LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac has hired Dan Roper as its new outside rep for the Wyoming and Utah territories.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—The 25th annual TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship drew huge crowds in excess of 300,000 this past Sunday.
“It was just as crowded as it ever was,” said Pat Cunnane, president of Advanced Sports. “There were actually more participants in the ride.”
VENTURA, CA (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing.com has partnered with MapMyFitness to bring cutting-edge fitness applications to its clients’ Web sites.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Specialized cemented its commitment to the transportation category this week by launching its Globe brand, a line of five lifestyle driven bicycles.
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—LifeSport Coaching, the Official Coaches of Ironman worldwide, has partnered with Blue Competition Cycles.
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura USA will now begin to distribute Vaude Bike Sports.
Beginning January 1, 2010, Magura USA will assume the entire distribution of Vaude Bike Sports products. Effective immediately, Magura will be responsible for all summer 2010 pre-orders.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano has teamed up with Anthill Films to produce a series of videos that showcase its 2009 mountain disc brake technologies through the eyes of some of the best in the sport.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—It’s not entirely clear what impact the Clean Energy Bill will have, if any, on the bicycle industry.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—With two weeks to go, the inaugural Lifeboat Solutions Press Camp is shaping up to be one of the key cycling media events of the year.
"She's a very human person. She's a bicycle rider, I'm a bicycle rider. We talked a little bit about our favorite routes."
—Senator Chuck Schumer on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Wayne Lumpkin, founder of Avid, has acquired majority interest in Spot Brand, manufacturer of mountain, cyclocross and commuter bikes and integrator and distributor of Gates Carbon Drive belt systems through CD Enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
CARY, NC (BRAIN)—The owners of BMX company Eastern Bikes, Michael Corley and Jon Byers, have created a distribution company called Ebius Trading & Distributing.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has identified that a limited number of Bike Beams have been released to the market that don't close properly as the detent button doesn't engage.
CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—A judge has ordered the review of several years worth of documents from various parties who were involved with Iron Horse Bicycle Company before it went bankrupt earlier this year.
"Wassup, world? My name is Max Armstrong and I just arrived. My Mommy is healthy and so am I!"
—Lance Armstrong last week on Twitter, on the birth of his baby boy, Max. Congrats, Lance!!!
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)— REI is launching the Bike Your Drive mobile iPhone application, a free interactive tool that helps cyclists track, view and share their bicycling experiences.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Dorel has hired Lila Campbell as its new chief human resources officer – global for the Recreational/Leisure Segment.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Backcountry.com has launched a new clothing and accessory brand called Cutter.
Named in recognition of the gritty, underdog spirit of the Cutters team in the movie "Breaking Away," Cutter will appeal to the urban rider.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—California State Parks has proposed to open a singletrack trail for mountain biking in Marin County, on the shoulders of Mt. Tamalpais. The agency plans to allow bicycle use on the 4-mile Bill’s Trail segment, and is soliciting public comments on the project.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—USA Cycling has appointed Andrea Smith as director of media and communications for USA Cycling, the Colorado-based non-profit organization responsible for governing all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States.