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Posted October 15, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Bicycle injuries in the United States have become more severe and there has been a marked increase in chest and stomach injuries, according to a recent Reuters story.

Click on link for full story.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted October 15, 2009

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona Bicycles and Roadmonkey Adventure Philanthropy have partnered to provide Kona AfricaBikes to ethnic minority students in Vietnam's Central Highlands.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 15, 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—Sidewall Distribution has added Shitluck Clothing to its line of distributed brands.

“We did it. We're going to the dark side," said Sidewall's director Mark Owen.

Posted in North America
Posted October 15, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Triathlete Magazine's Kona Demo Days saw a 15 percent increase in the number of vendors attending this year’s event.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 15, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The number of bicycles imported into the United States dropped by 1.822 million units through August, putting importers on track for one of their smallest years in a decade.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 15, 2009

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Despite a feeble economy and a very wet summer with only three days without rain in June, Boston retailers reported sales that were only slightly down this season to visitors on the final day of the three-day Boston Dealer Tour.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 14, 2009

"I miss it a lot. I feel so much better when I ride. I come in to the office, get cleaned up and you feel like you can take on the world. I ride at 5 a.m., all by myself, no police. It's wonderful."

Posted in North America
Posted October 14, 2009

GARDEN GROVE, CA (BRAIN)—Pace Sportswear's line of headwear has a new addition to its line up with 53x11 Coffee.

53x11 was started as a way to provide the best tasting coffees to fellow cyclists and triathletes.

Posted in North America
Posted October 14, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Canada's Moser Enterprises, has issued a voluntary recall of about 5,000 Schwalbe Ultremo R Bicycle Tires. The manufacturer is Ralf Bohle GmbH of Germany.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 14, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Electra Bicycle Company, have announced a voluntary recall of about 6,400 Electra bicycles with front trays or baskets from 2009 (3,000 units were previously recalled in March 2009).

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 13, 2009

"It's the smallest gallery in maybe the world, but definitely Boston"—Broadway Bicycle School's Suzanne Hunt referring to the art exhibit in the shop's tiny one-man bathroom.

Posted in North America
Posted October 13, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, MA (BRAIN)—September is a make-or-break sales month among Cambridge bike shops in this university town anchored by Harvard and surrounded by MIT and Tufts.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 13, 2009

MURRIETA, CA (BRAIN)—Turner Suspension Bicycles has hired LJ Miller as their new in house sales manager. Miller will be responsible for communication with current Turner dealers as well as expanding the dealer network within the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 13, 2009

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—The California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has selected Trips for Kids (TFK) as its 2009 Non-Profit Organization of the Year from more than 700 nominees.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 13, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM has signed a four-year agreement to be the presenting sponsor of the Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted October 12, 2009

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Boston dealers have catered to the local clientele by offering diverse brand options judging by the three shops visited on the first day of BRAIN’s Boston Dealer Tour yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 12, 2009

Aaron "Sonny" Harris, longtime owner of Harris Cyclery, let us in on his secret to keeping a youthful spirit during our visit to his shop Monday as part of BRAIN's Boston Dealer Tour: tap dancing.

The 76-year-old recently took up the hobby and practices every week in class alongside 18 ladies. Wise man.

Posted in North America
Posted October 12, 2009

LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac Mountain Bikes has completed an all-new Web site. Not only has the Web site been updated with all 2010 bikes, images and information, but it features new navigation and an easier to use interface.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 12, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong, the national coalition of U.S. bicycling manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, has named Colle+McVoy its agency of record.

Posted in North America
Posted October 11, 2009

STARLIGHT, IN (BRAIN)—With the temperatures in the mid-40s, approximately 700 cycling enthusiasts took to the road Sunday morning for the 32nd annual Harvest Homecoming Bicycle Tour.

Click on link for full Courier Journal story.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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