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Posted January 11, 2009

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design is now working with Plus 3 Network, a beta social networking Web site, to increase awareness and fundraising efforts for the nonprofit organization, Project Rwanda.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 11, 2009

LA HABRA, CA (BRAIN)—Kool-Stop has appointed Colmax International to handle OEM sales for the company in Taiwan and mainland China.

Colmax has been Kool-Stop's aftermarket distributor in Taiwan for many years.

Posted in North America
Posted January 11, 2009

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Lars-Erik Johnson to its U.S. bicycle group. He will join the bike marketing department and assist in communications, Web projects and coordinating media samples.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 11, 2009

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Burley chief executive officer Michael Coughlin says he erred by deciding to sell the company’s 2008 overstock through Costco and Costco.com.

Posted in North America
Posted January 8, 2009

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Former employees at Specialized can be found at hundreds of suppliers and retail stores throughout the world. And tonight many of them can found at the Dive Bar in San Jose.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 8, 2009

COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN)—Mt.

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Posted January 8, 2009

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—Cycling advocates will find something in addition to beautiful bicycles in Indianapolis during the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2009, when the Indiana Bicycle Coalition hosts a Winning Campaigns Training by the Thunderhead Alliance For Bicycling and Walking—the m

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 8, 2009

ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Park Tool has closed registration for the Philadelphia version of its Tech Summit. The event is officially sold out. More than 240 participants will descend on the Renaissance Inn on the 12th and 13th of this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 8, 2009

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has announced a voluntary recall of its R-SYS front wheels as a precautionary safety measure. The carbon tubular spokes of the R-SYS front wheel may break during use in certain circumstances.

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 7, 2009

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Have you noticed more bike companies cropping up in Oregon, and more specifically Portland?

Well, Oregon Business magazine has.

Click on link to see an excellent feature story on the thriving bicycle economy in Oregon.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 7, 2009

Check out Dave Nazaroff's retro tricross bike complete with wood fenders made by none other than River City Bike's Dave Guettler. If you think your bike has that retro look, send it over.

Posted in North America
Posted January 7, 2009

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Urban Velo enters 2009 with the release of its 11th issue, with print circulation doubling to 5,000 copies, and online distribution eclipsing the 40,000 mark.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 7, 2009

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Topolino Technology has added new independent reps in selected areas throughout the United States and is seeking additional reps to join the independent sales team other key regions.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 7, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—NiteRider's founder and owner is back as head of engineering, now focusing his efforts on bike lights, not dive lights.

Carroll also owns NiteRider Dive Lights International.

Posted in North America
Posted January 6, 2009

"I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it."

—Rodney Dangerfield

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Posted January 6, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund has issued a grant award of $200,000 to the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 6, 2009

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with SRAM, has announced a voluntary recall of about 175 RockShox Domain 302 and 318 forks.

SRAM issued its own voluntary recall on these forks last November.

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 6, 2009

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN)—The Trek Bicycle Store of Brooklyn, New York shut its doors on December 31, according to owner Joe Dweck.

"The economy tanked us," said Dweck, adding that people weren't buying bikes. The store had been open for a year.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 6, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News' Web site saw positive growth in 2008.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted January 5, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports, a distributor and marketer of cycling brands including Colnago, Sidi, Descente, Shebeest, Prologo, Enervit and Vredestein is launching the first of many 2009 retail support initiatives with a new issue of Veltec Magazine, arriving at Independent Bike Dealer (IBD) partners in upcomi

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