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"Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night,
The first one's named sweet Anne Marie, and she's my heart's delight.
The second one is prison, babe, the sheriff's on my trail,
And if he catches up with me, I'll spend my life in jail." —Jerry Garcia

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN)—The Web site created to support the launch of Trek Bicycle’s Lime Bike has been named Best Marketing Web Site in the Web Marketing Association’s eleventh annual WebAwards.

Tagged Web/Internet

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Wilderness Trail Bikes recently launched its new Web site,

Tagged Web/Internet

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)–When a handful of cyclists left Portland, Oregon bound for Salt Lake City, Utah in July 2007, Hybrid.Pedal took on a life of its own.

Tagged Web/Internet

“As yesterday’s positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured.” President Bush recently said at a recent event in New York City to discuss advances students have made in the National Assessment of Education Progress.

HANCOCK, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro’s might have taken its name off the event, but that doesn’t mean the show won’t go on.

Tagged Events

TAMPA BAY, FL (BRAIN)—An alliance of seven of the biggest retail bicycle stores in the Tampa Bay area are staging a region-wide bicycle festival in downtown St. Petersburg on November 4 to promote and celebrate bicycling as a healthy lifestyle and effective mode of transportation.

Tagged Events

EUGENE, OR, (BRAIN)—Burley Design announced a partnership with Hawley Company for the distribution of Burley trailers and accessories in the United States.

Tagged Distributor news

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Organizers of the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP), presented by Crank Brothers, recently announced its new partnership with to create a powerful new online presence for the Series.

Tagged Web/Internet

"Some will sell their dreams for small desires
Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
To relax their restless flight
Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights..." -Rush from "Subdivisions"

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Shopatron just announced the completion of a $6 million Series B funding round.

San Francisco-based private equity firm Kern Whelan Capital,
led the round, with participation from existing investors, including Rivenrock Capital, a Los Angeles based private equity firm.

HONOLULU, HI (BRAIN)—The National Park Service recently suspended commerical bicycle tours within Haleakala National Park, which is one of the most popular tourist activities on Maui, according to a LA Times story.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—San Francisco is moving closer to adopting a bike sharing program, akin to what many European cities already have, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

"And finally, New Rule: If you believe you need to take all the pills the pharmaceutical industry says you do, then you're already on drugs.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—The Adventure Sports Travel Expo, which was scheduled to have taken place November 9-11 in Philadelphia, won't be happening.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

VANCOUVER, WA (BRAIN)—Environmental and social responsibility rose to the surface among the topics covered at the Outdoor Industry Association Rendezvous last week. The 12th annual outdoor industry conference attracted approximately 350 attendees.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Each year everyone from the bicycle community congregate in the halls of the Sands Convention Center to get a look at what’s new for next year.

Tagged Events / Interbike

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—On the Thursday night of this year's Interbike, Team SchwycleOps, representing Pacific Cycle and Saris Cycling Group, dominated the warm up laps of the 2007 Industry Cup crit race.

Tagged Events

"There are two types of people: those that talk the talk and those that walk the walk. People who walk the walk sometimes talk the talk but most times they don't talk at all, 'cause they walkin'. Now, people who talk the talk, when it comes time for them to walk the walk, you know what they do?

"I'm still mad about (surfer) Kelly Slater winning that eighth championship. I text him all the time and tell him that I'm coming back to win an eighth." —Lance Armstrong said in October's Outside magazine


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