"You know you have a drinking problem when your car is a barstool. Police in Ohio arrested a man after he crashed his motorized barstool. Although in his defense, the man said he was depressed because he just lost his job as CEO of General Motors."
—Bill Maher. (Most likely an OSU grad. GO BEARCATS!!!)
FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Former marketing director/brand manager at Jagwire Jason Grantz will now accept the same position for Cane Creek.
His last day at Jagwire is May 15.
REDDING, CA (BRAIN)—Come June 22 women will not have to wade through lots of words about men racing for a sentence or two about the women’s race that happened at the same time; they will now get a magazine of their own.
HALES CORNER, WI (BRAIN)—Wheel and Sprocket’s annual Bike Expo went well this year, but not so well that owner Chris Kegel ended up with a shaved head.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—When she was told that as a woman she couldn’t join an expedition to climb Mt. McKinley, Arlene Blum recruited five other women and in 1970 led the first women’s team up Mt. McKinley.
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—The OC Bicycle Swap Meet is happening again at Serfas headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita at 8 a.m. - noon on Saturday, May 9.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has launched a new website to promote the company’s Hincapie Premium Denim Collection.
SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—For some time the National Bicycle Dealers Association has promoted its support of fair trade in business taxation, whether it be via physical store or Internet, and has aligned itself with organizations like the e-fairness coalition.
CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—The CIT Group filed an objection on Wednesday to allegations of financial misconduct leveled against them by Asian suppliers of bankrupt Iron Horse Bicycle Company.
BEDFORD, PA (BRAIN)—Betty Slaton has seen layoffs before.
COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN)—Mt. Borah has just completed its latest upgrade to the company's stock cycling apparel website, www.mtborah.com (click on link).
Dealers now have a quick and easy way to place orders with Mt. Borah, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
TARENTUM, PA (BRAIN)—It’s hard to find a more loyal Cannondale dealer than Pennsylvania native George Gatto.
Gatto Cycle Shop has been carrying Cannondale since the brand was in the motorcycle business.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund has awarded a $200,000 grant to be paid over two years to the European Cyclists’ Federation.
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Wilderness Trail Bikes has added Kenny Burt to the company’s U.S. Tech Rep team.
WTB is ramping up its tech rep team to strategically increase its brand awareness and sales across the country.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products will now distribute Valencia Sport Group brands that include Sixsixone, Royal and Sunline.
Don't tell Jamie Ortiz you can't put in serious miles on an Electra. Ortiz pedaled her Electra Townie (shown here) 40 miles on Sunday from Ocean Beach south through downtown San Diego and across to Coronado Island.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Top executives from across the industry spectrum will share their views on how the economic downturn is affecting our business in a panel at the Bicycle Leadership Conference next week.
CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—A judge converted the Iron Horse Bicycle Company bankruptcy case from Chapter 7 liquidation to Chapter 11 reorganization on Tuesday.
BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany (BRAIN)—Germany’s Isaac Cycles has closed its German sales office where it handled marketing, taking orders, catalogs and more, according to Rudy Reimer, sales manager for Ochsner.
Ochsner distributes Isaac frames in the United States.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Is your company in compliance with CPSIA rules? If you are unsure, do your company a service and join a collective industry effort by attending the Bicycle Leadership Conference during Sea Otter next week.