MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Top executives from across the industry spectrum will share their views on how the economic downturn is affecting our business in a panel at the Bicycle Leadership Conference next week.
CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—A judge converted the Iron Horse Bicycle Company bankruptcy case from Chapter 7 liquidation to Chapter 11 reorganization on Tuesday.
LADERA RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Ladera Cyclery closed its doors on Sunday after more than four years in business. The Orange County, California, shop fell victim to a combination of factors including plummeting sales in February and March, low cash flow and sky-high rent.
BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany (BRAIN)—Germany’s Isaac Cycles has closed its German sales office where it handled marketing, taking orders, catalogs and more, according to Rudy Reimer, sales manager for Ochsner.
Ochsner distributes Isaac frames in the United States.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Is your company in compliance with CPSIA rules? If you are unsure, do your company a service and join a collective industry effort by attending the Bicycle Leadership Conference during Sea Otter next week.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Pedro's Christopher Zigmont has joined Press Camp as an advisor under the banner of a new company called Lifeboat Events.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Rymax Marketing Services, the largest National Manufacturer’s representative in the incentive industry.
PORTLAND, ME (BRAIN)—The newest Giant Retail Partner Podium store, Gorham Bike and Ski in Portland, Maine, celebrated its official grand opening this past Saturday.
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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike Outdoor Demo East, traditionally a trade-only event, will now be open to the public on Saturday Oct. 10 and Sunday Oct. 11, 2009 at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island. The first two days of Outdoor Demo East, Thursday Oct. 8 and Friday Oct.
“We’ve worked too hard and too long on the Strida to develop and market the product and to just sit back and watch our sales dwindle just wasn’t going to continue. I hope other Taiwan manufacturers will view our action as an example for others to follow.”
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Bicycle parts distributor BTI has launched a revamped and more interactive website.
The new site offers a revised consumer face, new dealer area and presents the public debut of its employee blog. Exclusive brands also receive increased exposure in the new site.
ARCATA, CA (BRAIN)—Following a successful fundraising campaign last August, Kinetic Koffee has designated World Bicycle Relief as the recipient of 10 percent of net coffee sales at the upcoming Sea Otter event in Monterey, California.
WASHINGTON, D.C (BRAIN)—Members of the bicycle industry joined a rally on Capitol Hill last week to help urge legislators to amend the Consumer Product Safety Information Act.
"We have a sense of humor. In fact, we've done our share of April Fools' releases in the past. Truth is, there is nothing funny about confusing people about product quality. The 2010 RockShox BoXXer successfully went into production in March, and is currently shipping to customers around the globe."
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Jango, an all-new brand of multi-activity bicycles powered by Topeak, launched in the U.S. and are available this month at 20 dealers nationwide in time for early spring commuting and touring.
EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN)—After eight years with Veltec Sports, Josh Greenberg has been hired by Lake Cycling to lead the organization as its managing director.
BUELLTON, CA (BRAIN)—Don’t be surprised if you turn on the TV one of these days and see Bob Fox sitting at the final table of the World Poker Tournament. Before Fox started his now multi-million dollar suspension company in 1974, he put food on the table by moonlighting as a professional poker player.
BEDFORD, PA (BRAIN)—It wasn’t too long ago that Cannondale actually added 7,000 square feet solely for carbon fiber production to its 225,000 square foot Bedford, Pennsylvania, manufacturing facility “to speed up time to market.”
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries' Recreational/Leisure segment has launched a multi-faceted Worldwide Centers of Excellence program, where Bedford, Pennsylvania's manufacturing will slowly be shifted to Taiwan by 2010, while remote offices in Lake Forest, California (pictured), Longmont, Colorado, and an IBD-focu