BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Temperatures dipped into the single digits as the industry’s largest distributor wrapped up its annual three-day expo yesterday in Bloomington, Minnesota.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Following a succession of wins gained in early season professional road competitions, consumers will have their first opportunity to see and experience the new Dura-Ace 7900 and 7970 Di2 Electronic shifting road components at select stages of the 2009 Tour of California.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Just one month after launching, Lifeboat Solution's Press Camp(TM) has already confirmed 20 publications and Web sites, and seven bicycle industry companies for the June 23-25 event in Sun Valley, Idaho.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Cantitoe Road’s six-city Tech Tour kicks off on February 23, in Denver, Colorado.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles held an inaugural Open House and Garage Sale last weekend with more than 500 attendees stopping by the new Titus headquarters to see their 2009 bikes.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Peak Region Cyclist magazine will be hosting its first annual bike show on Feb. 21, with more than 35 exhibitors already in place.
Companies that have already signed up include Moots, Magura, Carmichael Training Systems and REI.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—The 13th annual SBS Armchair Open House is coming up fast Feb. 20-22. The first two days will be conducted via phone/fax, while day three will be via the Internet.
RIDGECREST, CA (BRAIN)—Bionicon Bicycles will now be promoting and directing the Keyesville Classic in partnership with Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association (SSFTA) of Bakersfield, who has operated the event for the last 20 years.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Santa Cruz Design & Innovation Center is sponsoring a panel of bicycle industry designers on Friday, February 13, to review significant historical design innovations and where bike design is heading.
FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Downeast Bicycle Specialists, the Northeast’s largest parts and accessories distributor, will once again be holding an Open House in Fryeburg, Maine, on March 1.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative will host a slate of regional seminars and webinars this year to help retailers improve their store’s profit, sales revenue and overall efficiency.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (BRAIN)—Event organizers and Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder have announced the start and finish host cities and the overall course for the third Tour of Missouri professional cycling race, scheduled for September 7-13, 2009.
ONTARIO, CA (BRAIN)—For two days 166 attendees with notebooks in hand went back to school taking in six classes—in the form of the Park Tool Tech Summit.
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—ArtBike! takes place in Indianapolis during the month of February as part of the build-up to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS).
FINALE LIGURE, Italy (BRAIN)—The Ride On group of brands has announced the cancellation of the European leg of the Ride On event—due to be held in Finale Ligure from Feb. 13-15.
MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) have announced that members of the bicycle industry (BPSA members and non-members alike) now have until Jan. 23, 2009 to take advantage of Early Bird Registration rates for the annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC).
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—More than 240 mechanics descended upon Philadelphia for the two-day Park Tool Tech Summit this past Monday and Tuesday to receive hands-on instruction from some of the top component brands in the industry.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Solutions is hosting Press Camp June 23-25, 2009, in Sun Valley, Idaho, providing a venue where bike companies can present their products to a captive audience of top journalists from throughout the country.
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Former employees at Specialized can be found at hundreds of suppliers and retail stores throughout the world. And tonight many of them can found at the Dive Bar in San Jose.
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—Cycling advocates will find something in addition to beautiful bicycles in Indianapolis during the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2009, when the Indiana Bicycle Coalition hosts a Winning Campaigns Training by the Thunderhead Alliance For Bicycling and Walking—the m