DEER VALLEY RESORT, UT (BRAIN)—The biggest news coming out of Giant Bicycles’ annual retailer meeting known as The Link was confirmation of its plans to open a $60 million factory in Kunshan, China.
MIDDLETON, WI (BRAIN)—Kevin Hillier’s first trip to Trek World is one he won’t soon forget. The owner of 2Wheels Cycles in Dublin, Ireland, was one of several Trek dealers who braved torrential rain and thunderstorms yesterday morning to complete the 50-mile route of the inaugural Centurion Wisconsin Gran Fondo.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Cantitoe Road, importer and distributor of Effetto Mariposa, Cole, Wippermann, and Axa, invites retailers to its August 18 open house event. The Cantitoe Road inside sales team and staff will answer questions and offer product demonstrations.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Quiznos and Lance Armstrong have teamed up to bring international pro cycling back to Colorado.
The Quiznos Pro Challenge will be held August 22-28, 2011, according to a press release.
LES DEUX ALPES, France (BRAIN)—GT unveiled a new strategy aimed at revitalizing the once influential brand to nearly 50 international journalists last week in Les Deux Alpes, a quaint ski resort town in the heart of the French Alps.
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—Tracy Player, a category manager for Cambria Bicycle Outfitter, and Vern Ward, owner of Bob’s Bicycles in Boise, Idaho, gave DealerCamp’s inaugural event an enthusiastic A+.
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—A mid-afternoon thunderstorm Thursday drenched exhibitors as they unhooked trailers, set up tents and assembled bikes in preparation for this morning’s kick off of DealerCamp.
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—If DealerCamp, which kicks off tonight with a 6 p.m. reception, is half-way successful, Chance Regina, Blue Competition Cycles’ sales and marketing manager, promises to be back next year.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN)—The Providence Cyclo-cross Festival Presented by Interbike will return to historic Roger Williams Park on Oct. 8-10, 2010.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Raleigh played up its long and storied brand heritage at its inaugural dealer event yesterday. More than 60 dealers attended the company’s product launch and symposium at the Suncadia resort in the Cascades, east of its Seattle headquarters.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—While some concerns over show dates, thin crowds and bad weather swirled through exhibitor booths at the Bike Expo show last week, most agreed that it is worth having a presence at the second-year trade and consumer show in Munich.
DAVIS, CA (BRAIN)—The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will be the beneficiary of a live auction fundraiser at Lifeboat Event’s DealerCamp later this month.
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Brandee Lepak is bringing women in Arizona a race of their own.
Lepak is working with race promoter DCB Extreme Adventures to bring the first women’s-only mountain bike race to Arizona.
KEYSTONE, CO (BRAIN)—Close to 600 U.S. dealers are previewing and riding Specialized’s 2011 bikes and equipment this week in Keystone, a ski resort in Summit County, Colorado, during the company’s three-day 2011 product launch.
LONDON, UK (BRAIN)—Hotlines Europe Ltd has announced the dates for their 2011 product launch show, October 6 - 9, 2010, just off Brick Lane in London.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Taiwanese manufacturers, many of whom are well known among bicycle industry executives, are now making a concerted push into the outdoor and sporting goods market.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—With three weeks to go until Lifeboat Event’s inaugural DealerCamp, final plans for the event are taking shape.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—MapMyRide.com, the Internet's premier provider of online mapping and training tools for cyclists, and Versus, the exclusive television home of the Tour de France in the U.S., have partnered for the second consecutive year to present the 2010 Le Tour Challenge benefiting the American Diabetes Assoc
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—It’s not only the biggest race on the calendar for the pros, but also the industry.