BRAIN classified sales rep Stacey Smith recently visited some of her extended family in Europe. She took some pictures in Amsterdam, where people obviously take their bicycle commuting seriously. They also take something else very seriously, but we'll just leave that up to your imagination.
"And, so I say to you as you embark on your adult life, take a moment to look back and honor your parents. Because they're the ones who paid for your education. They're the ones who stood by you the whole time. And they're the ones who you'll be moving back in with in the fall."
RIVERVIEW, FL (BRAIN)—Just Ride Bicycles in Riverview, Florida, the newest bicycle store in the Tampa Bay area, is inviting all bicyclists for its grand opening event on June 4.
LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac Bikes bolstered its U.S. sales force with the addition of industry veteran and pro mountain and road racer Rich Weis.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Dealers who hear customers complain about knee or spine problems when riding may be able to provide some relief. The solution may be found in their pedals.
CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—An attorney for Iron Horse Bicycle Company filed a motion last week initiating the process for the sale of the bankrupt bicycle business to Outdoor Cycle Group, a company owned in part by the Randall Scott, son of Iron Horse president Cliff Weidberg.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Masi Bicycles has partnered with Chrome Bags to support the Chrome Velo City Tour Goldsprints, or “Chromesprints,” as they may grow to be known this summer.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports will begin nationwide distribution of Speedfil Hydration Systems from its Philadelphia warehouse. The agreement with Inviscid Design, creator of the Speedfil Hydration System, allows ASI to distribute Speedfil bottles to retailers across the country.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—This summer USA Cycling is hosting a camp designed for riders between 14-22 years old. This is one of 10 Athlete Development Camps nationwide. The NW Camp takes place in Forest Grove at Pacific University.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Backcountry.com has launched two new bike stores: HuckNRoll.com, dedicated to mountain bikers; and RealCyclist.com, the world's first exclusive road cycling shop online.
Remember Kona's “Name Our New Bike Contest"? Well a winner has been chosen among more than a thousand entries. The winning entry came from Dr. Heather Gilbert of Salt Lake City. The name she chose: the Kona Cadabra.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A. has acquired Canditalia S.r.l., a Milan, Italy-based company specializing in the design of bicycle accessories. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports has hired Mike Gann for the newly created position of director of product development. Gann will oversee product processes for all of ASI’s brands including Fuji , Kestrel, SE and Breezer.
And the 11th Annual Industry Commute Cup Challenge winners are?
Industry Category Winners:
1-50 full time employees: PORTLAND DESIGN WORKS
51-100 full time employees: SHIMANO NA BIKE DIVISION
101+ full time employees: SPECIALIZED USA
PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Dick’s sales hit $959.7 million during the first quarter compared with $912.1 million last year. However, same store sales dropped 6 percent.
BEND, OR (BRAIN)—Steve Larsen died Tuesday night after finishing a run on the track near his home in Bend, Oregon. An exact cause of death isn't known at this time. He was 39 years old.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—To celebrate Lance Armstrong’s return to racing on SRAM Red, the company has commissioned a series of limited edition posters commemorating his primary 2009 races.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Cannondale, has issued a voluntary recall of about 1,500 bicycles with JD suspension forks.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Norco, has issued a voluntary recall on about 3,600 frames.
The bicycle frame can crack and separate, causing a rider to fall from the bicycle and suffer injuries.