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Posted December 16, 2009

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—For more than 130 years Castelli has been producing award-winning cycling apparel and accessories straight from Italy. Now, they can stick one more accolade in their cycling cap: the RealCyclist.com 2009 Vendor of the Year.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted December 16, 2009

TELGATE-BERGAMO, Italy (BRAIN)—Bike manufacturer Bianchi was affected by a serious fire yesterday at its Italian bicycle outside warehouse based in Telgate-Bergamo, Italy.

The warehouse is in another location and the Bianchi factory in Treviglio was not affected.

Posted in North America
Posted December 16, 2009

BRAIN's Twitter account has broken the 1,000 follower mark. Thanks to all those who are following us on Twitter. And for those that aren't, click on link to check out our Twitter page.

Posted in North America
Posted December 16, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Show organizers are researching the possibility of co-locating the Health and Fitness Business Expo (HFB) at the Sands Convention Center during Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted December 15, 2009

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—At next year's Eurobike, pedelecs and e-bikes will have a bigger presence than ever before.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 15, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP is piloting a new initiative focused on supplying bike dealers with freeride components, accessories and apparel for skilled mountain biking.

Posted in North America
Posted December 15, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Carmichael Training Systems has hired Nick Ramey as director of sales and marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 15, 2009

VANCOUVER, WA (BRAIN)—Fitness company Nautilus has entered into definitive agreements for the sale of certain assets of its commercial business to Fit Dragon International.

Posted in North America
Posted December 15, 2009

Crankbrothers is having a Christmas sidewalk sale and ride this Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Crankbrothers clothing, a limited number of demo wheelsets and a limited number of demo pedals will be marked 40-75 percent off.

Posted in North America
Posted December 14, 2009

DEARBORN, MI (BRAIN)—Michigan retailer Bikesport, Inc. has closed its doors citing a long list of reasons including a reserve account imposed by its credit card processor that took $60,000 out of the store’s operating cash flow.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 14, 2009

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Organizers of Taichung Bike Week are considering moving the 2010 event to the week of Nov. 15 instead of its customary time slot in early December.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week
Posted December 14, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Congressman Earl Blumenauer, New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, and artist/musician David Byrne joined officials from 15 big U.S. cities to unveil Cities for Cycling Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Posted in North America
Posted December 14, 2009

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Employees from Bethel, CT-based Cycling Sports Group (CSG) gathered last Friday to refurbish over 100 donated children’s bicycles and tricycles for community placement through local non-profit Danbury Youth Services.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 14, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)— The Alliance for Biking & Walking is awarding $104,000 in grants to five grassroots biking and walking advocacy organizations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 14, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show will offer a limited number of exhibitor tables to new builders, starting with the 2010 show, in Richmond, Virginia, February 26-28.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 13, 2009

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Wilderness Trail Bikes (WTB) has said its collaboration with IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) was an overwhelming success.

Posted in North America
Posted December 13, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Momentum Magazine has a new editor as the magazine's former web editor, Sarah Ripplinger, steps into the position. Former editor Amy Walker will now focus on her role as creative director/co-publisher.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted December 13, 2009

"Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it's bobsled time!"

—Sanka Coffie from "Cool Runnings"

Posted in North America
Posted December 13, 2009

PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN)—Bernie Hoffacker, the original owner of Palo Alto Sport and Toy World and Palo Alto Bicycles, died on December 5 at Stanford Hospital.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 13, 2009

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Focus bicycles will be sold through Performance’s Web site, catalog and select retail locations beginning this spring.

Posted in North America

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