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Posted September 27, 2010

Congrats to Dave Guettler, owner of River City Bicycles of Portland, Oregon, the recipient of BRAIN’s 2010 Retailer of the Year award.

Posted in North America
Posted September 27, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Two years after launching at Interbike, Plus 3 Network has opened the first bridge to large groups of everyday folks through employee health and wellness programs.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 27, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN)—The Providence Cyclocross Festival opens in less than two weeks with an industry-only dealer day and breakfast.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 26, 2010

"A guy told me one time, 'Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner.'"

—Neil McCauley in "Heat" (1995)

Posted in North America
Posted September 26, 2010

ASPEN, CO (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong took part in a 50-mile charity bike ride Sunday to benefit Wapiyapi, a nonprofit organization that provides camps, retreats and support to families affected by childhood cancer.

Click on link for full story.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 26, 2010

SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press has inked a distribution deal with Little Rock, Arkansas-based online retailer Competitive Cyclist, giving the magazine a base of high quality enthusiast readers as the company's first print title, Peloton magazine, comes to market.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / Distributor news
Posted September 26, 2010

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN)—Ibex Outdoor Clothing Holdings has joined forces with North Castle Partners.

Posted in North America
Posted September 26, 2010

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike International Bicycle Expo and Health+Fitness Business Expo was up 3 percent for 2010 with more than 24,000 attending the five-day demo and tradeshow event.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 23, 2010

DeFeet is giving out this sock at Booth 3032 to industry folks who support the move Anaheim. We're not certain if Sheryl Crow will be playing in the background at their booth.

Posted in North America
Posted September 23, 2010

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The NBDA is going to launch a series of Webinars as an extension of the Interbike Super Seminars and Regional Super Seminars that it has hosted each year in cities throughout the country.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 23, 2010

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The international competitive cycling community gathered yesterday at Interbike to show their support for the 2011 Quiznos Pro Challenge.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 23, 2010

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—IMBA gathered a group of advocacy stalwarts to speak to the threats and opportunities for mountain biking during the organization’s fourth annual breakfast yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 23, 2010

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—After a near-death experience in Denver following years of decline, the trade show for specialty fitness retailers seems to be recovering now that it is coupled with Interbike. (Click on story title and then "Visit Link" to view the digital version of Show Daily #3).

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 23, 2010

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer cut the ribbon to let a flood of retailers into Interbike’s final indoor show at the Sands Convention Center yesterday morning moments after speaking at Interbike’s first-ever opening press conference.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 22, 2010

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association announced yesterday the formation of three new high school mountain biking leagues in Texas, Washington and Minnesota.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 22, 2010

PALISADE, CO (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Kenny Roberts, the former U.S. sales and marketing manager for DT Swiss, has launched a new business venture which will offer a variety of sales and marketing services with a focus on the bicycle Industry.

Posted in North America
Posted September 22, 2010

SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—New cycling media company Move Press has acquired Testrider.com, a cycling Web site for video product reviews and information.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 22, 2010

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Kokanee Crankworx finished its seventh year as the biggest yet. Though excitement has wrapped for this year, there is plenty to look forward to with next year’s event, now less than 10 months away, July 16 to 24, 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 21, 2010

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Hundreds of retailers and exhibitors paid a hot and sweaty goodbye to Bootleg Canyon, as Interbike hosted its last outdoor demo in the Nevada desert before it moves to southern California.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 21, 2010

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—A group of two dozens riders arrived at Outdoor Demo tired and sore but in good spirits on Tuesday afternoon after pedaling nearly 600 miles over six days as part of the annual epic ride to Interbike led by Specialized founder Mike Sinyard.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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