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MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—Bike retailers can expect to see an increase in gift card sales this holiday season, according to the fifth annual National Retail Federation (NRF) Gift Card Survey.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Corsair Bikes will be distributed by Cosmic Sports, BH Bikes/Tribal and 4Guimp through most of western Europe, and Wide Open Distribution company in the Pacific.

Tagged Distributor news

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong Coalition welcomed two new board members at its recent board meeting in Boulder, Colorado.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike

"I really can't afford this TV—I'll be making monthly payments on my credit card until this time next year. But it's the holidays. You do what you have to do." —Sawmon Jahagiri, shopping in the wee hours of the morning at an Orange County Fry's Electronics on Black Friday.

"When Black Friday comes
I'll fly down to Muswellbrook
Gonna strike all the big red words
From my little black book
Gonna do just what I please
Gonna wear no socks and shoes
With nothing to do but feed
All the kangaroos

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Parts has expanded its product offerings to include two new high profile lines, Pro-Lite and On One.

BRAIN wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. News will resume tomorrow.

Tagged BRAIN News

“That modeled the wrong behavior” — smoking, eating pipes — “so we reshot those scenes without the pipe, and then we dropped the parody altogether.” Sesame Street executive producer Carol-Lynn Parente, commenting on how old Sesame Street episodes might not be suitable for young children because Cookie Monster appear

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—The numbers are in. And according to EICMA’s tabulations, almost 60,000 trade visitors strolled the halls of the Fiera Milano during the motorcycle and bicycle show, Nov. 6-11.

Tagged Events

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Two key Taiwan manufacturers have given their support to the snowballing number of mini-trade shows and product introductions that are taking place in early December.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—The Giant Trance X 0 Maestro suspension mountain bike has been awarded “2008 Best of Adventure Gear” by the editors of National Geographic Adventure magazine.

Tagged Awards

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The 2008 Bicycle Leadership Conference agenda will focus on presentation and discussion in its original research.

Tagged Events

"These are the sorts of problems associated with office workers going on training rides with professional athletes." —Dain Zaffke. WTB's main marketing man is referring to the accompanying picture of him (right) and Levi Leipheimer, who, as Zaffke found out, can ride a mountain bike at a high level as well.

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—It’s not every day that the 39th President, who by the way is over 80 years old, shucks his running routine in favor of riding, and in particular, a Specialized Globe.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Sales of Shimano’s bicycle components, led by its remodeled Deore XT, hit 112.02 billion yen ($1.008 billion) through the first three quarters of 2007, up 28.6 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the company’s third-quarter financial summary.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Campagnolo has joined the growing list of component and accessory suppliers that will host mini-trade shows next month in Taiwan.

Tagged Events

"Bill O’s (O'Reilly) King Lear act in which he threatens somebody with terrible consequences and boycotts and plagues of locusts, has produced nothing tangible other than making the object of his impotent rage richer.” —Keith Olbermann, discussing O'Reilly's rage over Mark Cuban's new war film "Redacted."

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids has announced that its founding director Marilyn Price is a finalist for the national Volvo for Life Award and a potential cash prize of $100,000 for Trips for Kids.

Tagged Awards

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Engin Yeselyemis to its U.S. bicycle group.

CANTON, MA (BRAIN)—Kryptonite is installing permanent bike racks in select cities nationwide. The Kryptonite racks have been installed in Portland, Oregon and Blue Island, Illinois.


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