Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti after suffering from a devastating earthquake earlier this week. For those who would like to donate to help those in need in Haiti, please click on the link for the UNICEF Web site.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) has been selected to receive a $30,000, two-year capacity-building grant from New Belgium Brewing Company. The funds will allow TFK to provide more support to its chapters striving to get more low-income, at-risk children on mountain bike rides.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—3Day at Ground is the official name of BTI’s shipping incentive that automatically upgrades dealers to UPS 3Day Air service at economical Ground rates. BTI estimates dealers in nearly half of the lower 48 states will experience dramatically faster delivery on their orders.
BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Cyclingnews.com has appointed Laura Weislo (pictured) U.S. regional editor, while Greg Johnson becomes Australian regional editor.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—This February's North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) looks to surpass 2009 exhibitor attendance.
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dave "Crash" Collins, a Bootleg Canyon race promoter, died on January 8 after a battle with Melanoma cancer.
NORWALK, CT (BRAIN)—REI is opening a new store opening this fall in Norwalk, Connecticut. The one-story, 24,000-square-foot store will be REI's second in Connecticut, joining a location in West Hartford, CT, which opened in 2007.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—The Philadelphia version of the Park Tool Tech Summit concluded yesterday in a buoyant atmosphere with strong words of praise from the mechanics in attendance.
ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN)—Lazer SA's bicycle helmet division has new owners, as division manager Sean van Waes and sales manager Peter Steenwegen take over.
Lazer SA manufacturers motorcycle and paragliding helmets as well.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—This Pacific Northwest city has been a national leader in getting more people on bikes more often, but a recent study concludes that some cyclists parked their bikes in 2009.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus is launching its Human Billboard Volunteer Program where one lucky winner will win a complete FTM Carbon by getting a Titus tattoo placed on their body.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—As part of the 2010 Selling Cycling staff training program, Growth Cycle has produced The 71% Solution, a 15-minute video (click on link) that helps shop staff better relate to the needs of non-enthusiast consumers.
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima Wheel Systems has signed Chocolate Distribution for the United Kingdom, and Vonact Sport in Australia.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Seattle Bike Supply, have issued a voluntary recall of about 350 Redline Conquest Pro bicycles and framesets from 2010.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Kids are not only experiencing cuts at school due to the bad economy, but 1.96 million parents decided against a bike purchase for them through November.
UPPER ARLINGTON, OHIO (BRAIN)—Roll will expand and relocate one of its three locations this spring in order to better serve the Columbus, Ohio market.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The bike industry’s premier networking and visioning event at Sea Otter, April 13-15, features speakers and topics sure to enhance your knowledge and strengthen your business.
A new group on Facebook calling themselves "HELP REMOVE this HATE GROUP against cyclists!" (click on link) has formed in an effort to thwart the efforts of an anti-cycling Facebook group.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Less than two weeks from the Winter Market show, Outdoor Retailer reports that buyer registration and store representation for its 2010 Winter Market is higher this year than it was at the same time for its 2009 Winter Market.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Last year was a bad one for the Taiwanese bike business, according to financial results reported to the Taiwan Stock Exchange. However, sales for 2009, while off the heady 2008 sales results, are still substantially above 2007.