SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—UK based Charge Bikes has quickly become a recognized name in urban single speed bikes. The company has now developed two new gender-specific cruiser models, the Steamer for men and the Lazy Susan for women. Charge’s U.S. distributor, BTI, has received its first shipment of both models.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Alliance for Biking & Walking is awarding $125,000 in grants to seven grassroots biking and walking advocacy organizations.
BY NICOLE FORMOSA
TAIPEI, Taiwan—The Taipei Cycle Show remains a key venue as its international business grows, as companies wrap up final spec on 2011, and as manufacturers get feedback on next year’s aftermarket products.
BY MATT WIEBE
SANTA FE, NM—BTI, which started as a distributor for hard-to-find suspension parts, will begin assembling Cinelli and Commencal bikes at its Santa Fe, New Mexico, facility this month.
BY JASON NORMAN
VISTA, CA—One of the toughest decisions manufacturers have to make is whether or not to manage their own supply chain functions. Do they farm it out to a third-party logistics provider (3PL) or control it themselves?
Want to demo a bike and ride with Todd Wells, Christoph Sauser or Darren Berecloth amongst others at this year's Sea Otter? Well, thanks to Sea Otter, this year you can. The Ride with a Pro program gives you the chance to ride with your favorite pro mountain or road biker.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Online registration for DealerCamp is now open to qualified retailers at surveymonkey.com/dealercamp (click on link).
This intimate mid-summer expo and demo event for bicycle suppliers and retailers will take place July 29–31 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group has hired Aaron Hersh, a longtime Inside Triathlon contributing editor, accomplished triathlete and respected bike technology expert, to the position of senior editor at Triathlete Magazine.
CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Gita Sporting Goods Ltd. has hired Ed Adair as its sales representative for its newly created western territory in Northern California.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—The Regional Court of Munich, Germany granted a preliminary injunction against Rong Jou Ent. Co Ltd.—a Taiwanese company doing business under the name A TOP.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Hüdz, makers of the popular Enhancement Brake Hoods for dual-control brake/shift levers, has launched a new Web site for 2010 in order to better highlight the technical benefits of Hüdz products.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Lawmakers in Idaho are considering a bill that requires all bikes ridden in the state to come equipped with at least one brake.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports has hired John Solinsky for the position of parts and accessories product manager.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Three former sales reps are suing Veltec Sports for $60,000 worth of unpaid commissions on sales booked last summer before they left the company.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike is stepping up when it comes to fashion—dedicating a full hall to apparel exhibitors and moving its daily, choreographed fashion show into the nearby East Foyer.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference is two weeks away, but it’s not too late to sign up and get a room for under $100 a night.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, LLC (PCT), organizer of the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia have entered into a three-year media partnership to provide live race-day coverage and comprehensive coverage around the race.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A brewing debate over dates for Taiwan Bike Week has been settled. This December’s gathering of product managers in Taichung takes place much the same as in year’s past.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has hired Jeffrey Bramhall as its new operations/logistics manager.
Prior to arriving at Pedro's, Bramhall was a key member of Landry's Bike shop.