PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima Product’s CEO Jerry Heinlen said Monday a lawsuit the company has filed against two ex-employees and two other men over bogus freight charges had no impact on freight charges paid by dealers.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—To generate maximum staff interest and credibility, the all-new Selling Cycling 2008 program will feature industry veterans with special expertise, training shop sales people and mechanics about what they know best.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloSwap is tuning into its high energy consumers and partners this year with hot local businesses to kick up the intensity of the show.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (BRAIN)—TRP’s new line of high-performance brake systems will be distributed by Lambert throughout Canada.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis told ESPN.com yesterday of his decision to appeal an arbitration panel’s vote against him in his doping case.
The panel’s vote stripped him of his 2006 Tour de France title.
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.