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.
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—With bike dealers starving for more service oriented training, Park Tool is going to fill a void.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—On Sunday, May 25, a team of bicyclists rode a victory lap around Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina, just before the start of the Coca Cola 600. They had completed a week long ride that began at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC.
BY MARC SANI
TAIPEI, Taiwan—Getting 32 executives from 32 companies to set aside business for 11 days and go for a 612-mile bicycle ride is quite a feat no matter what the industry.
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and to help mark the occasion National Park Service director Mary A. Bomar will give a keynote address at the organization's 2008 World Summit.
ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—One month after the completion of the sixth annual Tour de Georgia, a post-event evaluation has determined that the direct economic impact of the event reached $38.6 million for Georgia.
This surpassed the 2007 economic impact number of $27 million by 40 percent.
DURANGO, CO (BRAIN)—Organizers of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race called off the event for the first time in 37 years as winter weather persisted over Memorial Day weekend in southwest Colorado.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids National is hosting a Pre-Conference for TFK chapters in conjunction with the 2008 International Mountain Bicycling Association's (IMBA) World Summit taking place in Park City, Utah.
WORCESTER, MA (BRAIN)—Cyclists came from all around the country to Worcester, Massachusetts, on Wednesday to pay tribute to 1899 world cycling champion Marshall "Major" Taylor and attend a memorial statue dedication.
LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—BMX racing being new to the Olympics this year has been capturing a large amount of the attention, but mountain biking and road shouldn’t be forgotten.
And while road racing seems to get all the Olympic glory, Olympic mountain biking is a huge hit—over in Europe.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycles has a secret ambassador stashed in Asia. They call him “Bob-boo” or “Big Ring Bob” and he’s treated more like family than a customer.
KEELUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—After a long day dodging heavy trucks, cars and scooters, the A-Team rolled through a half-dozen tunnels into Keelung, Taiwan’s second largest seaport, after 10 days of pedaling around the island.
JHIHBEN, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Voxa “Vincent” Chen is president of Liow Ko, a company most U.S. retailers have never heard of. But Chen’s company, founded by his father in 1965, has made and finished parts for some of the industry’s best known brands including Specialized, Trek, Giant, Easton and others.
ELUANBI LIGHTHOUSE, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A last minute decision to add a few extra kilometers to Thursday’s Tour de Taiwan ended at this historic lighthouse late in the afternoon—signaling that this 1,000 kilometer trek is half over.