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).
"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.
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.
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.
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.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM has signed a four-year agreement to be the presenting sponsor of the Sea Otter Classic.
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.
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.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong, the national coalition of U.S. bicycling manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, has named Colle+McVoy its agency of record.
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.
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PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN)—Late Sunday afternoon Nikita Dorcinvil, an independent rep for Marin, was stacking bikes in his trailer in hopes of leaving Rhode Island in time to catch the last ferry to Long Island, New York, where he lives.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—More than 80 percent of bicycle retailers who responded to a recent Bikes Belong survey said bike advocacy makes bicycling easier, safer and more widespread. Sixty percent of the respondents said advocacy leads to more sales in their stores.
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—3G Bikes has launched a new Web site with an updated contemporary look, along with information on new designs, photos and videos.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors will find out how retailers in Boston have fared this season as part of the magazine’s Dealer Tour that kicks off today.
PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN)—Shannon Austin, standing outside J&B Importers tent as Outdoor Demo East’s first day came to a close, summed up the general mood among most exhibitors: “It’s not quite as busy as last year, but the weather is a whole lot better.”
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—Bike manufacturers wanting to take advantage of a stay of enforcement on the stricter lead limits in children’s bicycles have until the end of the day to file a report detailing the lead content in certain children’s products.
HERMOSA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—The inaugural Cycle of Influence [COI] Conference has been postponed to 2010, with tentative dates set for October 20 - 22.
According to Sergio Bravo, executive producer of COI, the delay will only "help us and our supporters plan better for the 2010 event."
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Outdoor Retailer 2010 Summer Market Open Air Demo will take place on Monday August 2, followed by the Summer Market Expo which will run Tuesday through Friday, August 3-6.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—True Temper Sports Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, largely because of a downturn in the golf equipment industry.
The company, best known for making golf club shafts, also serves the bicycle industry with tubing, forks and seatposts.