WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—Imports of mountain and comfort bikes up 13 percent in June were up 29 percent through August as suppliers opened the flood gates in the third quarter. Adult categories, up 12 percent in June, were up 24 percent in August, an increase of 957,865 units over last year.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Two words sum up industry reaction to Interbike’s decision to return the annual tradeshow to Las Vegas next year: thank you.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Andrew Paradowski, Hayes Bicycle Group technical service and warranty manager, passed away unexpectedly last week. He was 41 and had been with Hayes since 2002.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Raleigh America will be hosting its third annual “Raleigh Dealer Camp” dealer event and symposium from July 19-22, 2011.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA—Interbike backed out of its decision to move the annual tradeshow to Anaheim late Tuesday, saying it would return to Las Vegas for at least two more years in the wake of weeks of industry requests to reconsider the new dates and venue.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Though ExpoCycle organizers were close to firming up 2011 show dates, now they will have to go back to the drawing board given Interbike’s recent move to mid-September.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Cervélo will introduce a new online sales strategy whereby its local bike dealers will fulfill orders placed on the company’s Web site.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA—Interbike flipflopped its decision late today to move the industry's tradeshow to Anahaim in early August, saying instead it would return to Las Vegas.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN)—The Providence Cyclo-cross Festival presented by Interbike proved to have a little of everything for everyone—whether you were racing, a spectator, looking to check out product, or just a kid frolicking in the bounce castle.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)⎯Trek will hold its private dealer product launch Aug. 7-10 next year, overlapping with Interbike, which takes place the same week.
Trek announced next year’s dates to dealers in a letter emailed today.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will release further details later this week on the 2011 show, according to show director Andy Tompkins.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—With tradeshow season 2010 barely over, DealerCamp finds itself in high gear for next year with an onslaught of interest from exhibitors, many with contracts in hand, and the addition of key retailers to the
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The Tempus, one of the key show hotels at Taichung Bike Week, has sold out of exhibitor space and the Evergreen is filling fast. Organizers say they may have to find another downtown hotel, most likely the Splendor, to help meet demand.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Boa Technology, maker of the award-winning, patented Boa Lacing System, has launched the project ‘Reel Pink’, a national campaign aimed to raise awareness for breast cancer through the sale of limited edition pink Boa reels.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Steve Dempsey has joined Mad Fiber as director of sales, bringing more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the bike, fitness and outdoor industries to the quickly growing, manufacturer of high performance carbon fiber bicycle wheels.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle has appointed retail veteran Tom Tolworthy as president and chief operating officer.
KAILUA-KONA, HI (BRAIN)—The Ford Ironman Demo Days saw roughly 10,000 attendees check out the latest and greatest product offerings from the world of triathlon.
WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)—Winter Park Resort’s Trestle Bike Park will host the fifth annual Crankworx Colorado mountain bike festival July 28 – 31, 2011.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Multichannel Merchant has named Performance Bicycle a Silver Award winner in the 25th Annual MCM Awards, which recognize excellence in multichannel retailing.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—From Tour de France champion Alberto Contador's point of view, enough is enough when it comes to allegations of doping.
Contador has denied these allegations, saying the positive result came from eating a contaminated steak.