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PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products recently announced the promotion of two long-time Norco employees.

David Overgaard has been promoted to vice president of bicycle division, and Martin Tammik has been promoted to vice president of merchandising.

"I feel like a school boy on prom night, just hoping not to barf when the decisive moment comes!" —Masi brand manager Tim Jackson, talking about the unveiling of new product at this year's Interbike.

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH USA and Pivot Cycles hired industry veterans Adam Vincent and Rob Aguero to its fast-growing team. The two previously worked together with John Bradley, the company’s national sales manager.

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids National recently announced unprecedented support of its Trips for Kids Chapter in Twin Cities (TFK Twin Cities) by Bloomington-based Quality Bicycle Products (QBP).

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Distributor news

"Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time"
—The Mamas and The Papas

"It was monstrously painful. I was burning like a torch. I don't know what I did to deserve this." A Russian man recently said of his penis being lit on fire by his ex-wife, while he watched T.V. naked and drank vodka.

TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson Tires has taken the next step in a quest to position itself at the forefront of the North American bicycle tire market.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—As children across the country prepare for the start of school, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is taking steps to make their trip to school a healthier activity.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)–, the official Web site of the Giant for Women program, has a brand new look with some exciting new features.

Tagged Web/Internet

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Zoic Clothing, the cycling and outdoor clothing manufacturer, recently unveiled its Spring 2008 product line that renews its commitment to sustainability through the integration of recycled and renewable materials.

"Between the riveting stories on who just got hired as the latest assistant lunch room monitor for Chung Sun Way Bicycles, the magazine (Bicycle Retailer & Industry News) annually names the top 100 bikes shops in America..." From the October issue of Mountain Bike Action

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Kinetic Trainers by Kurt has hired Wes Dornseif as its new inside sales representative.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Spyder, which recently launched a line of downhill mountain biking gear called Freeryde for spring 2008, has hired seasoned professionals with extensive brand growth experience for its Spyder Europe office and Boulder headquarters.

BENTONVILLE, AR (BRAIN)—TSG has a new license holder for the U.S. market in Bentonville, Arkansas, to handle sales, marketing and logistics for all bike and snow products. The new license holder has successfully established the Ironman helmet brand.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN)—China’s Ministry of Commerce has expressed “serious concern” at Argentina’s recent restrictions on Chinese goods, including bicycles, shoes and apparel, textiles, leather, tires and wheels, toys and computers, according to The People’s Daily, China’s official voice.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Mark Dwight, Timbuk2’s former chief executive officer, has partnered with Timbuk2’s founder, Rob Honeycutt, to launch a messenger bag company, Rickshaw Bagworks.

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—Kreitler recently launched a brand new Web site at

Tagged Web/Internet

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Nielsen Media, parent company of Interbike, and the Bikes Belong Coalition, the bike industry's advocacy group for the United States, today announced a significant 10-year, multi-million dollar alliance that will boost efforts to get more Americans riding bicycles.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

"I’m giving her all she’s got! I’m a PR Account Manager, not a magician!" Sean Leslie of Base Camp Communications in response to Web editor Jason Norman asking for Show Daily product information.

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN)—Industry veteran John Solinsky was hired by American Classic, to oversee OEM and International Distributor Sales and Project Development for the innovative wheel and component line.


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