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HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, MAUI (BRAIN)—A preliminary report by a National Park Service Analysis Team has found commercial downhill bicycle tours at Haleakala National Park to be one of the most “high-risk activities” at national parks, the Haleakala park chief recently said, according to The Maui News.

DES MOINES, IOWA (BRAIN)—Iowa's county leaders say they've come up with a plan to limit liability of bicycle accidents on county and city roads, according to the Associated Press.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has created a photo contest to energize retailers for the spring season. The Saris Thelma Display Contest is an opportunity for dealers to show off their shop’s unique bike rack displays featuring the Thelma.

"He grins like a baby but bites like a gator."

Dragline in "Cool Hand Luke."

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Maverick has hired David Wisenteiner as vice president to help the suspension company grow its business.

"We actually prefer to call it a 27.5 inch. I convinced (BRAIN's) Matt Wiebe to call it that."

—Carl Schlemowitz, owner of Vicious Cycles, at the Handmade Show, commenting on the 650B wheel size, er, 27.5 inch.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews has hired veteran journalist Steve Frothingham as its on-line editor and Kevin Hankens as its on-line programmer.

Tagged Media/Publishing

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The Handmade Show might be heading to Indianapolis, Indiana next year, but Portland sure came up roses this year.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Private equity firm Falconhead Capital has agreed to acquire Inside Communications, Inc. (ICI), adding to its media and event assets in the competitive cycling and triathlon segments of the endurance sport industry. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Tagged Media/Publishing

"I had to drop out of hair school myself."

—as overheard on a Portland MAX subway train.

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—The California State Congress recently recognized the Specialized Water Bottle Department as the employer of the year for the Hope Program, which provides jobs for people with mental and physical disabilities.

Tagged Awards

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Zym Portable Electrolyte Drink enters 2008 poised for growth with the addition of several new distributors both nationwide and abroad, as well as several initiatives to drive consumer awareness of the product.

NBDA marketing man in charge, man at large, Michael Baker and wife, Lisa, welcomed to the world a baby girl last Friday. Jordyn Angeline Baker weighed in at 6 lbs, 12 Oz and measured 19.5" long.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Attendance jumped 25 to 30 percent at the second year of the Serotta International Cycling Institute Science Symposium and Expo, according to event organizer and Institute director Dr. Ray Browning.

Tagged Events

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News recently handed out its BRAINy awards with a first-ever emphasis on companies making a concerted effort to go green.

Tagged Awards

Courtesy of the boys over at Base Camp and Princeton Tec:


DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon celebrated its 25th anniversary by unveiling a new Web site.

The redesign of Dahon's corporate Web site doesn't only improve present aesthetics, but it also allows more user-friendly navigation.

Tagged Web/Internet

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Campagnolo and Fulcrum have added BTI as the latest distributor to the U.S. market.

BTI has received its first shipment of Campagnolo products and Fulcrum wheels from Italy and are ready to service the IBDs.

Tagged Distributor news

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The 4th Annual North American Handmade Bike Show takes over Portland starting today and running through Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center.

Show founder Don Walker expects big numbers in bike-friendly Portland.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

"From Oakland to Sacktown
The Bay Area and back down
Cali is where they put they mack down"

—2Pac in "California Love"


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