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Posted October 13, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, MA (BRAIN)—September is a make-or-break sales month among Cambridge bike shops in this university town anchored by Harvard and surrounded by MIT and Tufts.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 13, 2009

MURRIETA, CA (BRAIN)—Turner Suspension Bicycles has hired LJ Miller as their new in house sales manager. Miller will be responsible for communication with current Turner dealers as well as expanding the dealer network within the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 13, 2009

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—The California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has selected Trips for Kids (TFK) as its 2009 Non-Profit Organization of the Year from more than 700 nominees.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 13, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM has signed a four-year agreement to be the presenting sponsor of the Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted October 12, 2009

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Boston dealers have catered to the local clientele by offering diverse brand options judging by the three shops visited on the first day of BRAIN’s Boston Dealer Tour yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 12, 2009

Aaron "Sonny" Harris, longtime owner of Harris Cyclery, let us in on his secret to keeping a youthful spirit during our visit to his shop Monday as part of BRAIN's Boston Dealer Tour: tap dancing.

The 76-year-old recently took up the hobby and practices every week in class alongside 18 ladies. Wise man.

Posted in North America
Posted October 12, 2009

LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac Mountain Bikes has completed an all-new Web site. Not only has the Web site been updated with all 2010 bikes, images and information, but it features new navigation and an easier to use interface.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 12, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong, the national coalition of U.S. bicycling manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, has named Colle+McVoy its agency of record.

Posted in North America
Posted October 11, 2009

STARLIGHT, IN (BRAIN)—With the temperatures in the mid-40s, approximately 700 cycling enthusiasts took to the road Sunday morning for the 32nd annual Harvest Homecoming Bicycle Tour.

Click on link for full Courier Journal story.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 11, 2009

PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN)—Late Sunday afternoon Nikita Dorcinvil, an independent rep for Marin, was stacking bikes in his trailer in hopes of leaving Rhode Island in time to catch the last ferry to Long Island, New York, where he lives.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 9, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—More than 80 percent of bicycle retailers who responded to a recent Bikes Belong survey said bike advocacy makes bicycling easier, safer and more widespread. Sixty percent of the respondents said advocacy leads to more sales in their stores.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted October 9, 2009

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—3G Bikes has launched a new Web site with an updated contemporary look, along with information on new designs, photos and videos.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 9, 2009

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors will find out how retailers in Boston have fared this season as part of the magazine’s Dealer Tour that kicks off today.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 8, 2009

PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN)—Shannon Austin, standing outside J&B Importers tent as Outdoor Demo East’s first day came to a close, summed up the general mood among most exhibitors: “It’s not quite as busy as last year, but the weather is a whole lot better.”

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 8, 2009

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—Bike manufacturers wanting to take advantage of a stay of enforcement on the stricter lead limits in children’s bicycles have until the end of the day to file a report detailing the lead content in certain children’s products.

Posted in North America
Posted October 8, 2009

HERMOSA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—The inaugural Cycle of Influence [COI] Conference has been postponed to 2010, with tentative dates set for October 20 - 22.

According to Sergio Bravo, executive producer of COI, the delay will only "help us and our supporters plan better for the 2010 event."

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 8, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Outdoor Retailer 2010 Summer Market Open Air Demo will take place on Monday August 2, followed by the Summer Market Expo which will run Tuesday through Friday, August 3-6.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 8, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—True Temper Sports Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, largely because of a downturn in the golf equipment industry.

The company, best known for making golf club shafts, also serves the bicycle industry with tubing, forks and seatposts.

Posted in North America
Posted October 8, 2009

"It is more about them then it is about the team. Can not play with them. Can not win with them. Can not coach with them. Can't do it. I want winners. I want people that want to win."

—Mike Singletary, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Posted in North America
Posted October 8, 2009

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—John Barnett, founder and president of the Barnett Bicycle Institute, will make a presentation to attendees of the 2010 Park Tool Tech Summits.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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