MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—For 2009, Trek is investing resources on bringing to market best in class products and helping retailers boost their profitability. That was the message Trek president John Burke delivered last night, kicking off the company’s annual dealer gathering.
"Let's swim to the moon
Let's climb through the tide
Surrender to the waiting worlds
That lap against our side
Nothin' left open
And no time to decide
We've stepped into a river
On our moonlight drive"
—Jim Morrison (The Doors)
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Racing has hired Matt Dashiell as its new purchasing aftermarket product coordinator.
Dashiell comes to Felt Racing with over 15-plus years of working in the industry, and more than 30 years of racing BMX, triathlons, road bikes and finally MTB.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles has introduced a new Signature Paint Program.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—The "NBC Nightly News" on Monday featured Tom Brokaw (pictured) cruising Tiananmen Square on a Giant bike.
It was nearly 20 years ago that Brokaw rode a bike with a hidden camera through Tiananmen Square just after the 1989 student uprising.
Click on link to see segment.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Future, the special interest media company is celebrating its biggest month yet for its online cycling portfolio, after almost 3 million users visited BikeRadar.com and CyclingNews.com in July.
What do "The Wall Street," "The Hipster," "The MoMA" and "Mudflap Tammy" have in common with artist David Byrne (pictured circa 1991)? No, they're not tracks off his latest album; they're actually Byrne-designed bike racks that will grace NYC streets.
Click on link for details.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports said on Tuesday that sales of cycling helmets, accessories and components, eyewear, snowsports helmets and other fitness-related products grew 9.4 percent in the second quarter of 2008, helping boost the company’s overall sales by $14 million.
"They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother
SHUT YOUR MOUTH!
I'm talkin' 'bout Shaft.
THEN WE CAN DIG IT!"
—Isaac Hayes. Hayes died at his home on Sunday. He was 65.
HOLBROOK, NY (BRAIN)—Iron Horse Bicycles has acquired the license for the Instant Center Tracking suspension design from Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles.
WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox earned $34.4 million in the second quarter of 2008 compared with $26.7 million for the same period of 2007, according to an earnings report released by Fox’s parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings, on Monday.
HOOD RIVER, OR (BRAIN)—Over the past three years, Dakine has contributed nearly $20,000 in labor and contributions to maintain trails located on the Barlow Ranger District of Mt. Hood National Forest.
"The world just got a little less funny."
—George Clooney said of actor and comedian Bernie Mac, who died on Saturday from complications from pneumonia. He was 50.
LEADVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—It's not everyday you get to see a seven-time Tour de France champion and cycling legend compete in a mountain bike race.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for news and product review submissions for its Interbike Show Daily issues.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Two Colorado Cyclist employees were killed on August 6 when a motorist apparently drove her one-ton pickup into a group of cyclists, according to Colorado Springs police and local news accounts.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Jax Bicycle service manager Joe Schraff died on August 4. The 38-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in 2004.
“The guy had a super strong work ethic,” said John Haywood, general manager of Jax Bicycle Huntingon Beach store, where Schraff worked at. “The guy was always on it.”
Good luck to the U.S. men and women riders representing the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games that start today. Click on link to see how our BMX men (Bennett, Day and Robinson) and one woman (Kintner) qualified for this year's Games.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries reported its highest six-month revenue and net income in company history on Thursday, aided in part by the purchase of Cannondale and Sugoi in the first quarter.