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SOLANA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Southern California rep agency Axis Sports Group has opened a showroom in North County San Diego.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—King Cycle Group is turning out Beloved branded frames and forks alongside its own Cielo Cycles line. It has also carved out a 400-square foot area of its factory for Beloved Cycles’ production manager, Nick Sande, to assemble and pack bikes for delivery.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—BMC will sell complete bikes in the U.S. this year for the first time as the boutique Swiss brand looks to broaden its customer base and increase sales volume.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show: Benefiting Transportation Alternatives promises to dazzle attendees as much as The New York International Auto Show, which will end the same weekend that the bicycle show begins.

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IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles had added mountain bike marketing assistant Eddie McDonald and engineer Nathan Wright.

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CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Bradford Bates has joined Osprey Packs as their new sales director.

Bates will be responsible for managing the company’s domestic sales strategy, and will also work closely with bike sales manager Patrick Piller in managing the IBD channel, according to a press release.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Imports through November totaled 18,952,454 units, not only the best November total in a decade—up 4,776,736 units over last year—it beat most full year imports of the decade as well.

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Karl Schaette, chairman of the board of KHS Bicycle Parts in Olney, Illinois, celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday. He has been working in the bike biz all his life and the picture shows how young you can stay with daily hard work in this great industry.

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The NBDA’s National Bike Summit Scholarship Program is designed to support the cause of cycling in America by making it affordable for NBDA dealers to participate in the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., March 8-10, 2011.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The 25th Anniversary Hawley 2011 catalog is being shipped out next week to dealers across the country.

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SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Recharged from a six-week break following his departure from Scott Sports last fall, Scott Montgomery starts his new job today as chairman of Lifeboat Events, organizer of PressCamp, DealerCamp and Urban PressCamp.

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SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press, the publisher of Peloton magazine, announced the launch of a new triathlon title on Tuesday.

The first issue of 3/GO will be unveiled at the Wildflower triathlon in April and will also hit newsstands that month.

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Media company Nielsen Holdings BV said that it expects to sell shares at $20 to $22 as part of its initial public offering that could fetch up to $1.57 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids has inked a sponsorship agreement with tire company CST for 2011.

The company's contribution of $7,500 provides essential support to 70 Trips for Kids chapters across North America, according to a press release.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—High school mountain bikers were honored at a ceremony attended by many of the nation’s industry leaders at the Clif Bar and Co. headquarters in Emeryville, Califonia this past Saturday.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Park Tool's Tech Summit in Philadelphia is sold out for the third year in a row.

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MIAMI, FL (BRAIN)—J&B Importers will now distribute Alienation.

With an outstanding reputation, J&B is well established and has such a superb dealer base to reach out to, making our product much more accessible, according to Alienation in a press release.

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BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Jason Gaikowski has joined QBP as the director of marketing.

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WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox chief marketing officer Paul Fidrych has left the company. He was hired last April.

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SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has promoted Terry Duran to fill the role of national sales manager for the U.S. bicycle division.

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