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Posted April 19, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Sunny skies and warm temperatures helped this year’s Sea Otter Classic see double-digit attendance increases the first three days of the show.

Sunday was down 5-8 percent, according to Sea Otter president and chief executive officer Frank Yohannan.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 17, 2009

"We're concentrating on the high end this year."

Posted in North America
Posted April 16, 2009

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles and Crankbrothers have formed a new partnership that showcases both company’s new 2009 product offerings. The special makeup build kits by Titus will feature the new Cobalt and Iodine wheelsets and will be offered on the Titus 2009 FTM, X and El Guapo models.

Posted in North America
Posted April 16, 2009

CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports hired Chris Bogue as the company's new vice president of sales. Bogue, previously vice president of sales and strategic accounts at Pearl Izumi, comes to Veltec with over 25 years of experience in outdoor and cycling products.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 16, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The industry is keeping an eye on a new venture taking shape in Denver. Will 65 kiosks housing 1,000 bikes alter this sprawling Western city’s attitude toward bicycles and commuting?

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 16, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Amidst the eventual sunny skies and swirling winds, many vendors echoed the same sentiments when asked about how they were faring during this down economy as the Sea Otter Classic opened yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 15, 2009

"Do you need anything else from me? I have to go hit a golf shot."

—Raleigh America president Steve Meineke talking to his accountant on his cell phone on the 13th hole at Bayonet golf course.

For a recap of the BLC golf outing yesterday, visit the BRAIN Blog (click on link).

Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2009

SCHWABISCH GMUND, Germany (BRAIN)—With one month to go, all exhibitor space for the first European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition (EHBE) have been sold.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 15, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Cadence Cycling & Multisport Centers co-founder and president Matt Heitmann will be stepping down in order to pursue a new position heading up an effort to build a world-class, 250-meter indoor velodrome and community events center in Manhattan.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 15, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—It looks as though the law of averages has finally up to Sea Otter Classic, as the weather forecast doesn't call for rain today through Sunday, with temps reaching the low 70s by Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 14, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League will be well represented at this year's Sea Otter Classic, which starts tomorrow.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 14, 2009

WILMINGTON, DE (BRAIN)—A liquidation company has purchased bankrupt Joe’s Outdoors and More and will begin selling the sporting good chain’s assets.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2009

VENICE, CA (BRAIN)—Chris Carmichael, former Olympic cyclist, founder and chief executive officer of Carmichael Training Systems, and long-time personal coach to Lance Armstrong, has signed MBT as the official active comfort footwear of Carmichael Training Systems.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2009

GUELPH, Ontario (BRAIN)—Winterborne Bicycle Institute (WBI), responding to extending waiting lists and increasing demand, has added an additional Pro Bike Mechanics class June 8-19.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 14, 2009

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—After wavering in the recent years around the 40 million mark, bicycle participation got a shot in the arm in 2008 as 44.7 million participated on asphalt and dirt.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 13, 2009

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—A U.S. bankruptcy court judge on May 5 will consider an application filed by Iron Horse Bicycle Company’s unsecured creditors to investigate allegations of questionable financial conduct on behalf of Iron Horse and its secured creditor.

Posted in North America
Posted April 13, 2009

SOLON, OH (BRAIN)—Solon Bicycle owner Dan Sirkin will be hosting a BMX Freestyle Reunion festival on July 18, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Solon Community Center.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 13, 2009

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon will be participating for the second time in Velo-city, the largest international conference devoted to integrating cycling into public transportation policy.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 13, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has been named to Outside magazine’s second annual “Best Places to Work” list.

SRAM was one of 30 companies to share the honor. The full list and related story will be published in the May issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands April 14, 2009.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted April 13, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will host the inaugural "Interbike Media Tent at Sea Otter Classic" 2009 during the annual bike festival, expo and race series from April 16-19, 2009 in Monterey, Calif.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike / Sea Otter Classic

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