TAITRA, Taipei (BRAIN)—Not only will Taipei Cycle 2008 take the industry to new and fresh untouched ground, it will also take place in a newly opened purpose-designed exhibition hall—only one factor that reflects the dynamics and transition sweeping the industry.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike recently announced that this year's OutDoor Demo and International Bicycle Expo is on schedule to exceed last year's show in record net-sold booth space, and pre-registration numbers indicate solid attendance.
“You manage things; you lead people” —Grace Murray Hopper
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Two veteran trade journalists plan to launch an on-line trade magazine for the German-speaking bicycle industry later this month.
“Well, pretty soon you won't have to deal with me any more, I'll be joinin' your mother, and you can get a six-year-old to replace me, and it won't be Sanford and Son anymore, it'll be Big Dummy and Little Dummy Inc!” —Fred Sanford in “Sanford and Son”
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Santa Cruz Area Transportation Management Association’s Folding Bikes in Buses Incentive Program will provide rebates up to $200 to Santa Cruz residents towards the purchase of a folding bike.
“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.” —Hunter S. Thompson
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Serotta Competition Bicycles recently announced a new VIP Purchase Program, not just for Serotta dealers and their staff, but for all full-time bike industry employees.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Micki Kozuschek who sold Truvativ to SRAM in 2004, started a new bike accessories company called Lezyne, which rhymes with design.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—3point5.com this week purchased Influence Technologies (ITI), creating a single source for online services including Web-based employee training and specialty sales programs. Backed by private investment, 3point5.com financed the acquisition with existing capital.
MOORESVILLE, NC (BRAIN)—Tailwind Sports, owner of the Discovery Channel Professional Cycling Team, announced today that the team will cease operations at season’s end.
“As you journey through life take a minute every now and then to give a thought for the other fellow. He could be plotting something.” —Hagar the Horrible
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Fallbrook Technologies’ NuVinci continuously variable planetary transmission (CVP) is one of the winners of the R&D 100 Awards, which are given every year by R&D magazine to the 100 most technologically significant products of the year.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—After three years of implementing its Green Steps Program to reduce the show's environmental impact, Interbike recently asked exhibitors and attendees to help with the next step by participating in its Carbon Neutral Travel program.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group (HBG) has formed a new product management team led by senior product manager John Otis.
Scott Boyd will have responsibility for the Sun Ringlé and Wheelsmith brands, including Sun rims, Ringlé hubs, Wheelsmith spokes, and SunRinglé wheels.
“I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don't believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn't want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street.” —Malcom X
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ten months of steady sales growth has paid off for Jen Soulé, who was recently promoted to sales manager for VeloPress. Soulé has already surpassed her sales goal for the company's fiscal year, and is on a pace to set a new sales record for the specialty book publisher.
“We're all given some sort of skill in life. Mine just happens to be beating up on people.” —Sugar Ray Leonard
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Chris Cocalis is launching Pivot Cycles, a new high-end mountain bike brand he designed and developed.
Cocalis will distribute Pivot Cycles alongside the BH brand of Spanish road bikes that he introduced to the U.S. market in July.