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Posted April 15, 2009

FORT WAYNE, IN (BRAIN)—After 96 years in business, longtime Indiana retailer Koehlingers Cycling and Fitness has closed its doors.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 15, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—It looks as though the law of averages has finally up to Sea Otter Classic, as the weather forecast doesn't call for rain today through Sunday, with temps reaching the low 70s by Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 14, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League will be well represented at this year's Sea Otter Classic, which starts tomorrow.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 14, 2009

WILMINGTON, DE (BRAIN)—A liquidation company has purchased bankrupt Joe’s Outdoors and More and will begin selling the sporting good chain’s assets.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2009

VENICE, CA (BRAIN)—Chris Carmichael, former Olympic cyclist, founder and chief executive officer of Carmichael Training Systems, and long-time personal coach to Lance Armstrong, has signed MBT as the official active comfort footwear of Carmichael Training Systems.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2009

GUELPH, Ontario (BRAIN)—Winterborne Bicycle Institute (WBI), responding to extending waiting lists and increasing demand, has added an additional Pro Bike Mechanics class June 8-19.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 14, 2009

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—After wavering in the recent years around the 40 million mark, bicycle participation got a shot in the arm in 2008 as 44.7 million participated on asphalt and dirt.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 13, 2009

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—A U.S. bankruptcy court judge on May 5 will consider an application filed by Iron Horse Bicycle Company’s unsecured creditors to investigate allegations of questionable financial conduct on behalf of Iron Horse and its secured creditor.

Posted in North America
Posted April 13, 2009

SOLON, OH (BRAIN)—Solon Bicycle owner Dan Sirkin will be hosting a BMX Freestyle Reunion festival on July 18, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Solon Community Center.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 13, 2009

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon will be participating for the second time in Velo-city, the largest international conference devoted to integrating cycling into public transportation policy.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 13, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has been named to Outside magazine’s second annual “Best Places to Work” list.

SRAM was one of 30 companies to share the honor. The full list and related story will be published in the May issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands April 14, 2009.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted April 13, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will host the inaugural "Interbike Media Tent at Sea Otter Classic" 2009 during the annual bike festival, expo and race series from April 16-19, 2009 in Monterey, Calif.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 12, 2009

"You know you have a drinking problem when your car is a barstool. Police in Ohio arrested a man after he crashed his motorized barstool. Although in his defense, the man said he was depressed because he just lost his job as CEO of General Motors."

—Bill Maher. (Most likely an OSU grad. GO BEARCATS!!!)

Posted in North America
Posted April 12, 2009

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Former marketing director/brand manager at Jagwire Jason Grantz will now accept the same position for Cane Creek.

His last day at Jagwire is May 15.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 12, 2009

REDDING, CA (BRAIN)—Come June 22 women will not have to wade through lots of words about men racing for a sentence or two about the women’s race that happened at the same time; they will now get a magazine of their own.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted April 12, 2009

HALES CORNER, WI (BRAIN)—Wheel and Sprocket’s annual Bike Expo went well this year, but not so well that owner Chris Kegel ended up with a shaved head.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 12, 2009

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—When she was told that as a woman she couldn’t join an expedition to climb Mt. McKinley, Arlene Blum recruited five other women and in 1970 led the first women’s team up Mt. McKinley.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 9, 2009

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—The OC Bicycle Swap Meet is happening again at Serfas headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita at 8 a.m. - noon on Saturday, May 9.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 9, 2009

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN­­­­)—Hincapie Sportswear has launched a new website to promote the company’s Hincapie Premium Denim Collection.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted April 9, 2009

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—For some time the National Bicycle Dealers Association has promoted its support of fair trade in business taxation, whether it be via physical store or Internet, and has aligned itself with organizations like the e-fairness coalition.

Posted in North America

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