WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Advocacy groups were thrown a slight curveball when President-elect Barack Obama recenty nominated Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.) as his Transportation secretary.
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The National Parks Service proposed a rule change on Thursday that would make it easier for the country's national parks to open trails to mountain bikes.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—World Bicycle Relief has undertaken an ambitious drive to raise $13,400 in just 48 hours—from noon (CST) Wednesday, Dec. 17, through noon (CST) Friday, Dec. 19, the organization looks to raise enough money to purchase 100 bicycles for its programs in Africa.
FINALE LIGURIA, Italy (BRAIN)—Product managers get ready for next February's Ride On event in Finale Liguria, Italy.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—At the conclusion of last November’s EICMA show, Costantino Ruggiero said the bicycle show was facing a difficulty, noting that since moving its dates from September to November, exhibitor numbers had dropped.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Fuji bicycles has announced its sponsorship of Fuji-Servetto, the newest ProTour Cycling Team for the 2009 season.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) applauded the nomination of U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) as the next Secretary of the Department of Interior.
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Look Cycle International has hired former Hutchinson general manager Eric Van Haverbeke as its new vice president of sales and marketing. He'll start his new position in January.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—In response to a tightening economy, the makers of specialty bicycle line Litespeed are launching the bicycle industry’s first ever direct-to-consumer rebate program.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for product review submissions for its spring issues.
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking comments on mandatory third-party testing for component parts in children’s products as part of the new consumer product safety law.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—3point5.com recently launched online training for audio component manufacturer Skullcandy, a brand that spans key action sports, snowsports and bike markets for the retail training leader.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Mary Margaret Sloan has been appointed as the new president of the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) and Lori Harrod the new president elect.
ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—As registrations come rolling in for the first Park Tool Tech Summits, it is becoming clear that some mechanics are willing to travel great distances to attend this one of a kind training event.
For BRAIN's January issue, the magazine picked several of the industry's best and brightest for a more serious look at their respective company's New Year's resolutions.
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Many cyclists were happy to see Congress pass the Commuter Act earlier this year, as part of the $700 billion financial bailout plan.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—In the spirit of doing its part to take care of the world around them and where Haro's bikes are ridden, the company has partnered up with the Surfrider Foundation.
DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Dealers throughout the Southwest who purchase products from distributor Hans Johnsen say business isn’t all doom and gloom, but they are being cautious when ordering.
Campy's Carlsbad crew held a holiday toy drive ride this past weekend, where attendance was good and how many toys they collected even better—with more than 200.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A 59-year-old physician who said he stopped his red Infiniti sedan in front of two cyclists to "teach them a lesson" on July 4 will stand trial.
He faces one felony count of reckless driving causing injury and two felony counts of battery with serious injury.