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IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has launched a new "Ride & Believe" test ride and dealer demo program.

The program is specifically designed to increase awareness of, and encourage consumers to ride, Felt's award-winning full-suspension EquilinkT equipped mountain bikes.

"I'm a good fisherman; sometimes I'm a good catcher-man."

—President Bush, talking Tilapia on Tuesday at the White House with Bass champs Alton Jones and Judy Wong.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The New York Times had a feature story yesterday on the Phinney family.

Click on link to read.

"Can you feel it now that spring has come?
And it's time to live in the scattered sun."

—Jim Morrison (The Doors)

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN) — Florida cyclists cheered the news on Tuesday that the State Department of Transportation is, according to a ruling of the First District Court of Appeals, unambiguously obligated “to establish bicycle and pedestrian ways in conjunction with the construction, reconstruction, or other change of any

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Knog has launched its first Knog-exclusive retail store in Melbourne, Australia.

The March 18th opening—a standing room only reception—coincided with Knog’s first international distributor meeting with more than 20 distributors attending the store’s grand opening.

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Last year's merger of Easton Sports and Riddell Bell Holdings has paid off in a big way for the now combined company.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Check out what companies got featured in Monday's LA Times Health section for their 5 inch travel MTB options.

Tagged Media/Publishing

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH Bikes/Pivot Cycles hired industry veteran Jason Mead to lead its demo tour to travel around the country to dealers and festivals.

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Hawley Company’s new 2008 catalog was released last week and should now be in the hands of dealers across the country.

Tagged Distributor news

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA (BRAIN)—A.T. Cross has closed an all cash transaction to purchase Native Eyewear, the maker of sport performance sunglasses and goggles.

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Planet Bike's advocacy coordinator Jay Ferm had several problems with The Chronicle's recent study that Bay Area cyclists were more at fault than drivers.

Tagged Media/Publishing

"He’s going to be 72 when he’s president and have his finger on the button. My grandfather’s 72 and we won’t let him have the remote for the TV."

—Comedian Dennis Miller on John McCain.

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) and LHB, Inc., an architectural design firm, have been selected as dual recipients of the 2008 Governor’s Award, an honor recognizing environmental achievements by Minnesota businesses, nonprofits, government and institutions.

Tagged Awards / Distributor news

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—The last thing bicyclists want to hear is that they're at fault more than drivers, but that's exactly the conclusion the San Francisco Chronicle came to in a recent study.

Tagged Media/Publishing

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Parts' 6th annual Open House is around the corner. For those attending the April 5-6 event, it promises to be well worth the trip up to beautiful Southern Oregon.

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Bike Medicine has added a new regional distributor for the New England area. JL Marketing of Westport, Massachusetts, will distribute Purple Extreme chain lubricant, Golden Degreaser and other Bike Medicine products.

JL Marketing covers from Maine to Southern Connecticut.

Tagged Distributor news

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Weighing in at 900 pages and nearly six pounds, BTI's new distribution catalog is no lightweight.

This year BTI added 100 pages to its primary sales tool, which now totals over 18,000 individual SKUs.

Tagged Distributor news

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Ma Ying-jeou’s landslide victory Saturday in Taiwan’s presidential election should ease tensions between the island nation and mainland China, which claims Taiwan as its own.

Everyone at BRAIN was startled last Monday morning to find something more shocking than publisher Marc Sani in Lycra—a brand new coffee machine in BRAIN's lunch room/intern area/war room.


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