FRISCO, TX (BRAIN)—Mark Whitehead, a member of the U.S. track cycling team that participated in blood doping during the 1984 Summer Olympics, creating a scandal that led to the practice being banned from the sport, has died. He was 50.
Details regarding his cause of death weren't available.
OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)--German maker of high-end components, Syntace GMBH, has re-launched the brand into the North American Market after pulling out a little over a year ago to re-evaluate its strategy, according to a release.
“Women want to feel safe, women then will ride, and ride more than men.”
—Julie Hirschfeld, who opened a bicycle boutique for women in New York City. Click on link to read NY Times story on how male cyclists continue to outnumber female cyclists in the city.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike exhibitors and industry designers are invited to submit beautiful, smart and stylish clothing, accessories and bikes for potential inclusion in the Interbike City Style Fashion Show, presented Momentum Magazine.
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Nominations are now open for Adventure Cycling Association's 7th annual Bicycle Travel Awards.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp, announced that Raleigh Bicycles is the presenting sponsor of the DealerCamp Dirt Grand Prix, a USA Cycling sanctioned short track cross country race.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists, had a strong response to John L. Mica's (R-FL, pictured) briefing on the next transportation bill yesterday morning.
"We're looking to continue to create awareness for these young kids. Not only in this community, but in the world. Me having an influence with my voice, I'm blessed. So the No.
HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN)—Danish company CeramicSpeed has entered into a formal distribution partnership in Australia with Melbourne-based Monza Imports.
BOZEMAN, MT (BRAIN)—Teko Socks is moving its U.S. operations from Boulder, Colorado, to Bozeman, Montana, as part of its new partnership with the Hyalite Outdoor Group.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—The European Patent Office has notified Trek Bicycle that its patent application on its Active Braking Pivot (ABP) suspension system (which is already patented in the United States #7,837,213) has been approved and will soon mature into a patent in Europe.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Jon Swanson has joined Giant Bicycles as global category manager-road.
By Matt Wiebe
WATERLOO, WI—While Europe is fast becoming the dominant market for U.S. suppliers, most have taken a back seat when it comes to influencing European bicycle standards that determine what they sell. But that’s changing.
By Nicole Formosa
SUN VALLEY, ID—In a product development timeline of bicycle innovations, Adrian Montgomery thinks the hash mark for 2011 will signify the year aero road bikes arrived for good.
By Nicole Formosa
The retail bicycle market returned to flat in 2010 signaling signs of a recovery from the economic hardships of 2009.
ORONO, MAINE (BRAIN)—Fietsmarkt, a trade magazine for Dutch bicycle retailers, has again organized a tour of bicycle and accessory manufacturers in China from November 5 - 13, 2011. The Light Electric Vehicle Association is helping to promote the tour.
CORONA, CA (BRAIN)—Craig "Stikman" Glaspell will now head up action sports development and be involved with mountain bike marketing at Troy Lee Designs.
"My focus is all action sports, without motors..." he said in an email to colleagues and friends about his new position with Troy Lee.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative is introducing an “IBD friendly” approach to eCommerce with the launch of its new website, BikeStoreGuys.com.
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, slated for Sacramento, California, March 2-4, continues its streak of success by surpassing booth and exhibitor sales expectations for the end of June, and is expected to sell out by Thanksgiving.