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Posted January 28, 2008

"Because I don't know the words to Rock-A-By Baby."

—Kevin J. Shutt said in the "Why We Ride" section of March's Road Bike Action, while Kaden, 2, was along for the ride, snoozing away in a trailer. (NOTE: Web Editor can relate.)

Posted in North America
Posted January 28, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—New York City's Transportation Alternatives and the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation have been selected as the first recipients of the REI/Bicycle Friendly Communities Grants of $15,000 each.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 28, 2008

CAMPBELL, CA (BRAIN)—If you call the Silicon Valley Cycling Center a "bike shop," founders Karl Etzel and Alex Wheeler might must just slap you silly.

"We don't really think of ourselves as a bike shop," Etzel said. "Although we do sell some of the finest bikes money can buy."

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 28, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Amongst all the companies selling skis and heavy duty socks at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, there were also those familiar names that you see at Interbike each year, hoping to get a leg up on the competition.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 28, 2008

CLEVELAND, OH (BRAIN)—Viktor Schreckengost, who served as chief bicycle designer for Murray Ohio Co., has died. He was 101.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2008

"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."

—Jeff Spicoli from "Fast Times..."

Posted in North America
Posted January 27, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Sixteen year-old Marco Facciola built this completely wooden bike for a school project, managing to avoid using any metal at all.

Yes, this wooden wheeled wonder even has a chain and gearing made of wood, held together with wooden joints and glue.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2008

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group has restructured its marketing department to better serve the needs of dealers, professional athletes, sponsored teams and advertising programs established for 2008.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2008

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has announced a voluntary recall on certain WCS and Pro level road and 'cross cranksets. According to Ritchey, the
non-driveside arms of affected cranks can break unexpectedly during use, possibly resulting in injury.

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 27, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Down below you'll find this week's Selling Cycling module: Three Types of Customers.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted January 27, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.

There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 24, 2008

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has been a main reason for the flourishing high-end niche market for handmade bicycles in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 24, 2008

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Hydrapak has moved down the 880 freeway from Emeryville to Oakland.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 24, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—As a part of the 11th annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC), Interbike hosted a very important breakfast.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted January 23, 2008

"Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be (Naked) Cowboys."

—The Naked Cowboy was strummin' his six string on his OR front porch swing yesterday, searchin' for his lost wardrobe of clothes.

Posted in North America
Posted January 23, 2008

PAYSON, UT (BRAIN)—Delta 7 Sports Arantix mountain bike is providing the pedal power for Mion Footwear's human-powered booth (#32224) at this week's Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 23, 2008

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar and TerraCycle have announced the nation's first program designed to reduce the amount of energy bar wrappers going into our landfills, while educating people about the benefits of reusing waste materials.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 23, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Industry sales have been stagnant despite the many reasons—health, social, recreational and environmental—that exist for people to cycle.

Posted in North America
Posted January 22, 2008

"How could I forget to mention the bicycle is a good invention
Sitting there in a silent movie
Beside the only girl who really ever moved me
Happy days but sad I'm facin
Heaven knows that I'm on the case
How could I forget to mention the bicycle"

Posted in North America
Posted January 22, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM committed more than $150,000 of additional funding to several national advocacy groups following John Burke’s presentation at the Bicycle Leadership Conference. Burke challenged companies to commit a larger percentage of budgets to fund advocacy groups.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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