ALBUQUERQUE, NM (BRAIN)—Black Friday yielded mixed results for bicycle retailers.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Merida plans to add 200 employees at its Taiwan factory next year after it opens a multi-million-dollar paint and decal facility and adds an overnight shift to its assembly line. (Click on story title then PDF link next to title to view Taichung Bike Week PDF newsletter Day 2).
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Like swallows to Capistrano, product managers are flocking to Taichung for Taichung Bike Week. (Click on story title then PDF link next to title to view Taichung Bike Week PDF newsletter).
ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—Spincycle Sports Marketing’s Georgia Cup race series, now entering its 10th year, has risen to the top as one of the nation’s largest race series put on by a single promoter.
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports has hired Jeff Nitta to further develop the company's sales and marketing efforts.
BAD URACH, Germany (BRAIN)—Götz Braun has been hired as Magura's new global marketing manager. He takes over from Martin Schäfer, who had been with the company more than 20 years.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—If you haven't seen them already, head on over to BRAIN's Resources Library (click on above link) to check out Pearl Izumi's "Driving Retail Success" articles for the full year.
CFEprPlus has hit some home runs promoting their clients this holiday season.
SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN)—Santa Monica, California is working on creating a Bike Master Plan.
ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN)—The Gluskin Townley Group LLC came to agreement with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) to provide strategic consulting and development of marketing opportunities for RTC’s TrailLink.com Web site.
OLNEY, IL, (BRAIN)—Magura Direct, distributor of Magura, Vaude, and Uvex in the U.S. has teamed up with The Bike Cooperative as part of a concerted effort to expand its reach and offer better service to their existing dealer partners.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has announced funding awards to five projects in its Fall 2010 grant cycle. These projects focus on seamless bicycle networks and new trails in their communities and will serve existing riders while inspiring new ones.
The five projects include:
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Haro has laid off seven Vista, California-based employees in an effort to realign its overhead with ongoing economic challenges and current market dynamics.
Just a quick Crankbrothers' Dreambikes update, where the vision is to turn a few bikes into hundreds for people of third world nations through Wheels4Life.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gift cards to independent outdoor specialty stores and sporting goods chain stores are in high demand this holiday season, according to a recent survey by Leisure Trends Group of its Most Active Americans Panel (MAAP).
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—The NorCal High School Cycling League raised $75,000 at its seventh annual CycleFest fundraiser, held recently at the Mill Valley Community Center.
ROLLINSFORD, NH (BRAIN)—New Hampshire based distributor IBEX Sports is going dealer direct in the United States with Exposure Lights starting this month.
WEXFORD, PA (BRAIN)—EU Cycle Imports is now distributing the British brand Cotic in the United States.
"I was like, 'I'm born to do this.'"
—Dash, an avid cyclist turned avid bike polo player. Click on link to check out a recent LA Times feature story on bike polo gaining popularity in SoCal.