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LONGVIEW, WA (BRAIN)—A Washington podiatrist suspected of stealing $56,000 worth of high-end bikes in eight states has committed suicide.

Dr. Jacob Bos, 36, took his own life on Feb. 23 while in the psychiatric ward of St. John’s Hospital in Longview, WA, said Longview Police Sgt. Mike Hallowell.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Every year when we deliver our annual industry directory, we inadvertently leave out a company like Ritchey and Syncros, make a mistake in the information, or find out later that a company moved without telling us.

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ODGEN, UT (BRAIN)—Jim Pfeil joins Edge Composites as the company’s general manager. Previously, Pfeil was the founder and president of Reynolds Composites.

JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—From its inception in 2005, the Kona AfricaBike program has had a simple, primary focus: provide durable, easy-to-maintain AfricaBikes to healthcare workers to assist in the treatment of HIV/AIDS patients.

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WHEAT RIDGE, CO (BRAIN)—Wheat Ridge Cyclery will be opening its doors tomorrow night for its annual “Women’s Night Out” starting at 6:30 p.m. The shop is expecting high attendance.

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SANTA ROSA, CA (BRAIN)—“It was crazy.”

That’s how owner Dave Chavis of Dr. J'S Bicycle Bicychiatry in Solvang described the Tour of California as it rolled through town last week.

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PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Inclement weather didn't dampen the crowds' spirit as they lined the course from Santa Clarita to Pasadena, cheering on American Levi Leipheimer as he captured his second straight Tour of California title yesterday.

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COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The NBDA and, an employment network Web site for the outdoor, bicycle, hunting and fishing, action sports and winter sport industries, have partnered to bring a state-of-the-art online job board focused directly on the bicycle industry.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Only in the Northwest where coffee is king is it possible for police to track down a bike theft suspect with a cup of java.

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NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has announced the six recipients of the $25,000 in grants.

Awarded twice a year and available to cycling focused community groups, BTAC’s Grant Program will support projects that put more people on bikes.

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—While she loves each and every one of you in the industry, BRAIN's do-it-all editor Megan Tompkins has taken a much needed vacation starting today.

She will be gone for two weeks in Africa, possibly hunting wild game, but more likely searching for e-mail access and a Starbucks.

"By using my song, and my band's name, Boston, you have taken something of mine and used it to promote ideas to which I am opposed. In other words, I think I've been ripped off, dude!"

"Hey I'd like to daze away to a
Place like no one has known
In a state of mind I could call mine
That only I could own
Where I could hum a tune anytime
I choose, and then there is no such thing as time
Where I can feel no pain just calm and sane

OMAHA, NE (BRAIN)—Midwest Cycling has partnered with Trek to offer two people from each city a unique opportunity to integrate bicycles into their daily life.

The Go By Bike Challenge started yesterday in Omaha, NE, Kansas City, MO, and St. Louis, MO.

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BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has reached an agreement to fund Full Cycle, a Minneapolis-based outreach program that offers free bikes to homeless and at-risk youth as a way to engage them with vitally needed social services.

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LA SELVA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Organic Athlete has formed a new partnership with Calfee Design that will see the first vegan cycling team racing on Calfee bamboo bikes.

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Mountain bike legends gathered to salute Trips for Kids (TFK) at the 10th Annual Brews, Bikes and Bucks fundraiser.

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NORCO, CA (BRAIN)—Satellite Sports Group (SSG), prominent in offering BMX stunt shows to professional sporting events, state fairs, community festivals and corporate functions, is merging with Perfection on Wheels (POW), the BMX Stunt Show focusing on school assemblies, community safety fairs and fundraising.

Jeff Palter, owner of the Cycle Loft in Burlington, MA and his wife, PR Princess Jaimie Adler of Bayleaf Communications Inc. in Lexington, MA are pleased to announce their new addition.

"Now I can get leg warmers to match my fishing reels."

—Jonathan Vaughters (former U.S. racer and current directeur sportif of Slipstream/Chipotle) commenting on Shimano buying Pearl Izumi.


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