MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—James Oberstar, the former Minnesota Congressman who successfully worked for 30 years to dramatically increase federal support for bicycling, will be a key panelist at the 2011 Bicycle Leadership Conference.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—When builders from the Midwest spoke up at last October’s Philly Bike Expo, Bina Bilenky listened.
MILTON KEYNES, UK (BRAIN)—Madison’s IceBike event, February 22-24, is in its fifth year hosting UK bike retailers in a fun, informative environment.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—The focus quickly shifted from bikes to weather at Frostbike this past weekend as a harsh winter storm wreaked havoc on the roadways and canceled air travel in and out of Minnesota.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The 4th annual Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival returns, but to a different venue in Denver, Colorado on June 11 and 12. Last year's event coincided with the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race in August.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—CrossVegas uses the tagline “the international cyclocross season starts American Style in Las Vegas” and it seems more fitting each year. This year looks to be no exception with the announcement by the organizer that the fifth edition of the race will return September 14.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Since 1997 Seattle Bike Supply has been able to offer IBDs savings from the comfort of their own home. No travel, no frigid warehouse to visit. Dealers can just hit the recline bar, lean back and enjoy savings up to 72 percent on a variety of over 1,000 different products.
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Park Tool is wrapping up its annual mechanics training program today in Long Beach, California, a new city added to its Tech Summit series this year.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products will no longer offer walk-in registration for its annual Frostbike gathering due to an at-capacity crowd expected in Bloomington later this month.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—As registration opens for retailers, DealerCamp has many new brands that are exhibiting at the July event, headlined by the addition of Felt Bicycles and Camelbak.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—A group of independent retail organizations and small business owners gathered to discuss common challenges including Internet sales at the first ever AIR (Advocates for Independent Retail) National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp, have formed a promotional partnership with Triathlon America, an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, to create a Triathlon America GearCamp at DealerCamp this July in Utah.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Organizers have finalized the agenda for the 2011 Bicycle Leadership Conference to be held this April.
TACHIA, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant employees welcomed home a group of its global general managers earlier this week as they completed their eight-day cycling tour through Taiwan and finished right back where they started—at Giant headquarters in Tachia.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The bicycle-friendly city of Austin, Texas, will see the largest assembly of handmade bicycle manufacturers in the modern history of the bicycle, February 25-27, at the seventh annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show, in the Austin Convention Center.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show: Benefiting Transportation Alternatives promises to dazzle attendees as much as The New York International Auto Show, which will end the same weekend that the bicycle show begins.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Park Tool's Tech Summit in Philadelphia is sold out for the third year in a row.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—It’s not everyday retailers get to rub elbows on the bike with Pro Tour superstars such as Mark Cavendish.
TACHIA, Taiwan (BRAIN)—On Monday, January 10, general managers from Giant’s various sales companies around the world will begin an eight-day, 900-kilometer cycling tour of Taiwan called the Formosa 900.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Building on its now proven format, Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will produce 2011 Dealer Tours in three vital cycling markets: San Diego, Philadelphia and Denver.