WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—It was snowing cherry blossoms as delegates made their way to meetings with congressional members Thursday. And the streets were crowded with tourists who are in town for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Downeast to distribute Küat Racks • Women’s mountain bike retreat planned for Big Bear • Trek Dirt Series skills camps enter 12th season • Lenox, Mass, to host cyclosportif
League honors members of congress as Champions of Bicycling • League challenges nation to 'Get Up & Ride' • Cane Creek donates $8k
Velo-city Global conference planned for Vancouver • Bike Medicine adds reps • Teams announced for Exergy Tour • Raleigh U.K. team to race Battenkill • Fyxation introduces new pedal
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Thursday March 22 2012 9:59 AM MT—Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was blunt when he took the podium Wednesday morning during the annual National Bike Summit. “Charge up to Capitol Hill and say we need to pass the Senate bill.
Scott Cropper joins Panache Cyclewear • USA Cycling to distribute $421k to local programs • Tour of Utah opens volunteer registration • Chain reaction voted number one by Experian Hitwise
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday March 21 2012 3:04 PM MT—Shimano has hired Shuji Sakai as product training coordinator for its dealer-only website, s-tec.shimano.com.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday March 21 2012 2:46 PM MT—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has launched a Booster Fund program.
Editor's note: BRAIN Editor in Chief Lynette Carpiet is in Washington, D.C. this week at the National Bike Summit.
SPY Optic brings flyover to CrossVegas • Cervelo, DT Swiss join DealerCamp • New NuVinci website
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) Wednesday March 21 2012 7:30 AM MT—SPY Optic is sponsoring a new feature at this fall's Clif Bar CrossVegas race.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) Tuesday March 20 2012 12:01 PM MT—Organizers of Germany's EuroBike trade show are warning exhibitors to not do business with a company that may contact them offering a listing in an event guide.
Sigma sponsors RAAM team • Industry companies support OIWC series
LOS ALTOS, CA (BRAIN) Monday March 19 2012 4:52 PM MT—Vendor-Link Cycling is working on a consumer site that will allow online shoppers to find specific products that are currently in stock at their local specialty bike shops.
CGI announces executive appointments • Club Ride adds staff • Yakima joins New Belgium Urban Assault Ride series as sponsor
FREDERICKSBURG, VA (BRAIN)—Spanish helmet manufacturer Catlike is going direct in the U.S. It recently opened an office and warehouse in Virginia and is building up an independent rep force as it looks to grow its helmet sales.
Bike Summit kicks off Tuesday • Cyclone adds FSA, VDO and Muc-Off • Triton Imports is new exclusive U.K. distributor of SE Bikes • National Racing Calendar rolls out with Redlands Classic
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Outdoor retailers enjoyed a much-needed uptick in sales in February according to preliminary Outdoor RetailTRAK data from Leisure Trends Group.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) March 19 2012 8:10 AM MT—REI last week reported an 8.4 percent jump in annual sales for 2011, to $1.66 billion, but operating income was down slightly, to $116.2 million from 2010’s record $116.6 million.
Editor's note: The following article appears in the March 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.
By Matt Wiebe