"The reaction of people is usually like, 'Whoa, dude! You're the man.' One woman stopped me and said she was having a terrible day, but when she saw me riding the bike everything changed for her."
—Felix Hackenberg, who cycles with one leg better than most do with two. Click on link for full story.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley sales were up 7 percent in the first quarter of 2009, even as its parent company, Luxottica, faced a challenging period.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel’s IBD brands were a bright spot in the company’s bike division during the first quarter of 2009, posting 8 percent organic growth during the first three months of the year.
VENICE, Italy (BRAIN)—Team Astana is having financial troubles, but Lance Armstrong may be able to help.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—MSC Bikes SL will now be present in the U.S. market with its brand new distributor, MSC Bikes USA.
ROCHESTER, NY (BRAIN)—Terry Precision Cycling, a women's cycling company, has been acquired by former president and chief executive officer of the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Elisabeth Robert.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Since its inception in 2006, the Tour of California has always taken place in February, but not anymore.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized is once again hosting its annual Bike to Work Day Industry Commute Cup Challenge to inspire some friendly competition within the industry during National Bike to Work Week, May 11-15 2009.
CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—A U.S. bankruptcy judge ordered Iron Horse Bicycle Company to turn over reams of internal documents related to its Chapter 11 bankruptcy during a two-hour hearing at the Long Island Federal Courthouse on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN)—President Obama on Tuesday nominated Inez Moore Tenenbaum as chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Robert S. Adler as a new commissioner.
If confirmed by Congress, Tenenbaum would replace outgoing chair Nancy Nord, a George W. Bush appointee.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—In conjunction with their Bike to Work Week, City Channel 4 and CoralVision Channel 5 in Coralville, Iowa, will be broadcasting the video content from Growth Cycle's new Ready to Pedal DVD for the next two weeks.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (formerly known as Cannondale Sports Group) executive vice president of global marketing Bruno Maier is leaving the company.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Cadence Cycling & Multisport will close its Manhattan studio on May 17, citing slow sales due to the fall of the financial sector in the city.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—When you think LA traffic, you probably just think of the 405 freeway.
But according to LA Times columnist Lopez you should think again.
Click on link to see Lopez's full column.
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic reported a 21 percent drop in net sales for the first quarter, blaming the decline on sharply lower orders from OE manufacturers.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant chairman King Liu will embark on a challenging 1036-mile bicycle tour through China in May to promote the positive benefits of the cycling lifestyle.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Catalyst's national sales manager Rod Judd has exited the company. He will now work in a larger capacity for Boulder County's advocacy programs.
Judd had been with Catalyst for four years.
Judd's responsibilities will be turned over to Gregg Thayer.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Kickstand Magazine will launch its first issue (pictured) this June, and will have three more issues its first year.
LAKE SAN ANTONIO, CA (BRAIN)—Nearly 7,000 athletes converged on Lake San Antonio in Central California over the weekend to compete in the world famous Wildflower triathlon.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Nowhere is the diversity of cycling consumers more evident than 30,000 cyclists on bikes of all shapes, sizes and ages crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Brooklyn to Staten Island.