Congrats to Thule's Karl Wiedemann and his wife on their new bundle of joy, Lily Frances Wiedemann. She was born on July 21, and weighed 7 lbs 9 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long. Mother and baby are doing well.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—"Don't you just love this time of year, when the birds, boats and cyclists come out? Well, two out of three ain't bad."
That was Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden (pictured) in a recent column he penned online.
SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Check out a new bike-art show at Go Rilla Gallery in Santa Ana this Friday from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Bike Curious? is a group art show that explores the many facets of bicycles and the curious cultures surrounding them.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—After months of riding their bikes to work as part of an employee-led initiative to help reduce their carbon footprint, salesforce.com employees raised $10,000 and chose Trips for Kids (TFK) as their charity of choice.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Cycling web- and DVD-based staff training program recently set a new record by surpassing its 300,000th training incident for the 2008 season, according to Ray Keener, Growth Cycle President.
The success is the result of several factors, Keener said.
BRAIN is looking for 10 retailers to participate in the next State of Retail panel, a Q & A feature that runs in each issue of the magazine.
Panelists weigh in each edition on a business-related topic affecting the industry (click on the link above for an example of the column).
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Reebok International, have issued a voluntary recall of about 20,000 Reebok Studio Exercise Cycles.
COLUMBUS, OH (BRAIN)—The LiveStrong Summit kicked off on Thursday on The Ohio State University campus, bringing together 1,000 current and potential leaders who care about cancer issues and are willing to champion the cause in their communities.
"It's getting to the point
Where I'm no fun anymore
I am sorry.
Sometimes it hurts so badly
I must cry out loud
I am lonely.
I am yours, you are mine,
You are what you are
And you make it hard—"
—Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Responding to a plea from industry advocacy groups, the organizers of CrossVegas have added an Advocacy category to the industry race scheduled for Wednesday, September 24.
CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN)—There are some big names going into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame this year.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported a 20-percent profit for the first half of 2008, crediting the acquisition of Ghost mountain bikes and strong bikes sales for its success.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The Amgen Tour of California will experience some firsts early next year.
The nine day, 800-mile race will now end in San Diego County's Escondido. Also for the first time, riders will cross the Golden Gate Bridge at the beginning of stage 3.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has promoted Gregg Frederick to the position of national sales manager.
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco public relations and marketing coordinator Trisha Petrella is leaving the company on Aug. 8.
Dustan Sept will be filling Petrella's role.
Petrella is leaving for London, so that she can be closer to her boyfriend.
Anyone recognize that rider? How about the seat?
That's Cadel Evans back in the late '90s, who used to battle it out on the mountain, but is currently trying to pedal his way to victory at this year's Tour de France. He was riding a WTB SST saddle that was discontinued almost 10 years ago.
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (BRAIN)—Along with introducing new products and initiatives, Specialized is increasing its commitment to bicycle advocacy and causes for 2009.
BY NICOLE FORMOSA
PALO ALTO, CA—As a longtime retailer, Palo Alto Bicycles general manager Jeff Selzer knows to expect leaner product availability during the summer as suppliers phase out current model year products and start delivering new versions.