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Posted April 15, 2008

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Selle Royal recently hired Steve Delacruz as product developer.

He will remain based in Southern California at Selle Royal’s new location in Laguna Beach.

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Posted April 9, 2008

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Go211.com, an action sports social networking and online video share site, is partnering with BMX pro rider Tara Llanes in hosting an online auction to help raise funds towards Llanes' growing medical costs.

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Posted April 8, 2008

CANTON, MA (BRAIN)—Kryptonite, a brand in Ingersoll Rand’s Security Technologies Sector, has appointed Karen Rizzo as general manager.

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Posted April 8, 2008

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Forbes Bagatelle-Black has joined Currie Technologies as vice president of engineering. In this role he will oversee all aspects of the product development group.

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Posted April 3, 2008

CRANSTON, R.I. (BRAIN)—After four years with Uvex Sports and more than 14 years in public relations, Maria Miglioretti has decided to leave the field to pursue other ventures.

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Posted April 1, 2008

EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN)—Eugene Sloane, author of "The Complete Book of Bicycling," died of complications from pneumonia last Saturday. He was 91.

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Posted April 1, 2008

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

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Posted March 30, 2008

WESTCHESTER, NY (BRAIN)—Stuart John Meyers, who owned and published the industry’s oldest trade magazine, American Bicyclist, has died. He was 83.

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Posted March 27, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Kimberlee Caledonia passed away on March 19 after courageously battling brain cancer for more than two years. She was 45 years old.

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Posted March 26, 2008

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The New York Times had a feature story yesterday on the Phinney family.

Click on link to read.

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Posted March 19, 2008

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has promoted Liz Szulczewski to regional sales director for the Western territory and hired Ross Gilsrud as regional sales director for the Central region.

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Posted March 18, 2008

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) Board of Directors has chosen Matt Carlson as successor to retiring president and chief executive officer Jim Faltinek.

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Posted March 17, 2008

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN)—The industry is gathering for Dick Burke's Celebration of Life this afternoon and tonight at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center.

From 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. is for paying respect to the family. From 5 p.m. is a celebration of life program. Cocktails and food to follow.

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Posted March 15, 2008

GARDENA, CA (BRAIN)—One of the early leaders of the bicycle clothing industry, John Kucharik Sr, died recently at 93.

Kucharik Sr. was the founder of Kucharik Bicycle Clothing in Gardena, California. He also owned a bike shop, and served the industry for more than 50 years.

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Posted March 11, 2008

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—The Milwaukee businessman who in 1976 created one of the most iconic and successful bike brands to ever grace shop floors, Trek, passed away late Monday night.

He was 73 years old.

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Posted March 11, 2008

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Burley Design has hired Troy Cameron as its new vice president of sales and customer Service.

Born and raised in Eugene, Troy Cameron is a graduate from Oregon State University with a degree in both Marketing and International Business and a minor in Textile Design.

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Posted March 11, 2008

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—The Milwaukee businessman who in 1976 created one of the most iconic and successful bike brands to ever grace shop floors, Trek, passed away last night surrounded by family.

He was 73 years old.

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Posted March 9, 2008

KORBACH, Germany (BRAIN)—Continental Tires AG has appointed Brett Hahn to its newly-created position of North American brand manager for its Bicycle Tire Business Unit.

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Posted March 6, 2008

BEREA, OH (BRAIN)—Endura appointed Mark Ashley to its newly created position of national sales manager for the United States.

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Posted March 4, 2008

WILKES-BARRE, PA (BRAIN)—Loren Sickler, a five-decade fixture in the Pennsylvania bicycle industry, passed away on Feb. 10.

He was 95.

Sickler’s brother, Leo, opened a bike shop called Sickler’s in 1933, and in 1947 Loren Sickler joined the business.

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