Focale 44, a manufacturer of fixie bikes and components, has launched a new Web site.

Click on link to check it out.

Tagged Web/Internet

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Sea Otter Classic 2010 registration opens up on November 2.

Sunny skies and warm temperatures helped this year’s Sea Otter Classic see double-digit attendance increases the first three days of the show.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic

Following its world premiere in Durango Tuesday night, Race Across the Sky, a stirring documentary about the 2009 Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race, was simulcast to over 500 U.S. locations Thursday [last] night.

LATROBE, Australia (BRAIN)—Due to a severe lack of funding, the Latrobe Carnival has been cancelled for the first time in more than a century, according to an ABC Australia article.

The event is part of the Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals Series and includes cycling, running and woodchopping.

Tagged Events

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bay Area’s cycling social event of the season, the NorCal League’s CycleFest 2009 will feature the CEO of Slipstream Sports, Jonathan Vaughters, as its special guest at its main annual fundraiser, a three-day gathering, November 6-8 in Mill Valley.

Tagged Events

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has partnered with 2pure to represent the Pedro's brand of bicycle care products throughout the UK.

Pedro's will be added to the limited yet diverse mix from 2pure with the objective of deeper penetration into the UK's retail base.

Tagged Distributor news

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The host cities for the record-setting Amgen Tour of California professional cycling road race were unveiled yesterday via a Twitter exchange that took place between Gov.

Tagged Events

"In Kentucky, you can't love your grandmother more than basketball. And if you did, your grandmother would tell you you're stupid."

—Van Florence, president of Kentucky booster organization Committee of 101.

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead Europe has hired two new staff members: Roberto Rinaldi and Stefano Bucci.

Tagged People

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Darren Zielinski, former vice president of sales and marketing for Rocket Science Sports, has launched a blog aimed at bicycle retailers.

Tagged Web/Internet

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports launched a new dealer incentive program at this year's Interbike. This program will offer a monthly discount or promotion to U.S. dealers through 2009 and into 2010.

Don't miss The Pabst Blue Ribbon Manic Mechanic! It's a true test of skill, speed and grease knowledge, with Rocky Mountain's most talented and passionate bicycle mechanics bringing all they have to the table. Open to all bicycle mechanics currently employed by a shop or team. Spectators are encouraged.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing, the leading provider of content-rich Web site solutions for the bicycle industry, and 3DVO, a recognized leader in Rich Media, have formed a strategic partnership to deliver advanced product imagery to industry suppliers and retailers.

BOTHELL, WA (BRAIN)—Corsair Bikes is now accepting applications from riders interested in competing on Corsair Bikes during the 2010 Season.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—Sidewall Distribution has added TSG Safety Gear to its line of distributed brands.

Tagged Distributor news

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has appointed Peter Denk as its director of technology for the R&D team.

Tagged People

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Monica Davis is joining Giant Bicycle in the role of regional sales manager, west. She begins her new position on Monday, October 26.

Tagged People

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Prologo saddles has partnered up with 3A Distribuidora for sales in Brazil.

Tagged Distributor news

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids has announced that Magura Direct, United States distributor of Uvex helmets and sunglasses, will donate one dollar to Trips for Kids for every children's helmet sold during the 2009 holiday season.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists has unveiled 15 new Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and three renewing BFCs.

Tagged Awards


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