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Posted January 29, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Those with doubts as to whether Chicago dealers could pull off a trade show in early February may need to re-think that position. Organizers have had to expand the show floor twice and have sold out their exhibition space.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences / CABDA
Posted January 28, 2015

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The second edition of Lifeboat Events’ PressCamp Winter got underway Tuesday as a dozen media members met to discuss new product with 10 companies representing 12 industry brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / PressCamp
Posted January 28, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pro ‘cross racer Tim Johnson will once again lead the Ride on Chicago, a five-day fundraising ride benefiting PeopleForBikes. He will be joined by 25 riders, including journalists, athletes and business executives, and pedal from Minneapolis to Chicago from June 2-6.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted January 28, 2015

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Steve Flagg got the audience’s attention at the IBD Summit Wednesday, pointing out the challenges that rampant discount pricing for parts and accessories from online vendors in the U.K. pose for distributors and dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Events / IBD Summit / MAP / Distributor news
Posted January 27, 2015
Fat Bike Summit founders Gary Sjoquist and Scott Fitzgerald

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — Some 250 advocates, land managers, U.S. forest service representatives and industry suppliers and retailers attended the fourth annual Global Fat Bike Summit here at the Snow King Resort this past weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted January 27, 2015
Interbike managing director Pat Hus was a panelist discussing trends and horizons in triathlon Monday morning. Photo Gary Newkirk.

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The challenge of casting a wider net to continue to grow the sport of triathlon emerged as a key theme at Triathlon Business International's third annual North American Annual Conference held in Los Angeles this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted December 24, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — SR Suntour North America is planning retailer drivetrain and suspension clinics, to be held Jan. 16 in Milwaukee and Jan. 30 in Cleveland. Both events are being held at Rays Indoor Bike Park locations and will include a lunch, riding opportunities and swag.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Events
Posted November 21, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—It’s official. The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association (CABDA) is launching a trade show and is booking exhibition space for the Feb. 4-5 midweek expo.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences / CABDA
Posted November 11, 2014

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Next year's PressCamp Summer event, the 7th annual, will be held June 22-26 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / PressCamp
Posted November 5, 2014
Longtime show director Kenji Haroutunian let go; OR sales director Marisa Nicholson takes over role.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kenji Haroutunian, Outdoor Retailer’s veteran show director, has been let go by Emerald Expositions, Haroutunian told BRAIN on Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 29, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — The 2014 USA Pro Challenge stage in August brought $130 million in spending to its home state of Colorado, according to a study by sports research firm Sponsorship Science. The USA Pro Challenge commissioned the study.

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Events
Posted October 29, 2014
Goal of creating a ‘Manifesto of Change’ for the industry accompanies switch from spring in Monterey to winter date in Arizona.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike’s IBD Summit returns for its fourth edition in 2015 with a new Arizona locale, revamped agenda and a winter calendar date conceived to be more convenient for retailers than the event’s traditional April timing around “Monterey Week” and the Bicycle Leadership Conference and Sea Otter Classic in Northern California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / IBD Summit / Interbike
Posted October 28, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — For its 2015 edition in March, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show will introduce a new category, the Artisan Award, and a cyclocross race pitting framebuilders against one another.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Events / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted October 27, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will host the second annual Turkey Pedal industry ride and food drive on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted October 22, 2014
The Dealer Tour group rode through downtown and university neighborhoods on Day 2.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Take away the perpetually sunny skies, year-round mild temps and the ever-present Southern hospitality, and it might be easy to mistake Austin for Portland, Oregon.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour / Events
Posted October 21, 2014
Dealer Tour riders along the Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Rolling on pink-accented tires provided by sponsor Hutchinson and attired in Sockguy socks bearing slogans like “Save the Ta Tas” and “Cancer Sucks” in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BRAIN’s Austin Dealer Tour kicked off Tuesday sampling some of the Texas capital’s growing network of premier cycling infrastructure en route to four shops.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile bike apps / BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour / Events
Posted October 20, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — BRAIN's final Dealer Tour of 2014 gets underway Tuesday in Austin as BRAIN editors, sponsors and guests set out on bikes to visit shops in the Texas capital.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour / Events
Posted October 14, 2014
Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon volunteer claims for-profit promoter unfairly obtained free labor and owes wages; a company spokesperson calls allegations “completely baseless.”

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (BRAIN) — A Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against Competitor Group Inc. (CGI) and its series of Rock ’n’ Roll marathons and half-marathons that could upend how the company does business.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Events
Posted October 14, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat raised $625,716 for local nonprofits this year, which is up more than $84,000 from last year. The free event donates all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations from parade participants to bike nonprofits.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted October 2, 2014

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN) — The Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailers Association (CIBRA) is hosting a retail leadership and training conference Oct. 26-28 at the Pinnacle Pier Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. The three-day event is tailored for independent bike shops.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences

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