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.
ST.PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—The 2009 Park Tool Tech Summit was a terrific success with more than 400 professional mechanics receiving hands-on training from some of the top technical experts in the industry.
It was such a success that the company is expanding from two to three cities for 2010.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Twenty industry manufacturers gathered at Sun Valley Resort on Wednesday to showcase 2010 product in front of a select group of industry and non-endemic media during the inaugural Press Camp.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Solutions kicks off the three-day inaugural Press Camp today in Sun Valley, Idaho, where 19 industry manufacturers will show their 2010 products to editors from nearly 30 endemic and non-endemic publications.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—After an absence of four years, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup will make its big comeback in the United States in 2010.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The New York leg of the Bicycle Film Festival starts today and runs through June 21 with five days of bike events—with parties, block parties, rock shows, art shows and, of course, the screenings.
Here's a short list of the events:
WAIKIKI, HI (BRAIN)—A new mountain bike race is hitting the shores of Hawaii in October with a $166,000 prize purse—with the winner receiving $15,000.
DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Now under a month away, this year’s Downieville Classic might take on a different feel than in years’ past.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—The 25th annual TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship drew huge crowds in excess of 300,000 this past Sunday.
“It was just as crowded as it ever was,” said Pat Cunnane, president of Advanced Sports. “There were actually more participants in the ride.”
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—With two weeks to go, the inaugural Lifeboat Solutions Press Camp is shaping up to be one of the key cycling media events of the year.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Successful retail models come in many different forms in the competitive Minneapolis-St. Paul market as evidenced by the five shops visited on the last day of BRAIN’s Twin Cities Dealer Tour yesterday.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Price points are moving to the middle according to retailers BRAIN visited on its Twin Cities Dealer Tour yesterday.
WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)—Athletes are now able to register for this year’s Crankworx Colorado, taking place at Winter Park Resort July 30 – August 2.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—A few good weekends can make or break the season for retailers in Minneapolis-St. Paul. And thanks to some sunny weekends this spring, retailers visited on BRAIN’s Twin Cities Dealer Tour yesterday reported a strong start to their selling season.