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Posted December 17, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) applauded the nomination of U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) as the next Secretary of the Department of Interior.

Posted in North America
Posted December 17, 2008

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Look Cycle International has hired former Hutchinson general manager Eric Van Haverbeke as its new vice president of sales and marketing. He'll start his new position in January.

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Posted December 17, 2008

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—In response to a tightening economy, the makers of specialty bicycle line Litespeed are launching the bicycle industry’s first ever direct-to-consumer rebate program.

Posted in North America
Posted December 17, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for product review submissions for its spring issues.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 16, 2008

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking comments on mandatory third-party testing for component parts in children’s products as part of the new consumer product safety law.

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Posted December 16, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—3point5.com recently launched online training for audio component manufacturer Skullcandy, a brand that spans key action sports, snowsports and bike markets for the retail training leader.

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Posted December 16, 2008

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Mary Margaret Sloan has been appointed as the new president of the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) and Lori Harrod the new president elect.

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Posted December 16, 2008

ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—As registrations come rolling in for the first Park Tool Tech Summits, it is becoming clear that some mechanics are willing to travel great distances to attend this one of a kind training event.

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Posted December 16, 2008

For BRAIN's January issue, the magazine picked several of the industry's best and brightest for a more serious look at their respective company's New Year's resolutions.

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Posted December 15, 2008

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Many cyclists were happy to see Congress pass the Commuter Act earlier this year, as part of the $700 billion financial bailout plan.

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Posted December 15, 2008

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—In the spirit of doing its part to take care of the world around them and where Haro's bikes are ridden, the company has partnered up with the Surfrider Foundation.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 15, 2008

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Jan Heine’s first photographic history of cycle touring bikes, The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles, brought a small exotic niche of cycling history to a wide audience.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 15, 2008

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Dealers throughout the Southwest who purchase products from distributor Hans Johnsen say business isn’t all doom and gloom, but they are being cautious when ordering.

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Posted December 15, 2008

Campy's Carlsbad crew held a holiday toy drive ride this past weekend, where attendance was good and how many toys they collected even better—with more than 200.

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Posted December 13, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A 59-year-old physician who said he stopped his red Infiniti sedan in front of two cyclists to "teach them a lesson" on July 4 will stand trial.

He faces one felony count of reckless driving causing injury and two felony counts of battery with serious injury.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted December 13, 2008

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Americans drove more than 100 billion fewer miles between November 2007 and October 2008 than the same period a year earlier, said U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters, making it the largest continuous decline in American driving in history.

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Posted December 13, 2008

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company is expanding its Vista warehouse and office space. Electra’s warehouse space will double in size while office space will grow by 50 percent at the same building it currently occupies.

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Posted December 13, 2008

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—In light of some recent breakages, Ritchey Design wanted to remind retailers and the public of the voluntary recall issued earlier this year on certain WCS and Pro level road and 'cross cranksets.

Posted in Recalls
Posted December 13, 2008

Free Flite threw down the X-mas tree gauntlet, and Freewheeler Bicycles in Davis, California has responded with vigor. "I heard rumors of a Christmas tree smack down," said Sheri Hein, former BRAIN intern and part of the Freewheeler family business. "Well here's our submission."

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Posted December 11, 2008

NEW HAVEN, CT (BRAIN)—Less than a year after spinning off his popular Devil’s Gear Bike Shop near the Yale campus in New Haven, Connecticut, owner Matthew Feiner sold off the inventory and closed the second shop two weeks ago.

Devil’s Gear II, as it was known, couldn’t survive the economic downturn.

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