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AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Marcin Sochacki, founder and chief executive officer of triathlon/cycling product manufacturer Rocket Science Sports, has made a move to assure brand quality.

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) will now distribute Sport Legs Supplements.

SBS will carry two different sizes, single dose, and the bottle of 120 capsules.

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Two senior CamelBak employees have left the company.

Director of product marketing Mac Tillman and chief financial officer Joe Brunetti have left the company, according to Katie Shackelford, who handles CamelBak's public relations.

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids Twentieth Anniversary Gala Dinner and Auction raised $125,000 for its youth cycling programs.

Tagged Events

"Can I pour you a beer Mr. Peterson?"

"A little early isn't it, Woody?"

"For a beer?"

"No, for stupid questions."
—Cheers

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Momentum, a magazine following transportation cycling, is dressing itself up and switching around its staff as its target market is growing quickly.

Tagged Media/Publishing

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Bike shipments to bike shops grew a meager 0.4 percent during the first nine months of this year, while sales grew by an equally modest 2.7 percent, according to the Bicycle Producers Suppliers Association (BPSA).

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Under clear blue skies, the 65th EICMA show kicked off yesterday with an inauguration that addressed Italy's place in the motorcycle and bicycle industries. Dozens of regional and international journalists, photographers and trade members crowded into Fiera Milano's Sala Martini.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has closed the deal on the recent purchase of Zipp. The closing period only took 45 days.

Customers should continue using existing SRAM and Zipp channels for orders, customer service and information.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 hired Mike Fowler as its new chief operating officer.

Tagged People

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Move over San Francisco, Seattle has some grand bike plans of its own, and it’s not just talk.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is calling for nominations for the 2008 Outdoor Industry Ambassador Award and Outdoor Industry Innovator Award.

OIA will present the awards at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tagged Awards

"Owen Wilson, out of the straight jacket and on the town (riding a Swobo Folsom)." —Sky Yaeger

"Whats the deal? spin the wheel.
If the dice are hot -- take a shot.
Play your cards. show us what you got --
What youre holding.
If the cards are cold,
Dont go folding.
Lady luck is golden;
She favors the bold. thats cold.
Stop throwing stones --

COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN)–Cycling apparel maker Mt. Borah, which designs and manufactures both active outdoor cycling apparel and high quality custom race gear, was named to Inc. magazine's 5000 list, now widely considered one of the national benchmarks for innovation and companies to watch.

NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN)—Louis Garneau USA has hired Bernard Desrochers as its new brand/product manager.

Tagged People

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Giant’s message was quite clear yesterday: Our Maestro suspension platform is the best out there.

Tagged Events

CHANDLER, AZ (BRAIN)—Mobeus Independent Bicycle Co-op (formerly YaYa! Bike) has added a new member to its Preferred Supplier family, RavX.

RavX is known internationally for its innovative accessories, service-minded philosophy and dealer friendly terms.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will reduce its environmental impact by switching from virgin paper to recycled paper beginning in January. It also will save paper by moving to a smaller trim size.

Tagged BRAIN News

"Stand, you've been sitting much too long, there's a permanent crease in your right or wrong." —Sly Stone

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