MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Mike Sinyard, founder and president of Specialized Bicycles, prompted a round of resounding applause when he reminded attendees at the Bicycle Leadership Conference that the industry—whether manufacturing products, supporting racing or selling products at retail—requires passion if it’s to succe
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Over the course of the next three days, some 8,500 athletes will compete in mountain and road disciplines; 325 bike companies will show their wares in the exhibitor area; and 4,700 spectators will see all the action unfold here at the Laguna Seca Raceway.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)–Custom framebuilders from various parts of the country will descend on Southern California starting this Thursday for the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show. It wraps up on Sunday.
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The seventh edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, scheduled for February 25-27, 2011 at the Austin Convention Center, has gotten off to an unusually strong start, with 31 exhibitors signing up even before general exhibitor registration opened on April 1.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Online registration for DealerCamp is now open to qualified retailers at surveymonkey.com/dealercamp (click on link).
This intimate mid-summer expo and demo event for bicycle suppliers and retailers will take place July 29–31 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference is two weeks away, but it’s not too late to sign up and get a room for under $100 a night.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, LLC (PCT), organizer of the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia have entered into a three-year media partnership to provide live race-day coverage and comprehensive coverage around the race.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A brewing debate over dates for Taiwan Bike Week has been settled. This December’s gathering of product managers in Taichung takes place much the same as in year’s past.
WHISTLER, BC (BRAIN)—The 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games have come and gone and although the snow keeps falling the opening day for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is less than two months away.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, the producers of the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship—the nation’s largest and longest-running professional cycling race—is bringing a new dynamic to “race weekend” this June 4-6 called the Philadelphia Cycling, Health & Fitness Show.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—The March 31 deadline for DealerCamp exhibitors to provide targeted retailer lists is rapidly approaching.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—This Bicycle Leadership Conference, April 13-15 in conjunction with Sea Otter in Monterey, CA, is shaping up to be the best networking and visioning opportunity of the past several years.
BY NICOLE FORMOSA
BLOOMINGTON, MN—Strengthened by lessons learned from a challenging 2009, retailers roaming the warehouse at Quality Bicycle Products’ Frostbike open house had recovery on the mind with some even projecting double-digit growth this year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Armed with talking points and brightly colored bike lapel pins, more than 700 leaders of the bicycling industry and advocacy movement took Capitol Hill by storm yesterday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Google’s announcement at the opening plenary session at the National Bike Summit yesterday that it is adding biking directions to Google Maps was met with resounding applause.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The clanging of a cowbell sounded continually last night, each time signifying the entrance of a U.S. senator or representative to the Bikes PAC fundraiser.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Columbia, Missouri may not be top of mind when it comes to bike-friendly cities. But Columbia’s fifth-term mayor Darwin Hindman, who championed the city’s Katy Trail, is putting this Midwestern city on the cycling map.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—Space is still available for retailers interested in attending the NBDA's March 15-16 Profitability Project in Atlanta, Georgia.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (BRAIN)—Steve Miller, president of the Tour of Utah cycling race, confirmed the event's dates and sponsors on Monday.
The USA Cycling sanctioned pro race will be Aug. 17 to 22 and Zions Bank is returning as presenting sponsor of the Tour for the fourth year, Miller said.