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ONTARIO, CA (BRAIN)—Oxylane Groupe-Decathlon, the French operator of the world’s largest sports retail chain Decathlon, looks to be gearing up for another try in the United States—this time on the West Coast.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (BRAIN)— Zigo's Leader carrier bicycle system was recently honored with the prestigious Kids Design Award in Japan.

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"I call this 'the race for the race' and it's getting fiercer each year. What's next, a lottery system or resume submissions?"

—Brook Watts, commenting on the fact that registration for the CrossVegas Wheelers & Dealers Race presented by Bicycling Magazine filled in a record 30 minutes on Monday.

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Giro has announced plans to broaden its product portfolio with a new line of men’s and women’s cycling shoes set to launch this fall.

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CENTERVILLE, OH (BRAIN)—Rick Vosper updated his LinkedIn profile last week to reflect his new title: director at Airborne Bicycles.

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VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 7740262 for the Easy Riding Bicycle.

HONOLULU, HI (BRAIN)—The Hawaii Department of Health, Healthy Hawaii Initiative (“DOH HHI”) has awarded contract for a B-cycle bike sharing pilot system in Kailua town.

Our very own Mad Dog sicks his teeth into Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, who warned voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are "converting Denver into a United Nations community."

“We’re really excited about this rather unique collaboration between a bike company and arts organization. We’re looking forward to bringing the Disposable Film Festival to new audiences, while offering an event that caters to cyclists and bike communities in cities across the globe.”

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The National BMX Hall of Fame 2010 inductees have been announced.

Below are the six being inducted this year:

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EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Shelia Moon Cycling Apparel has relocated from its Oakland, California headquarters to the neighboring city of Emeryville.

"We will be increasing our square footage by one-third," owner Sheila Moon said.

The company's new address:

BRNO, Czech Republic (BRAIN)—A brand new company named Equinox Europe will launch into the European market first.



MORGAN HILL, CA—As suppliers sold out of certain 2010 models by early spring, retailers began clamoring to get their hands on bikes, relying heavily on dealer exchange programs.

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) is leading the six-month Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge and needs to continue increasing its lead to win. The Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge encourages people to bike instead of drive and will award the team with the most points by October 31, 2010 $25,000.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The seventh annual edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, scheduled for Austin, Texas, Feb 25-27, 2011, is shaping up as potentially the biggest year yet, in part because of the popular Austin location, but also because of a surge of activity within the Handmade bicycles indust

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Boardman Bikes, the British bicycle brand created by cycling legend Chris Boardman and former UK Ironman record holder Alan Ingarfield, has the worldwide marketplace firmly in its sights with plans for international distribution in 2011.

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—Chariot Carriers has undergone a leadership transition with the appointment of founder Dan Britton to the newly-created global position of product specialist. Pierre Doyon, business consultant to Chariot Carriers, is concurrently appointed to the position of president and CEO.

It appears that $5 not only can get you a footlong from Subway, but also an old mountain bike of Floyd Landis'. Click on link to read more.

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Road Magazine has brought Dillon Clapp on board to replace Tim Schamber as creative director.

Schamber has decided to move on and pursue creative projects both inside and outside the cycling industry.

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