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"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 / DEI and Sustainability

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

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Toyota has signed on as title sponsor of the USGP Portland Cup taking place December 1-2.

The U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP) is the Official National Cyclocross Team Selection Series of USA Cycling.

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA recently launched its new business to business Web site.

The site has been under development between Scott USA and SAP, the company’s primary database software provider.

Tagged Web/Internet

GUNNISON, CO (BRAIN)—Secret Agent Publishing, publisher of Mountain Flyer magazine, will publish the official show guide for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) and distribute an expanded, post-show guide nationwide in 2008.

Tagged Media/Publishing

SUSSEX, WI (BRAIN)—Russell Corporation notified Wisconsin state officials of its intention to close a former Huffy Sports plant, eliminating the plant's last 50 jobs by next March.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—BRAIN staff members better not be wanted by the justice system, because their mug shots are now online under Contacts. (That is why we think Matt Wiebe is one of the remaining holdouts).

Tagged BRAIN News

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Hydrapak has purchased the Gel-Bot product Line from Venture Design Works.

The line's main offering is the patented Gel-Bot bottle, a water bottle that incorporates a separate nutritional gel chamber for a product, combining hydration with nutrition.

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The 2008 Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC) will be held a few weeks earlier to avoid conflicting with other events such as Frostbike, but will remain in downtown San Diego. The conference, to be held Jan. 18-20 at the Holiday Inn On the Bay, will focus on supplier issues.

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule added The Hawley Company as a distributor of select Thule products in the Southeastern United States.

Hawley will offer Thule’s hitch and strap based bicycle carriers and its complete line of SportRack branded hitch, strap and top-of-car bicycle carriers.

Tagged Distributor news

“No words will ever sum up the measure of this man. A man who lived from the heart. My thoughts and prayers are with those who need the strength to carry on.” -Andrew Hopkins from Scotland said of the late Richard Juryn.


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