BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products has added Civia, a line of utilitarian bikes designed specifically for commuting and light transport, to its array of house brands.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ten months of steady sales growth has paid off for Jen Soulé, who was recently promoted to sales manager for VeloPress. Soulé has already surpassed her sales goal for the company's fiscal year, and is on a pace to set a new sales record for the specialty book publisher.
MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)—Matt Ford of Rock N’ Road Cyclery and Scott Tedro of Team Sho-Air have teamed up to offer this sponsorship contest to one man and one woman to race for Team VeloSport for the 2008 season.
“We're all given some sort of skill in life. Mine just happens to be beating up on people.” —Sugar Ray Leonard
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Chris Cocalis is launching Pivot Cycles, a new high-end mountain bike brand he designed and developed.
Cocalis will distribute Pivot Cycles alongside the BH brand of Spanish road bikes that he introduced to the U.S. market in July.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Wippermann is offering its chain wear indicator free to retailers for a limited time.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Cadence Cycling and Multisport Centers opened its Manhattan training facility and began giving media-exclusive tours earlier this week.
LAKE SUCCESS, NY (BRAIN)—Polar recently announced the hiring of Chris Johnson to the position of national accounts manager for health clubs.
BENTONVILLE, AR (BRAIN)—Have you ever heard the urban myth that Wal-Mart doesn’t compete at the high-end? Wal-Mart’s Corsa FC carbon fiber road bike dispels that myth. The bike packs a lot of high spec’—Shimano, Ritchey, ITM and Selle Italia—into one low $1,898 price tag.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Although Oct 1's product review section is filled up, there is still plenty of room for product in the Show Dailies.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The LA Times recently ran a feature story on the dangers of riding your bike on Los Angeles city streets.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Polarpak recently announced that Oakley has chosen its MOFLOW™ pressurized bladder for use in the Oakley Tool Pouch 2.0 mountain bike/outdoor backpack.
"In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher.'" —Carl Spackler from "Caddyshack"
"You see that, young lady? Respect. Respect for one's elders gives character." —The Wolf in "Pulp Fiction"
SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule is expanding its business-to-consumer e-commerce presence with a dealer-fulfilled sales program powered by Shopatron.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) will offer its one-day educational seminars in six different markets this year, up from five last year, stretching from late October into late January of next year.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Good weather and an improved product mix came together through the first half of the year to boost Accell Group’s first-half 2007 profits by more than 50 percent compared with the first six months of last year, the company announced in a mid-year filing.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—John Burke introduced an ambitious advocacy program last night during Trek World. Trek’s president asked retailers to participate in its program, dubbed One World, Two Wheels.
"Trust me - I know what I'm doing!" Sledgehammer from the old sitcom "Sledgehammer"