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Posted October 16, 2007

BY JASON NORMAN

WHISTLER, British Columbia—Yes, there are many great places to ride mountain bikes throughout the world. Perhaps none, however, hold the cachet of British Columbia’s North Shore.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—Legislators from Ontario’s Liberal party want to exempt bicycles and bicycle helmets from the provincial sales tax. The proposal is expected to be included in their election platform.

Posted in International
Posted October 16, 2007

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—In response to the recent Pacific-Saris challenge to Industry Cup crit racers, Planet Bike has decided to “put its money where its mouth is” by issuing its own challenge.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 16, 2007

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM revamped its Web site, www.sram.com, to get all its new 2008 product details up so retailers and others can get a head start on its new equipment.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 16, 2007

"New Rule: Stop making us drink everything out of a nipple. Maybe the reason that Americans behave like children is because we're all still breastfeeding! America, land of the free, home of the adult-size sippy-cup. We need to go back to drinking the way grown-ups do, from a keg!" —Bill Maher

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

CONCORD, MA (BRAIN)—Collaborating with the best in the business, Vibram has designed a wide range of cycling shoe soles as well as saddle components for Selle Italia.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, recently announced details of its upcoming fundraiser, including the inaugural Yield to Life Dave Zabriskie Time Trial Challenge, with proceeds going to benefit underprivileged children in Utah and bicycle awareness advocacy.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 16, 2007

PERRIS, CA (BRAIN)—American Flyer Bicycle Company president Lonnie Green was recently granted a patent for his new cruiser style bike called Surf Cycle.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired a new marketing coordinator, Rosy Castañeda.

New to the cycling industry, but a veteran of the elite athlete’s mentality the industry constantly drives to tap for its parallels to business, she is a fresh force at Ritchey.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

MONTREAL, Canada (BRAIN)–Canadian bicycle importers opposing re-imposition of anti-dumping duties on Chinese and Taiwanese bikes imported into Canada is holding an informational meeting at Expocycle Sunday night to educate retailers on the proposal’s status and implications.

Posted in International
Posted October 16, 2007

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—If you’re a fan of Serotta bicycles and the Castelli scorpion, you’re in luck. The two brands have teamed up to craft a collection of Serotta-branded cycling apparel.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Performance Bikes recently launched a completely redesigned 2008 Web site.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 16, 2007

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has appointed Erik DeKold as national sales manager for their Independent Bicycle Dealers and Custom divisions, a newly created position within the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

"Let's Roll." —Todd Beamer on Sept 11, 2001.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

“In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.” -Charlie Brown

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) announced the arrival of more than 200 Giant bicycles to sell at its Re-Cyclery Bicycle Thrift Shop. Profits from the shop help pay for Trips for Kids programs and its efforts to take underserved youth on mountain biking trips.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 16, 2007

BALA CYNWYD, PA (BRAIN)—SweetskinZ returns to the annual Interbike Outdoor Demo and International Bicycle Expo (Booth 4437) to unveil seven new graphic designs including:

· Caution – classic black & grey striped design creates a strong reflective pattern at night

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—While Boulder, Colorado has one of America’s best cycling environments, the city government is not content to rest there.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 16, 2007

DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Whistler, Moab, Crested Butte, Boulder. Downieville?

Downieville just may be the next great mountain bike destination. And it seems the LA Times has taken notice.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)-Stop by the SmartEtailing booth at Interbike (#1401) and pick up your free nine minute demo CD of the all-new 2008 Selling Cycling program. Watch the CD before December 31 and you could win $1000 cash. Sport,
Maria and Ray will be there to hand off a CD and answer your questions.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike

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