FAIRFAX, CA (BRAIN)—Six-time Leadville 100 winner, and former US Mountain Bike team member, Dave Wiens, will lead a new annual cycling event for the Bay Area, The Dirt Bowl, to be held on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7.
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—For the second consecutive year, mechanics have filled up the Park Tool Tech Summit in Philadelphia.
HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group N.V. has acquired Bäumker & Co, a German trading company of bikes and parts and accessories that also distributes Batavus, a brand owned by Accell.
BALA CYNWYD, PA (BRAIN)—Vic Rollins has been let go as vice president of sales at Sweetskinz.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—John Duke, senior vice-president of print media at Competitor Group, will leave the company. After two years at CGI, and 14 successful years as publisher of Triathlete Magazine, Duke has decided to pursue other opportunities that will be announced at a later date.
"The closest thing we have to any lift-assisted bike park is Whistler, and that's a pretty substantial drive. I think Stevens Pass is primed for it."
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has partnered with the International Cycling Union (UCI) to supply a full stable of road, time trial, track, mountain and BMX frames to the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland.
WESTPORT, MA (BRAIN)—Village Bicycle has closed its doors. Owner James LeBelle made the announcement on the company's Web site, citing "the tough economy."
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Importers of bicycle tubing, speedometers, road and hydraulic disc brakes are back to paying the full duty on imported parts as of January, 1.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Mike Gaumond has replaced Pat Hus as CEO of Titus Cycles. Gaumond brings over 20 years of senior management experience to Titus including prior CEO, general management, product management and business development roles in companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 500.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Scott USA, Raleigh America and Marin Bikes are among the 20 largest unsecured creditors listed in the Dec. 29 bankruptcy filing of Ski Market, a 52-year-old ski and bike chain operating in the Northeast.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar & Company has hired two new sales agencies to its sales rep force. The Mid-Atlantic Territory will be covered by DS Specialty Sports, LTD and the New England Territory will be covered by Stoner-Andrews.
"I am very excited. I want to have the best bike. It is very important to have the best if you want to win the Tour de France. This is why I made it a requirement to have Specialized as the team bike for my return to Astana.”
MARINA, CA (BRAIN)—Recently established Sidi America, Inc. has redrawn sales representation lines in the key Northern California-Western Nevada territory.
WILLIAMSBURG, VA (BRAIN)—If the 2009 holiday season is any indication of what this year holds for the IBD, things could be looking up. And you might be surprised what the big sellers were for them this December.
BY MEGAN TOMPKINS
LUSAKA, Zambia—Steven Chilinga swings his leg over the seat of his bicycle and pedals expertly along the rutted dirt path that leads from his home on the outskirts of the rural Zambian village of Keembe. A wisp of a boy, he must stand to reach the pedals of his adult-sized frame.
BY MARC SANI AND DOUG MCCLELLAN
TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Taichung Mayor Jason Hu beamed as he welcomed hundreds of product managers and executives to Taichung Bike Week.
BY NICOLE FORMOSA
TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Taiwan executives project little or no growth in 2010 as the island’s manufacturing industry stabilizes in the wake of the global recession.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company’s 2010 catalog is now available and will start shipping to dealers this week.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—The new year will be the 125th anniversary of the Italian Cycling Federation, and it will begin with an important agreement: Full Speed Ahead will be the new official partner of FCI for track sector through 2012.