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Black Hawk in November 2012

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — The "No Bicycles" signs will be coming down in Black Hawk, Colorado, after the state's highest court overturned a lower court ruling and said the mountain town must allow bikes on its main drag.

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — Greg Brodsky, longtime leader of The Bike Cooperative, stepped aside Feb. 1 as outdoor industry veteran Scott Barrett became the new president of the retailer-owned cooperative. 

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HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc. has hired Phillip Sporidis as general manager, effective Monday. Sporidis comes to Mavic most recently from Amoena USA, a leading producer of post-breast cancer wellness products for women, where he served as president.

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DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show recently set a record for registered exhibitors. The show, to be held in Denver from Feb. 22-24, had 185 registered exhibitors as of Jan. 29. That is 11 more than the previous record, set at the Austin show in 2011.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) – New organizers are bringing a major road race back to Philadelphia earlier than expected thanks to some help from a congressman.

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SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has ended its relationship with its longtime U.K. distributor, Madison.

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MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Components has made several promotions recently, saying the changes come on the heels of 24 months of sales growth.

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HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic’s sales rose 7 percent to $174 million (129 million euros) last year, and jumped 5 percent during the final quarter, according to Amer Sports. Amer Sports is the parent company of Mavic as well as Salomon, Atomic, Arc’teryx and other brands.

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WILMINGTON, DE (BRAIN) — DuPont filed a trademark infringement suit against Easton-Bell Sports in Delaware federal court this week.

DUXBURY, MA (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has appointed three new sales agencies across the East Coast: Specialty Sports, Mountain Enterprises and Harrison Montgomery. 

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Bill Keith

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN) — Florida retailer Mary Jane Mark is asking the industry to join her in donating bikes to World Bicycle Relief in memory of Bill Keith.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition has announced its education eeries schedule for 2013, which will primarily focus on mentoring.

The series events are hosted at REI stores around the country and sponsored for a second year by adidas Outdoor and W.L. Gore.

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The 2013 BRAIN Dealer Tour - San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors will canvas the Bay Area this week, visiting 14 retailers in the East Bay, Marin County and San Francisco by bike.

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From the magazine
From the January issue of BRAIN

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — While the industry’s three prominent advocacy groups decided to continue to work independently last August, the merger talks forced each to evaluate funding and internal resources. The failed unification brought to light a need to refocus priorities, said Tim Blumenthal, president of Bikes Belong.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports, parent company of Norco Bicycles, is expanding its sales team in Eastern North America, a rapidly growing market for the distributor of bicycles, parts and accessories.

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EUGENE, OR (BRAIN) — Burley Design LLC, manufacturer of child bicycle trailers, has shaken up its executive suite, promoting Frank Roome to president and Kathy Herrmann to chief operating officer. Owner Mike Coughlin remains CEO.

REI's new tube packaging

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Cycling apparel company Craft plans to offer consumers a 30-day guarantee on base layers and jerseys, a bold step for Huub Valkenburg, the company’s CEO. But he’s confident that once cyclists wear Craft’s cycling apparel, few will ask for their money back.

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DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Longtime Cannondale and Pacific Cycle product managers Curt Davis and Greg Blake have joined folding bike brand Dahon as directors of product development. 

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OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN) — A federal appeals court has affirmed Hydrapak's victory in a patent infringement lawsuit.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Fixed-gear bike company Pure Fix Cycles has hired industry veteran Terry Duran as global sales manager. Duran was previously national sales manager for Scott Sports' U.S. bike division.

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