MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle recently purchased Ray’s Indoor MTB Parks business, enabling founder Ray Petro to finalize the new Milwaukee location at the 110,000-square-foot former Menards Home Improvement Center. Petro’s Milwaukee park is scheduled to open this November.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative recently completed its first-ever national promotion for its member retailers.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP today begins providing will-call order service for bike dealers located near its temporary facility in Clearfield, Utah.
A new "edition" for VeloPress. Alexander Dean Trendler. Born June 1 after just one hour of labor. "This kid was born to be fast!" said proud papa Dave Trendler of VeloPress.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Online registration has opened for the sixth annual Eurobike Awards.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group (ABG) has hired David Mootz as an independent sales representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana for the Quintana Roo, Litespeed and Merlin brands.
HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN)—Bianchi has hired Marty Ryerson to service accounts in the Arizona and Southern Nevada region. Ryerson is a member of MJM Associates.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bicycle sales at the IBD was up 17.5 percent in March with sales of $384 million, the best month to date since Leisure Trends Group started tracking sales in the industry last May.
With the upcoming release of May data, LTG will begin showing year over year comparisons from IBDs.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based retailer and pioneer of the messenger bag, has hired Greg Bass as its new product and design director.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ top bike executive spoke to investors for about 45 minutes during a recent investor relations meeting, highlighting the company’s strategy for growth in the year ahead.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Responding to a flood of recent inquiries CrossVegas organizer Brook Watts reminds everyone that registration for the early cross season classic opens August 1.
LEADVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—The 2010 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival shifts gears with a move to Leadville, Colorado on August 13 - 14, running at the same time and independent of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group (SCG) has promoted David Cathcart to vice president of sales.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Zipp Speed Weaponry wheel product manager Jim Douglas lost his life this past Saturday in a car accident.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Brad Roe has stepped down as editor of Road Bike Action after heading up the consumer publication since its rebirth more than three years ago.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI (BRAIN)—Industry retail veteran Patrick "P.J." McDonald has joined Michigan-based Slingshot Bicycle Company as its new majority partner.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) said that Kempter Marketing Inc. will begin distribution of Redline adult performance bicycles (anything non-BMX) throughout Canada.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Nielsen Holdings, Interbike’s parent company, plans to go public, according to a filing late last week with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Nielsen also owns Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, which it licenses to the National Bicycle Dealers Association.
"One should always put family No. 1. I don't care what the situation is."
-John Wooden. The legendary basketball coach, and person, passed away on Friday at age 99.