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Marc Sani

Marc Sani

Marc was in the second month of a four-month kayak trip exploring the nooks and crannies of Baja’s 800-mile coastline when he received a cryptic message from home. Call Bill Tanler. A quick phone call from Bahia de Los Angeles and the deal was struck. They would launch Bicycle Retailer & Industry News in January 1992. Tanler, who passed away from a heart attack in 1999, lived to see BRAIN become the dominant trade magazine in the industry. Sani, who now serves as publisher, has helped steer the magazine over the years through several wrenching corporate transitions. Sani is a former wire service and newspaper reporter who thrives on news whether in print or on the web. He became interested in cycling and joined a local cycling club in the mid 1980s, but candidly admits that skiing is his first love and cycling was one way to stay in shape for backcountry powder.

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November 24, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Bike Friday, a U.S. manufacturer of folding bikes, is launching an adjustable 20-inch-wheel cargo bike and is developing a program to entice dealers to carry them.

Posted in North America
November 21, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—It’s official. The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association (CABDA) is launching a trade show and is booking exhibition space for the Feb. 4-5 midweek expo.

Posted in North America
November 18, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Suppliers who get bicycles and accessories through the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are keeping a close eye on an ongoing dispute between short-haul trucking companies and truck drivers as shipping companies raise prices.

Posted in North America
November 7, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pat Cunnane stepped up to the podium at the National Bicycle Tourism Conference Friday and said he had to apologize.

Posted in Industry News
November 6, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Jim Sayer, Adventure Cycling Association's executive director, said bicycle tourism in the U.S. and internationally has become more prominent, more lucrative and is rapidly changing to meet consumer demand.

Posted in North America
One- or two-day organized tours are increasingly popular.
November 5, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kenji Haroutunian, Outdoor Retailer’s veteran show director, has been let go by Emerald Expositions, Haroutunian told BRAIN on Wednesday.

Posted in North America
Longtime show director Kenji Haroutunian let go; OR sales director Marisa Nicholson takes over role.
November 5, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Tourism Conference begins a three-day series of seminars Thursday that takes a look at the growing interest in bicycle tourism and organized event rides.

Posted in North America
October 30, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — The former president and CEO of Competitor Group Inc. (CGI) and the company’s current senior vice president of sales are fighting a sexual harassment suit filed by a San Diego woman who formerly worked as their executive assistant.

Posted in Industry News
October 14, 2014

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (BRAIN) — A Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against Competitor Group Inc. (CGI) and its series of Rock ’n’ Roll marathons and half-marathons that could upend how the company does business.

Posted in North America
Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon volunteer claims for-profit promoter unfairly obtained free labor and owes wages; a company spokesperson calls allegations “completely baseless.”
September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — A host of industry companies have rallied in support of the 14th annual Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour—an eight-day ride down California's scenic Highway One or, as it's better known, Pacific Coast Highway.

Posted in North America

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