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Posted May 21, 2008
"Which one of you nuts has got any guts?"

—R.P. McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Posted in North America
Posted May 21, 2008
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has added two new full-time staff members to its Colorado headquarters team. Paul Orbuch was selected to be its deputy director, and Kate Scheider fills the role of research and statistics coordinator.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 21, 2008
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus has penned an exclusive distribution deal with Orange Sport Supply for the Canadian market. As of June 1, Orange Sport Supply will distribute the complete line of Titus frames to specialty bicycle retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted May 21, 2008
LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—GT Bicycles just launched a microsite dedicated to GT's BMX Race presence at the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 21, 2008
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Coasting staff training program, extolling the virtues of Shimano's Coasting concept and Coasting bikes from seven manufacturers, went live in early April.
Posted in Retail News
Posted May 20, 2008
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—CamelBak has reached an agreement with Northern Mark Sales and Marketing to represent the CamelBak Recreational Division of products in Northern California and Northern Nevada.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2008
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—John Cuchessi, the longtime owner of the San Clemente Cyclery, died of an apparent heart attack on Sunday during the shop’s weekly club ride. He was 54.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2008
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Bicycles has committed to join IMBA and Bikes Belong at the corporate sponsor level.

This sponsorship is part of the Cannondale Sports Group's expanding advocacy plan, which includes both maintaining current efforts and further developing new partnerships.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 20, 2008
At 7:00 p.m. tonight, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.
Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah announced that the Sorenson Legacy Foundation has donated $40,000 to help provide new bicycles for 1,000 underprivileged third graders during Bikes for Kids Utah's annual bicycle giveaway.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 19, 2008
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Film Festival has been bringing road, mountain, track, leisure, BMX and city biking to the masses since its inception in 2000. Now is your opportunity to partner with the festival to bring your brand and message to the top cycling markets in the United States and abroad.

Posted in North America
Posted May 19, 2008
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has hired Dan Baggs as mechanical engineer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 19, 2008
Mike Sinyard and Specialized were profiled on CNN's Web site.

Click on link to check out article.
Posted in North America
Posted May 19, 2008
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Litigation between Cane Creek and Full Speed Ahead over a headset patent has been resolved, meaning FSA can get back to making Aheadset licensed original equipment and aftermarket headsets.

Posted in North America
Posted May 19, 2008
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano’s first-quarter 2008 revenues jumped almost 16 percent over those from the same period last year, to $532.7 million, and net income was up by nearly the same percentage, to $51.3 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 18, 2008
Lezyne's Dillon Clapp needs the biking community of San Luis Obispo to rise up.

Tomorrow night's city council meeting features plans to build a skate park in San Luis Obispo. Currently this plan doesn't include bikes, which is a big problem for the local BMX/MTB community.

Posted in North America
Posted May 18, 2008
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.

There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 18, 2008
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)─The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), the world’s largest handmade bicycle show, is moving to form alliances with regional handmade bicycle shows that have appeared in the wake of NAHBS, which began creating consumer/industry shows in the handmade sector back in 2005.
Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 18, 2008
LONDON, England (BRAIN)—Future Publishing has named a new managing editor for the UK-based Web site cyclingnews.com.

Daniel Benson joins Future from NatMag Rodale, where he was managing editor of the Runner’s World Web site.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 18, 2008
GOLDEN, CO (BRIAN)—Spot Brand, manufacturers of single-speed bikes and carbon belt drive systems, has added Maverick’s full-suspension product line to its offerings.

Maverick founders Paul Turner and Frank Vogel will still be involved with future Maverick designs.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions

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