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Posted March 30, 2009
"I'm inspired by people who seek to squeeze the lifeblood out of life. I just have this overwhelming desire to take as much of the opportunity to live as I can because you look around you and you realize a lot of people are already dead."

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Posted March 30, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists has announced its 2008 Bike Shops of the Year.

Winners include:

Region 1: Belmont Wheelworks, Belmont, MA

Region 2: Genesis Bicycles, Easton, PA

Region 3: Revolution Cycles, Arlington, VA

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Posted March 30, 2009
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—An exclusive partnership agreement between VDZ, Germany’s retailer association for two-wheeled vehicles, and the Eurobike International Bicycle Trade Show has been signed.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 30, 2009
WILMINGTON, DE (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply is asking bankrupt Joe’s Outdoors and More to return more than $82,000 in unpaid inventory.

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Posted March 29, 2009
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—All those doubts about Lance Armstrong racing in the Tour de France after suffering a broken collarbone in Spain can seemingly be erased.

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Posted March 29, 2009
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—To make sense of federal legislation and learn what you can do to help ensure funds are set aside for cycling projects, plan to attend the Bicycle Leadership Conference next month.

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Posted March 29, 2009
OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin has went through quite a transformation in the last year with its cycling/fitness specific product. It used to be that new product would show up in three different channels with the same pricing, much to the chagrin of the IBD. Not anymore.

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Posted March 29, 2009
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Executives at Eurobike and Bike Expo, a new German trade show in Munich, tiptoe around the phrase “trade show war.” But Messe Friedrichshafen and Messe München appear headed for a toe-to-toe slugfest over the world’s leading trade show—Eurobike.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 26, 2009
"I would have said a mountain lion, or Katie Couric, jumped out in front of me."

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Posted March 26, 2009
SAUK RAPIDS, MN (BRAIN)—ARS Business Solutions has released an advanced utility that electronically transmits product data from the ARS Point-of-Sale (POS) and Inventory Management Software (IMS) to QBP, allowing QBP to pre-apply custom merchandise labels prior to order shipment.

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Posted March 26, 2009
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—After celebrating a year of milestones in 2008 including more than 800,000 webcast and online content views, the first-ever double backflip at a major mountain bike competition and the birth of the Giant Slalom and the VW Trick Showdown, Kokanee Crankworx is ready to blow the lid off
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Posted March 26, 2009
OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—Edge Composites has appointed Beverly Lucas vice president of global sales and marketing and Jason Sager as outside sales/events coordinator.

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Posted March 26, 2009
CORAL SPRINGS, FL (BRAIN)—Custom Cycle Supply has launched its "Top Shelf Collection."

The idea is simple: make a top of the line, no holds barred complete bike using product from the Custom Cycle Supply product offerings.

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Posted March 25, 2009
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—A U.S. district judge ruled on Tuesday that a copyright infringement lawsuit between Cycle Publishing owner Robert Van Der Plas and cycling author Julie Harrell will proceed to a pretrial conference.

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Posted March 25, 2009
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Tommasini has shifted to a direct sales strategy in an attempt to help rebuild the niche Italian brand in the United States.

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Posted March 25, 2009
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has promoted Gregg Frederick to the position of director of sales and business development.

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Posted March 25, 2009
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue Competition Cycles has signed a three-year agreement as the official bicycle sponsor of the Chicago Triathlon.

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Posted March 25, 2009
“My front wheel was blowing all over the place and it was all I could do to go 7-8 mph. I mean, Christ...birds weren't even out flying because they knew better!!”

—Tara Llanes. Click on link to see what Tara is talking about.
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Posted March 24, 2009
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—If the word "downhill" conjures up a 10-foot putt instead of Downieville then you should listen up.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 24, 2009
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—The 2009 Bicycle Leadership Conference has a new feature.

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