LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—BRAIN world headquarters will be experiencing power outages this morning and early afternoon. And, also, tomorrow in the early afternoon.
Please bear with us as the phone lines will be down during this time, as will our ability to retrieve and respond to e-mails.
"Dear Mr. Norman (if that is your real name),
BRAIN's esteemed editor Megan Tompkins has got herself a new girl named Sadie.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The Most Active Americans consumer Panel MAAP asked 600 outdoor/fitness enthusiasts what they wanted for Christmas.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Sea Otter Classic celebrates its 18th year this April 17-20, 2008, and with it comes some new additions and expansion.
NUNSPEET, Netherlands, and TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Both Giant Bicycles and Shimano will continue to support Team High Road, the former T-Mobile men’s and women’s pro squads just dropped by long-time title sponsor Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile division.
"Roll me and call me the tumblin' dice." —Rolling Stones
BY MATT WIEBE
PHILADELPHIA, PA—Bike shipments to bike shops grew a meager 0.4 percent during the first nine months of this year and sales grew by an equally modest 2.7 percent, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA).
BY MEGAN TOMPKINS
TEANECK, NJ—When Brian Dyches got a call from Michael Kastner about designing a new retail store, he had one condition: it had to look different than existing specialty retail.
BY MATT WIEBE
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bike manufacturers could feel the backlash from a recent spate of recalls that have raised a cry for stricter product regulation from federal legislators.
LAKE FOREST, CA—Many parks like Orange County’s Whiting Ranch were still closed in mid-November with no time line on when they may reopen.
BY JASON NORMAN
RAMONA, CA—While most manufacturers and shop owners escaped unscathed from the recent wildfires that swept through Southern California, most reported some form of business disruption.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer is looking for 2008 late year calendar submissions, specifically for the months of November and December.
Please e-mail Jason Norman at email@example.com by this Friday to submit.
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson Tires is the first bicycle tire manufacturer to produce a 29-inch MTB tire with the
official UST stamp of approval.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Sapa Profiles, a global leader in the aluminum extrusion industry, has appointed Pilar Calderin to manage all bike frame operations.
Calderin will be responsible for planning, production and project management.
SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN)—With a fusillade of festive confetti, the Intlbike show opened with a bang, showing off China’s most important bicycle exporting region.
"You just don't expect it. Superman just doesn't die, right?" —Billy Rundle, commenting on the death of his longtime friend Evel Knievel.
"Go Stormtrooper!" (Web Editor's Note: Better with volume on)
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired SOAR
Communications to manage its public relations efforts in the United States for its Ritchey and Syncros brands.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is considering bringing the blueprint for its Las Vegas Outdoor Demo to the East Coast next fall. Show management hopes an East Coast Demo would attract retail stores and store employees who do not attend Interbike.