TUSTIN, CA (BRAIN)—As he approaches 2009, The Path owner Tani Walling is resuming an offensive position after spending this year on the defense due to soft sales at the high-end and the aftermath from devastating wildfires that closed local trails in late 2007.
LAGUNA WOODS, CA (BRAIN)—When asked if the sputtering economy is affecting business, Mary Ann Iglesias replies confidently, “I have to think we’re somewhat immune.”
LADERA RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Jeff Davis has been on a big learning curve since opening his store exactly four years ago.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Jax Bicycle Center owner Dave Hanson got his start as a bicycle shop owner in a rather unusual place—television’s “The Newlywed Game.”
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Marcel Calborn is a retail icon with some impressive numbers behind his name.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Ten riders will roll out of BRAIN’s office this morning on Giant road bikes to launch the magazine’s weeklong Dealer Tour of Southern California.
BRAIN staff and sponsor company representatives will visit four local dealers today to learn first-hand the state of specialty retail.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Next week, BRAIN's editors will hit the road for a week on Giant bicycles to visit more than a dozen dealers in Southern California.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Held in the Glenn Miller ballroom at the University of Colorado, the first annual Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show, presented by Hudz and Wheels Manufacturing, was a success in the eyes of both organizers and exhibitors.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—More than 200 people from 44 Taiwanese manufacturers and bicycle assemblers filled a ballroom at the Landis Hotel to hear Douglas Chiang explain the advantages of BB30—a fast-growing bottom bracket standard.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—The city of Greenville, South Carolina, is conducting a dedication ceremony for the Hincapie Path on Saturday, November 1 at 11 a.m.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Trek’s John Burke told a gathering of the company’s Taiwanese suppliers Thursday night that he’s never been more bullish on cycling’s future than he is right now.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Next Thursday November 6, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) invites its members to participate in an Internet seminar with OIA’s government affairs team for a look at the new president and the new majorities in Congress.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The 20th edition of the Subaru Denver VeloSwap took place Saturday in more than 100,000 square feet of expo space at the National Western Complex in Denver. Under beautiful sunny skies, the event showed strong attendance in both the vendor and attendee categories.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group recently held its fifth annual fundraiser to benefit the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin. A record $100,000 was raised for the Bike Fed this year, supporting bicycle advocacy in Wisconsin.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Broadcast dates for TV coverage of CrossVegas, the international cyclocross race held September 24 in Las Vegas, have been announced. The program airs on Altitude Sports and Entertainment Network:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN)—Interbike’s inaugural Outdoor Demo East starts this morning with about 60 industry exhibitors scheduled to show their wares to retailers at the two-day event.
HAMBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—The Deutschland Tour, Germany's biggest bicycle race, won't take place next year after organizers said controversy over doping made it impossible to raise funds.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Earlier this week more than 150 bike riders making up Hershey’s Tour de Pink rolled into New York City, completing a four-day trip that began from Chocolate World in Hershey, PA.
SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Bike dealers, suppliers, associates, advocates and non-members are all invited to participate at the 2009 NBDA Regional Super Seminars.
These one-day events have become a cornerstone of the NBDA's educational program for member dealers, attracting hundreds each year.
KAILUA-KONA, HI (BRAIN)—The Ford Ironman World Championship is complete and the final numbers are in.
Starting with the bike count, it’s clear that now almost all participants are riding some sort of carbon fiber aero bike, according to Triathlete magazine president of sales and marketing Sean Watkins.