CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—This month marks the official birth of Squadra as a 100 percent stand-alone brand as the company has chosen not to renew its licensing agreement to produce Castelli custom.
FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona this month is donating 100 AfricaBikes to one of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) water projects in Tanzania, Africa.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products and Assos of Switzerland have signed a dual distribution agreement.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Fourth Floor Distribution is now the authorized distributor for Batavus bikes in the United States.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike have teamed up with Momentum Magazine to produce the first "Urban Legend Fashion and Art Show" at Interbike 2008 on Sept. 25 at 5 p.m.
CENTENNIAL, CO (BRAIN)—Trimax Locks has appointed Chris Harvey to vice president of sales and marketing.
Harvey joins Trimax with extensive industry knowledge and more than 20 years in the industry, the last six spent with
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has partnered with Hans Johnsen Company, a bike part distributor in Dallas, Texas.
"Meanwhile in Washington, Mr. Obama voted for numerous wasteful earmarks last year, including: $12 million for bicycle paths..."
—Jim Demint, Wall Street Journal
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—America Bikes, a coalition of national cycling and trail advocacy non-profits, has hired Caron Whitaker as its new campaign director for the organization.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has released the broadcast schedule of news shows conducted in its Media Center, a TV studio and working news room designed to help journalists cover and easily produce news of the Interbike International Bicycle Expo.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Jay SyCip has joined King Cycle Group and will work as a product manager for Chris King Precision Components and Cielo Cycles.
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (BRAIN)—Eastern Mountain Sports has launched a new outdoor community Web site called mntnLIFE.com, where like-minded consumers can access free trail data, share tips about their favorite destinations and plan same-day trips.
Well, it's official, Lance Armstrong is returning to road racing for 2009, telling Vanity Fair magazine he's "100 percent" committed to returning.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Shops have an option now for receiving Magura factory service on all Magura products: they can still send products to Magura USA in Illinois, or BTI in New Mexico.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Deda Elementi, has announced a voluntary recall of about 400 Deda Forza bicycle handlebar stems.
The top of the bicycle handlebar stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has promoted Rory Mason to global director of sports marketing.
In Mason’s new role, he will oversee all of the sports marketing for CSG brands (Cannondale, GT, Schwinn and Mongoose) and will create distinct programs that support each individual brand.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—ExpoCycle 2008 kicked off with a successful first day on Sunday.
Renown facilitator Tom Shay, of Profits Plus Solutions, was impressed with the turn out to his sessions.
Check out this Biketown Africa coverage by ABC.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—What do fast computers have in common with fast bikes?
They can make a fast bike even faster—and, more important, help the engineers that design bike components work at speeds that would make a track sprinter proud.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—After more than two decades in business, Brompton has built a loyal following around the world. But until now, someone searching for the British folding bike maker at Eurobike would have been out of luck: This is the first year Brompton has had its own booth in Friedrichshafen.