"In Kentucky, you can't love your grandmother more than basketball. And if you did, your grandmother would tell you you're stupid."
—Van Florence, president of Kentucky booster organization Committee of 101.
ARLINGTON, VA (BRAIN)—Revolution Cycles is going to launch a unique "City Hub" concept store located at 220 Twentieth Street in the heart of Crystal City. Revolution Cycles City Hub is scheduled to open in the spring of 2010, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the National Bike Summit on Capitol Hill.
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead Europe has hired two new staff members: Roberto Rinaldi and Stefano Bucci.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Darren Zielinski, former vice president of sales and marketing for Rocket Science Sports, has launched a blog aimed at bicycle retailers.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports launched a new dealer incentive program at this year's Interbike. This program will offer a monthly discount or promotion to U.S. dealers through 2009 and into 2010.
Don't miss The Pabst Blue Ribbon Manic Mechanic! It's a true test of skill, speed and grease knowledge, with Rocky Mountain's most talented and passionate bicycle mechanics bringing all they have to the table. Open to all bicycle mechanics currently employed by a shop or team. Spectators are encouraged.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing, the leading provider of content-rich Web site solutions for the bicycle industry, and 3DVO, a recognized leader in Rich Media, have formed a strategic partnership to deliver advanced product imagery to industry suppliers and retailers.
BOTHELL, WA (BRAIN)—Corsair Bikes is now accepting applications from riders interested in competing on Corsair Bikes during the 2010 Season.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—Sidewall Distribution has added TSG Safety Gear to its line of distributed brands.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has appointed Peter Denk as its director of technology for the R&D team.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Monica Davis is joining Giant Bicycle in the role of regional sales manager, west. She begins her new position on Monday, October 26.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Prologo saddles has partnered up with 3A Distribuidora for sales in Brazil.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids has announced that Magura Direct, United States distributor of Uvex helmets and sunglasses, will donate one dollar to Trips for Kids for every children's helmet sold during the 2009 holiday season.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists has unveiled 15 new Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and three renewing BFCs.
EL SEGUNDO, CA (BRAIN)—The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Director Office of International programs and Intergovernmental Affairs has selected ACT Lab as a representative “Stakeholder” participant to accompany the CPSC delegation to 3rd Biennial United States – China Consumer Product Safety
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Coming off a small but successful first year in Dallas, the Texas Custom Bicycle Show is coming to Austin this week for its second year with double the number of exhibitors to be part of the Livestrong Expo at the Austin LiveStrong Challenge October 23-25.
"It's very difficult to find parking around here, and this option is better for our environment."
—Thomas Goetz, owner the brothel Maison d'Envie, or House of Desire, on offering discounts to customers who pedal bicycles to the door. Click on link for full story.
ARCATA, CA (BRAIN)—Kinetic Koffee, a coffee roaster specializing in certified organic coffees for the cycling and outdoor enthusiast, announced the arrival of its 2010 catalog and pricelist.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong’s new team has been given permission to race in many of cycling’s top events for the next four years, according to the Associated Press.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has launched a new Web site to coincide with its 2010 product line. The new site (click on link) features an improved visual presentation, more dynamic product displays and a more intuitive, streamlined system of navigating Felt’s diverse bicycle and parts offerings.