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Posted April 21, 2009

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—A private backer has pledged $1 million to help build a new destination bike park in a 35-acre no-man's land between Interstates 84 and 205 near the former Rocky Butte jail, according to a recent story in The Oregonian.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 21, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Momentum Magazine is celebrating its fourth birthday this May/June and the magazine’s staff is getting ready to celebrate.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted April 21, 2009

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Thule is voluntarily recalling Fit Kit numbers 3068 and 3069 used in conjunction with the 460 and 460R Podium Foot Packs.

Posted in Recalls
Posted April 20, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—While hope for sales growth in the near future remains slim, Performance Bicycle chief executive officer Jim Thompson is taking an extended view of the retail business and preparing for a rebound in consumer confidence.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 20, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Rocky Mountain has hired a new sales rep in the Northwest United States.

Eric Daignault, based in Portland, Oregon, will act as the sales rep for Alaska, Washington and Oregon. Daignault most recently managed the Downtown Bike Gallery in Portland

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 20, 2009

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation and the Clean Air Partnership are once again once again hosting Canada's Bike Summit 2009.

Bike Summit 2009 will be held on Thursday, May 28 at the Novotel Toronto Centre.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 20, 2009

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Upland Sports Group, exclusive distributor of Capo Cycling Apparel and Capo Custom Apparel, has moved from Oakland, California.

Their new address and phone/fax number is:

5909 Christie Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel: (510) 652-4074
Fax: (510) 652-4082

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 20, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—RentaBikeNow.com has launched North America’s only coast-to-coast bike rental service that provides bikes, accessories and tours so travelers can ride bikes everywhere.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—It’s a dark day when legislators start designing bicycle products, Bob Burns told attendees at the Bicycle Leadership Conference last week.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM once again held its annual road and MTB launches to a host of cycling journalists at this year's Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 19, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Leslie Bohm looks forward to a day when we won’t need awards to recognize advocacy work, he said in his acceptance speech for a BRAINy for Individual Advocate of the Year. Until then, he said, he appreciated the recognition.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted April 19, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—There’s been much hand wringing over inventory issues this season, and it will continue. But when Chris Speyer looks at 2008’s ending inventory level, he notes that it’s much closer to year’s past than most realize.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Sunny skies and warm temperatures helped this year’s Sea Otter Classic see double-digit attendance increases the first three days of the show.

Sunday was down 5-8 percent, according to Sea Otter president and chief executive officer Frank Yohannan.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 17, 2009

"We're concentrating on the high end this year."

Posted in North America
Posted April 16, 2009

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles and Crankbrothers have formed a new partnership that showcases both company’s new 2009 product offerings. The special makeup build kits by Titus will feature the new Cobalt and Iodine wheelsets and will be offered on the Titus 2009 FTM, X and El Guapo models.

Posted in North America
Posted April 16, 2009

CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports hired Chris Bogue as the company's new vice president of sales. Bogue, previously vice president of sales and strategic accounts at Pearl Izumi, comes to Veltec with over 25 years of experience in outdoor and cycling products.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 16, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The industry is keeping an eye on a new venture taking shape in Denver. Will 65 kiosks housing 1,000 bikes alter this sprawling Western city’s attitude toward bicycles and commuting?

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 16, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Amidst the eventual sunny skies and swirling winds, many vendors echoed the same sentiments when asked about how they were faring during this down economy as the Sea Otter Classic opened yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 15, 2009

"Do you need anything else from me? I have to go hit a golf shot."

—Raleigh America president Steve Meineke talking to his accountant on his cell phone on the 13th hole at Bayonet golf course.

For a recap of the BLC golf outing yesterday, visit the BRAIN Blog (click on link).

Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2009

SCHWABISCH GMUND, Germany (BRAIN)—With one month to go, all exhibitor space for the first European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition (EHBE) have been sold.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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