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.
RYE, NY (BRAIN)--Jarden Corporation has signed a merger agreement under which Jarden will acquire K2 for $1.2 billion in a stock and cash deal.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)--Pacific Cycle, owner of the Schwinn Bicycles brand, is providing Team Rwanda with Schwinn Peloton full-carbon road race bikes for the team's training and racing needs.
By Jason Norman
MT. PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—Out of all the major recreational activities in 2006, bicycling suffered the worst in declining participant numbers, according to the National Sporting Goods Association annual “Sports Participation Series I and II” reports.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)--Cannondale recently promoted Scott Struve to global director of marketing. Struve will be filling the void left by David Budd.
“David has decided to move on to pursue other interests,” said Bill Rudell, marketing manager for Cannondale.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)--Interbike will be the presenting sponsor of the World Criterium Championship, to be held in Las Vegas the night of Thursday, Sept. 27--day two of Interbike's international bicycle expo.
WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)--The first two days of Crankworx Colorado at Winter Park were a mixed bag. But vendors were holding out hope that over the weekend it would draw a significant crowd of visitors.
WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)--Kona, preparing for its 20th anniversary in 2008, will introduce a complete line of apparel for sale through its international dealer and distributor network. The company offered a sneak-peek at its new line at Crankworx Colorado.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)--Yakima Products has announced an expanded management team with the addition of Ron Ten Berge as vice president of sales and business development, Mark Reis as chief financial officer and John Hoppes as category business manager.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)--The deadline for getting a spot in a U.S. government-sponsored pavilion at Italy’s EICMA trade show is just weeks away, on July 31.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)--Chris King Precision Components will announce and release for sale a 150-millimter rear ISO hub model at this weekend’s Downieville Classic in Downieville, California.
NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (BRAIN)--Race Face and Cycles Lambert have inked an exclusive distribution agreement, making Race Face components and apparel available to bike dealers across Canada.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)--The folks at BikeSource are opening their seventh site as a Specialized concept store.
BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)--Sigma, the world’s largest manufacturer of cycling electronics, is proud to announce the appointment of Jim Jarnagin as its Northwest Tech Rep.
Jarnagin, a former bike messenger, most recently spent seven years as an inside sales rep for Raleigh bicycles.
"Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it." -Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
BY LYNETTE CARPIET
TRENTON, NJ--More than a year after the Wal-Mart and Dynacraft lawsuit brought quick release safety to the fore, the ripple effects are expanding.
BY SEAN HONG
MILAN, Italy--Oakley, the Southern California eyewear maker that American pro cyclists Greg LeMond and Andy Hampsten helped popularize during the 80s, will merge with former rival Luxottica Group later this year.