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Posted May 25, 2010
GARDEN GROVE, CA (BRAIN)—Cervélo opened its Southern California R & D facility to a small group of journalists and retailers on Monday afternoon timed with the launch of its limited production R5ca road frame, the California team’s first release.

Posted in North America
Posted May 25, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has opened online registration to retail attendees of the Interbike International Expo 2010, September 22-24, preceded by OutDoor Demo on September 20 and 21. Qualified buyers are invited to register at www.interbike.com/register/attendee-registration (click on link).
Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted May 25, 2010
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Topeak has hired Eddie O'Dea as its U.S. in-market representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 25, 2010
"I'm doing it now because, well, look, with the benefit of hindsight and a somewhat different perspective, I made some misjudgments. And of course, I can sit here and say all day long, if I could do it again I'd do something different, but I just don't have that choice.
Posted in North America
Posted May 25, 2010
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Todson has hired Bert Low as its new sales manager.

Low will be handling sales to national sporting good chains as well as Todson’s network of wholesale distributors, according to a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 25, 2010
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has promoted Aaron Tieman to national sales manager, replacing Steve Glazer.

Glazer, who had been with Marin for 10 years, chose to pursue opportunities outside the industry, according to a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 24, 2010
Chris Carmichael's tribute to Bill Edwards—a racer, coach and educator—who passed away recently after a long battle with cancer.

The following are Carmichael's comments:

Posted in North America
Posted May 24, 2010
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—With the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show scheduled for Austin, Texas, February 25-27, preparations are already underway, with significant members of the Austin cycling community—Mellow Johnny's and the Bicycle Sport Shop—pledging their support for the world's No. 1 custom bicycle show.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 24, 2010
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—DepartmentofGoods.com is a new online gear megastore that sells the latest outdoor, surf, skate, bike, and mountain equipment from more than 400 brands at closeout prices, according to a press release.

Posted in North America
Posted May 24, 2010
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events is forming an advisory board—comprised of nine bicycle suppliers and three retailers—to ensure that DealerCamp best serves the industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 24, 2010
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Fratelli Industries is a new, state of the art, 1,000 square meter facility specializing in the exclusive production of high-end rims and spokes for the industry, located in the Chang Hua area, outside of Taichung, Taiwan.

Posted in North America
Posted May 23, 2010
"The first time I got on my bike after I lost my sight, I fell over instantly. I was like a child again."

Posted in North America
Posted May 23, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists have unveiled their third annual Bicycle Friendly State (BFS) rankings.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 23, 2010
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Munich’s fledgling show, Bike Expo, has told organizers for Taichung Bike Week that they will sponsor the industry dinner during the official Dec. 4-8 gathering of international product managers.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week
Posted May 23, 2010
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Two months after signing a rental lease and doing extensive remodeling, Cory Clayton and Kelly Crean unveiled their new shop with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and barbecue on Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 23, 2010
THOUSAND OAKS, CA (BRAIN)—High-profile doping allegations made by Floyd Landis and at least one day of soggy weather didn’t dampen spirits among exhibitors at this year’s Tour of California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 20, 2010
VISALIA, CA (BRAIN)—"I have nothing to hide."

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2010
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Automotive giant Bosch is entering the bike industry with a new electronic drive system that will be spec’d by Cannondale on its first-ever e-bike.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2010
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Scott Struve joined Hayes Bicycle Group earlier this week as its director of marketing and product management, a newly created position at the Wisconsin-based company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2010
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has promoted Larry Burke to the newly created position of national sales manager. Burke, who has been Mavic’s longtime OEM sales manager, now also will handle aftermarket sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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