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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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Zixtro, a Taiwan-owned bag maker, is seeking $2 million in capital to help finance a new logistics center and position the company to move its cycling bag production out of China and back to Taiwan.
GAINESVILLE, GA (BRAIN) — Legislation proposed by three Republican state lawmakers, dubbed the most draconian ever introduced in the nation to restrict cyclist rights, has been effectively scuttled.
GAINESVILLE, GA (BRAIN) — It’s unlikely that a draconian piece of legislation severely limiting the rights of cyclists and imposing an across the board registration fee on all bicycles in Georgia will be signed into law.
ST. GEORGE, UT (BRAIN) — Executives from 16 Taiwanese companies expect to finish their Tour of Utah Tuesday when they arrive at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo in Bootleg Canyon.
OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — City officials in this old railroad town built on the edge of the Wasatch Mountains have embarked on one of the boldest efforts in the bicycle industry to woo Taiwanese executives in hopes they would open offices in Ogden.
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN) — This was DealerCamp’s fourth year to build a relevant dealer event that could attract more than several hundred retailers. On that score, Lifeboat Events failed to deliver.
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN) — Lifeboat Events founder Lance Camisasca stood near the registration tent watching exhibitors finish setting up for today’s opening of DealerCamp.
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN) — Accell North America kicked off three days of presentations and bicycle rides Tuesday night with a reception at a ski-slope restaurant in Deer Valley.
SNOW BASIN, UT (BRAIN) — QBP’s founder Steve Flagg occupies a unique position within the industry.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano American, in a major shake-up of its U.S. distribution network, will cut the number of distributors selling Shimano components from 18 to six effective Jan. 1, 2014.