NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue Competition Cycles is betting its unique, new promotional program will have its new Triad multisport/time-trial bike flying out of stores.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloGear, a 14-year-old catalog operation, is for sale. Anyone interested in buying a turn-key company in the cycling industry with a list of 200,000 names might find a bargain.
Congrats to GT veteran Mark Peterman, who got hitched this past weekend. It was an A-list gathering as Lopes, Peaty and Hans were all in attendance. "It was a very good night,"Peterman said.
AUSTIN, TEXAS (BRAIN)—The owner of an Austin, Texas wheel manufacturing plant plans to rebuild following a fire that destroyed the factory on September 23.
"It is a great honor to be recognized by the AACI, especially in the same forum as a champion of healthcare reform and the war against cancer, Senator Edward Kennedy.
NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has joined the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and 16 other associations in the new coalition against the changes to credit card fees and INTERAC fees under a coalition.
LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—GT will be going into 49 REI sporting goods stores by the end of the year with nearly its full range of products.
According to GT director of product development Mark Peterman, GT will be selling bikes that retail for $2,699-$299 at REI.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek recently moved into a larger R&D facility outside of Valencia, California.
According to Trek MTB global brand manager Michael Browne, the new facility is "smaller than 100,000 square feet" in size.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The LA Times sent author and endurance cyclist Roy Wallack to Interbike to test out the latest and greatest SUBs (sport utility bikes) on the market.
Click on the link to see his full report.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Rocket Science Sports has expanded into Europe by signing a distribution agreement with German-based company Triathlon-Elite.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—On-Line camping reservations for the 2009 Sea Otter Classic will open on Saturday Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. (PST).
KAILUA-KONA, HI (BRAIN)—The Ford Ironman World Championship Demo Days presented by Triathlete magazine kicks off today at noon, running through Friday. Demo Days will be held inside the Ford Ironman Village at Hale Halawai in the heart of downtown Kailua-Kona on Alii Drive.
Check out this wonderfully done short tribute film that William Savage (of Klunkerz fame) created for John Finley Scott's MTB Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.
If you weren't at Interbike and didn't see it, click on link for Part one. (Part two can be seen in Related Videos to the right of the screen.)
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—As the bike industry descended on Las Vegas for Interbike ‘08, it wasn’t all business.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale had a new face at its Outdoor Demo booth two weeks ago.
Of course I still remember
Ol Flouncin' Freddy
We were pumping gas
Down at El Sobrante Shell
His Mustang was his pride n' joy
He liked to dance the cowboy,
Hanging out at Jack In the Box
But eat at Taco Bell.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—So you weren't able to attend this year's Interbike. Never fear, BRAIN is here.
Click on the link to read each Show Daily issue in PDF form.
FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—A new cycling industry partnership between Cannondale Sports Group and Bohle Group GmbH/Schwalbe North America was finalized on the floor of Interbike 2008.
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—A five-hour public hearing held by the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday cleared up some of the confusion surrounding how the bicycle industry will comply with the new product safety law, but questions still remained after the marathon meeting.
Last Thursday at Interbike, during SRAM's booth "Happy Hour," the company did a dealer promotion giving away a HammerSchmidt equipped bike. "Who knew serving free beer and giving away killer product would attract so many people?" said SRAM's Eric Schutt.