BY JASON NORMAN
LAS VEGAS, NV—Tom Hillard knows a great deal about the Cactus Cup. After all, he brought the idea of sponsorship to his boss at Specialized at the time.
HANCOCK, MA (BRAIN)—The Kenda Bikefest presented by Dirt Rag magazine, formerly known as Pedro’s Fest, brought in more than 1,500 people this past weekend to the Apple Tree Organic Farm in Hancock, Massachusetts.
SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Check out a new bike-art show at Go Rilla Gallery in Santa Ana this Friday from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Bike Curious? is a group art show that explores the many facets of bicycles and the curious cultures surrounding them.
COLUMBUS, OH (BRAIN)—The LiveStrong Summit kicked off on Thursday on The Ohio State University campus, bringing together 1,000 current and potential leaders who care about cancer issues and are willing to champion the cause in their communities.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Responding to a plea from industry advocacy groups, the organizers of CrossVegas have added an Advocacy category to the industry race scheduled for Wednesday, September 24.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The Amgen Tour of California will experience some firsts early next year.
The nine day, 800-mile race will now end in San Diego County's Escondido. Also for the first time, riders will cross the Golden Gate Bridge at the beginning of stage 3.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Registration is now open for the Mountain’s Edge Cactus Cup, a three-day mountain bike stage race and festival, September 19–21 at Mountain’s Edge and on the Cottonwood Valley trails in Las Vegas.
Click on link to register.
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (BRAIN)—Despite economic worries and significant price increases the mood among Specialized retailers at its annual dealer event this week is upbeat.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The wait is over for CrossVegas fans looking for details about the cyclocross race that has become the highlight of Interbike show week.
CrossVegas.com has been revamped with complete information about the September 24 race in Las Vegas.
DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—The Downieville Classic has become the “it” event to go to on the industry calendar.
DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—The 13th annual Downieville Classic kicks off today with four World Championship titles up for grabs.
VAIL, CO (BRAIN)—The Vail Valley Foundation has pulled the plug on the inaugural Colorado Stage International Cycle Classic road bike race scheduled for August 22-24, 2008.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—An informal golf outing for 20 players will be held the morning after Interbike, Saturday, September 27 at the Paiute Sun Mountain course north of Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The Mountain’s Edge 2008 Cactus Cup Las Vegas is September 19–21, 2008 in Las Vegas.
Event organizers picked those dates with the hope of capturing those already in town for Interbike.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and AEG, owners respectively of the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California, have formed a marketing partnership to grow and develop each other’s events, the companies announced this week.
HANCOCK, MA (BRAIN)—Mountain bike legends Brian Lopes, Hans Rey and Eric Carter are just a few of the big names taking part in the 2008 Kenda Bikefest next month in the Berkshires.
BAJA NORTE, Mexico (BRAIN)—Preparations are underway for the first-ever mountain bike stage race in the mountains and deserts of Baja California.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A group of 25 volunteers from Cannondale, Mike’s Bikes, Helen’s Cycles and “Bike Tech” recently dedicated themselves to this year’s AIDS/LifeCycle.
PHILADELPHIA, PA—Fuji Bikes is working with Jinxed Philadelphia and R.E. Load Baggage to produce the Rolling Canvas Art Collective in an effort to highlight the use of bicycles as a means of artistic expression.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Hundreds of e-mails and phone calls went to retailers and suppliers Monday urging them to come to Chicago Thursday night to attend a fundraising event for Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.