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REDLANDS, CA (BRAIN)—European bicycle lighting company Reelight has secured a deal with J&B Importers to be the sole distributor in the United States.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle was honored with a 2007 California Design Biennial award from the Pasadena Museum of California Art for its Suede Coasting DX lifestyle bicycle.

Tagged Awards

"Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs." —Jim Morrison

"I know I been wearing crazy clothes/
and I look pretty crappy sometimes/
But my body feels so good/
and I still sing a razor line every time."
—The Who from "You Better You Bet"

JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—In Hawaiian culture, the concepts of "luau" and "party" are often blended, resulting in graduation luaus, wedding luaus, and birthday luaus, but not bowling luaus. And that could be because nobody had thought of a bowling luau…or not…either way, Kona is thinking of it now.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. will be at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo and at the convention center to introduce Currie Technologies new Izip Express line of high-speed electric bikes.

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—Chariot Carriers has been granted exclusive distribution rights Canada-wide for Dahon, the world's largest manufacturer of folding bicycles and related accessories.

Tagged Distributor news

KOLN, Germany (BRAIN)—Koelnmesse and its Chinese business partners have signed an intellectual property memorandum to send out a clear signal for fair competition at trade fairs and to combat the violation of intellectual property rights for exhibited products.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports recently announced some changes in its sales department.

On the heels of new-hire Mark McCormack (New England territory manager), ASI welcomes another U.S. professional bike racer, Brenda Lyons.

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products recently announced the promotion of two long-time Norco employees.

David Overgaard has been promoted to vice president of bicycle division, and Martin Tammik has been promoted to vice president of merchandising.

"I feel like a school boy on prom night, just hoping not to barf when the decisive moment comes!" —Masi brand manager Tim Jackson, talking about the unveiling of new product at this year's Interbike.

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH USA and Pivot Cycles hired industry veterans Adam Vincent and Rob Aguero to its fast-growing team. The two previously worked together with John Bradley, the company’s national sales manager.

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids National recently announced unprecedented support of its Trips for Kids Chapter in Twin Cities (TFK Twin Cities) by Bloomington-based Quality Bicycle Products (QBP).

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Distributor news

"Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time"
—The Mamas and The Papas

"It was monstrously painful. I was burning like a torch. I don't know what I did to deserve this." A Russian man recently said of his penis being lit on fire by his ex-wife, while he watched T.V. naked and drank vodka.

TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson Tires has taken the next step in a quest to position itself at the forefront of the North American bicycle tire market.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—As children across the country prepare for the start of school, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is taking steps to make their trip to school a healthier activity.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)–, the official Web site of the Giant for Women program, has a brand new look with some exciting new features.

Tagged Web/Internet

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Zoic Clothing, the cycling and outdoor clothing manufacturer, recently unveiled its Spring 2008 product line that renews its commitment to sustainability through the integration of recycled and renewable materials.

"Between the riveting stories on who just got hired as the latest assistant lunch room monitor for Chung Sun Way Bicycles, the magazine (Bicycle Retailer & Industry News) annually names the top 100 bikes shops in America..." From the October issue of Mountain Bike Action


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