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BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Mayor Thomas M. Menino's Boston Bikes program unveiled an innovative system to recover stolen bicycles.

Tagged Web/Internet

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A. has signed a distribution agreement with Axevo S.r.l. for its original equipment and replacement brake hoods in colors for Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM controls in North America under its Canditalia brand.

Tagged Distributor news

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The rush is on for entry into the biggest cyclocross race in the U.S. CrossVegas registration opens on August 1 at noon (EST) for all categories.

Tagged Events

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The 2010 Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC) in Monterey, California, on April 13-15, produced and hosted by the Sea Otter Classic and presented by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA), will now be managed by Growth Cycle of Boulder, Colorado.

Tagged Events

"My relationship with Lance Armstrong is non-existent. Even if he is a great champion, I have never had admiration for him and I never will."

—Alberto Contador, winner of this year's Tour de France.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—A pair of bicyclists claim a parked maintenance truck and an unsafe community trail led to serious injuries, according to claims filed against the city of Irvine in Orange County, California, in an Orange County Register story.

Tagged Media/Publishing

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canada's largest bike industry trade show returns to Montreal from September 9 - 12.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

HERMOSA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—A new cycling conference will debut this fall to generate a convergence of ideas from all aspects of business, marketing, economics, environment and trends that directly or indirectly affect the bicycle industry.

Tagged Events

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for product review submissions for its late summer/fall issues.

Tagged BRAIN News

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—In response to the recent announcement by Canoe & Kayak Magazine about its new paddlesports trade show slated for September in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Frank Hugelmeyer, president of Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and Joe Flynn, vice president of Nielsen's Sports Group, owner of the

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong has a new home for 2010. He will ride for the newly created Team RadioShack.

"Lance Armstrong will compete for Team RadioShack as a cyclist, runner and triathlete in events around the world, including the 2010 Tour de France," RadioShack said in a statement.

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle cut staff earlier in the week, according to a report in the Charlotte Observer.

ST.PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Mavic has joined the list of companies participating in Park Tool's Tech Summit for 2010.

In the post-event survey from the ’09 Tech Summit Park Tool asked participants which brand they would most like to see added to the list of presenters. Mavic was the most requested brand.

Tagged Events

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN)—Ironman will host the second annual “Demo Days” expo at the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Tagged Events

HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported a 15-percent jump in profit for the first half of 2009, as demand for electric bikes boosted the Dutch company.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Kestrel Bicycles has been named the official bike of Ironguides coaching, a worldwide company dedicated to serving endurance athletes of all skill levels.

“Europeans get it. After a good bike ride or a run, people have a beer somewhere.”

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Andrew Hersam has been named executive vice president of media for The Competitor Group. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and executing CGI’s publishing division and new media initiatives.

Tagged People

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—Since announcing its formation as a co-op at Interbike, The Bike Cooperative has focused on expanding its preferred supplier base.

Thus far, 12 brands, including Thule, Topeak, Marin and Louis Garneau, have joined the co-op.

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has formed a partnership with MacLean Quality Composites to produce the carbon rims for its Superlogic Carbon road wheelsets.


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