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
ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Park Tool has closed registration for the Philadelphia version of its Tech Summit. The event is officially sold out. More than 240 participants will descend on the Renaissance Inn on the 12th and 13th of this month.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)⎯The BH/Pivot Demo truck is hitting the road with its expanded fleet of bikes. The 35-foot trailer will carry all the 2009 road bikes from Spain’s BH Bikes and all the 2009 mountain bikes from Pivot.
BY DOUG MCCLELLAN
TAICHUNG, Taiwan—To understand why the Taichung “mini-shows” keep growing every year, consider Masi brand manager Tim Jackson.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—When the NBDA Super Seminars kick off in four more cities for 2009, supplier sponsors will be involved to support each regional event. Like the dealers who attend, participating suppliers understand the value in supporting dealer education and further development of the retail channel.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cycling in the winter may be for the hardened and seasoned cyclists, but for some that means clearing out the old parts, upgrading, or selling the past seasons cycling gear.
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—One group wants to make it easier for people to ride bicycles to the inauguration instead of adding to the anticipated congestion on the roads and rails.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Bob Mckiernan is still reliving the moment when the raffle numbers called at a recent Shimano Multi-Service seminar bounced around the number he held.
FINALE LIGURIA, Italy (BRAIN)—Product managers get ready for next February's Ride On event in Finale Liguria, Italy.
ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—As registrations come rolling in for the first Park Tool Tech Summits, it is becoming clear that some mechanics are willing to travel great distances to attend this one of a kind training event.
HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Sun & Ski Sports will kick off cyclists’ training for the 25th anniversary MS 150 charity bike ride with its annual “Bike University” Open House Friday, January 23, 5–10 p.m. and Saturday, January 24, noon-6 p.m. at Sun & Ski Sports in Houston, Texas.
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—The Serfas Bicycle Swap Meet last weekend was a huge success with 25 vendors and more than 1,200 attendees.
Companies such as Titec and Rocky Mountain Bicycles exhibited their wares, along with local retailers like Rock and Road Cyclery and Ladera Cyclery.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Choosing the right brands and branding mix for your store is essential for success, according to Ian Cross (pictured), outside sales manager for The Hawley Company.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—More than $20,000 was raised recently for the SoCal Interscholastic Cycling League by dinner attendees and silent auction bidders.
TOLUCA LAKE, CA (BRAIN)—A limited amount of tickets are available to attend the kick-off fundraiser dinner for the SoCal Interscholastic Cycling League this Saturday evening (Nov. 22) at Ca del Sole restaurant in Toluca Lake, California.
ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—Organizers have canceled the Tour de Georgia cycling race for 2009 after failing to secure sponsorship dollars in the face of a looming state budget deficit and belt tightening by many corporate sponsors.