KEYSTONE, CO (BRAIN)—Mario Aponte, owner of Downtown Bicycles in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been to a lot of dealer meetings with various suppliers over his years in the industry.
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (BRAIN)—A Workshop on ASTM Standards on Trial: The Impact of the Absence of Standards on Product Liability Litigation in a Mock Trial (Commotio Cordis in the Courtroom), will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN)—The 2009 inductees to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame include Anne-Caroline Chausson (Racing History), Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Assocation (Advocacy), The Larkspur Canyon Gang (Pioneers) and Dave Garoutte (Pioneers).
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—West Coast GoldSprints Roller Racing has unveiled details of its upcoming Las Vegas event, the Kreitler Cup, to be held on Thursday, September 24, coinciding with Interbike ‘09.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The 2009 NBDA Super Seminar series embraces the NBDA's "Independent Concept" philosophy to empower and assist bicycle retailers in becoming strong and dynamic independent retail brands in their communities.
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Kokanee Crankworx 2009 is ready to rip this Saturday, and will kick off the celebration of all two-wheeled addictions as the Bike Expo, Demo and Tech Zones open to the public in the morning and the Dual Slalom racers go head to head in the afternoon.
KEYSTONE, CO (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycles emphasized weight and rigidity in its 2010 line of full suspension mountain bikes, which includes three new long-travel aluminum frame sets and two new short-travel carbon fiber bikes.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Call it the "Lance Effect," call it what you will, this year's Tour de France TV ratings were way up over last year.
Live morning coverage was up was up 98 percent over last year, with nearly 530,000 viewers, compared with more than 267,000 from 2008.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The rush is on for entry into the biggest cyclocross race in the U.S. CrossVegas registration opens on August 1 at noon (EST) for all categories.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The 2010 Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC) in Monterey, California, on April 13-15, produced and hosted by the Sea Otter Classic and presented by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA), will now be managed by Growth Cycle of Boulder, Colorado.
HERMOSA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—A new cycling conference will debut this fall to generate a convergence of ideas from all aspects of business, marketing, economics, environment and trends that directly or indirectly affect the bicycle industry.
ST.PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Mavic has joined the list of companies participating in Park Tool's Tech Summit for 2010.
In the post-event survey from the ’09 Tech Summit Park Tool asked participants which brand they would most like to see added to the list of presenters. Mavic was the most requested brand.
TAMPA, FL (BRAIN)—Ironman will host the second annual “Demo Days” expo at the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Epic riding, great eats, cool product—it all came together last weekend as the best mountain bikers in the world along with more than 30 exhibitors descended on Northern California’s Downieville Classic.
And once again, the resounding chorus echoed overwhelmingly positive vibes.
SNOWBIRD, UT (BRAIN)—Ask John Thompson, Specialized’s national sales manager, how the economy is affecting business and he laughs. It’s all about the weather, Thompson said during a brief break over lunch during the company's Dealer Event.
SNOWBIRD, UT (BRAIN)—Ask any retailer attending the Specialized Dealer Event “how’s business” and you get a reasonably consistent answer—it’s good, but…and it’s the “but” that sparks conversations ranging from the “fixie” culture to Internet sales to selling a $13,800 DeRosa.
SNOWBIRD, UT (BRAIN)—Dealers from around the country arrive today at this four-season resort tucked in Utah’s Wasatch Range for three days of meetings and riding at the annual Specialized Dealer Event.
DAYTON, OH (BRAIN)—System Cycle Supply will host its first annual 2009 System Symposium Open House Friday, August 7 through Saturday, August 8. This event is open to bicycle retailers and representatives.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—If attendee feedback is any indication, then the first annual PressCamp, held June 23–25 in Sun Valley, Idaho, was podium-worthy.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—If new product shown at Press Camp this week is any indicator of what’s to come in 2010, the industry will add value-driven, and in some cases, lower priced product, to their line-ups in response to a down shift in consumer spending amid the U.S. recession.