PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Urban Velo enters 2009 with the release of its 11th issue, with print circulation doubling to 5,000 copies, and online distribution eclipsing the 40,000 mark.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A 59-year-old physician who said he stopped his red Infiniti sedan in front of two cyclists to "teach them a lesson" on July 4 will stand trial.
He faces one felony count of reckless driving causing injury and two felony counts of battery with serious injury.
SAN MATEO, CA (BRAIN)—MTBR.com has long been known for its product reviews and trail reviews. But for the last couple of years, the number of bike shops listed in its Bike Shop Reviews section has grown to over 1800 listings.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The LA Times yesterday highlighted some California custom framebuilders who are doing well for themselves in an age when most bicycle manufacturing has gone to Asia.
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NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Based on figures from an annual count of bicyclists conducted since 1984, the New York City Department of Transportation said that commuter cycling rose a remarkable 35 percent between 2007 and 2008.
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VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—RoadBikeAction.com will launch a new column on October 30 entitled "Page 8: Lance Armstrong's Comeback Chronicles" covering the dramatic return to racing of the seven-time Tour de France champion.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—For 2009, Road Bike Action Magazine will expand to nine issues.
After a successful 2008, highlighted by the launch of www.roadbikeaction.com in July, the magazine's slogan for 2009 has become “Nine Great Issues in '09."
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The LA Times sent author and endurance cyclist Roy Wallack to Interbike to test out the latest and greatest SUBs (sport utility bikes) on the market.
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PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Dirt Rag Magazine is launching a new magazine called Bicycle Times.
This new magazine will focus on the pavement side of the bicycle experience—from commuting, to touring, to riding with family, to just pedaling around.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews, under its new owners, San Diego-based Competitor Group, is shifting gears as it sprints into a new media environment where consumers are getting information from print, the Web and now their cellphones.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—LA Times staff writer David Colker took a look at e-bikes while at Interbike. Click on link to see his full report.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—The "NBC Nightly News" on Monday featured Tom Brokaw (pictured) cruising Tiananmen Square on a Giant bike.
It was nearly 20 years ago that Brokaw rode a bike with a hidden camera through Tiananmen Square just after the 1989 student uprising.
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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Future, the special interest media company is celebrating its biggest month yet for its online cycling portfolio, after almost 3 million users visited BikeRadar.com and CyclingNews.com in July.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Velonews.com added a new products section to its Web site a few months ago and the site is looking to lift the profile of the section as it continues to rebuild its offerings after its redesign.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—"Don't you just love this time of year, when the birds, boats and cyclists come out? Well, two out of three ain't bad."
That was Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden (pictured) in a recent column he penned online.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Two Giant Bicycle dealers are to be featured in a news story for the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" tonight.
Broadcast news schedules are subject to change and the story may get moved to another date, depending on coverage of breaking news events.
REDMOND, WA (BRAIN)—Microsoft has formed a partnership with media company Rodale to deliver targeted advertising across Rodale's portfolio of health and fitness properties.
COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—Germany’s largest retailer co-op is putting on an unprecedented expo of its own this month, showcasing its house brands and getting a head start not only on the big fall trade expositions but on mainline brands’ dealer shows.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Bicycle Industry News, a trade publishing Web site in Australia, may hit your e-mail box soon. Tom Sherlock is taking over the site effective July 1.