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Published June 7, 2012

Capo Apparel adds Northeast sales manager • Giro d'Italia announces first gran fondos in the U.S. • IMBA alerts California mountain bikers of threat

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 3:21 PM MT—Capo Cycling Apparel has appointed Luke Bunting as the company’s new Northeast regional sales manager. Bunting will represent the California-based brand in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont.
He will be managing the sales of Capo’s complete line of Italian-made performance cycling apparel including jerseys, bib shorts, socks, accessories, and casual clothing for men and women. 
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Giro d'Italia announces its first U.S. gran fondos

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 3:24 PM MT—Giro d"italia organizers are holding their first U.S. gran fondo events this year, with events in California and Florida.

The first Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia is Sunday, July 22 in Pasadena, California. The second is Sunday, November 11 in Miami/Coral Gables, Florida.

Each will be mass-participation rides that will take participants on unusual and scenic courses with different distances available in both locations.

"The Giro d'Italia has always represented an exceptional vehicle to promote Italy; it is loved and followed by millions of enthusiasts around the world," said Michele Acquarone, the general director of Giro organizer RCS Sport. "For this reason, we decided to launch the 'Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia,' bringing the atmosphere of the Italian cycling around the world. To embrace this project of international branding, we will start with two Gran Fondos in two great American cities: Los Angeles and Miami."

The events include two-day expos that showcase “Made in Italy” products.

IMBA alerts mountain bikers to Southern California trail threat

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 3:29 PM MT—IMBA says mountain bikers are in danger of losing access to trails in Southern California's national forests.

"In the four Southern California national forests: Los Padres, Angles, San Bernardino and Cleveland, the USFS is currently planning for management of their backcountry lands. In order to maximize riding opportunities and not lose mountain bike access to trails, it is imperative that you ask the USFS to use a “Backcountry Non-Motorized” designation," the organization said in an alert distributed Thursday.

The plans for these forests will decide where mountain bikes are allowed and where we are banned. Their current proposals include “Recommended Wilderness” (banned) and “Backcountry Non-Motorized” (allowed) designations.

IMBA is asking cyclists to sign its petition and leave comments before Monday, June 11.

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