MOAB, Utah (BRAIN)—Outerbike, Western Spirit’s experiment at bringing a slice of Interbike to the average bike consumer, attracted 450 riders from 30 states and four Canadian provinces in its first year.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan’s bicycle industry—some 7,000 miles from Interbike’s offices in Southern California—is still buzzing over the trade show’s decision to move its annual show to early August in Anaheim. And it’s an angry buzz.
GOODYEAR, AZ (BRAIN)—The industry is mourning the loss of Bill Fields, who some consider the “Godfather of the American bike business.”
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—SOAR Communications has hired Jared Eborn as their account executive. Eborn was previously a journalist for the Salt Lake City-based newspaper the Deseret News covering sports and outdoor recreation.
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SINGAPORE (BRAIN)—Elite Bicycles Asia will now be distributing ISM Saddles.
RICHMOND, CA (BRAIN)—Mountain Hardwear Inc. has named Joe Flannery to serve as vice president of global marketing with responsibility for the Mountain Hardwear and Montrail brands.
Genesis Bicycles’ signature event, The 17th annual Bike to Brunch, took place on a beautiful late summer day in Pennsylvania with record attendance of over 500 participants.
CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) has added eight volunteers to its Board of Directors. The new Board members are: Larry Harrison, Lu Setnicka, Julia Clark Day, Michele Thomas, Heather Eusebio, Sara Lingafelter, Sarah Harper Burke and Amy Magyar.
GOODYEAR, AZ (BRAIN)—Bill Fields died on Saturday after a six-month battle fighting complications from West Nile virus. He was 75.
EAST LANSING, MI (BRAIN)—Navigating Michigan State University’s 5,200-acre campus just became quicker—and healthier—thanks to the university’s new partnership with Fuji Bicycles, designed to foster environmental stewardship and healthy habits.
SAN ANTONIO, TX (BRAIN)—KGS Bikes, a custom bicycle design studio in San Antonio, Texas, has partnered with legendary Italian framebuilder Passoni to provide frames for custom KGS creations.
In a highly competitive race featuring the top factory teams of the electric assist bicycle industry and household name pedal bikes, the Hanebrink, ridden by Kane Fortune, conquered the six percent grade, on a sprint up the 1/3 mile, paved course to win the first annual Interbike (trade show) Hill Climb Challenge sp
SANTA BARBARA, CA (BRAIN)—Bike-alog Online now offers new integrations with Microsoft RMS and Edge Premier point of sale (POS) systems making it easier than ever to import items from their vast catalog of uniform item descriptions.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BRAIN)—Bianchi will open its first brand concept store in Stockholm, Sweden. "Bianchi Cafe & Cycles" will open on October 30.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Summer event organizers are seeing a spike in interest from suppliers and dealers following news of Interbike’s date and venue change. As such, they are adjusting plans next year to accommodate larger crowds.
MADRID, Spain (BRAIN)—Tour de France champion Alberto Contador claims a contaminated steak is to blame for his positive drug test.
According to an ESPN report, Contador's reasoning isn't far fetched, since the drug he's accused of taking is sometimes illegally given to beef cattle.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale upped its sponsorship commitment of the Liquigas pro cycling team to co-sponsor today, a move it expects to drive more consumers into Cannondale retailers.
For the past four years, Cannondale was the technical bicycle sponsor for the team.
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN)—Western Spirit’s Outerbike consumer demo events kicks off today in Moab with nearly 30 exhibitors showcasing 1,000 test bikes.