BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—When QBP began its tenure as exclusive U.S. distributor for Ridley Bikes on June 1, it unveiled a suite of offerings, including a full line of road, women’s, track, time trial and all new cyclocross bikes for 2010.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Price points are moving to the middle according to retailers BRAIN visited on its Twin Cities Dealer Tour yesterday.
"Maybe getting rid of the neon colors and the Speedos."
WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)—Athletes are now able to register for this year’s Crankworx Colorado, taking place at Winter Park Resort July 30 – August 2.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—A few good weekends can make or break the season for retailers in Minneapolis-St. Paul. And thanks to some sunny weekends this spring, retailers visited on BRAIN’s Twin Cities Dealer Tour yesterday reported a strong start to their selling season.
BRAIN's Robert Roman and Megan Tompkins and Pedro's Jason Elhardt pose in front of Minnesota's first Dairy Queen on the first day of the magazine's Twin Cities Dealer Tour.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—The Recreational/Leisure segment of Dorel Industries has named Cossette New York as its agency of record. The move consolidates all agency activities under one umbrella to better complement its international scale and support a global strategy to dramatically grow the business.
A cyclist shows why the Twin Cities recently ranked as the second fittest of the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas (so says the American College of Sports Medicine) as he disembarks the city’s light rail ready to pedal to his next destination.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will demonstrate the environmental benefits of cycling by traveling by bike to visit retailers in Minneapolis-St. Paul over the next three days.
SHANGHAI, China (BRAIN)—Giant chairman King Liu overcame stomach ailments and long days in the saddle during the final stretch of his three-week cycling tour from Beijing to Shanghai, reaching his final destination after 20 days on the road.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—Scott Winans has been hired by Mountain Racing Products as its new vice president of engineering.
He will work closely with Ryan Cranston and Darek Barefoot to help develop new product lines.
OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—Suunto has added three new sales representatives in the Midwest, while bringing on Epic International to represent Suunto in special and non-traditional sales channels.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—An array of legal help to challenge a New Jersey legislator’s attempt to ban quick releases in that state and a sweeping revamp of lead-limit rules for children’s products has the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association grappling with how to pay them.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—BRAIN staff and sponsors will experience the best trails and lanes in Minneapolis-St. Paul during the magazine’s Twin Cities Dealer Tour, which kicks off tomorrow.
Congrats to Alan with Eco Velo who took the top prize for Best Overall Image (pictured) in the "Princeton Tec: Got Lights on Bikes" photo contest. For his winning submission he won a new singlespeed from SE Bikes.
For a list of the photo winners, click on link.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Sales of bikes and accessories neared $3 billion ($2.934 billion) at independent bicycle dealers last year, according to a recently concluded phone survey by the Leisure Trends Group, a market research firm based in Boulder, Colorado.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead and Gravity Products will start using DSB as one of its Italian distributors starting September 1. They were using Larm.
FSA and Gravity will continue using Ciclo Promo Components, while Saim will continue Italian distribution of Vision products.
BY JASON NORMAN
LAKE FOREST, CA—Soon the last vestiges of GT’s Southern California heritage and existence will be gone, packed in boxes and headed for Bethel, Connecticut—headquarters of Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group.
BY NICOLE FORMOSA
Bicycle riding rebounded to levels not seen since the late 1990s last year as more people in the United States turned to two wheels for recreation and transportation, according to research from the National Sporting Goods Association and the Outdoor Foundation.
BY MATT WIEBE
The recession hit consumer spending last year harder than anyone anticipated, especially car makers GM, Ford and Chrysler. But the big economic hit arrived in October, well after the bike season wound down, so the industry dodged the bullet.