BY JASON NORMAN
PORTLAND, OR—Local fire officials were among the unlikely guests at this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show. They dropped by on the second day of the show because the Oregon Convention Center exhibit hall was at capacity.
FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Downeast Bicycle Specialists, the Northeast’s largest parts and accessories distributor, will once again be holding an Open House in Maine.
WHEAT RIDGE, CO (BRAIN)—Wheat Ridge Cyclery will be opening its doors tomorrow night for its annual “Women’s Night Out” starting at 6:30 p.m. The shop is expecting high attendance.
SANTA ROSA, CA (BRAIN)—“It was crazy.”
That’s how owner Dave Chavis of Dr. J'S Bicycle Bicychiatry in Solvang described the Tour of California as it rolled through town last week.
PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Inclement weather didn't dampen the crowds' spirit as they lined the course from Santa Clarita to Pasadena, cheering on American Levi Leipheimer as he captured his second straight Tour of California title yesterday.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Mountain bike legends gathered to salute Trips for Kids (TFK) at the 10th Annual Brews, Bikes and Bucks fundraiser.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Temperatures hovering near zero degrees didn’t deter hundreds of bicycle retailers and product vendors from flocking to Bloomington, Minnesota over the weekend for Quality Bicycle Products’ annual Frostbike trade show held Feb. 15 to 17.
PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN)—Stage 1 of the Tour of California gets underway today with another strong field including returning champ Levi Leipheimer.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Attendance jumped 25 to 30 percent at the second year of the Serotta International Cycling Institute Science Symposium and Expo, according to event organizer and Institute director Dr. Ray Browning.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes will be displaying and demo’ing its 2008 bikes, and Marin Bikes staff and Shaums March of Mad March Racing will hold special raffle tickets for dealers attending the Decline/Road Magazine Street Block Party.
KEYESVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Jason Smith is heading up the 20th Annual Keyesville Classic from March 14-16, and he wants everyone in the industry to know what a great time he has planned.
Friday night will feature a kick-off party at the Kern River Brewery where you can register for the races.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—As a part of the 11th annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC), Interbike hosted a very important breakfast.
PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—Lynskey Performance will have on display some exciting new products including a belt driven 29er and a new steel road bike.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah will host its bike giveaway and fundraising bike rides on May 31.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—As the vice president of business development for Whistler Blackcomb, Rob McSkimming has been involved in the ski and bike industries for a long time.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—USA Cycling is set to open its new BMX training facility at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA with an athlete exhibition and ribbon cutting ceremony today.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—As a part of the 11th Annual Bicycle Leadership Conference, Interbike will host a 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. breakfast presentation followed by an open microphone question and answer session on Saturday, January 19 at the Holiday Inn on the Bay in San Diego.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—In an effort to better support retailers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Interbike announced it will host its first annual Interbike Outdoor Demo East Tuesday, October 21 to Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Roger Williams Park in Providence, R.I.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—In preparation for the highly anticipated return of the Amgen Tour of California professional cycling road race in February, a specially developed classroom curriculum has been distributed to fourth- through sixth-grade instructors and students in the 12 California "host" cities selected for