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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis told 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.

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.

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)--Cannondale recently promoted Scott Struve to global director of marketing. Struve will be filling the void left by David Budd.

“David has decided to move on to pursue other interests,” said Bill Rudell, marketing manager for Cannondale.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)--Interbike will be the presenting sponsor of the World Criterium Championship, to be held in Las Vegas the night of Thursday, Sept. 27--day two of Interbike's international bicycle expo.

Tagged Events / Interbike

WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)--The first two days of Crankworx Colorado at Winter Park were a mixed bag. But vendors were holding out hope that over the weekend it would draw a significant crowd of visitors.

Tagged Events

WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)--Kona, preparing for its 20th anniversary in 2008, will introduce a complete line of apparel for sale through its international dealer and distributor network. The company offered a sneak-peek at its new line at Crankworx Colorado.

Tagged Events

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)--Yakima Products has announced an expanded management team with the addition of Ron Ten Berge as vice president of sales and business development, Mark Reis as chief financial officer and John Hoppes as category business manager.

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)--The deadline for getting a spot in a U.S. government-sponsored pavilion at Italy’s EICMA trade show is just weeks away, on July 31.

Tagged Events

NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (BRAIN)--Race Face and Cycles Lambert have inked an exclusive distribution agreement, making Race Face components and apparel available to bike dealers across Canada.

Tagged Distributor news

BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)--Sigma, the world’s largest manufacturer of cycling electronics, is proud to announce the appointment of Jim Jarnagin as its Northwest Tech Rep.

Jarnagin, a former bike messenger, most recently spent seven years as an inside sales rep for Raleigh bicycles.

"Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it." -Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"


TRENTON, NJ--More than a year after the Wal-Mart and Dynacraft lawsuit brought quick release safety to the fore, the ripple effects are expanding.


MILAN, Italy--Oakley, the Southern California eyewear maker that American pro cyclists Greg LeMond and Andy Hampsten helped popularize during the 80s, will merge with former rival Luxottica Group later this year.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions


SAN ANSELSO, CA (BRAIN)--Kids all around the world opened up their gifts this past Christmas, and a great many probably received bikes, possibly their first bikes, possibly a Gary Fisher bike.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)--Seven percent of the U.S. population rides a bike to work an average of two times a week, according to a recent study by Leisure Trends Group. The study also found that one of every three American adults owns at least one bike.

CLEVELAND, OH (BRAIN)--Every Sunday this August plus Sunday September 23, experience University Circle, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and Martin Luther King Blvd in a whole new way--without your car.

Tagged Events

"Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker." -Mike McDermott from "Rounders"


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