BRAIN editor Megan Tompkins (right) and BRAIN reporter Nicole Formosa getting ready to roll for the two-day 150-mile Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour in Southern California on Saturday.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Next month Bicycle Retailer & Industry News staff will get on bikes to personally visit more than a dozen Southern California retailers, kicking off the magazine’s first regional Dealer Tour.
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Registration for the 2009 BE-Pro Conference is now open.
The dates for BE-Pro are January 23 and 24, 2009. The conference will be at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose, CA.
MURRIETA, CA (BRAIN)—Silverfish UK has signed an exclusive deal to distribute the complete range of Turner Bikes to the UK cycle market.
Southern California's Turner Bikes is owned and run by Dave Turner who has been designing and producing high-end mountain bikes for more than 15 years.
MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) has announced a preliminary agenda for its 2009 Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC) to be held in conjunction with the Sea Otter Classic, April 15-17, 2009, at the Embassy Suites in Seaside, CA.
“Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.”
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Easton Bell Sports has hired industry veteran Chris Tutton as director of OE sales for Easton Cycling and Powersports. Tutton will focus on driving the Easton brand to the OE customer for both cycling and motorcycle products.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Portland’s burgeoning bicycle industry gets another boost this weekend with the Oregon Manifest Handmade Bike Show that runs through Sunday.
The show is designed to showcase Portland’s bike culture through the lens of local frame builders and the bikes they create.
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission is soliciting ideas on how best to facilitate a new third-party testing requirement for children’s products, which includes bicycles.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—With more than 20 years of industry experience, Bill Keith has been hired by SRAM to fill a new road components product manager position.
"I look forward to continue building on that iconic strength along with the outstanding road product team SRAM now has in place," Keith said.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Come out on October 17 and 18 and join George Hincapie to support a great NYC charity.
VENTURA, CA (BRAIN)—The California Bikefest is being held on Saturday, December 6 at the Crowne Plaza in Ventura Beach.
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue Competition Cycles is betting its unique, new promotional program will have its new Triad multisport/time-trial bike flying out of stores.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloGear, a 14-year-old catalog operation, is for sale. Anyone interested in buying a turn-key company in the cycling industry with a list of 200,000 names might find a bargain.
Congrats to GT veteran Mark Peterman, who got hitched this past weekend. It was an A-list gathering as Lopes, Peaty and Hans were all in attendance. "It was a very good night,"Peterman said.
AUSTIN, TEXAS (BRAIN)—The owner of an Austin, Texas wheel manufacturing plant plans to rebuild following a fire that destroyed the factory on September 23.
"It is a great honor to be recognized by the AACI, especially in the same forum as a champion of healthcare reform and the war against cancer, Senator Edward Kennedy.
NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has joined the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and 16 other associations in the new coalition against the changes to credit card fees and INTERAC fees under a coalition.
LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—GT will be going into 49 REI sporting goods stores by the end of the year with nearly its full range of products.
According to GT director of product development Mark Peterman, GT will be selling bikes that retail for $2,699-$299 at REI.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek recently moved into a larger R&D facility outside of Valencia, California.
According to Trek MTB global brand manager Michael Browne, the new facility is "smaller than 100,000 square feet" in size.