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RAMONA, CA (BRAIN)–Fighting their way through ashy, smoky winds, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bikes' employees were stuck in gridlock traffic yesterday as they tried to flee a rapidly advancing wildfire on their Ramona administrative headquarters.

VANCOUVER, WA (BRAIN)—Pearl Izumi’s future with Nautilus appears to be in limbo.

Because of struggling first half sales numbers, Nautilus has decided to listen to offers for the sports apparel company.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—A new study estimates that bicycle-related injuries among children and adolescents result in nearly $200 million in hospital inpatient charges annually.

Click on link for full story.

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Vanderkitten has established Vanderkitten Racing, an experienced and talented team of elite women cyclists contesting the NRC Road circuit in 2008.

TRABUCO CANYON, CA (BRAIN)—Xterra Adventures has named Roman Roth as president.

The multi-sport adventure travel company specializes in mountain bike and road bike tours, which combines other activities and cultural experiences to create tours for recreational enthusiasts to hardcore athletes.

Tagged People

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Turn to page 62 of the latest issue of Newsweek and you'll see the headline "Bikes for Boomers."

Writer Paul Tolme highlighted three "comfort bikes."

"Geared toward baby boomers, comfort bikes are ideal for cruising bike paths and pedaling to the corner grocery," Tolme wrote.

Tagged Media/Publishing

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Beginning in January, QBP and WTB will donate a portion of profits from sales of WTB Rocket V Team black saddles to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Distributor news

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Sean Leslie left his marketing duties at Base Camp Communications for the great Northwest.

Leslie has already landed on his feet. Leslie got a coveted role as account manager for action sports and outdoor lifestyle PR firm Hayter Communications.

Tagged People

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Oakley saw second quarter net sales jump 29.3 percent to $263.2 million, from $203.6 million in the same quarter last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The BRAIN Web site will be undergoing some upgrades over the next month involving the "View All News" section and a few other areas.

Tagged BRAIN News

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bike Show is looking for sponsors for the 2008 show at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR, which takes place February 8-10.

Check out the PDF to find out more about the 2008 show and being a sponsor.

10 Oct 2012

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—A Salon.com story went after U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters for anti-bike remarks she made on PBS's "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer."

Salon's Katharine Mieszkowski wrote:

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima Product’s CEO Jerry Heinlen said Monday a lawsuit the company has filed against two ex-employees and two other men over bogus freight charges had no impact on freight charges paid by dealers.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloSwap is tuning into its high energy consumers and partners this year with hot local businesses to kick up the intensity of the show.

Tagged Events

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (BRAIN)—TRP’s new line of high-performance brake systems will be distributed by Lambert throughout Canada.

Tagged Distributor news

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis told ESPN.com yesterday of his decision to appeal an arbitration panel’s vote against him in his doping case.

The panel’s vote stripped him of his 2006 Tour de France title.

Tagged People

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)--Valencia Sport Group added a new online ordering system for dealers on June 1. Valencia, which is the distributor of SixSixOne, Royal and Sunline products, plans to use the site to enhance sales and improve ordering.

By Jason Norman

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)--While this year's Sea Otter overall attendance numbers were slightly down from last year because of Saturday's deluge of rain, other numbers indicate a continued growth in the event.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

RYE, NY (BRAIN)--Jarden Corporation has signed a merger agreement under which Jarden will acquire K2 for $1.2 billion in a stock and cash deal.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

By Jason Norman

MT. PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—Out of all the major recreational activities in 2006, bicycling suffered the worst in declining participant numbers, according to the National Sporting Goods Association annual “Sports Participation Series I and II” reports.

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