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Posted October 16, 2007

BY SHERI HEIN

QUEBEC CITY, Canada—Quebec should receive a welcome boost in
tourism dollars this month as the province celebrates the inauguration of its long-awaited Route Verte.

Posted October 16, 2007

BY SEAN HONG

AUSTIN, TX—Hill Abell is on the frontline competing against Performance Bicycles’ retail outlets. So when Performance announced a multi-million dollar infusion of capital to launch another 90 stores over the next four years, he paid attention.

Posted October 16, 2007

BY JOHN CRENSHAW

BEIJING, China—The Chinese government tossed a big rock into the international trading pond with a recent change to its tax structure, and the ripples are already rocking the bike
industry’s boat.

Posted October 16, 2007

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon just announced record sales for the first half of 2007.

Unit volumes of bicycles sold grew by 27 percent to 180,000 units, and revenues increased by 36 percent compared to the period a year earlier. Both unit volume and revenue numbers represent all time highs for Dahon.

Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has launched a new Web site that provides in-depth and easily accessible information. The Web site caters to a variety of audiences, including Bikes Belong members, journalists, government leaders, grant seekers, bicycle advocates, and the general public.

Posted October 16, 2007

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Paul Zane Pilzer told several hundred specialty fitness retailers Thursday that the nation is no longer divided by race and gender. Instead, society finds itself divided by those who are fit and those who are overweight and unhappy.

Posted October 16, 2007

"Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it." —Steve Prefontaine

Posted October 16, 2007

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Transition Bikes is getting into the women's freeride movement with the release of its prototype Siren model. The Siren's frame features 6 inches of rear wheel travel and female friendly geometry.

Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Thanks to Kona Bicycle Company's generous support, 10 International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) clubs received $1,000 cash grants to help create new freeriding, downhilling and dirt jumping opportunities in 2007.

Posted October 16, 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—ASA Entertainment, the world’s largest action sports event and television production company, has selected the five U.S. cities which will host events on the 2007 Action Sports World Tour.

Posted October 16, 2007

"From the hotel balcony we could watch the slopestyle competition on the mountain and Cedric Gracia and Robbie Bourdon hitting on chicks in the hotel’s hot tub…all while enjoying a cold beverage…where else can you do that?" —Mike Geraci from Base Camp Communications, commenting on the good time had at Crankworx this

Posted October 16, 2007

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Chris Kegel’s Wheel & Sprocket is Wisconsin’s biggest bicycle dealership with six locations. But Kegel sells more than just bikes.

Posted October 16, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Sean Hong has left Bicycle Retailer & Industry News after more than three years with the magazine.

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