BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Dealers and suppliers flocking to Quality Bicycle Products’ Frostbike were greeted by the harshest winter storm to hit Minnesota this season, dumping as much as a foot of snow overnight Thursday to Friday in the Twin Cities and prompting widespread school closures as well as traffic snarls on icy highways. But QBP said there has been only mild disruption to its annual open house, which started Friday morning.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for new product information and news to include in its annual Sea Otter Festival & Gear Guide that will be handed out at the four-day festival in April and distributed to retailers and BRAIN’s subscriber base before the event.
FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is holding its 2014 open house in Peabody, Mass., this year to allow more Boston-area retailers to attend.
MADRID (BRAIN) — IMBA Europe will hold its two-day summit here starting March 28. The event will include discussion of long-distance European mountain bike routes, mountain bike guide programs, sustainable trail building, advocacy and mountain bike tourism.
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — As Twitter.com lit up with chatter on doping and comments from the presentation by U.S. Anti-Doping chief executive Travis Tygart at the Triathlon Business International conference Monday, Lance Armstrong chimed in.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Open Streets Project, a collaboration between the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the The Street Plans Collaborative, will hold a summit in Los Angeles in early April to foster new open streets initiatives and expand existing ones.
EAGLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eagle Outside Festival and Firebird 40 mountain bike race have announced dates for the 2014 events: May 17-18. The sixth annual festival includes Saturday's Firebird 40 and the weekend-long Rocky Mountain Bike and Outdoor Expo.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and the Sea Otter Classic announced its completed list of speakers and schedule for the third annual IBD Summit, which will be held in Monterey, Calif., April 8-10.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes will be the presenting sponsor of Dirt Fest 2014, a three-day mountain bike festival produced by Dirt Rag magazine in Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania. The event is May 16-18.
ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — With charity rides and other cycling-based fundraisers booming, the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Conference is dedicating a breakout program to the field at its upcoming conference in February.
ORANGE, CA (BRAIN) — Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, will be among the keynote speakers at the three-day Triathlon Business International conference next month.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Interbike and Outdoor Retailer trade shows are debuting a new media event that will showcase women’s-specific products to non-endemic journalists June 10-12, 2014.
SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN) — Two former Giant employees are launching a consumer event at a location that would be a first for the industry—adjacent to the historic Santa Monica Pier.
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — The new owner of DealerCamp said he plans to lower exhibitor costs and convert it to a non-profit venture with proceeds used to continue a multi-year expansion.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is co-sponsoring the third annual Global Fat Bike Summit in Ogden, Utah, next January.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) — Lifeboat Events has sold its DealerCamp to Joe Wrona, an attorney from the event's host community of Park City, Utah.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Organizers have set dates and released an early program for next year's Bicycle Leadership Conference.
The conference will be held April 8-10 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, Monterey, California.
Organizers said topics at next year's conference will include:
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano’s popular Interbike tech seminars are getting an extreme makeover for 2013. Record participation in 2012 spurred the company into streamlining the format to allow technicians to cover more topics and participants to get more hands-on training.