CU students find use for old race numbers • High demand closes Frostbike Registration • Liv/Giant adds marketing manager
Editor's note: Former BRAIN managing editor Jill Janov happened to be vacationing in Seattle last weekend and, homesick for journalism and the bike industry, volunteered to check in with some of the city's bike retailers to see how they were dealing with the snow storm.
BIARRITZ, France (BRAIN) Jan 23, 14:31 MT — BH Bikes has expanded into France with a company-owned subsidiary in Biarritz, a tourist beach town on the Bay of Biscayne about 10 miles from the Spanish border.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN) Jan 23, 12:42 MT — Raleigh America has signed a multi-year global licensing agreement with LifeCore Fitness whereby it’s transferring the operation of its Diamondback Fitness division to the Vista, California, company.
Hincapie hires Zornes; grows tri sponsorship • Florida dealers association progressing on trail system • Trips for Kids to host 14th Annual 'Brews, Bikes and Bucks' Bash • BRAIN web editor joins retailer's radio show
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) Jan 23, 06:55 MT — To serve the surging triathlon market, Portland, Oregon-area chain Bike Gallery has converted the upper floor of its Beaverton location into a separate store, Epic Tri Shop. A grand opening is set for this Wednesday evening.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Jan 20, 17:42 MT — Bikes exported from Taiwan returned to 2009 levels last year, dropping 13.7 percent in units from 2010. But the value of those exports rose 10.7 percent an indicator of the island’s ongoing shift to higher quality, innovative products.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) Jan 20, 17:04 MT — A huge snow-rain-and-ice storm that hit the Seattle area this week, leaving as many as 250,000 people without power, has brought bike retail sales to a near halt.
KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) Jan 20, 14:01 MT — Scott Bicycles has increased dealer prices and MSRPs on most of its bicycles, the company announced this week.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) Jan. 20, 10:15 am MT — Industry veteran Chris DiStefano will be joining the clothing company Rapha starting next month.
Free-Flite donates $10,000 to SORBA chapter • Switchback magazine partners with IMBA
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) Jan 20 — Tonight at 8, ABC television viewers will watch judges decide whether to support a business pitch fr
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 5:47 pm MT— Specialized Bicycle has hired a new general manager for the U.S. market with decades of experience in the footwear and outdoors industry.
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 5:30 pm MT — The mountain bike cult brand Maverick has shut down as of Jan. 1, and the brand's future is uncertain.
GLEN ROCK, NJ (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 5:20 pm MT — “When it comes to wrenching, I believe I’m number one,” Juan Mejia says. Well, if time spent in front of a repair stand is any indicator, that may not be boasting.
SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, Scotland (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 2:39 pm MT —Hotlines Europe is the new exclusive UK distributor for DT Swiss wheelsets, suspension and accessories.
New Belgium Brewery awards Bikes Belong $30k grant • NICA honors students, volunteers and supporters • Nineteen Wetsuits moves offices • Northwave continues RadioShack-Nissan-Trek sponsorship
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 8:40 am MT —Sunglass maker SPY has joined USA Cycling as an official sponsor.
OLNEY, Il (BRAIN) Jan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Jan. 18, 1:11 pm MT—Giant Bicycle is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 900 road bikes because their forks can crack.
No injuries have been reported as a result of the fork problem.