IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Bob Mckiernan is still reliving the moment when the raffle numbers called at a recent Shimano Multi-Service seminar bounced around the number he held.
Check out these bicycle inventions that never stuck around, courtesy of mountain biking legend Charlie Kelly. Click on link.
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SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has hired Doug Dye. He will join the bike sales department and manage the Minnesota territory.
Ryan Bowen is going where not many have gone before (well, at least not for the purpose of attending a presidential inauguration.) Click on link for full story.
MADONE, Italy (BRAIN)—3T has opened a new warehousing and distribution facility in the Taichung Free Trade Zone. It will provide a single, global point of stocking and distribution for 3T’s growing range of high-technology cycle components.
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura USA is recalling Durin Race 80- and 100-millimeter forks because long term product testing has revealed a structural flaw in the lower leg assembly.
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Advocacy groups were thrown a slight curveball when President-elect Barack Obama recenty nominated Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.) as his Transportation secretary.
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The National Parks Service proposed a rule change on Thursday that would make it easier for the country's national parks to open trails to mountain bikes.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—World Bicycle Relief has undertaken an ambitious drive to raise $13,400 in just 48 hours—from noon (CST) Wednesday, Dec. 17, through noon (CST) Friday, Dec. 19, the organization looks to raise enough money to purchase 100 bicycles for its programs in Africa.
FINALE LIGURIA, Italy (BRAIN)—Product managers get ready for next February's Ride On event in Finale Liguria, Italy.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—At the conclusion of last November’s EICMA show, Costantino Ruggiero said the bicycle show was facing a difficulty, noting that since moving its dates from September to November, exhibitor numbers had dropped.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Fuji bicycles has announced its sponsorship of Fuji-Servetto, the newest ProTour Cycling Team for the 2009 season.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) applauded the nomination of U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) as the next Secretary of the Department of Interior.
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Look Cycle International has hired former Hutchinson general manager Eric Van Haverbeke as its new vice president of sales and marketing. He'll start his new position in January.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—In response to a tightening economy, the makers of specialty bicycle line Litespeed are launching the bicycle industry’s first ever direct-to-consumer rebate program.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for product review submissions for its spring issues.
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking comments on mandatory third-party testing for component parts in children’s products as part of the new consumer product safety law.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—3point5.com recently launched online training for audio component manufacturer Skullcandy, a brand that spans key action sports, snowsports and bike markets for the retail training leader.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Mary Margaret Sloan has been appointed as the new president of the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) and Lori Harrod the new president elect.
ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—As registrations come rolling in for the first Park Tool Tech Summits, it is becoming clear that some mechanics are willing to travel great distances to attend this one of a kind training event.