"Homer, Alaska. A quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem." —bumper sticker
CORRECT ANSWER to Thursday's bit of trivia:
Marketing queen bee Suzette Ayotte
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—A recent analysis of last year’s EICMA Show points to a successful event for both retailers and the public.
CSM International conducted the survey to collect comments and suggestions that might help the organizers prepare for this year’s show.
KEYESVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Jason Smith is heading up the 20th Annual Keyesville Classic from March 14-16, and he wants everyone in the industry to know what a great time he has planned.
Friday night will feature a kick-off party at the Kern River Brewery where you can register for the races.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (BRAIN)—Entering 2007, Sweetskinz was optimistic about the potential for Sweetskinz tires throughout Europe.
By year’s end the company had dramatically increased the number of distributors and now Sweetskinz tires are available in 25 European countries.
IRVINE,CA (BRAIN)—Adam Micklin, a 25-year industry veteran, has joined Shimano as its senior manager for OEM sales.
Micklin had opened the North American office for Hutchinson tires, where he implemented the domestic sales and marketing structure as well as warehousing operations.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Selle Royal and Crankbrothers have completed the merger of Crankbrothers into Selle Royal. This agreement adds Crankbrothers to Selle Royal’s group of cycling companies which include fi’zi:k, Brooks, and Selle Royal.
"Because I don't know the words to Rock-A-By Baby."
—Kevin J. Shutt said in the "Why We Ride" section of March's Road Bike Action, while Kaden, 2, was along for the ride, snoozing away in a trailer. (NOTE: Web Editor can relate.)
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—New York City's Transportation Alternatives and the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation have been selected as the first recipients of the REI/Bicycle Friendly Communities Grants of $15,000 each.
CAMPBELL, CA (BRAIN)—If you call the Silicon Valley Cycling Center a "bike shop," founders Karl Etzel and Alex Wheeler might must just slap you silly.
"We don't really think of ourselves as a bike shop," Etzel said. "Although we do sell some of the finest bikes money can buy."
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Amongst all the companies selling skis and heavy duty socks at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, there were also those familiar names that you see at Interbike each year, hoping to get a leg up on the competition.
CLEVELAND, OH (BRAIN)—Viktor Schreckengost, who served as chief bicycle designer for Murray Ohio Co., has died. He was 101.
"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."
—Jeff Spicoli from "Fast Times..."
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Sixteen year-old Marco Facciola built this completely wooden bike for a school project, managing to avoid using any metal at all.
Yes, this wooden wheeled wonder even has a chain and gearing made of wood, held together with wooden joints and glue.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group has restructured its marketing department to better serve the needs of dealers, professional athletes, sponsored teams and advertising programs established for 2008.
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has announced a voluntary recall on certain WCS and Pro level road and 'cross cranksets. According to Ritchey, the
non-driveside arms of affected cranks can break unexpectedly during use, possibly resulting in injury.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Down below you'll find this week's Selling Cycling module: Three Types of Customers.
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.
PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has been a main reason for the flourishing high-end niche market for handmade bicycles in North America.
OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Hydrapak has moved down the 880 freeway from Emeryville to Oakland.