ORONO, MAINE (BRAIN)—Fietsmarkt, a trade magazine for Dutch bicycle retailers, has again organized a tour of bicycle and accessory manufacturers in China from November 5 - 13, 2011. The Light Electric Vehicle Association is helping to promote the tour.
CORONA, CA (BRAIN)—Craig "Stikman" Glaspell will now head up action sports development and be involved with mountain bike marketing at Troy Lee Designs.
"My focus is all action sports, without motors..." he said in an email to colleagues and friends about his new position with Troy Lee.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative is introducing an “IBD friendly” approach to eCommerce with the launch of its new website, BikeStoreGuys.com.
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, slated for Sacramento, California, March 2-4, continues its streak of success by surpassing booth and exhibitor sales expectations for the end of June, and is expected to sell out by Thanksgiving.
GENEVA, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Kona Europe has appointed a UK sales and marketing team as part of parent company Kona Bicycles’ plan to go direct starting July 1.
“I guess you could say I was a hoarder of bike stuff.”
—Craig Morrow, who has opened up a museum in Pittsburgh to showcase his vast collection. Click on title and link to read full story.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Future has strengthened its cycling portfolio with more digital innovations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Federal Highway Administration has informed state Departments of Transportation of another rescission of funds, this time totaling $2.5 billion. The action is taken under the 2011 Full-year Continuing Appropriations Act.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—As part of an ongoing synthesis of their business practices, Shimano and Pearl Izumi have centralized their trade ordering, support and communications systems.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—Kirk Pacenti is aiming for a new industry-wide standard when it comes to cassette bodies for 10/11 speed systems.
BRAIN wishes you and yours a Happy 4th of July. Regular news will resume tomorrow.
NEW YORK, NY, (BRAIN)—Bicycling magazine will once again provide fans of the biggest cycling event in the world with live, comprehensive coverage of the 2011 Tour de France at its online destination, www.bicycling.com, including exclusive daily video contributions from inside t
SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN)—A new California law requiring out-of-state online retailers such as Amazon.com and Overstock.com to collect sales tax could level the playing field for Golden State bike shops. The law takes effect today.
PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press is rolling out its third title in less than a year with Switchback, a magazine focused on the mountain bike lifestyle.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Ride On, a key organizing exhibitor at Taichung Bike Week, is leaving the Freshfields Resort for the Hotel One in downtown Taichung. The Freshfields has been difficult to reach, especially during peak traffic hours, since it’s located on the outskirts of the city.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Showers Pass is moving its headquarters to a new, bigger and better space.
The new space, located in the Southeast industrial district, will double the company's office and warehouse capacity. The new facility is located at 2101 SE 6th Ave. in Portland.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Denver-based Boa Technology, maker of the patented Boa Closure System, has hired Vin Connolly as its global category manager.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Cycling’s governing body opened its Swiss headquarters to a small group of trade and consumer journalists this week as it looks to improve its image and build a stronger relationship with the industry.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—The FlipSide bike carrier is being recalled, according to Yakima.
A small number of units shipped from April 2008 through June 2011 have malfunctioned. In these instances, the FlipSide’s upright mast has folded to the side while the vehicle is in motion.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bike sales were up 7 percent through April, according to Bicycle Product Suppliers Association sell-through data from the Leisure Trends Group (LTG). Most of that growth is coming from road bikes and 29-inch mountain bikes.