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PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning to begin a three-day bike tour of Philadelphia and New Jersey shops.

Tagged BRAIN News

ORONO, MA (BRAIN)—The Light Electric Vehicle Association will host a Webinar featuring IBD owner, Mike Wolf of Bloomfield Bikes and Repair Show (CT) on July 20 and July 27.

Tagged Web/Internet

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports is now the exclusive distributor of Squirt Lube in the United States.

Squirt Lube is a wax/water emulsion bicycle chain lubricant.

Tagged Distributor news

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has teamed up with Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) to launch a new bicycle tube and tire recycling program.

MIDLAND PARK, NJ (BRAIN)—Sportique, a manufacturer of all-natural body and skin care products, has announced that The Hans Johnson Company will now be distributing Sportique products through the South Central United States.

Tagged Distributor news

OXNARD, CA (BRAIN)—Albabici, importer and distributor of high-quality Italian cycling products, has added another brand to its line-up–Tiso Bike Components.

Tagged Distributor news

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Washington remains at the No. 1 spot in the League of American Bicyclists' annual Bicycle Friendly State (BFS) rankings, while many states suffer poor marks for low distribution of transportation funds towards bicycling projects and programs.

ENSCHEDE, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Vredestein Tires announced plans Thursday to change its distribution model in the U.S., moving away from its existing relationship with Veltec Sports.

Tagged Distributor news

Regular news will resume tomorrow, May 31.

Tagged BRAIN News

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ CEO Martin Schwartz spoke briefly to the company’s shareholders Thursday morning reiterating the success Dorel has seen in its bike division in recent months.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has officially opened its online doors to ExpoCycle 2011 retailer registration.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has hired Steve Francisco for the newly-created role of chief marketing officer, overseeing the operation of the Specialized Global Marketing Group.

Tagged People

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) introduced a bill this week to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that would ease the reach of a law limiting the amount of lead in children’s products, including bicycles.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)— and Finish Line Technologies are now working together to bring Finish Line's instructive YouTube video to SmartEtailing clients' websites.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—DealerCamp has added the Dirt Grand Prix to its list of activities.

Tagged Events

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company is now distributing First Endurance and FuelBelt products.

Tagged Distributor news

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has launched a comprehensive sustainability initiative by incorporating Outdoor Industry Association Eco-Index evaluation of their products during product creation, and leading a carbon fiber recycling coalition.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—The Heartland Velo Show is adding some new activities on August 27-28 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Richard Schwinn will be making a presentation entitled “Schwinn Paramount – Handbuilt Legend."

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Congrats to Gary Fisher on getting hitched over the weekend. To read sfgate's account of the Fisher nuptials from a distance, click on title and then "Visit Link."

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Craig "Stikman" Glaspell is stepping down as marketing director of Intense Cycles. This Friday will be his last day.

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