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MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Alienation's entire line of BMX products has been tested and passed in accordance with the new law passed by Congress regarding the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Cantitoe Road’s six-city Tech Tour kicks off on February 23, in Denver, Colorado.

Tagged Events

"Now, with respect to Sean Hannity, I didn't know that he had invited me for a beer. You know, but—I will take that under advisement. Generally, his opinion of me does not seem to be very high, but I'm always good for a beer."

—President Obama

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Nike will begin restructuring its business, which could mean up to 4 percent (1,400 employees) in workforce reductions.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA is asking all of its riding friends to take action and support improved mountain biking opportunities in U.S. national parks.

COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN)—Mt. Borah Custom has added a few more tools to its already loaded arsenal of custom team apparel options.

Building off of its highly successful custom cycling jersey online design tool, the company felt the timing was right to add some additional sports into the mix.

Tagged Web/Internet

BORDENTOWN, NJ (BRAIN)—Princeton Tec has recently partnered with premier bike distributors Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) and Seattle Bike Supply (SBS).

Tagged Distributor news

Our condolences to the family of American freestyle motocross racer Jeremy Lusk, who died of head injuries Tuesday after crashing while trying to land a backflip in competition in Costa Rica. He was 24.

"There's no time to lose, I heard her say
Catch your dreams before they slip away
Dying all the time
Lose your dreams
And you will lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"

—The Rolling Stones

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—Despite a down economy, the 5th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is holding its own, with 115 exhibitors as of yesterday.

While this is not the record 150 set in Portland in 2008, it is up from to the 2007 figure of 105 in San Jose—in a good economy.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles held an inaugural Open House and Garage Sale last weekend with more than 500 attendees stopping by the new Titus headquarters to see their 2009 bikes.

Tagged Events

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—QBP is now distributing Valencia Sport Group's Royal line of apparel.

Tagged Distributor news

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—SICI (Serotta International Cycling Institute) has hired Kathleen Krumme as its new executive director.

Tagged People

CAMBIAGO, Italy (BRAIN)—Colnago will launch a direct U.S. subsidiary, Colnago America, Inc., this month.

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Friday denied a petition to push back a rule that limits the amount of lead in children’s products, but a request for relief specific to the bicycle industry is still pending.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles, in conjunction with Sparc Retail Fidelity, has launched an all-new product training site, (click on link).

Tagged Web/Internet

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Peak Region Cyclist magazine will be hosting its first annual bike show on Feb. 21, with more than 35 exhibitors already in place.

Companies that have already signed up include Moots, Magura, Carmichael Training Systems and REI.

Tagged Events

Former Giant employee Steve Boyd, and wife, Wendy, have a new addition to the family as Sarah Dean Boyd was born on January 28. Sarah weighed in at 8 lbs. 7 oz., measuring 21" long.

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports has acquired Ultimate Bike Support, the bicycle division of Ultimate Holdings, Inc. of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley’s parent company released net sales figures for 2008 on Thursday, depicting a challenging fourth quarter for the high-end eyewear company even as Oakley remained a bright spot.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports


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