CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—In response to a tightening economy, the makers of specialty bicycle line Litespeed are launching the bicycle industry’s first ever direct-to-consumer rebate program.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for product review submissions for its spring issues.
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking comments on mandatory third-party testing for component parts in children’s products as part of the new consumer product safety law.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—3point5.com recently launched online training for audio component manufacturer Skullcandy, a brand that spans key action sports, snowsports and bike markets for the retail training leader.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Mary Margaret Sloan has been appointed as the new president of the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) and Lori Harrod the new president elect.
ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—As registrations come rolling in for the first Park Tool Tech Summits, it is becoming clear that some mechanics are willing to travel great distances to attend this one of a kind training event.
For BRAIN's January issue, the magazine picked several of the industry's best and brightest for a more serious look at their respective company's New Year's resolutions.
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Many cyclists were happy to see Congress pass the Commuter Act earlier this year, as part of the $700 billion financial bailout plan.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—In the spirit of doing its part to take care of the world around them and where Haro's bikes are ridden, the company has partnered up with the Surfrider Foundation.
DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Dealers throughout the Southwest who purchase products from distributor Hans Johnsen say business isn’t all doom and gloom, but they are being cautious when ordering.
Campy's Carlsbad crew held a holiday toy drive ride this past weekend, where attendance was good and how many toys they collected even better—with more than 200.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A 59-year-old physician who said he stopped his red Infiniti sedan in front of two cyclists to "teach them a lesson" on July 4 will stand trial.
He faces one felony count of reckless driving causing injury and two felony counts of battery with serious injury.
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Americans drove more than 100 billion fewer miles between November 2007 and October 2008 than the same period a year earlier, said U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters, making it the largest continuous decline in American driving in history.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company is expanding its Vista warehouse and office space. Electra’s warehouse space will double in size while office space will grow by 50 percent at the same building it currently occupies.
Free Flite threw down the X-mas tree gauntlet, and Freewheeler Bicycles in Davis, California has responded with vigor. "I heard rumors of a Christmas tree smack down," said Sheri Hein, former BRAIN intern and part of the Freewheeler family business. "Well here's our submission."
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Representatives from five brands within the Cannondale Sports Group gathered in Bethel at the Cannondale headquarters Wednesday night to refurbish more than 50 donated children's bikes for local non-profit, Danbury Youth Services.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Sho-Air International, a leading provider of International Trade Show Shipping Solutions, has signed a two-year agreement to be the presenting sponsor of the US Pro XC Tour (ProXCT).
SAN MATEO, CA (BRAIN)—MTBR.com has long been known for its product reviews and trail reviews. But for the last couple of years, the number of bike shops listed in its Bike Shop Reviews section has grown to over 1800 listings.
"Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house were born
Into this world were thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan
Riders on the storm"
—The Doors (Jim Morrison)
LITTLE ROCK, AR (BRAIN)—Orbea has opened up its first concept store in Little Rock, the company's hometown.
Unlike other concept stores, the Orbea store only sells new but dated stock, demo and cosmetically blemished bikes. No current Orbea product is sold.