MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—With the Canadian “loonie” at near record levels against the dollar, rumors are rife that Canada’s Dorel Industries, which owns Pacific Cycles, is kicking tires and weighing frames as it ponders a purchase of Cannondale.
SAN MARCOS, CA (BRAIN)—Nema International marketing director and manager Dylan Dean has a new project in the form of Pinned MTB Magazine.
The online magazine is dedicated to the sport of gravity mountain bike racing with news, product, team and athlete sponsorship, race reports and more.
LOS ALTOS, CA (BRAIN)—Wordlock has partnered with Quality Bicycle Products for the distribution of Wordlock bike locks and padlocks throughout the United States and Canada.
"Barbecues, tea kettles, gobs of axle grease
There comes a time for every man
To sail the seas of cheese
Now, life's a bowl of bagel dogs,
but there are unpleasantries
Cold toilet seats, dentist chairs
and trips to DMV"
ORLANDO, FL (BRAIN)—Turnstile Publishing is launching a new title called Masters Cycling in January. The magazine targets 40 year and older cyclists.
The company already publishes Masters Athletes, formerly called Geezer Jock.
RAMONA, CA (BRAIN)—Ellsworth’s The Ride bike is the recipient of the 2007 Best of What’s New Grand Award from Popular Science in the Recreation category.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Specific route details for the 2008 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race have been revealed by AEG, presenter of the third-annual event.
"I would like to address that particular stereotype if I may. Now, your stereotypical donut is nothing but dough and sugar fried in fat, am I right? Now that fat gums up your arteries and goes to your brain, and you turn liberal.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Calfee Design's bamboo bike got some love in yesterday's LA Times.
The LA Times highlighted different outdoor equipment for being green including surfboards, skateboards, snowboards and Calfee Design's bamboo bike.
LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—As a result of the recent Southern California wildfires, many parks popular to mountain bikers suffered extensive damage like Orange County's Whiting Ranch.
Whiting Ranch hasn't reopened yet.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Blue Competition Cycles, Hincapie Sportswear and SRAM are hosting the first annual Q-Fest tomorrow at SRAM's Chicago headquarters.
"He was a class act, the kind of guy who stood by his word." —Len Rohde, talking about former 49ers coach Dick Nolan, who passed away at the age of 75.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Ontario government is helping families get more active with a retail sales tax exemption for bikes and helmets.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bianchi has partnered with the Barloworld Race Team. Bianchi will supply bicycles for the team in 2008.
Barloworld had been with Cannondale.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has launched its first outside representative in the country to represent the brand in the Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, organizers of the Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling, have hired The Shipon Group of Philadelphia to market the three-event international cycling series including next year's 24th annual Commerce Bank Philadelphia International Championship scheduled for June 8.
"He could do anything he wanted to do — the movie business, writing, theater, politics. He never thought the boundaries were restricted. He'd go anywhere and try anything.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Some exhibitors might have frowned on the Milan bicycle show’s later dates and dropped out, but that didn’t seem to hamper the crowds of buyers and press that filled the halls and subway stations into the Fiera Milano and at nearby cafes and restaurants yesterday—when it opened to industry buyer
"Hey devil boy
We're going to blow your house in
Hey devil boy
What do you think of that?"
-Seven Mary Three
VICTORIA, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Schwalbe and Lambert have announced that Schwalbe tires will be made available across Canada via a distribution partnership between both companies.
Lambert will be the direct sales and service link between Schwalbe North America, Victoria BC and Canadian IBDs.