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TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Canada’s independent dealers sold an estimated 341,000 bicycles worth about $148.5 million Canadian ($131.4 million U.S.) last year, according to projections made from the country’s first data capture program.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports has named Anthony (Tony) D’Onofrio as COO, effective immediately.

In this newly created position, D’Onofrio will be responsible for global operations, including supply chain, sourcing, distribution, manufacturing and planning for Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—Lynskey Performance Designs has welcomed Dave Cash to the company.

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Last weekend’s Pedro’s Fest brought some of the industry’s biggest names with Shimano, Giant and Trek all in attendance.

“From a manufacturer’s perspective, I think the numbers were up,” said Jason Elhardt, marketing and communications manager for Pedro’s.

Tagged Events

NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—BTAC's Nominating Committee has come up with a list of candidates for the BTAC Board of Directors for a two-year term starting in September.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (BRAIN)—An appeals court in Rotterdam substantially reduced, but did not eliminate, administrative fines the Dutch anti-trust authority had earlier imposed against Gazelle, Giant and Accell Group for allegedly colluding on prices for the 2001 season.

“What did I tell you the first time we met? I'm a Niners fan!” –Mary from “Something About Mary”

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike exhibitors can spotlight the hottest new gear that women will love.

Tagged Events / Interbike

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Serotta Competition Bicycles has hired Russ Howe as its chief operating officer.

Howe joins Serotta after eight years with GE Energy. Howe used to work for Serotta as a regional sales manager in 1998 and 1999.

"I've seen the miracles of God with my own eyes. I did a lot of bluffing, also." —Jerry Yang, a 39-year-old psychologist from California who won the $8.25 million top prize at the World Series of Poker

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear recently announced the hiring of new U.S. Sales Manager, Gareth Richards.

"If you're poor and you do something stupid, you're nuts. If you're rich and do something stupid, you're eccentric." —Bobby "The Brain" Heenan

"Scotty, I need warp speed in three minutes or we're all dead." —Captain Kirk in "The Wrath of Khan"

MORGANTOWN, WV (BRAIN)—It seems as though Cannondale saved its biggest news for the last day at its recent dealer launch in the rugged hills of West Virginia.

Tagged Events

BALA CYNWYD, PA (BRAIN)—Sweetskinz is holding a contest to find the video that best features its proprietary patterned and reflective tires. The winning video will win a $1,000 prize and be shown at the Sweetskinz booth at Interbike this September.

Tagged Events

LAFAYETTE, CO (BRAIN)—Howie Cohen and Rotor USA will no longer be distributing Rotor products.

After being a crucial element of the Rotor Components' introduction and growth in the U.S. market, Cohen felt that it was time to work on other projects both in the bike industry and personally.

Tagged Distributor news

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Boulder-based event organizer DBC Events has announced details about Excel Sports CrossVegas scheduled for September 26 in Las Vegas.

Tagged Events

DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—“Epic” was the word to describe this July’s Downieville Classic.

“I can honestly say I’ve never had so much fun at a bike race,” said Dain Zaffke, marketing coordinator for WTB. “A lot of people were saying it was the best Downieville Classic ever.”

Tagged Events

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)–The 2008 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling road race will take place February 17-24, 2008, as confirmed yesterday by AEG, presenters of the record-setting ‘Tour de France-style’ cycling road race staged across many of California’s most scenic state highways, roadways and coastline

Tagged Events

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)--Yakima Products has sued a former employee and consultant alleging that he defrauded the company over a five-year period of $3.6 million through phony invoices made out to a fictitious freight company.

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