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Posted December 4, 2007

"Dear Mr. Norman (if that is your real name),

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2007

BRAIN's esteemed editor Megan Tompkins has got herself a new girl named Sadie.

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The Most Active Americans consumer Panel MAAP asked 600 outdoor/fitness enthusiasts what they wanted for Christmas.

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2007

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Sea Otter Classic celebrates its 18th year this April 17-20, 2008, and with it comes some new additions and expansion.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted December 3, 2007

NUNSPEET, Netherlands, and TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Both Giant Bicycles and Shimano will continue to support Team High Road, the former T-Mobile men’s and women’s pro squads just dropped by long-time title sponsor Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile division.

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2007

"Roll me and call me the tumblin' dice." —Rolling Stones

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2007

BY MATT WIEBE

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Bike shipments to bike shops grew a meager 0.4 percent during the first nine months of this year and sales grew by an equally modest 2.7 percent, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA).

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted December 3, 2007

LAKE FOREST, CA—Many parks like Orange County’s Whiting Ranch were still closed in mid-November with no time line on when they may reopen.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 3, 2007

BY JASON NORMAN

RAMONA, CA—While most manufacturers and shop owners escaped unscathed from the recent wildfires that swept through Southern California, most reported some form of business disruption.

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer is looking for 2008 late year calendar submissions, specifically for the months of November and December.

Please e-mail Jason Norman at jnorman@bicycleretailer.com by this Friday to submit.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 2, 2007

TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson Tires is the first bicycle tire manufacturer to produce a 29-inch MTB tire with the
official UST stamp of approval.

Posted in North America
Posted December 2, 2007

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Sapa Profiles, a global leader in the aluminum extrusion industry, has appointed Pilar Calderin to manage all bike frame operations.

Calderin will be responsible for planning, production and project management.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 2, 2007

SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN)—With a fusillade of festive confetti, the Intlbike show opened with a bang, showing off China’s most important bicycle exporting region.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 2, 2007

"You just don't expect it. Superman just doesn't die, right?" —Billy Rundle, commenting on the death of his longtime friend Evel Knievel.

Posted in North America
Posted November 29, 2007

"Go Stormtrooper!" (Web Editor's Note: Better with volume on)

Posted in North America
Posted November 29, 2007

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired SOAR
Communications to manage its public relations efforts in the United States for its Ritchey and Syncros brands.

Posted in North America
Posted November 29, 2007

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is considering bringing the blueprint for its Las Vegas Outdoor Demo to the East Coast next fall. Show management hopes an East Coast Demo would attract retail stores and store employees who do not attend Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted November 29, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Join Timbuk2 at Ritual Coffee on Friday, December 14 for its Holiday Gallery Event featuring one-of-a-kind bags from over 25 artists.

Click on link for PDF invitation details.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 28, 2007

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus has launched a holiday promotion on two of its key titanium full-suspension bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted November 28, 2007

ARCADIA, CA (BRAIN)—If you’d like to help bring some holiday spirit and cheer to kids, make sure to join the Holiday Toys and Mittens Ride in the communities of Arcadia and Monrovia, California, this Saturday, Dec. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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