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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CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — A move to reorganize its labor structure has sparked a protest at Campagnolo’s Vincenza, Italy, factory. But Tom Kattus, Campy’s North American general manager, told BRAIN that the disruption should have no impact on delivery of Campy parts and groups to bike suppliers or distributors.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — To speed the flow of real-time sales data among dealers and suppliers, SmartEtailing will launch what Mark Graff, SmartEtailing’s co-founder, calls Industry Data Exchange.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Those with doubts as to whether Chicago dealers could pull off a trade show in early February may need to re-think that position. Organizers have had to expand the show floor twice and have sold out their exhibition space.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Steve Flagg got the audience’s attention at the IBD Summit Wednesday, pointing out the challenges that rampant discount pricing for parts and accessories from online vendors in the U.K. pose for distributors and dealers.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Howard Hawkins, 82, unexpectedly died of cardiac arrest in a Phoenix, Ariz., hospital Monday.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Women's Coalition (OIWC) received a $1.5 million grant Friday from REI to help boost the role of women in the outdoor and bicycle industry.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Steve Meineke, Accell North America's former president and CEO, said his transition from the bicycle industry into the outdoor market was like packing seven years of work into one.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers at Taichung Bike Week are moving the dates for next year's meetings into October, approximately two weeks earlier than this year's event held during the first week of November. The new dates, Oct 20-23, 2015, were announced on the TBW website.
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.