NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Turn to page 62 of the latest issue of Newsweek and you'll see the headline "Bikes for Boomers."
Writer Paul Tolme highlighted three "comfort bikes."
"Geared toward baby boomers, comfort bikes are ideal for cruising bike paths and pedaling to the corner grocery," Tolme wrote.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Beginning in January, QBP and WTB will donate a portion of profits from sales of WTB Rocket V Team black saddles to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Sean Leslie left his marketing duties at Base Camp Communications for the great Northwest.
Leslie has already landed on his feet. Leslie got a coveted role as account manager for action sports and outdoor lifestyle PR firm Hayter Communications.
KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN))—Hawaii’s Ironman brings out the statisticians in the industry, particularly among the major bicycle companies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Huffy, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of the 2007 Huffy Howler and Highland Bicycles
Roughly 22,000 of these bicycles were sold.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Formula Brake USA, yesterday announced a voluntary recall on its Oro Disc Brakes.
Roughly 5,700 of these brakes were sold.
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Oakley saw second quarter net sales jump 29.3 percent to $263.2 million, from $203.6 million in the same quarter last year.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The BRAIN Web site will be undergoing some upgrades over the next month involving the "View All News" section and a few other areas.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bike Show is looking for sponsors for the 2008 show at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR, which takes place February 8-10.
Check out the PDF to find out more about the 2008 show and being a sponsor.
10 Oct 2012
KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN)—Slowtwitch.com tallied the bikes athletes were on at the Kona Ironman, and it looks as though Cervelo dominated with 344.
Tied for second were Kuota and Trek. Rounding out the top ten were Scott, Cannondale, Orbea, Felt (T7), Kestrel (T7), Specialized (T9) and Litespeed (T9).
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—A Salon.com story went after U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters for anti-bike remarks she made on PBS's "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer."
Salon's Katharine Mieszkowski wrote:
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima Product’s CEO Jerry Heinlen said Monday a lawsuit the company has filed against two ex-employees and two other men over bogus freight charges had no impact on freight charges paid by dealers.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—To generate maximum staff interest and credibility, the all-new Selling Cycling 2008 program will feature industry veterans with special expertise, training shop sales people and mechanics about what they know best.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloSwap is tuning into its high energy consumers and partners this year with hot local businesses to kick up the intensity of the show.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (BRAIN)—TRP’s new line of high-performance brake systems will be distributed by Lambert throughout Canada.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis told ESPN.com yesterday of his decision to appeal an arbitration panel’s vote against him in his doping case.
The panel’s vote stripped him of his 2006 Tour de France title.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)--Valencia Sport Group added a new online ordering system for dealers on June 1. Valencia, which is the distributor of SixSixOne, Royal and Sunline products, plans to use the site to enhance sales and improve ordering.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)--Monday's Los Angeles Times featured a prominent, full-color story examining how some bike companies are trying to win over non-cyclists with low-maintenance bikes. The story featured five different models, including three Coasting bikes.
By Jason Norman
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)--While this year's Sea Otter overall attendance numbers were slightly down from last year because of Saturday's deluge of rain, other numbers indicate a continued growth in the event.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)--Does a week in Senegal or Ghana talking shop with bicycle retailers about marketing and sales issues and back shop inventory control sound like a great weeklong vacation? If so the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) has a $2,300 vacation package to sell you.