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Posted September 28, 2009

SRAM's XX group attracted a lot of attention at Interbike in its own right but a close look in the jewel boxes showcasing the new mountain group revealed some special guests: a tarantula and a bearded lizard. SRAM’s David Zimberoff said the company rented the desert creatures from a local pet shop.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike officials were surprised—and relieved—by the turnout at this year’s show, which concluded on Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 27, 2009

COLUMBIA, MO (BRAIN)—Click on link for Parade story on some bike friendly cities in the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 27, 2009

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Parents on the hunt for kids bikes this holiday season will have a fast and easy way to find the bike they want and have it shipped, fully assembled, to their doorstep.

Posted in North America
Posted September 27, 2009

LONDON, UK (BRIAN)—Factory Media and Dig BMX Magazine have added Scott Towne as U.S. advertising manager to the Dig staff. Towne will be responsible for U.S. ad sales for Dig BMX magazine and DIGBMX.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 27, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Two fundamentals of recreation have come together as nationwide bike rental network RentaBikeNow.com joins forces with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), which drives the conversion of former railroad lines into recreational paths.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—On page 25 of today's Show Daily issue (click on link for full issue), we wrote in the headline "Chariot Carriers Redesigns Popular Cheetah Line, But Pricing Goes Up." The headline should have read that "...Pricing Goes Down."

We apologize for the error.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 24, 2009

Click on link to view Show Daily Issue Three.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 24, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is launching October 1 as a new organization to promote and facilitate interscholastic high school mountain biking in the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 24, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—A standing room only crowd jammed into IMBA’s industry breakfast on Thursday morning at Interbike for an annual update on the mountain bike advocacy group’s efforts.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 24, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Jamis Bicycles started off Interbike on a sore note as 13 high-end 2010 full-suspension mountain bikes disappeared after leaving Jamis’ warehouse in New Jersey.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 24, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Coming into Interbike, Thule’s Peter Pell didn’t know what to expect. But in the midst of tough times, he certainly didn’t expect this.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 23, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products and BMC will end their distribution agreement, effective next July, both companies confirmed on Wednesday.

BMC has formed a new U.S. subsidiary, and will assume sales and marketing responsibilities for the brand effective immediately.

Posted in North America
Posted September 23, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Terry Precision Bicycles signed a license agreement for Advanced Sports, Inc. (ASI) to distribute an expanded line of women's performance and lifestyle bicycles.

Posted in North America
Posted September 23, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRIAN)—As Bikes Belong celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, executive director Tim Blumenthal (pictured) takes heart that the industry has coalesced around its role as the leading advocacy voice.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 23, 2009

Click on link to view Show Daily Issue Two.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 23, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Guru’s ownership group has entered into a new partnership with an investor group led by Ted Matthews.

Posted in North America
Posted September 23, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—For those physically not at Interbike you can now view Bicycle Retailer's complete Show Daily issues online in PDF form.

Click on link to view Day 1. Be sure to come back Thursday and Friday for complete Day 2 and Day 3 Show Dailies.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 22, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Specialized employees, retailers and journalists rolled into Outdoor Demo yesterday amidst a champagne salute to celebrate the finish of a six-day ride to Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 22, 2009

There's only one place you can see Fox Racing's Greg Lenac compete at foosball while watching Cannondale's Bill Rudell fire up the grill. Keep that up, Bill, and the wife's going to want you to cook at home!!!

Click on link to visit the BRAIN Blog and see shots from the OutDoor Demo.

Posted in North America

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