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From the March 15 edition of BRAIN

By Don Stefanovich

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN) — “Yup, it’s on,” Dennis Yuroshek recalled of the moment in late April 2012 when he and girlfriend Carolynn Romaine decided to give it all up.

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Galpin talks to a member of the Afghan national cycling team in Kabul.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Liv/Giant is supporting the first national women's cycling team in Afghanistan, which was featured on MSNBC recently and for which several bike

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Attendees at the blue-tinted bash Saturday night

OAKDALE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Traditionally a 50th anniverary is celebrated with gold, but in the home of Park Tool, it could only be blue. Blue suits and jackets for the company men, blue dresses and leggings for the ladies and blue mood lights around the perimeter colored Saturday evening a blue bash.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike opened registration Monday for retailers and media planning to attend this year's show. Show organizers also opened registration for its consumer day, called Interbike by Invitation.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike geeks and computer geeks (and one and the same) will come together next month at a "Hackfest" here, where developers will be challenged to come up with bike-themed mobile or web applications in three hours or less.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
OMAHA, NE (BRAIN) — Trek dealers are being invited to a webinar on improving sales hosted by Harvest Retail Marketing, a marketing agency exclusively serving independent Trek Bicycle retailers. 

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Retail sales are trending down through the first quarter this year compared to last year but that’s no reason for suppliers to panic, JJ Rudman, retail analyst for Leisure Trends Group, told attendees on a webinar yesterday.

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TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has promoted Lisa Cramton to marketing manager.

Tagged People

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN) — Dorel is launching Cannondale Sports, its first company owned store, to sell and display bikes from Cannondale, GT, Schwinn and Mongoose as well as Cannondale and Sugoi apparel, and parts and accessories. It will also offer Guru fit.

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The UCI said it won't enforce a rule this season that penalized its licensed athletes who competed in non-sanctioned events. But cycling's international governing body said it plans to enforce the rule next season.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has hired Rich Kelly as project director to head up new initiatives that will enhance the benefits available to the retail group’s members.

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AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Several noted critics of Lance Armstrong are venturing into the retired racer's hometown this month to speak at a symposium about doping in cycling.

Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewery, a Colorado beer maker that has often tied its fortunes to the bicycle, is hosting a summit of national bike advocacy leaders at its headquarters, starting Thursday.
Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
President Obama and Jewell at her nomination announcement.

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The U.S. Senate has approved REI's chief executive Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The British bike brand Boardman Bikes has appointed its first North American sales direct, Fletch Newland. Newland has worked for FSA and Cervelo in the past.

Tagged People
The Liv/Giant Inspire 2013 bike

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Barbara Greenlee of Bothell, Washington, is the latest winner of the Liv/giant bike design contest, which the Giant USA-owned women's bike brand runs with the Young Survival Coalition. 

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group will present a webinar Thursday that will include 2012 retail sales data and a look at emerging product categories, including new technologies.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Participants in this year's RTC Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo, held in Las Vegas the day after Interbike closes, will be allowed in to the show for part of its final day.

Tagged Interbike
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — The Philly Bike Expo, a consumer show, will move into a larger space this year, the newly expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia. The show is November 9-10.
Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend opening day of the Eurobike trade show this year, Wednesday, August 28.

Merkel will take about two hours to officially open Eurobike and then tour the show.

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