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Posted April 16, 2008

BY LYNETTE CARPIET

PARK CITY, UT—Sales of cycling gear online is nothing new. A quick Internet search turns up dozens of sites—including one that scours the Web for the best deals and presents results from more than 30 online sellers.

Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2008

EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycling magazine is holding a steady pace in a negative advertising environment in which consumer magazine publishers are struggling to maintain ad revenue.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted April 15, 2008

Sani vs. the Web Guy was quite a titanic match up. The old man asked for a beating, and the Web Guy delivered in under 30 seconds.

Sani keeps inquiring as to a rematch. Who knows, the next throwdown could be at Sea Otter, so keep your eyes peeled and greenbacks handy.

Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2008

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—Jennifer Collins of Guelph, Ontario is the winner of Chariot Carriers consumer survey draw.

Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2008

"Just can't wait to get on the road again
The life I love is makin' music with my friends."

—Willie Nelson

Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2008

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Quietly over the years, the Sea Otter Classic has managed to make great strides as a "green" event by reducing its carbon footprint.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted April 15, 2008

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN)—Since it's IMBA’s 20th year of saving the trails, Western Spirit Cycling wanted to remind everyone in the industry why we ride.

Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—The last three months has been quite the whirlwind for Cannondale Sports Group president and chief executive officer Jeff Frehner, as both Cannondale and Frehner get to know each other better.

Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2008

I had a chance recently to view the short film about handmade builder Richard Sachs entitled "Imperfection is Perfection." I thought it was a very cool look into Sachs the builder, and Sachs the competitor (loved the 'cross footage of Sachs).

Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2008

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Selle Royal recently hired Steve Delacruz as product developer.

He will remain based in Southern California at Selle Royal’s new location in Laguna Beach.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 15, 2008

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Outside magazine unveiled its best places to work in its May issue that hit newsstands yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted April 14, 2008

"Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died."

—Steven Wright

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2008

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) will once again be in attendance at this year's Sea Otter Marketplace Expo selling new and used donated merchandise from its Re-Cyclery Bike Thrift Shop.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted April 14, 2008

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) will partner with The Green Living Show to offer a new Bike Feature area and Cycling Pavilion jam-packed with presentations, demonstrations and workshops for bicycle enthusiasts.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 14, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Venetian and Palazzo resorts' owner is planning a new convention center that could open by 2010.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. said it had filed plans with Clark County to build a 1.2 million square-foot facility. It could cost about $680 million and offer as many as 7,000 hotel rooms.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2008

TARPON SPRINGS, FL (BRAIN)—Triathlete Magazine will host a consumer event called Demo Days at this year’s Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 13, 2008

"New Rule: Candidates must stop posing on farm equipment. Here's Barack Obama on a tractor, just like the one he used in Afghanistan to harvest poppies. You know, these kind of photos only hurt a campaign. Like this one of Hillary posing with a seed spreader." (photo of Hillary Clinton with Bill Clinton)

Posted in North America
Posted April 13, 2008

ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN)—Chumba Racing has expanded its legal staff to include Erika Brenner, a former paralegal at an intellectual property law firm.

Brenner will be working with the company’s general counsel, Alan Kang, to assist in patent and trademark filings, disputes, and any other legal matters.

Posted in North America
Posted April 13, 2008

PARIS, France (BRAIN)—French bicycle sales were flat last year at 3.53 million units, barely unchanged from a disappointing 2006 and still short of 2005’s 3.7 million, according to the annual report from the French industry association Tous á Velo.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 13, 2008

COLOGNE, Germany, and PARIS, France (BRAIN)—Germany’s independent bicycle retailers gained a bit of market share last year, while French independents held what they had.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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