CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)— Derby Cycle announced Monday that it’s in advanced negotiations with a new strategic partner to take over all shares of the public company.
WATERLOO, Wisconsin (BRAIN)—Trek has taken over distribution of the Bontrager and Trek brands in Mexico and started selling directly to retailers in that country this month.
Trek was previously distributed by Teknobike for the past decade, and has been present in the Mexican market for 20 years.
"No, I crash too much."
—Barry Bonds, commenting on the Interbike show floor if he races bikes currently.
FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—Ford unveiled an e-bike for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
And although the automobile company admitted it has no plans to put the two-wheeler into production, the "E-Bike Concept is part of Ford's ongoing research into alternative transportation.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP will dramatically increase its inventory of Zipp products in 2012.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—New York City will launch a comprehensive bike share system that will include Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn in 2012.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Jeff Schumacher, formerly Sports Authority's chief marketing officer, "has resigned from The Sports Authority," the company said in a brief statement.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness has appointed Verde PR & Consulting as its public relations agency of record.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has added Scott Carey to its network of independent sales representatives.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—After a brief Southern California scare, it seems the overwhelming majority of attendees were happy that Interbike stayed in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Bell Sports has filed a lawsuit against Specialized Bicycle Components claiming that the Morgan Hill, California, company has engaged in unfair and unlawful business practices. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily 3).
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--Try smiling, wearing a skimpy outfit and standing on your feet all day while you attempt to charm strangers and lure them into trade show booths by talking about products you know little about.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--“We won,” Tim Blumenthal said.
The Bikes Belong president celebrated an industry victory yesterday as Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, withdrew an amendment that could have jeopardized at least $200 million in federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--The International Mountain Biking Association drew its usual standing-room-only crowd for its yearly update on dirt projects, advocacy work and future initiatives.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--Felt Bicycles and the Netherlands-based Skil-Shimano professional cycling team have signed a three-year agreement, plus an option for further years.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The industry is mobilizing to oppose an amendment introduced Wednesday by a U.S. senator that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily #2).
MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)--An 85-year-old woman drove her Cadillac Deville through a plate glass window at Rock N' Road's Mission Viejo (CA) location.
Customers encountered a close call on Tuesday, but no one was injured.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Greg LeMond, the first American Tour de France winnerand three-time overall winner, will ride the September 17 Echelon Gran Fondo in Palo Alto.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply will be distributing Almond Shoes with first deliveries starting in November.
Targeted to the BMX Freestyle market, SBS will be stocking two models in five different color ways.