DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Storeowners in central Dallas can thank the local bike paths for much of their business success.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Nearly 40 bicycle riders rolled into Pt. Mugu State Park last Sunday, completing a three-day trek through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in support of breast cancer survivors.
EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Participants in the Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge avoided more than 43,000 car trips covering almost 385,000 miles during the program’s initial six-month team competition, ending November 1.
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Focus Bicycles and Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross (SoCalCross) are taking their partnership to a much bigger stage, Griffith Park at The Greek Theatre.
Welcome the newest member of the SmartEtailing family, Meko Sage Eich. She was born to one of SmartEtailing's editors, Russell Eich and his wife, Kelly Grebe on October 5.
FORT WORTH, TX (BRAIN)—Storeowners in sprawling Tarrant County are striving to create a sense of community for their customers, as participants on the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Dallas-Ft. Worth saw yesterday.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Cape Cycle Systems (Pty) Ltd of Cape Town, South Africa, is the new authorized distributor of Zipp products in the South African market.
GUNNISON, CO (BRAIN)—Trina Ortega is the new managing editor of Mountain Flyer Magazine. She replaces Caroline Spaeth, who held that position since the magazine’s inception in 2004.
A native of Colorado, Ortega has been riding the dirt and pavement of the Centennial State since she was a kid.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Democratic Rep. Jim Oberstar, a 36-year veteran of Congress who was one of cycling’s most important advocates in Washington, D.C., lost his reelection campaign in the Republican tidal wave.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan—A new group of five exhibitors will band together to show their products in one room at this year’s Taichung Bike Week.
DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Everything is big in Dallas, including retail space, as seen on the first day of shop visits on the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Dallas.
The forecast for the first day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour Dallas called for a 50 percent chance of rain. By the time the crew got to Richardson Bike Mart that forecast turned into 100 percent and temps dropped into the 50s. But the hearty bunch downed some coffee and pedaled a little faster to weather the storm.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—A memorial service is scheduled today for Chris Kuzma, a Colorado Springs retailer who died suddenly at his home.
Kuzma, who owned the Bike Stop, was 44. Friends say he passed away last Thursday after apparently suffering a heart attack.
ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN)—The Gluskin Townley Group, LLC announced that their new Web site, www.gluskintownleygroup.com, has gone live.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Haro Bicycles has launched a new Web site with a completely updated look to showcase its 2011 MTB/Asphalt product, news, athletes, videos, photos and company information.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) has won the 2010 Québec Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the manufacturing category.
The awards for 2010 were announced October 27 at a gala event in Montreal attended by approximately 500 people.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Bicycle Technologies International (BTI) is now distributing many Sampson components, and plans to add more over the next few months.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—When industry veterans Mark Ontiveros and Mike France decided to open a shop, they let fate have its way with them.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cannondale and Shimano have aligned with Fuji, Giant, Specialized and Trek to fund the Bikes Belong Grant Program by participating in the Employee Pro Purchase Program.
DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors will hit the “Big D” today, kicking off a three-day tour of bike shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.