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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Jenn Dice is joining Bikes Belong next February as vice president of government relations. In her new role she will work with members of Congress, the administration, key federal agencies and national bicycling organizations, including IMBA.

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) —It's difficult to assess the extent of damage that bike retailers and suppliers suffered from this week's storm, which slammed the East Coast from North Carolina up to New England.

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BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — While many bike retailers in New York City and New Jersey remain closed, New Yorkers are finding bikes the best way to get around with the city's mass transit system crippled by the storm that hit Monday.

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SOUTH MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Australia’s custom framebuilding community is gearing up for its first show, a reflection of the wide-reaching rebirth in handcrafted bicycles.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Honey Stinger has added several new hires and made some internal promotions. The company said it is experiencing rapid sales growth across all categories.

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DAVIS, CA (BRAIN) — The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is looking for suggestions and recommendations for candidates for its board of directors. The organization's board has 24 members and will elect eight new directors to replace outgoing directors in December.

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN) — Gita Sporting Goods has been named the 2012 Sustainable Small Business of the Year in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The award is given annually as part of the county’s Wipe Out Waste initiative.

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GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has shuffled several staff roles and bolstered support for its North American dealers.

Serotta Legend SG

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — Serotta is reducing retail prices on its stock road bike models, the Legend SG and MeiVici SG. The company also is making the MeiVici SG available with Shimano's Ultegra Di2 group with internal wiring.

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The Alliance for Biking & Walking has hired a new project manager for its annual Benchmarking Project, which ranks states and the 51 largest U.S. cities on bicycling and walking levels, safety, funding and other factors.

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VILLE ST. LAURENT, Montreal, Canada (BRAIN) — Canadian bike maker Opus, which announced its entry to the U.S. market earlier this year, has opened three dealers south of the border so far.

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic sales rose 7 percent in the third quarter of the year led by increased sales in helmets, apparel and footwear, according to an earnings report released by Amer Sports. 

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Mark Graff (left) with Robbie Spil, Rick Vosper and Todd Donovan.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Retailer web services provider SmartEtailing has expanded its Boulder office space and added three new staff members.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles has added new sales reps in the U.S, in addtion to new inside sales and demo staff members.

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WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has designated nine new  schools to its "Bicycle Friendly Universities" list, bringing the total to 44 institutions in 25 states. Among the new names on the list are Ivy League schools Yale and Princeton, League officials noted. 

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BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — Sales agency New England Athletic has a new name and has added Cervélo and Focus bikes to its portfolio.

The agency has been renamed GPM Sports Group.

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NORTHVALE, NJ (BRAIN) — Jamis Bicycles has hired Mike Abrams as Eastern regional sales manager. 

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SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — Southern California race promoter Over the Hump Bike Race Series is offering limited license agreements to expand the event's brand to new territories.

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ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — Former UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team trainer and soigneur, Bill Haelsen, died Monday at his home in Asheville, North Carolina. Haelsen was 45 years old.

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MONROVIA, CA (BRAIN) — If you’ve called American Cycle Systems (ACS BMX) in the last 40 years, chances are you’ve spoken with Sheri Johnson, who is retiring this week after a long career with the brand.

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