TELGATE-BERGAMO, Italy (BRAIN)—Bike manufacturer Bianchi was affected by a serious fire yesterday at its Italian bicycle outside warehouse based in Telgate-Bergamo, Italy.
The warehouse is in another location and the Bianchi factory in Treviglio was not affected.
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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Show organizers are researching the possibility of co-locating the Health and Fitness Business Expo (HFB) at the Sands Convention Center during Interbike.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—At next year's Eurobike, pedelecs and e-bikes will have a bigger presence than ever before.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP is piloting a new initiative focused on supplying bike dealers with freeride components, accessories and apparel for skilled mountain biking.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Carmichael Training Systems has hired Nick Ramey as director of sales and marketing.
VANCOUVER, WA (BRAIN)—Fitness company Nautilus has entered into definitive agreements for the sale of certain assets of its commercial business to Fit Dragon International.
Crankbrothers is having a Christmas sidewalk sale and ride this Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Crankbrothers clothing, a limited number of demo wheelsets and a limited number of demo pedals will be marked 40-75 percent off.
DEARBORN, MI (BRAIN)—Michigan retailer Bikesport, Inc. has closed its doors citing a long list of reasons including a reserve account imposed by its credit card processor that took $60,000 out of the store’s operating cash flow.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Organizers of Taichung Bike Week are considering moving the 2010 event to the week of Nov. 15 instead of its customary time slot in early December.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Congressman Earl Blumenauer, New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, and artist/musician David Byrne joined officials from 15 big U.S. cities to unveil Cities for Cycling Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Newseum in Washington, D.C.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Employees from Bethel, CT-based Cycling Sports Group (CSG) gathered last Friday to refurbish over 100 donated children’s bicycles and tricycles for community placement through local non-profit Danbury Youth Services.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)— The Alliance for Biking & Walking is awarding $104,000 in grants to five grassroots biking and walking advocacy organizations.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show will offer a limited number of exhibitor tables to new builders, starting with the 2010 show, in Richmond, Virginia, February 26-28.
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Wilderness Trail Bikes (WTB) has said its collaboration with IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) was an overwhelming success.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Momentum Magazine has a new editor as the magazine's former web editor, Sarah Ripplinger, steps into the position. Former editor Amy Walker will now focus on her role as creative director/co-publisher.
"Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it's bobsled time!"
—Sanka Coffie from "Cool Runnings"
PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN)—Bernie Hoffacker, the original owner of Palo Alto Sport and Toy World and Palo Alto Bicycles, died on December 5 at Stanford Hospital.
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Focus bicycles will be sold through Performance’s Web site, catalog and select retail locations beginning this spring.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—It started as a simple factory making hunting rifles. Now, TH Industries is known for its brand that is becoming an icon in high-end bicycle components: FSA. (Click on headline for PDF newsletter.)