VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle clothing designer and manufacturer Canari Cyclewear has bolstered its U.S. sales team by adding 10 new reps in the first quarter of 2008.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.
There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.
"Those Cannondale guys sure know how to ride a bike, but driving..." —BRAIN's Robert Torrico this past Friday.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—BikersandSellers.com platform provides an online swap meet for consumers to buy, sell or trade, new and used cycling related items to their fellow enthusiasts.
Retailers will also be able to target market items to local and a nationwide audience at no cost.
LUMBERTON, N.C. (BRAIN)—Aqu, Inc., organizers of The Tour of America, a multi-stage coast-to-coast professional bicycle road race, have postponed the inaugural race until September 2009.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Corsair Bikes had added three new international distributors, bringing the total number of countries with Corsair Bikes distribution to 19.
CRANSTON, R.I. (BRAIN)—After four years with Uvex Sports and more than 14 years in public relations, Maria Miglioretti has decided to leave the field to pursue other ventures.
"Your bail should not be more than three times your bar tab." —Mutt Lynch's (food and drink establishment) billboard near the Newport Beach Pier.
—Thank you for all the positive e-mail feedback regarding yesterday's The 5th Spot.
WOOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead has appointed Orange Sport Supply Inc. as the official FSA Warranty Center for Canada.
Orange Sport Supply is now the complete service center for FSA, Gravity and VisionTech products.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback has launched of a brand new Web site that has been completely redesigned.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong will be doing something unprecedented this summer as it provides 1,000 bikes each for the Democratic and Republican national conventions.
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CANTON, MA (BRAIN)—Schlage Lock Co., owner of the Kryptonite brand of locks, and Todson, distributor of the OnGuard brand of locks, have settled a patent dispute involving a lock mounting bracket. The companies signed a settlement agreement March 7.
EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN)—Eugene Sloane, author of "The Complete Book of Bicycling," died of complications from pneumonia last Saturday. He was 91.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canada’s Dorel Industries will no longer file certain reports with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, but remains a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycling and Mountain Bike magazines have moved their West Coast office from Burbank to Valencia.
Bicycling editor-in-chief Steve Madden said Valencia is a better location for testing and meeting with people in the industry.
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BY LYNETTE CARPIET
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Bike Summit broke records last month as 525 advocates, transportation and health officials, suppliers and retailers donned power suits—and fluorescent bike pins—to make a case for bicycling at the nation’s capital.
BY MATT WIEBE
AGOURA, CA—Last year industry veterans said bike sales grow when the economy goes soft. But as they look ahead now, many are taking in a deep breath as it seems this recession may be different.
BY MARC SANI
TAIPEI, Taiwan—Jay Graves was walking the aisles at the Taipei International Cycle Show when he bumped into Tony Lo, Giant’s chief executive officer; their conversation quickly turned to how consumers will react to higher bicycle prices.