TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH Bikes/Pivot Cycles hired industry veteran Jason Mead to lead its demo tour to travel around the country to dealers and festivals.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Hawley Company’s new 2008 catalog was released last week and should now be in the hands of dealers across the country.
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA (BRAIN)—A.T. Cross has closed an all cash transaction to purchase Native Eyewear, the maker of sport performance sunglasses and goggles.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Planet Bike's advocacy coordinator Jay Ferm had several problems with The Chronicle's recent study that Bay Area cyclists were more at fault than drivers.
"He’s going to be 72 when he’s president and have his finger on the button. My grandfather’s 72 and we won’t let him have the remote for the TV."
—Comedian Dennis Miller on John McCain.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) and LHB, Inc., an architectural design firm, have been selected as dual recipients of the 2008 Governor’s Award, an honor recognizing environmental achievements by Minnesota businesses, nonprofits, government and institutions.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—The last thing bicyclists want to hear is that they're at fault more than drivers, but that's exactly the conclusion the San Francisco Chronicle came to in a recent study.
REYNOLDSBURG, OH (BRAIN)—Kenda has jumped into the budding 650B (27.5-inch) market by showcasing its most popular tire, the John Tomac Nevegal, at this year's Taipei Cycle show.
Kenda displayed the 2.35 version and promises that a 2.10 size will follow.
ST. LOUIS, MO (BRAIN)—It looks as though St. Louis area retailers stayed dry, but they couldn’t stay above the fray when it came to lost sales due to the recent flooding that has devastated parts of Missouri and other parts of the Midwest.
ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Parts' 6th annual Open House is around the corner. For those attending the April 5-6 event, it promises to be well worth the trip up to beautiful Southern Oregon.
HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Bike Medicine has added a new regional distributor for the New England area. JL Marketing of Westport, Massachusetts, will distribute Purple Extreme chain lubricant, Golden Degreaser and other Bike Medicine products.
JL Marketing covers from Maine to Southern Connecticut.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Weighing in at 900 pages and nearly six pounds, BTI's new distribution catalog is no lightweight.
This year BTI added 100 pages to its primary sales tool, which now totals over 18,000 individual SKUs.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Ma Ying-jeou’s landslide victory Saturday in Taiwan’s presidential election should ease tensions between the island nation and mainland China, which claims Taiwan as its own.
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.
Everyone at BRAIN was startled last Monday morning to find something more shocking than publisher Marc Sani in Lycra—a brand new coffee machine in BRAIN's lunch room/intern area/war room.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Serotta has hired new personnel to bolster its Brand Management team.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Storck Bicycle is in final preparations for its upcoming, seven month tour of the United States.
TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles has a brand new Web site that's easier to navigate, has better images and provides more information about Intense Cycles and its products.
All of the 2008 bikes are now online including the new M6 and Slopestyle.
Click on link to check it out.
Cannondale cordially invites you to the Tarrywile Lodge to drink from a couple new MTB offerings—the Rize and Moto.
Click on link to be invited in.
For further information on these two new bikes, be sure to read the April 1 Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, Maui (BRAIN)—The moratorium on commercial downhill bike rides in Haleakala National Park on Maui will continue until a full evaluation of the impact from the activity is completed, according to the National Park Service.