ST. LOUIS, MO (BRAIN)—It looks as though St. Louis area retailers stayed dry, but they couldn’t stay above the fray when it came to lost sales due to the recent flooding that has devastated parts of Missouri and other parts of the Midwest.
ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Parts' 6th annual Open House is around the corner. For those attending the April 5-6 event, it promises to be well worth the trip up to beautiful Southern Oregon.
HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Bike Medicine has added a new regional distributor for the New England area. JL Marketing of Westport, Massachusetts, will distribute Purple Extreme chain lubricant, Golden Degreaser and other Bike Medicine products.
JL Marketing covers from Maine to Southern Connecticut.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Weighing in at 900 pages and nearly six pounds, BTI's new distribution catalog is no lightweight.
This year BTI added 100 pages to its primary sales tool, which now totals over 18,000 individual SKUs.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Ma Ying-jeou’s landslide victory Saturday in Taiwan’s presidential election should ease tensions between the island nation and mainland China, which claims Taiwan as its own.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.
There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.
Everyone at BRAIN was startled last Monday morning to find something more shocking than publisher Marc Sani in Lycra—a brand new coffee machine in BRAIN's lunch room/intern area/war room.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Serotta has hired new personnel to bolster its Brand Management team.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Storck Bicycle is in final preparations for its upcoming, seven month tour of the United States.
TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles has a brand new Web site that's easier to navigate, has better images and provides more information about Intense Cycles and its products.
All of the 2008 bikes are now online including the new M6 and Slopestyle.
Click on link to check it out.
Cannondale cordially invites you to the Tarrywile Lodge to drink from a couple new MTB offerings—the Rize and Moto.
Click on link to be invited in.
For further information on these two new bikes, be sure to read the April 1 Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, Maui (BRAIN)—The moratorium on commercial downhill bike rides in Haleakala National Park on Maui will continue until a full evaluation of the impact from the activity is completed, according to the National Park Service.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—The brand new Inlineparts.com Web site has just gone live.
One of the best features of the new Inline site is the live database content. This means that when an Inline product gets added to the SBS database, it instantly shows up on the Inline Web site.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has promoted Liz Szulczewski to regional sales director for the Western territory and hired Ross Gilsrud as regional sales director for the Central region.
The legendary science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke died recently at 90 years old. He is the author of literary masterpieces such as "Childhood's End" and "2001: A Space Odyssey."
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) Board of Directors has chosen Matt Carlson as successor to retiring president and chief executive officer Jim Faltinek.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Zoic Clothing has raised $1,600 for Outdoor Outreach through its 2nd annual spring fundraiser, a mountain bike ride and sponsored raffle.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale plans to bring the On concept bike into production in the near future.
"It's on for sure," said Bill Rudell, marketing manager for Cannondale. "We're just in the prototype/testing stages. I think we'll see it in the line as a 2010 model year—if all goes well."
Dick Burke's memorial celebration Monday night brought out the biggest names in the industry. The evening included a succession of heartfelt speeches and a slide show, followed by a reception with food and beer featuring custom labels with his caricature and inscription.