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Published June 1, 2012

Saris awards bike corrals to two communities • Online registration opens for Canadian expo • Hawley distributing NOW Energy Bars

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) Friday June 1 2012 8:55 AM MT—Saris Cycling Group has awarded bike corrals to the Old State Bank in Tenino, Washington, and the Union Jack Pub in Broad River, Indiana, chosen from among about 70 entries.

The two locations received the most votes based on showing the greatest demand and community support for increased bike parking.

“We are thrilled with the amount of interest for bike parking within communities," said Saris parking product manager Sarah Reiter. "We want more people to consider cycling as a means of transportation, and to realize the benefits bike parking can bring to a local business district, and this contest certainly proved there is a desire within communities for increased bike parking."

Remodeled after being abandoned for three decades, Old State Bank sits on the corner of the city's main intersection and is immediately accessible to the city park bike trail system.

Union Jack Pub showed an equally great need for bicycle parking. The pub has joined forces with IndyCOG and Green Broad Ripple to promote respect for cycling by organizing several events that culminated at Union Jack, where both participants and supporters are encouraged to ride.

Online registration now open for Canada's ExpoCycle

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) Friday June 1 2012 9:02 AM MT—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada, which produces the ExpoCycle show, announced this week that online registration for its Canadian bike show is now open at The online registration system also enables attendees to book hotel accommodation for the show.

The show is set for Sept. 8-10, with the first day open to consumers and the final two days for trade only. The show is being held at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.

Sugoi chooses PlumRiver for e-commerce

VANCOUVER, BC (BRAIN) Friday June 1 2012 9:08 AM MT—SugoiPerformance Apparel has launched a new rep and retailer online system with PlumRiver. The system will offer up-to-date inventory availability, product information and order entry.

“After considerable research, we found PlumRiver offered the advanced technology we are seeking for web-based contact with our dealers and reps,” said Kyle Weiner, Sugoi's president.

Hawley stocks NOW Energy Bars

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN) Friday June 1 2012 9:12 AM MT—Hawley has become the exclusive distributor of NOW Energy Bars, marketed by Phil Keoghan, the host of CBS Network’s "The Amazing Race." All NOW products are GFCO-certified gluten-free and feature New Zealand’s Manuka Honey.

“I am very excited to be partnering with Hawley. Not only do they share my passion for cycling but also my personal philosophy, NOW (No Opportunity Wasted),” Keoghan said.

NOW products are available through Hawley immediately.

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