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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.

"Important announcement: Some hunters have been seen in the woods near Piney Ridge trail and the fish and game commission has raised the legal kill limit on campers to three. So, if you're hiking today, please wear something bright and keep low." —Tripper Harrison from "Meatballs"

"Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope." —George Burns

BORDENTOWN, NJ (BRAIN)—Princeton Tec Lighting is partnering with Fuji Bikes to continue to expand the Princeton Tec dealer network in the United States.

Tagged Distributor news

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids celebrates 20 years of empowering youth with a dinner auction from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on November 3, 2007, at the Mill Valley Community Center in Marin, California.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

"Those Bios are pretty damn funny." -Dain Zaffke from WTB

"The comment in Patrick O'Grady's Bio about him annoying people is and understatement!" -J.P. Morgan from Ochsner

"Come on Matt show us your mug!" -Ryan Bennett from Colorado Cyclist

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Roughly 75 percent of the U.S. population is involved in a fitness, sports, recreational, or outdoor activity as a casual, regular or frequent

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Erik’s Bike Shop in Minnesota, Specialized Bicycles and Burley Trailers joined efforts last August to donate bikes and trailers for the Swenson-Lee family who will be appearing on the upcoming Extreme Makeover Home Edition program, being aired on Nov. 25.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—The family of a young girl killed in a 2006 North Carolina bicycle crash filed a lawsuit against the charity ride organizers that put on the event.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits


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