"Primal Wear has a fun alternative brand image that fits with the Sea Otter Classic. They have the design sense we need to brand our event with some great looking clothing and quality products festival participants will like using."
BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Hundreds of retailers will brave the desert heat today and tomorrow to test new road, mountain and electric bikes in Bootleg Canyon trails and paved roads outside of Las Vegas for the last time before Interbike moves to Anaheim next year.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—The Bike Commuter, Portland’s only bike shop focusing squarely on the bicycle commuter market, is expanding into a larger space in the city’s Sellwood neighborhood.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Eleven civic leaders from the San Francisco Bay Area visited four Dutch cities August 30-September 3, to study advanced transportation practices and focus on bicycling solutions.
By Doug McClellan
Bike sharing—the next generation—arrived in the United States on Earth Day, appropriately enough. Colorado officials including Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper joined hundreds of enthusiasts, who set out on bright red bicycles supplied by B-cycle, a system designed by Trek and partners.
BY MATT WIEBE
Battery powered electric hub motor hit his mailbox the last day of December in 1895. Since then suppliers and retailers have had little success getting consumers to buy into them in the U.S. market.
BY MATT WIEBE
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will announce the nation’s best retailers of 2010 on the first day of Interbike. This elite group will include this year’s Top 100 Retailers and 5 Star Retailers, who have been selected to the list for five years running.
Good story on World Bicycle Relief in the New York Times. Click on link to read the story.
ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Dealers interested in attending one of the 2011 Park Tool Tech Summits can sign up at Park Tool Booth 3531 at Interbike.
“We will have access to the registration site and will be available to help or answer any questions you may have,” said Bill Armas, Park Tool’s marketing director.
FRUITA, CO (BRAIN)—Troy Rarick sold Over the Edge Sports (OTE) in Fruita, Colorado, to George Gatseos and Ross Schnell, both early employees of the store.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—A small group of retailers, media and Specialized employees embark this morning on a 600-mile, six-day bike journey to Interbike as part of Specialized’s annual ride to draw attention to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has announced the details of the Tour de Lake Mead, a 24-mile ride that takes participating Interbike attendees through Lake Mead National Park to the lake and back. The ride leaves from the Interbike OutDoor Demo location in Boulder City, Nevada on Sept. 21, at 8 a.m.
SPRINGFIELD, MO (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company is now distributing Küat's entire line of lightweight, stylish and easy-to-use racks.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—H3 Publications, Inc is starting the 2011 publishing year with the announcement of a few organizational changes at Decline magazine.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Pinkbike has hired Julian Coffey as its new publisher.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Retail training leaders Growth Cycle of Boulder, Colorado, and 3point5.com have partnered up, providing high quality staff training services to the bicycle industry in 2011.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike and Bikes Belong announced that their two-year, $50,000 joint grant to the city of Las Vegas, host city for Interbike 2010, to improve cycling conditions for youth has helped add 3.2 miles (5.1 km) of additional bike lanes and bring a student bicycling program to the city's
BROSSARD, Quebec (BRAIN)—Kuota’s first task going into 2011 was to make a great bike better.