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.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—With more than five weeks left until the Bicycle Leadership Conference, registrations are already ahead of last year's total.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Oregon Manifest’s highly successful Constructor’s Design Challenge is moving to a biennial format.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Vélo Québec Association invites its active transportation partners and community stakeholders from across Quebec and Canada to the country’s first rendezvous, in Montreal, on June 3.
FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Downeast Bicycle Specialists' Open House will highlight more than 900 new items featured in the distributor's catalog for the 2010 season.
RICHMOND, VA (BRAIN)—The sixth annual edition of the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show saw an estimated 6,200 visitors over its three days in Richmond, Virginia.
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Retailers in Phoenix have tailored their product selection based on a flat city center and the world-class mountain bike trails that surround it by focusing on cool cruisers and hot 29ers, participants on the last day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Phoenix discovered.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids' annual Brews, Bikes and Bucks fundraiser held Sunday, February 21, attracted more mountain bike pioneers, along with dozens of Bay Area-based mountain bikers, than it has since its inception 12 years ago.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Retailers in the Valley of the Sun have carved out distinct niches to differentiate themselves from other stores within the Phoenix metropolitan area, as riders on the the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Phoenix saw first-hand yesterday.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—While much of the country is still buried under drifts of snow, riders on the first day of the Phoenix Dealer Tour yesterday experienced crisp but sunny weather.
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors will find out how retailers fare in this year-round cycling market on the magazine’s Phoenix Dealer Tour that kicks off today.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—With the lessons learned from a challenging 2009 still fresh on the mind, the mood among retailers and vendors gathered at Frostbike over the weekend was nonetheless one of optimism heading into the 2010 selling season.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Blue Moon beer will be flowing at the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show this year, but several other sponsors have come to the show too, which in its sixth annual edition is enjoying the most successful year to date.