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NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—Come join the Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) and the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) as they launch the Bicycle Assembly and Maintenance Project (BAM).

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (BRAIN)—Event organizers and Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder have announced the start and finish host cities and the overall course for the third Tour of Missouri professional cycling race, scheduled for September 7-13, 2009.

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CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Campagnolo has reduced pricing across the board by 10 percent on its current components and wheels.

According to Campagnolo NA general manager Tom Kattus, the price reduction was due to the improving value of the U.S. dollar against the Euro.

"Why does everyone want to give Jimmy Carter a bicycle? Is it some sort of consolation prize for not getting a second term?"

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association intensified its efforts this week to gain some leniency for the bike industry from a potentially devastating lead ban that goes into effect Feb. 10.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL (BRAIN)—Custom Cycle Supply has reached an agreement with Sunday! Bikes to distribute their frames, forks and handlebars.

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NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index which hit a historic low in December of 38.6 percent, dipped further in January to 37.7 percent. Two other major indexes followed by the group—Present Situation Index and Expectations Index—also fell.

Anyone out there in the New England area looking for a free "Vintage British 3 Speed Bicycle?" Click on link to inquire.

WARNING: bike might include rust.

ONTARIO, CA (BRAIN)—For two days 166 attendees with notebooks in hand went back to school taking in six classes—in the form of the Park Tool Tech Summit.

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SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—ArtBike! takes place in Indianapolis during the month of February as part of the build-up to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS).

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports has named two new additions to its sales team.

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BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—GT Bicycles will recruit 35 mountain bike racers nationwide for a new grassroots mountain bike program called the GT Dirt Coalition.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—After a beautiful day of winter product demos at Backcountry Base Camp and four packed days of meetings and exhibits, participants of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show expect the outdoor market to maintain strength through the economic downturn.

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"Grandpa drunk a drop or two and his head's still stuck down the portaloo, what a man!"

—Stereophonics

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Dustin Eskelson to its Warranty Department.

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LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac Mountain Bikes has added Scotland-based Hotlines as its new exclusive United Kingdom importer. Hotlines is the importer of more than 30 different high-end brands in the UK.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—A new distribution company called Unique Sports Company located in southern Oregon has launched.

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ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Parts may have gone under, but United Bicycle Supply is still in business.

“We’re still alive and kicking,” said Peter Bateman, assistant to the general manager of United Bicycle Supply, in response to concern that UBS may have fallen victim to the slow economy as well.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Bikes Belong Foundation has awarded four grants through the Paul David Clark Fund.

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BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Reaffirming its commitment to expand customer service initiatives to all U.S. regions, Yakima has added two new distributors, The Hawley Company, and Liberty Mountain.

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