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Posted September 19, 2011

"No, I crash too much."

—Barry Bonds, commenting on the Interbike show floor if he races bikes currently.

Posted in North America
Posted September 19, 2011

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—Ford unveiled an e-bike for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

And although the automobile company admitted it has no plans to put the two-wheeler into production, the "E-Bike Concept is part of Ford's ongoing research into alternative transportation.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 19, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP will dramatically increase its inventory of Zipp products in 2012.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 17, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—New York City will launch a comprehensive bike share system that will include Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn in 2012.

Posted in Industry News
Posted September 17, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Jeff Schumacher, formerly Sports Authority's chief marketing officer, "has resigned from The Sports Authority," the company said in a brief statement.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 17, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness has appointed Verde PR & Consulting as its public relations agency of record.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 17, 2011

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has added Scott Carey to its network of independent sales representatives.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 17, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—After a brief Southern California scare, it seems the overwhelming majority of attendees were happy that Interbike stayed in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 16, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Bell Sports has filed a lawsuit against Specialized Bicycle Components claiming that the Morgan Hill, California, company has engaged in unfair and unlawful business practices. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily 3).

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--Try smiling, wearing a skimpy outfit and standing on your feet all day while you attempt to charm strangers and lure them into trade show booths by talking about products you know little about.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 15, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--“We won,” Tim Blumenthal said.

The Bikes Belong president celebrated an industry victory yesterday as Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, withdrew an amendment that could have jeopardized at least $200 million in federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--The International Mountain Biking Association drew its usual standing-room-only crowd for its yearly update on dirt projects, advocacy work and future initiatives.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 15, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--Felt Bicycles and the Netherlands-based Skil-Shimano professional cycling team have signed a three-year agreement, plus an option for further years.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The industry is mobilizing to oppose an amendment introduced Wednesday by a U.S. senator that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily #2).

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 15, 2011

MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)--An 85-year-old woman drove her Cadillac Deville through a plate glass window at Rock N' Road's Mission Viejo (CA) location.

Customers encountered a close call on Tuesday, but no one was injured.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 14, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Greg LeMond, the first American Tour de France winnerand three-time overall winner, will ride the September 17 Echelon Gran Fondo in Palo Alto.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted September 14, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply will be distributing Almond Shoes with first deliveries starting in November.

Targeted to the BMX Freestyle market, SBS will be stocking two models in five different color ways.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 14, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has reached an agreement with Spot LLC, leaders in personal satellite messaging and emergency communication technologies, to distribute Spot satellite messaging products.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 14, 2011

BOOTLEG CANYON, NV (BRAIN)--Maybe that will keep people from whining about the heat at the Outdoor Demo. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily 1).

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted September 13, 2011

LONDON (BRAIN)—Brompton plans to pair with its dealers to open a handful of company branded stores in Asia and Europe in the next year, the company’s marketing manager Emerson Roberts said on Monday.

Posted in International

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