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TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles has launched a free Garmin GPS promotion for its retailers centered around the cutting edge, 305 GPS enabled cycle-computer.

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Institute (UBI), responding to sold out classes and six month waiting lists, is expanding into a new classroom location at 3961 North William’s Avenue, Portland, Oregon. The school hopes to offer its first classes at the location by early August.

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has partnered with DirtLabs for service of Ransom Equalizer shocks.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—MapMyRide.com, the Internet's premier provider of online mapping and training tools that helps cyclists of all levels achieve their health and fitness goals, and Versus, the exclusive cable television home of the Tour de France and the home of professional cycling in the U.S., have joined forces t

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“It’s one of those things I feel good about. No. 1, I’m in the industry and I should be doing it. No. 2, it’s an accomplishment.”

—Steve Hawley, company owner and president of The Hawley Company, on his bike to work routine. Click on link for full story.

"Vanhorn, what do you think? Would you like to try something like that?"

ELKTON, MD (BRAIN)—Gore Bike Wear has launched a B2B online shop specifically designed for retailers. The site is a tool for retailers to easily place immediate orders on the web.

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MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Ben Capron, who was a partner with True Communications in the Bay Area, is returning to Specialized on a full-time basis.

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RICHMOND, VA (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show for 2010 is moving to Richmond, Virginia, according to show founder Don Walker.

"I am 100 percent confident that we will break all records when it comes to exhibitor and attendee numbers," Walker said of Richmond.

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WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox reported a 14.2 percent decline in first quarter sales due to slow OEM orders in its bike division, according to earnings reports released on Friday.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bringing together bicycling’s top academic professionals, Bikes Belong held an unprecedented Bicycling Research Symposium in Boulder, Colorado, on May 1.

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DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has hired Steve Boyd as director of operations for Dahon California.

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"The reaction of people is usually like, 'Whoa, dude! You're the man.' One woman stopped me and said she was having a terrible day, but when she saw me riding the bike everything changed for her."

—Felix Hackenberg, who cycles with one leg better than most do with two. Click on link for full story.

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley sales were up 7 percent in the first quarter of 2009, even as its parent company, Luxottica, faced a challenging period.

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MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel’s IBD brands were a bright spot in the company’s bike division during the first quarter of 2009, posting 8 percent organic growth during the first three months of the year.

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VENICE, Italy (BRAIN)—Team Astana is having financial troubles, but Lance Armstrong may be able to help.

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—MSC Bikes SL will now be present in the U.S. market with its brand new distributor, MSC Bikes USA.

ROCHESTER, NY (BRAIN)—Terry Precision Cycling, a women's cycling company, has been acquired by former president and chief executive officer of the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Elisabeth Robert.

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LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Since its inception in 2006, the Tour of California has always taken place in February, but not anymore.

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MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized is once again hosting its annual Bike to Work Day Industry Commute Cup Challenge to inspire some friendly competition within the industry during National Bike to Work Week, May 11-15 2009.

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