LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Part of the partnership deal between SRAM and Lehman Brothers Merchant Bank (LBMB) involves establishing a $10 million Cycling Advocacy Fund. Stan Day, SRAM’s president, sketched out details of the fund during a press conference yesterday.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Half-past seven may not be the most popular hour to hold an Interbike event, but about 60 or so folks managed to pull themselves out of bed to attend IMBA’s second annual industry breakfast on Thursday morning.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has promoted Jim Marshall to the position of western regional sales manager.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong spoke to the bicycling media Thursday morning about raising global awareness for the fight against cancer.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—A study by the direct marketing firm Catalyst Communications released yesterday at Interbike concludes that nearly 95 percent of IBD’s core customers are age 30 or older.
They are also much more likely to be married men earning more than $50,000 a year.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Returning for its second year tonight, the Industry Cup, presented by Bicycling Magazine, will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Resort.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has partnered with GE Money, a unit of General Electric Company, and its GE Money Sport consumer financing program providing special financing options for many consumer products and services.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France champion, will be holding a press conference at Interbike tomorrow morning.
WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—In conjunction with the upcoming 2009 product release, Tifosi Optics has partnered with Canadian distributor Cycles Lambert.
SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—After a year of planning, the 318-kilowat solar array on the roof of Thule’s Connecticut facility is officially live.
The array, which consists of over 1,800 solar panels, will offset about 26 percent of the energy used at Thule’s Seymour manufacturing and office facility.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. (ASI) has purchased Breezer bikes. The purchase includes all assets and trademarks of the Breezer bicycle brand as well as an agreement with Joe Breeze for consulting services on new projects and designs.
"He can ride a road bike, he can ride a mountain bike, but can he ride a cyclocross bike?"
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Five retailers and a dozen others, including Specialized’s founder, Mike Sinyard, will ride the final 32 miles to Interbike’s Outdoor Demo today ending a 604-mile odyssey that began last Thursday from Morgan Hill, California.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Retailers carved up Bootleg Canyon on the first day of Outdoor Demo with the expectation that retailers will be in full force come today.
FURANCE CREEK, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized’s annual ride to Interbike climbs out of Death Valley today on its final leg to Las Vegas after four days of intense riding over California’s coastal range, the Sierra Nevada and a dazzling 17-mile descent into the valley.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant Manufacturing Co. is reportedly at its bicycle production capacity until next June, according to a report by Bloomberg.
The report was attributed to a story in the Taipei, Taiwan-based United Daily News, which didn't cite its sources.
Many industries, including that of the bicycle, attempt to target women (and their wallets) to grow business, but they often miss the mark by creating products that are female unfriendly.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The bikes rolled out of Place Bonaventure earlier this month after another successful ExpoCycle, and the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTACT) is already looking toward next year’s show.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group named Mike Kenny global director of business development putting him in charge of the sales and marketing departments for Manitou, Sunringlé, Wheelsmith, Answer and Hayes Disc Brakes.
He will work out of Hayes’ corporate headquarters in Mequon, Wisconsin.
BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike’s two-day Outdoor Demo kicks off this morning at Bootleg Canyon Park in Boulder City.
The outdoor portion of the annual industry gathering is expected to draw 3,500 buyers and a total of about 6,000 attendees.