ERIE, CO (BRAIN)—A 250-meter outdoor velodrome seems to be on its way in a small Colorado town of roughly 16,000 residents.
NEUSTADT, Germany (BRAIN)—Since January, the falling value of the euro has increased raw material costs for Sigma Sport by 15 percent, according to Frank Sirringhaus, president of the Neustadt, Germany based computer, light and heart rate monitor company.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with distributor Seattle Bike Supply, has issued a voluntary recall of about 330 Redline Conquest Cyclocross bikes from 2010.
ST. LOUIS, MO (BRAIN)—An effort is underway to ban bicyclists from several narrow two-lane highways in semi-rural southwest St. Charles County, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
There was a packed house at a Monday night council meeting, with people speaking out on both sides of the issue.
LONDON, UK (BRAIN)—Hotlines Europe Ltd has announced the dates for their 2011 product launch show, October 6 - 9, 2010, just off Brick Lane in London.
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Sports Multiplied is now distributing Prologo Saddles.
ORLANDO, FL (BRAIN)—4th of July weekend not only brought fireworks to the sky, but also to the IBD sales floor.
GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Scott Bikes will enter the electric bike market next year through a partnership with industrial engineering giant Bosch.
Scott will introduce the E-Sub 20 and the E-Sportster at the Eurobike tradeshow this fall. Retail prices will start around €2,000.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) was selected to compete in the July Pepsi Refresh Project for a $25,000 prize.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Cyfac International, builder of custom bicycle frames for more than 25 years, has signed a contract with Keonys, Europe’s No. 1 reseller of Dassault Systèmes Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) products, most notably the CATIA PLM Express solution.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Taiwanese manufacturers, many of whom are well known among bicycle industry executives, are now making a concerted push into the outdoor and sporting goods market.
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs, Inc. has completed its sales agency selection for the U.S. bike market.
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle retailers now have another option for submitting purchase orders to Giant.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has named The Hitch Company and Norco as its two new Canadian distributors. The announcement is effectively immediately with the transition scheduled for completion September 1.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has hired Tara Wilkinson as its new director of marketing.
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—National Sporting Goods Association vice president of Information and research Thomas B. Doyle is retiring from the NSGA, effective early in the fall of 2010. Doyle is one of NSGA’s longest-tenured staff members, having spent 39 years in the sporting goods industry.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—With three weeks to go until Lifeboat Event’s inaugural DealerCamp, final plans for the event are taking shape.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (BRAIN)—Icebreaker is launching a cycling apparel line that will hit retail this winter. The New Zealand-based company is best known for its apparel sold through the outdoor channel.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Veteran product manager Steven Fairchild has rejoined Advanced Sports. He will take on all road and specialty product development for ASI's bike brands including Fuji, Kestrel, SE, Breezer and Terry.