"I thought if I show up in court I might have a say and show how unbelievably ludicrous this is."
—Juan Rodriguez. The New York City bicyclist fought a ticket for running a red light, lost and was ordered to pay $1,500 in fines. The citation was Rodriguez's third bike ticket since March.
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—David Pfeiffer, who served as chairman of the board of directors of the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) from 1985-86, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. He was 81 years old.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cyclone Bicycle Supply of Portland, Oregon, has launched its new online ordering system.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Light & Motion is planning to double their footprint by expanding into a new space to support their business growth.
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Bicycles and Cap's Westwood Cycle are opening the first Norco Partnership Store.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Portland's city council has voted to approve spending $2 million in federal funds on a bike sharing program.
OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin International, a unit of Garmin Ltd., has unveiled Vector–a pedal based power meter.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—As members of the cycling industry make plans to attend Interbike and the OutDoor Demo this September, Interbike wants to point out some key changes to the show's hours.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp and PressCamp, have added Robert Roman to its team. Roman joins Lifeboat Events Sept. 1 in the position of sales manager with responsibilities for account management and sales for the company’s 2012 events.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Messe München has given its ISPO Bike show dedicated management with the appointment of Eva Schlangenotto as exhibitor director.
PORTSMOUTH, NH (BRAIN)—POC Sports, supplier of gravity sports helmets, eyewear, body armor and apparel, has added industry sales veterans Tifosi Sales as POC USA’s Mid-Atlantic region wheels sales force.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Speedgoat.com has hired Andy Clark as its new head of operations.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired James Peters as its new director of product development and global sourcing.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Outside Magazine has unveiled its fourth annual “Best Places to Work” list and some familiar names are on it including Clif Bar (#5), Santa Cruz Bicycles (#27), Camelbak (#44) and QBP (#49).
By Marc Sani
SEATTLE, WA—Three employees from Dave Guettler’s River City Bicycles were swamped with work as hundreds, if not several thousand cyclists, clogged a major food stop on the annual Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic—best known as the STP.
By Nicole Formosa
MUNICH, Germany—It could become a slugfest between two German trade shows, Eurobike and Bike Expo. Messe München threw the first punch announcing it would re-launch its show next year with new dates, 13 days before Eurobike.
WICHITA, KS (BRAIN)—GearUp, a bike storage company, has reached an agreement with Steady Corp. PTY of Perth, Australia, for the exclusive marketing rights to the new Steady Rack bicycle storage system for the U.S. marketplace.
PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Dirt Rag magazine, with help from Clif Bar, is transitioning its two publications to a recycled, sustainable paper source.
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has unveiled a new tagline that will permeate all of its communications. Dahon believes the new phrase, “Freedom Unfolds”, conveys their evolving creative direction, while further distinguishing the brand from its competitors.