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MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has hired Kevin Wren to fill its new position of director of supplier relations.

Wren is an industry veteran with management positions at a number of companies including Bell Sports, Cannondale and Shimano.

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KENT, WA (BRAIN)—The 13th annual SBS Armchair Open House is coming up fast Feb. 20-22. The first two days will be conducted via phone/fax, while day three will be via the Internet.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—In Motion Asia, Taiwan’s leading bike tour operator, will be putting on some exciting bike tours both during, and before and after, this year’s Taipei Cycle Show, allowing visitors the perfect opportunity to mix business with leisure, experiencing first-hand the world-class riding on offer in

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports will no longer distribute Colnago bicycles in the United States.

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BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The National Association of Manufacturers filed a petition with the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday asking to delay the start of the strict new lead limit in children’s products because of its potentially devastating economic impact.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)— has launched a newly improved Web site specifically designed for cycling fans and enthusiasts. The site is an online community and resource for cyclists all over the world.

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SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Nearly 600 of the world's best endurance athletes, sports filmmakers and their fans were in attendance as Klunkerz won the 2009 Cycling Film of the Year award at the 17th Annual Competitor Magazine Endurance Sports Awards.

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RIDGECREST, CA (BRAIN)—Bionicon Bicycles will now be promoting and directing the Keyesville Classic in partnership with Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association (SSFTA) of Bakersfield, who has operated the event for the last 20 years.

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TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Lorpen, a designer of high performance socks for athletes, outdoor enthusiasts and professionals, has hired Bruce Barrows as its new U.S. sales manager.

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TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Armed with a $9,000 grant from the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada, a group of Toronto retailers launched a new training program on Tuesday to help solve one of their biggest business challenges: recruiting qualified mechanics.

"Hey Tim Jackson (AKA Masiguy)! The publisher said I get a big fat raise if we knock your blog out of the top bicycle spot on the web. Game, er, blog on!"

—Jason Norman (AKA Brainboy) *Post From My iPhone

Tim Jackson responds at 6:52 a.m. (PST)

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is expanding its online presence with the BRAIN Blog.

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CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Josh Greenberg will leave Veltec Sports at the end of the month after nine years with the company in posts that included managing director.

Greenberg attributed his departure to “the changing of the guard.”

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Film Festival is looking for films with a strong theme of character of bicycles.

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SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Santa Cruz Design & Innovation Center is sponsoring a panel of bicycle industry designers on Friday, February 13, to review significant historical design innovations and where bike design is heading.

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REDWOOD CITY, CA (BRAIN)—Road bikes, cyclocrossers and fixie riders need to make room for pedestrian commuter content on

The popular Web site debuted its commuter forum and Commuter Resource guide two months ago and it already is one of the site's more popular destinations.

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FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Downeast Bicycle Specialists, the Northeast’s largest parts and accessories distributor, will once again be holding an Open House in Fryeburg, Maine, on March 1.

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AMES, IA—Roller racing in bike shops, malls and seedy bars is picking up steam. Though it may not be as colorful as watching pigs race, for cyclists, it’s a close second.


APPLE VALLEY, CA—Much of the character of BMX comes from boutique brands laboring out of love. They may not make a lot of money, but the owners are motivated by a true passion for the niche sport, often cultivated from their early days spent racing at the local BMX track.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Many industries have begun laying off mass quantities of employees as companies tighten their belts and trim costs to survive the financial crisis. But so far, the bicycle industry seems to be holding steady.


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