BY JASON NORMAN
LIVING ON THE OUTSKIRTS of Boulder, Colorado, Kelley Cluzel and her husband Bill were in the market to buy a house closer to town. Cluzel hoped to shorten her 15-mile commute so that she could bike to work.
BY MARC SANI
LAGUNA HILLS, CA—Lance Camisasca’s decision to launch “Dealer Camp” puts a spotlight on the expanding role of mid-summer dealer events. And it foreshadows, potentially, a significant shift in show dates for Interbike.
BY JASON NORMAN
GIG HARBOR, WA—Debit cards, credit cards, rewards cards—to the consumer the type of plastic they use to make purchases isn’t a life-changing decision. But to some retailers that choice significantly affects their bottom line since transaction fees vary widely between each of them.
Colorado is one of the most bicycle friendly states in the U.S., right? Well, yes, except for one small town that goes by the name of Black Hawk, where the city manager believes banning bikes promotes safety.
MACON, GA (BRAIN)—L.H. Thomson has launched a new Web site. The site itself and the domain name have changed as www.bikethomson.com (click on link) is the new home for information about cycling products at L.H. Thomson.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano, and its cycling brands Pro Gear and Pearl Izumi, is the first major component company to commit to DealerCamp—the outdoor demo and expo event for bicycle suppliers and retailers. Presented by Lifeboat Events, DealerCamp debuts July 29–31 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—The 3rd annual Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show October 9 and 10, 2010 at Sandbox Studio in Portland, Oregon, is sure to be bigger and better than ever.
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired Sean Coffey as its U.S. director of marketing, a newly created position that will bolster Ritchey Design’s marketing team in its efforts to strengthen the Ritchey Design and Syncros Applied Technology brand positions.
ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—CNN highlighted the growth of the folding bike market in an article on cnn.com.
CNN reported that Dahon claims 60 percent of the U.S. folding-bike market, according to research by The Folding Cyclist.
For complete story, click on link.
PLEASANT VALLEY, MO (BRAIN)—Paceline Products, Inc. has moved into a new 10,000 square foot office and warehouse just across the street from their previous location. The new space is designed to accommodate the company’s growing distribution business.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The San Diego Custom Bicycle Show has changed its name to the International Bicycle Framebuilder Exposition, and will also be moving to a different location in the city.
Great commentary on Floyd Landis written by Scott Tinley, a retired professional triathlete and 2- times Ironman World Champion, who writes about fallen heroes and teaches sport humanities courses at San Diego State University.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing MTB marketing manager Greg Lenac is leaving the company to work for VAS Entertainment as acquisitions category manager, handling MTB, BMX, moto and outdoor.
His last day at Fox Racing is June 30.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Catlike, the Spanish manufacturer of cycling helmets, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Serotta Sport.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Nice Ride Minnesota, the city’s brand new bike-sharing program, launched earlier this week.
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association has raised more than $24,000 during its National Bike Month fundraising effort for the emerging U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS)—a system that could become the largest official cycling network on the planet.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—A district court judge this week awarded Trek nearly $300,000 in a breach of contract and breach of personal guaranty case against the former owner of an Illinois concept store.
MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle recently purchased Ray’s Indoor MTB Parks business, enabling founder Ray Petro to finalize the new Milwaukee location at the 110,000-square-foot former Menards Home Improvement Center. Petro’s Milwaukee park is scheduled to open this November.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative recently completed its first-ever national promotion for its member retailers.