HONG KONG (BRAIN) — From how to implement lean production to how to get product to market faster and increase the value of a product by reducing or repurposing manufacturing waste into new products or revenue streams, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry’s third annual Manufacturers Forum discussed several challenges manufacturers, brands and retailers face in today’s consumer-driven global marketplace.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) -- Chris Speyer, CEO of Accell North America, told attendees at the National Bicycle Tourism conference Thursday morning that they play a major role in helping grow the pie in an otherwise stagnant bike market.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Tour Network kicked off its 26th annual conference Wednesday afternoon, returning to the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego. The event brings together the bicycle and tourism industries for four days of networking and sharing of best practices.
KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — Topping the top three bikes at the most recent Ironman World Championship this past weekend: Cervélo, Trek and Specialized, once again. Lava Magazine has tallied the bikes and components used by more than 2,000 athletes competing in this year’s event, held on Saturday.
SACRAMENTO (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike) will host its bike summit Oct. 25-28 at the Wyndham Bayside Hotel in San Diego, Calif.
EAGLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — This month's Outlier Offroad Festival, to be held in Vail, Colo., will feature a consumer demo, enduro and cross-country racing, kids' activities, a nearby farmer's market, art fair, and distilled spirits festival, and events aimed at the cycling media. The event is Friday, Sept.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer has extended the submission deadlines for new products to be featured in the three editions of the Interbike Show Dailies, distributed at the expo, and for BRAIN’s expanded Interbike show issue (Oct. 1 cover date this year).
SNOWBASIN, Utah (BRAIN) — Is it really necessary for one brand to offer not one, not two, but THREE different drop-bar 29er bikes? Oh yeah, says Benton Hunt, global sales manager for Salsa Cycles. It’s all about the individual experience and where the bike can take a rider, he said during the Salsa 2016 model year presentation QBP’s SaddleDrive dealer event in Snowbasin.
LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Liv will return as sponsor of the women’s category of the Wheelers & Dealers industry race at this year’s Clif Bar CrossVegas, race organizer Watts Marketing announced Friday.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the addition of a two-day Fit Symposium to September’s expo lineup. The symposium will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during Interbike on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 1-5 p.m., and repeated on Friday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., with four-hour sessions each day.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Wednesday’s slate of meetings with exhibitors at PressCamp was electrifying, literally. The number of e-bike brands showing their wares doubled compared with last year, from three to seven.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — PressCamp’s seventh summer edition and 10th overall event kicked off Tuesday under sunny skies.
MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — A lot has changed at Orbea USA over the past six months as Gonzalo Garcia de Salazar took over leadership of the wholly owned subsidiary of the Spanish brand.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is boosting retail education at the 2015 trade show with a revamped NBDA Super Seminar series and a new area on the show floor called the Retail Resource Initiative.
SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing, which recently acquired Lifeboat Events, is expanding the PressCamp brand to the outdoor industry.
NANTES, France (BRAIN) — Some 1,500 delegates from more than 160 countries are gathered in Nantes, France, this week to discuss the future of cycling.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors are in Vancouver this week. The magazine’s first dealer tour outside of the U.S. kicks off Tuesday with visits to five shops in the downtown area.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Rudy Project has signed on with the Toughman Half Triathlon Series as official helmet and sunglass sponsor. The 10-race series travels across the U.S., challenging athletes of all abilities with a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run.
SILVER CITY, N.M. (BRAIN) — Race directors of the Tour of the Gila are putting out the call for angel sponsors after the 28-year-old stage race’s title sponsor pulled its investment early this week. If new sponsors don’t emerge, the April 29 race in Silver City, N.M., may have to be canceled, organizers added.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing’s rolling summertime festival, Tour de Fat, will travel to 10 cities this year to raise money for local nonprofits and celebrate the two-wheel lifestyle.