BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—What do three guys who had worked at Independent Fabrication for almost 30 years combined do upon learning the company is moving to New Hampshire in May?
They launch a new handmade venture called Firefly Bicycles in Boston, of course.
"If you're paying less than a buck for a taco, you can't be shocked that the meat in it isn't really meat. Your meal cost less than gum. There's a reason 'taco' spelled backwards is 'O, cat.'"
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong is delighted to award funding to five great projects for their Winter 2011 grant cycle. These grants support a wide range of bicycle projects with the common goal of putting more people on bicycles more often.
WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Joe Massoud, the CEO of Compass Diversified Holdings—parent company of Fox Racing Shox—is taking a leave of absence to focus his attention on an informal regulatory inquiry that Massoud received on matters unrelated to the company.
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—After nearly 15 years in the industry, Adam Vincent has launched his own content and marketing venture, 3 Cross Communications.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Jeff Titone has been hired by Easton Bell Sports and will serve as brand manager for the Blackburn brand.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Pinkbike.com has hired renowned bike photographer Ian Hylands as photo editor.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—CrossVegas uses the tagline “the international cyclocross season starts American Style in Las Vegas” and it seems more fitting each year. This year looks to be no exception with the announcement by the organizer that the fifth edition of the race will return September 14.
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—In 2010 Blue Competition Cycles saw revenue grow by 38 percent, just a year after posting a 32 percent growth in revenue. Blue is expecting to build on that success in the coming year.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taichung Bike Week will be held a week earlier this year beginning on Nov. 29 and running through Dec. 2, organizer Steve Fenton said on Tuesday.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong looks like he's retiring once again, dubbing this one "Retirement 2.0," according to the Associated Press.
"Never say never," Armstrong told the AP on Tuesday about mounting another comeback, but then quickly added, "Just kidding."
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Tomac Bikes current owner Joel Smith has been named the new general manager of X-Fusion USA—a manufacturer of suspension forks and shocks.
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission will hold a public hearing this morning to address the feasibility of dropping the lead limits in children’s products to 100 parts per million.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—After many years of success with the MP3 Product Protection Plan, Mavic has improved the manner in which customers in the U.S. enroll their newly purchased wheels in the program.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group said that Quality Bicycle Products will now carry Answer products for the 2011 season.
SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Cygolite has created another virtual cycling game as a fun way to keep up your reflexes and win Cygolite prizes.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Since 1997 Seattle Bike Supply has been able to offer IBDs savings from the comfort of their own home. No travel, no frigid warehouse to visit. Dealers can just hit the recline bar, lean back and enjoy savings up to 72 percent on a variety of over 1,000 different products.
After beaming away from planet Earth for a while, BRAIN's favorite alien blog contributor Gregg Bagni has returned with the extra-terrestrial insights only he can provide. Check out his fine prose on the BRAIN blog on the front page.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Are you wanting to engage your local bike shop in Safe Routes to School programs? Or, as a local bike shop, have you been looking for ways to get involved in the Safe Routes to School movement but haven't quite figured out how you fit?