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BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)--Sigma, the world’s largest manufacturer of cycling electronics, is proud to announce the appointment of Jim Jarnagin as its Northwest Tech Rep.

Jarnagin, a former bike messenger, most recently spent seven years as an inside sales rep for Raleigh bicycles.

Tagged People

"Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it." -Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"

BY LYNETTE CARPIET

TRENTON, NJ--More than a year after the Wal-Mart and Dynacraft lawsuit brought quick release safety to the fore, the ripple effects are expanding.

BY SEAN HONG

MILAN, Italy--Oakley, the Southern California eyewear maker that American pro cyclists Greg LeMond and Andy Hampsten helped popularize during the 80s, will merge with former rival Luxottica Group later this year.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Story by JASON NORMAN

SAN ANSELSO, CA (BRAIN)--Kids all around the world opened up their gifts this past Christmas, and a great many probably received bikes, possibly their first bikes, possibly a Gary Fisher bike.

Tagged People

CLEVELAND, OH (BRAIN)--Every Sunday this August plus Sunday September 23, experience University Circle, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and Martin Luther King Blvd in a whole new way--without your car.

Tagged Events

"Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker." -Mike McDermott from "Rounders"

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)--After eight years as president of Giant Bicycle, Skip Hess is leaving the company. His last day will be tomorrow.

Tagged People

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)--Argon 18 has announced two new international distribution agreements.

Tagged Distributor news

"Retirement has been amazing, but of course I wasn't the only athlete to hang it up this year. Jerry Rice retired before the season, Mario Lemieux retired during the season and Phil Mickelson retired after the 71st hole of the U.S. Open." -Lance Armstrong joked in his monologue at the recent ESPYs

"I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this." –Randle Patrick McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest"

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Specialized played host to 590 retailers and staff at its three-day 2008 product introduction held in Salt Lake.

Tagged Events

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)--The recent Cougar Mountain Classic, an annual festival of pro and amateur road and mountain bike racing in Sonoma, California, raised $15,000 for bike programs for under served youth.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BY JASON NORMAN

SEATTLE, WA—If mountain biking’s popularity is indeed waning amongst today’s younger generation, perhaps city park systems will give the sport the kick in the baggies it needs.

At least that’s what advocates like Justin Vander Pol are hoping.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer’s Web presence is now bigger and better than ever with the recent launch of its new site.

Tagged BRAIN News

“Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
We're so glad you could attend
Come inside! Come inside!
There behind a glass is a real blade of grass
Be careful as you pass.
Move along! Move along!

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Canada’s independent dealers sold an estimated 341,000 bicycles worth about $148.5 million Canadian ($131.4 million U.S.) last year, according to projections made from the country’s first data capture program.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports has named Anthony (Tony) D’Onofrio as COO, effective immediately.

In this newly created position, D’Onofrio will be responsible for global operations, including supply chain, sourcing, distribution, manufacturing and planning for Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—Lynskey Performance Designs has welcomed Dave Cash to the company.

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WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Last weekend’s Pedro’s Fest brought some of the industry’s biggest names with Shimano, Giant and Trek all in attendance.

“From a manufacturer’s perspective, I think the numbers were up,” said Jason Elhardt, marketing and communications manager for Pedro’s.

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