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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant’s Taiwan factory saw nearly 30 percent growth in September as production levels rebounded from 2009.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—The North Face has awarded a $2,500 grant to Trips for Kids Marin to help children and families explore the outdoors.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

PENTICON, British Columbia (BRAIN)—The inaugural Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan will bring together more than 2,500 cyclists of all ages (19 +) and abilities in a ride that will take them on a heart-thumping 150 kilometer journey through the picturesque southern Okanagan region on Sunday, July 10.

Tagged Events

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association reported a record year for fiscal year 2010 (ending Sept.

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar & Company has unveiled its new 115,000 square foot energy-efficient headquarters, located in Emeryville, California.

Emmaus, PA (BRAIN)—Rodale, Inc. said on Wednesday that it would fold Mountain Bike magazine’s content into Bicycling Magazine, ending the off-road magazine’s 25-year run as its own publication.

Tagged Media/Publishing

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano and Pearl Izumi will align their outside rep organizations into a combined initiative to increase the level of service they provide to their dealers.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group (CGI) has hired veteran ProTour mechanic Nick Legan as VeloNews' technical editor for the magazine and Web site.

Tagged Media/Publishing

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group, the leader in retail sales tracking, consumer research and CRM solutions for the bicycle industry, has added JJ Rudman to its staff as a retail analyst.

Tagged People

Bicycling magazine's BikeTown USA, sponsored by MetLife, traveled to eight different cities and gave away more than 240 Jamis commuter bikes during its 2010 event program.

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—As part of its continuing effort to invest in the future of cycling through advocacy initiatives, Specialized Bicycle Components built on its partnership with IMBA and IMBA-affiliated clubs this year, helping support their 6th annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has hired Shane Hensley to lead its event and field support.

“I am looking forward to training our retail and OEM partners, and helping DT Swiss in our next phase of growth,” Hensley said.

Tagged People

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group (SCG) has hired Sarah Reiter as its new parking systems new business manager.

Tagged People

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—All Scott Sports carbon frames and forks will now be exclusively manufactured in a brand new high-tech production plant. The new factory is based in Southeast China.

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—CamelBak has appointed Chris Strain as vice president and chief marketing officer.

Tagged People

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Many new electric bike retailers are seeing flat or modest gains, according to the LA Times.

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Tagged Media/Publishing

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Brands using Shopatron-powered eCommerce posted strong online sales growth for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q3.

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs, Inc. has hired two new product designers, Cassie Tweed and Hut Cheng.

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycle Components is teaming up with High Road Sports for the 2011 pro racing season.

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—Lance Armstrong, on the birth of his newest addition.


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