MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Knog has won nearly AU$1 million from the Australian government to develop three new product lines in the next two years.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Clif Bar is the new title sponsor of CrossVegas, signing a multi-year deal.
As a result, the 5th annual international cyclocross race scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Las Vegas following the first day of Interbike will be titled Clif Bar CrossVegas.
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, slated for Sacramento, California, March 2-4, has increased its inclusion of new builders by upping the number of new builder tables to 20, up from 14 at the 2011 show in Austin, Texas.
BUENA VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Cat Gruener-Goss has joined The Trailhead and Trailhead Cycle & Ski as general manager.
FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—With the vast variety of styles, sizes and shapes of headtubes being produced by frame manufacturers, it can be incredibly difficult for cyclists to determine what size and style headset they need.
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Backcountry.com has acquired CompetitiveCyclist.com and its family of specialty retail stores.
"I thought if I show up in court I might have a say and show how unbelievably ludicrous this is."
—Juan Rodriguez. The New York City bicyclist fought a ticket for running a red light, lost and was ordered to pay $1,500 in fines. The citation was Rodriguez's third bike ticket since March.
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—David Pfeiffer, who served as chairman of the board of directors of the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) from 1985-86, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. He was 81 years old.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cyclone Bicycle Supply of Portland, Oregon, has launched its new online ordering system.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Light & Motion is planning to double their footprint by expanding into a new space to support their business growth.
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Bicycles and Cap's Westwood Cycle are opening the first Norco Partnership Store.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Portland's city council has voted to approve spending $2 million in federal funds on a bike sharing program.
OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin International, a unit of Garmin Ltd., has unveiled Vector–a pedal based power meter.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—As members of the cycling industry make plans to attend Interbike and the OutDoor Demo this September, Interbike wants to point out some key changes to the show's hours.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp and PressCamp, have added Robert Roman to its team. Roman joins Lifeboat Events Sept. 1 in the position of sales manager with responsibilities for account management and sales for the company’s 2012 events.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Messe München has given its ISPO Bike show dedicated management with the appointment of Eva Schlangenotto as exhibitor director.
PORTSMOUTH, NH (BRAIN)—POC Sports, supplier of gravity sports helmets, eyewear, body armor and apparel, has added industry sales veterans Tifosi Sales as POC USA’s Mid-Atlantic region wheels sales force.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Speedgoat.com has hired Andy Clark as its new head of operations.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired James Peters as its new director of product development and global sourcing.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Outside Magazine has unveiled its fourth annual “Best Places to Work” list and some familiar names are on it including Clif Bar (#5), Santa Cruz Bicycles (#27), Camelbak (#44) and QBP (#49).