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.
MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) has opened up online registration for its annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC), held in conjunction with the 2009 Sea Otter Classic, April 15-17, 2009 at the Monterey Bay Embassy Suites in Seaside, CA.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle has signed on as title sponsor of a new women’s triathlon Series.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Rock N’ Road Cyclery founder Matt Ford views the current economic slump not as an obstacle, but an opportunity.
DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN)—Darrin Duhamel said to hell with the corporate world seven years ago.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Jim Curwood isn’t participating in the current recession.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Patrick Fetzer came to Southern California because of bikes and stayed because of a girl.