"Roll me and call me the tumblin' dice." —Rolling Stones
BY MATT WIEBE
PHILADELPHIA, PA—Bike shipments to bike shops grew a meager 0.4 percent during the first nine months of this year and sales grew by an equally modest 2.7 percent, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA).
BY MEGAN TOMPKINS
TEANECK, NJ—When Brian Dyches got a call from Michael Kastner about designing a new retail store, he had one condition: it had to look different than existing specialty retail.
BY MATT WIEBE
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bike manufacturers could feel the backlash from a recent spate of recalls that have raised a cry for stricter product regulation from federal legislators.
LAKE FOREST, CA—Many parks like Orange County’s Whiting Ranch were still closed in mid-November with no time line on when they may reopen.
BY JASON NORMAN
RAMONA, CA—While most manufacturers and shop owners escaped unscathed from the recent wildfires that swept through Southern California, most reported some form of business disruption.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer is looking for 2008 late year calendar submissions, specifically for the months of November and December.
Please e-mail Jason Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org by this Friday to submit.
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson Tires is the first bicycle tire manufacturer to produce a 29-inch MTB tire with the
official UST stamp of approval.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Sapa Profiles, a global leader in the aluminum extrusion industry, has appointed Pilar Calderin to manage all bike frame operations.
Calderin will be responsible for planning, production and project management.
SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN)—With a fusillade of festive confetti, the Intlbike show opened with a bang, showing off China’s most important bicycle exporting region.
"You just don't expect it. Superman just doesn't die, right?" —Billy Rundle, commenting on the death of his longtime friend Evel Knievel.
"Go Stormtrooper!" (Web Editor's Note: Better with volume on)
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired SOAR
Communications to manage its public relations efforts in the United States for its Ritchey and Syncros brands.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is considering bringing the blueprint for its Las Vegas Outdoor Demo to the East Coast next fall. Show management hopes an East Coast Demo would attract retail stores and store employees who do not attend Interbike.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Join Timbuk2 at Ritual Coffee on Friday, December 14 for its Holiday Gallery Event featuring one-of-a-kind bags from over 25 artists.
Click on link for PDF invitation details.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus has launched a holiday promotion on two of its key titanium full-suspension bikes.
ARCADIA, CA (BRAIN)—If you’d like to help bring some holiday spirit and cheer to kids, make sure to join the Holiday Toys and Mittens Ride in the communities of Arcadia and Monrovia, California, this Saturday, Dec. 1.
GAINESVILLE, FL (BRAIN)—You might not drink it as your hydration liquid of choice on your rides now, but there once was a time when Gatorade was all that existed when it came to replacing lost carbohydrates and electrolytes.
BONN, Germany (BRAIN)—T-Mobile, a division of telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG, has terminated its sponsorship of both men’s and women’s professional cycling teams.