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“In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.” -Charlie Brown

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) announced the arrival of more than 200 Giant bicycles to sell at its Re-Cyclery Bicycle Thrift Shop. Profits from the shop help pay for Trips for Kids programs and its efforts to take underserved youth on mountain biking trips.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—While Boulder, Colorado has one of America’s best cycling environments, the city government is not content to rest there.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Whistler, Moab, Crested Butte, Boulder. Downieville?

Downieville just may be the next great mountain bike destination. And it seems the LA Times has taken notice.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Expocycle ended on a high note yesterday, as close to 100 suppliers and retailers packed into a meeting room to hear results from Bicycle Trade of Association Canada’s (BTAC) sales data capture and advocacy programs.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Skins, a manufacturer of engineered gradient compression garment technology recently launched a new North American headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)-Sugoi Performance Apparel hired Jin Seo to serve as the company's women's
director of design.

Tagged People

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—If there was one message the 12-member Canadian Association of Specialty Bicycle Importers (CASBI) made clear at Expocycle, it’s that retailers and suppliers must rally against renewal of anti-dumping duties on bikes.

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)-Scott USA recently announced the addition of Doug Bush and Rian Timmons to the company’s bike group.

Tagged People

LOS ALAMITOS, CA (BRAIN)-For those who were inquiring
about how to contribute to Tara's recovery, feel free to visit the website: www.TaraLlanesRoadtoRecovery.com.

Tagged Web/Internet

"All my life, man and boy, I've operated under the assumption that the main idea in running was to win the race. Naturally, when I became a coach I tried to teach people how to do that. Tried to teach Pre how to do that. Tried like hell to teach Pre to do that. And Pre taught me. Taught me I was wrong.

"Everybody's got plans...until they get hit." -Mike Tyson

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)-Magura USA hired Tony Ballantine to a newly created position of OEM and aftermarket sales manager.

Ballantine joins Magura after eight years as an outside territory sales manager with Raleigh America.

Tagged People

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)-NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems announced they will be providing lights for Cannondale’s test ride demo days to be held at beautiful Red Rock Resort in Nevada, September 26-28.

Tagged Events

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)–An online charity raffle to benefit the Philadelphia chapter of the Susan J. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation opens today, with a hand-built, one-of-a-kind “Pedal Pink” bicycle loaded with high-end parts and pieces as the prize.

Tagged Events

COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—A slimmed-down IFMA opened Thursday to steady but not spectacular traffic as exhibitors from 35 countries showed their products to German retailers and the German media.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BY SHERI HEIN

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Following its split from Nike earlier this summer and the disbanding of the Discovery Channel Pro Team last month, retailers may have been unsure what to expect from Trek in 2008.

Tagged Events

"And this here's the TV. Two hours a day, either educational or football, so you don't ruin your appreciation of the finer things." -H.I. McDonnaugh in "Raising Arizona" (going out to our very own Matt Wiebe)

COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—Soaring metal prices are causing a shift to lighter and more powerful electric bike batteries much sooner than anyone expected, a leading e-bike researcher said.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group is completing its acquisition of Answer Products, SunRinglé and Wheelsmith Fabrications by transitioning the three brands to a 110,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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