"My relationship with Lance Armstrong is non-existent. Even if he is a great champion, I have never had admiration for him and I never will."
—Alberto Contador, winner of this year's Tour de France.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—A pair of bicyclists claim a parked maintenance truck and an unsafe community trail led to serious injuries, according to claims filed against the city of Irvine in Orange County, California, in an Orange County Register story.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canada's largest bike industry trade show returns to Montreal from September 9 - 12.
HERMOSA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—A new cycling conference will debut this fall to generate a convergence of ideas from all aspects of business, marketing, economics, environment and trends that directly or indirectly affect the bicycle industry.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong recently conducted a BMX Access Survey finding that a good number of skate parks don’t allow BMX freestyle use.
Nearly 100 skate parks from 30 states responded to the survey where 46 percent said they don’t allow BMX riders and 54 percent do.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for product review submissions for its late summer/fall issues.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—In response to the recent announcement by Canoe & Kayak Magazine about its new paddlesports trade show slated for September in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Frank Hugelmeyer, president of Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and Joe Flynn, vice president of Nielsen's Sports Group, owner of the
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong has a new home for 2010. He will ride for the newly created Team RadioShack.
"Lance Armstrong will compete for Team RadioShack as a cyclist, runner and triathlete in events around the world, including the 2010 Tour de France," RadioShack said in a statement.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle cut staff earlier in the week, according to a report in the Charlotte Observer.
ST.PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Mavic has joined the list of companies participating in Park Tool's Tech Summit for 2010.
In the post-event survey from the ’09 Tech Summit Park Tool asked participants which brand they would most like to see added to the list of presenters. Mavic was the most requested brand.
TAMPA, FL (BRAIN)—Ironman will host the second annual “Demo Days” expo at the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported a 15-percent jump in profit for the first half of 2009, as demand for electric bikes boosted the Dutch company.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Kestrel Bicycles has been named the official bike of Ironguides coaching, a worldwide company dedicated to serving endurance athletes of all skill levels.
“Europeans get it. After a good bike ride or a run, people have a beer somewhere.”
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Andrew Hersam has been named executive vice president of media for The Competitor Group. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and executing CGI’s publishing division and new media initiatives.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—Since announcing its formation as a co-op at Interbike, The Bike Cooperative has focused on expanding its preferred supplier base.
Thus far, 12 brands, including Thule, Topeak, Marin and Louis Garneau, have joined the co-op.
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has formed a partnership with MacLean Quality Composites to produce the carbon rims for its Superlogic Carbon road wheelsets.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel, a division of Dorel Industries, and Timex Group have entered into a license agreement for the design, manufacture and distribution of sports apparel under the Timex brand name.
GOLETA, CA (BRAIN)—The universal catalog for the bicycle industry Bike-alog has moved from compact discs to an online platform.
This means dealers will be able to get product info much quicker than with the CD that was shipped each month.