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HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic launched a password-protected Web site that makes it easier for retailers to place orders and track shipments. The Web-based tool allows dealers to order products and check stock levels without picking up the phone. It also lets them view open orders and shipment status online.

Tagged Web/Internet

WESTCHESTER, NY (BRAIN)—Stuart John Meyers, who owned and published the industry’s oldest trade magazine, American Bicyclist, has died. He was 83.

Tagged People

"After seeing the photo of the day on 3/21 and the article about the thought of Marc Sani in Lycra, I thought you and your staff could use some freshly roasted coffee to ease the pain and break in the new machine."

—Mark Ritz, Kinetic Koffee Company

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Kimberlee Caledonia passed away on March 19 after courageously battling brain cancer for more than two years. She was 45 years old.

Tagged People

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Ontario's latest provincial budget features a two-year extension of the tax holiday on bikes, introduced last December.

NORRIDGE, IL (BRAIN)—Lexco will be showcasing its services, products and a selection of vendors at its Open House on Thursday, April 8, from 6-10 p.m.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has launched a new "Ride & Believe" test ride and dealer demo program.

The program is specifically designed to increase awareness of, and encourage consumers to ride, Felt's award-winning full-suspension EquilinkT equipped mountain bikes.

"I'm a good fisherman; sometimes I'm a good catcher-man."

—President Bush, talking Tilapia on Tuesday at the White House with Bass champs Alton Jones and Judy Wong.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The New York Times had a feature story yesterday on the Phinney family.

Click on link to read.

Tagged People

"Can you feel it now that spring has come?
And it's time to live in the scattered sun."

—Jim Morrison (The Doors)

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN) — Florida cyclists cheered the news on Tuesday that the State Department of Transportation is, according to a ruling of the First District Court of Appeals, unambiguously obligated “to establish bicycle and pedestrian ways in conjunction with the construction, reconstruction, or other change of any

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Knog has launched its first Knog-exclusive retail store in Melbourne, Australia.

The March 18th opening—a standing room only reception—coincided with Knog’s first international distributor meeting with more than 20 distributors attending the store’s grand opening.

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Last year's merger of Easton Sports and Riddell Bell Holdings has paid off in a big way for the now combined company.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Check out what companies got featured in Monday's LA Times Health section for their 5 inch travel MTB options.

Tagged Media/Publishing

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH Bikes/Pivot Cycles hired industry veteran Jason Mead to lead its demo tour to travel around the country to dealers and festivals.

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Hawley Company’s new 2008 catalog was released last week and should now be in the hands of dealers across the country.

Tagged Distributor news

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA (BRAIN)—A.T. Cross has closed an all cash transaction to purchase Native Eyewear, the maker of sport performance sunglasses and goggles.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Planet Bike's advocacy coordinator Jay Ferm had several problems with The Chronicle's recent study that Bay Area cyclists were more at fault than drivers.

Tagged Media/Publishing

"He’s going to be 72 when he’s president and have his finger on the button. My grandfather’s 72 and we won’t let him have the remote for the TV."

—Comedian Dennis Miller on John McCain.

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) and LHB, Inc., an architectural design firm, have been selected as dual recipients of the 2008 Governor’s Award, an honor recognizing environmental achievements by Minnesota businesses, nonprofits, government and institutions.

Tagged Awards / Distributor news

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