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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is considering bringing the blueprint for its Las Vegas Outdoor Demo to the East Coast next fall. Show management hopes an East Coast Demo would attract retail stores and store employees who do not attend Interbike.

Tagged Interbike

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Join Timbuk2 at Ritual Coffee on Friday, December 14 for its Holiday Gallery Event featuring one-of-a-kind bags from over 25 artists.

Click on link for PDF invitation details.

Tagged Events

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus has launched a holiday promotion on two of its key titanium full-suspension bikes.

ARCADIA, CA (BRAIN)—If you’d like to help bring some holiday spirit and cheer to kids, make sure to join the Holiday Toys and Mittens Ride in the communities of Arcadia and Monrovia, California, this Saturday, Dec. 1.

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GAINESVILLE, FL (BRAIN)—You might not drink it as your hydration liquid of choice on your rides now, but there once was a time when Gatorade was all that existed when it came to replacing lost carbohydrates and electrolytes.

BONN, Germany (BRAIN)—T-Mobile, a division of telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG, has terminated its sponsorship of both men’s and women’s professional cycling teams.

Congratulations to Pedro's Chris Zigmont on the November 27 birth of his son, Henri Micheal Zigmont, weighing in at 8 lbs, 10 oz.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—On Saturday December 1, cyclists from all over the world will participate in World AIDS Day by cycling 27 miles to commemorate 27 years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—In an effort to improve the level of service to its dealers Intense Cycles has partnered with independent reps in selected areas throughout the United States.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Pro mountain bike racer Mike Janelle died of an apparent heart attack last Friday at his home in Avon, Colorado.

SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN)—Ever since Alan Goldsmith sold Supergo to Performance in 2002, anticipating his future plans has been an industry-wide guessing game. Seeing him walk the floors at Eurobike, Taipei and Las Vegas was enough to start tongues wagging.

“I believe what I said yesterday. I don’t know what I said. But I know what I think. I assume that’s what I said.” —Donald Rumsfeld Talking Doll

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin, the leading developer of GPS, communication and sonar products, and Lambert, have announced that Garmin’s state-of-the-art GPS-enabled cycling computer and training tools will be distributed through Lambert’s nationwide network of IBDs in Canada.

Tagged Distributor news

EASTWOOD, England (BRAIN)—The European Two-Wheel Retailers’ Association is shooting back at Raleigh U.K.’s managing director, Mark Gouldthorp, for his sardonic comments about U.K. bike retailers published last week in The Guardian newspaper.

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has launched a new marketing Web site and media portal.

The Web site’s purpose is to serve the cycling media with suggested retail price lists, product and action photography and spec sheets.

Tagged Web/Internet

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—Bike retailers can expect to see an increase in gift card sales this holiday season, according to the fifth annual National Retail Federation (NRF) Gift Card Survey.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Corsair Bikes will be distributed by Cosmic Sports, BH Bikes/Tribal and 4Guimp through most of western Europe, and Wide Open Distribution company in the Pacific.

Tagged Distributor news

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong Coalition welcomed two new board members at its recent board meeting in Boulder, Colorado.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike

"I really can't afford this TV—I'll be making monthly payments on my credit card until this time next year. But it's the holidays. You do what you have to do." —Sawmon Jahagiri, shopping in the wee hours of the morning at an Orange County Fry's Electronics on Black Friday.

"When Black Friday comes
I'll fly down to Muswellbrook
Gonna strike all the big red words
From my little black book
Gonna do just what I please
Gonna wear no socks and shoes
With nothing to do but feed
All the kangaroos


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