BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has partnered with Hans Johnsen Company, a bike part distributor in Dallas, Texas.
"Meanwhile in Washington, Mr. Obama voted for numerous wasteful earmarks last year, including: $12 million for bicycle paths..."
—Jim Demint, Wall Street Journal
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—America Bikes, a coalition of national cycling and trail advocacy non-profits, has hired Caron Whitaker as its new campaign director for the organization.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has released the broadcast schedule of news shows conducted in its Media Center, a TV studio and working news room designed to help journalists cover and easily produce news of the Interbike International Bicycle Expo.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Jay SyCip has joined King Cycle Group and will work as a product manager for Chris King Precision Components and Cielo Cycles.
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (BRAIN)—Eastern Mountain Sports has launched a new outdoor community Web site called mntnLIFE.com, where like-minded consumers can access free trail data, share tips about their favorite destinations and plan same-day trips.
Well, it's official, Lance Armstrong is returning to road racing for 2009, telling Vanity Fair magazine he's "100 percent" committed to returning.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Shops have an option now for receiving Magura factory service on all Magura products: they can still send products to Magura USA in Illinois, or BTI in New Mexico.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has promoted Rory Mason to global director of sports marketing.
In Mason’s new role, he will oversee all of the sports marketing for CSG brands (Cannondale, GT, Schwinn and Mongoose) and will create distinct programs that support each individual brand.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—ExpoCycle 2008 kicked off with a successful first day on Sunday.
Renown facilitator Tom Shay, of Profits Plus Solutions, was impressed with the turn out to his sessions.
Check out this Biketown Africa coverage by ABC.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—What do fast computers have in common with fast bikes?
They can make a fast bike even faster—and, more important, help the engineers that design bike components work at speeds that would make a track sprinter proud.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—After more than two decades in business, Brompton has built a loyal following around the world. But until now, someone searching for the British folding bike maker at Eurobike would have been out of luck: This is the first year Brompton has had its own booth in Friedrichshafen.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM’s Stan Day has two items on his to-do list now that the company has received a financial infusion from a Wall Street investment bank. He wants to continue developing innovative products—and he wants to give the advocacy community a $2 million annual boost to promote cycling.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Salvatore Truglio, Prologo’s sales manager, said European dealers would find a variety of new saddle designs from the Italian company when they visit its booth at Eurobike.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike announced the winners of the Eurobike Awards 2008 yesterday evening on the Fashion Show stage. This year's competition attracted a record 362 entries from 27 countries—up substantially from last year's 269 products.
ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—Luke Bame has what he calls the best job in the world for a 24-year-old American. He lives in Langenthal, Switzerland, and works for Motorex Oil of Switzerland in its marketing and sales department.
ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—This is Kurt Person’s first visit to Eurobike and as the new general manager and vice president of the Hayes Bicycle Group he will get a firsthand look at Europe’s biggest bicycle show.
ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—In Hinduism, Kali is the six-armed goddess of death, destruction and rebirth.
Mike Wilson hopes to appeal to the goddess’s good side as he and his partners prepare to bring the first products to market for their new company, which they named Kali.
ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—Crankbrothers’ founding partner Andrew Herrick will call Europe home following Eurobike. Herrick will work with the Selle Royal family of brands out of Selle Royal’s office in Vicenza, Italy. Selle Royal and Crankbrothers merged in February.