MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized is once again hosting its annual Bike to Work Day Industry Commute Cup Challenge to inspire some friendly competition within the industry during National Bike to Work Week, May 12-16.
TAINAN, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—They say an army moves on its stomach. And so does the A-Team. No better example of what keeps a group of Taiwanese businessmen moving is turkey-rice. After some 70 kilometers of riding, the A-Team pulled into the Fountain Restaurant in Jia-yie, a town along the way.
"What twist of fate has you meet your hero, become friends and then run his company? It's a strange set of circumstances, and at times I am both awe inspired and overwhelmed by it. But, the goal is to make an iconic brand, and what better way than to start with an iconic name."
BRAIN's still waiting on its formal invitation to the Jenna Bush/Henry Hager wedding in Crawford, Texas this weekend. We sure hope it's an open bar wedding (click on link).
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Jeff Buerman to cover sales for Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, working with Kelly O’Brien.
Scott Irvine has joined sales covering Minnesota, North and South Dakota, working with Dominic Petit.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has appointed Andy Tompkins as its new show director.
CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports will increase wholesale prices of the following European brands: Colnago, Sidi and Vredestein.
CHANGHUA, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—When the A-Team, led by a police escort, rolled into the Merida factory late Monday a throng of employees chanted their approval, especially since Michael Tseng, their boss, was leading the pack which included the city’s mayor.
ARCATA, CA (BRAIN)—Furthering its mission to caffeinate all outdoor enthusiasts, Kinetic Koffee Company has announced that Liberty Mountain has partnered with the company to
distribute its small-batch-roasted, organic coffees.
CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Erin Wille was hired as Veltec Sports' new marketing coordinator.
Wille can be reached at (775) 886-7576 ext 133 and at
HSINCHU, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—It was a grand send-off Sunday for the A-Team.
"Can I do the things I wanna do
That I don't do because of you
And I'll take a left and I'll second
guess into a total mess..."
MONTEREY, CA—The weather gods looked down more favorably on this year’s Sea Otter Classic as attendees enjoyed mostly sunny skies, with a little frosty wind—make that a lot of wind on Saturday, when gusts reached 25 miles per hour.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek retailers expressed sadness but little surprise that Trek plans to sever its 13-year relationship with Greg LeMond.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant's president, Tony Lo, told a packed press conference yesterday that now is the time for bicycle industry executives to develop a true passion for cycling.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—With two months of Cannondale and Sugoi sales on the books, Dorel Industries reported a strong first quarter as revenue in its bicycle division soared 55 percent.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Eleven communities were honored with the League of American Bicyclists prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community designation and eleven communities renewed their designation.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A fundraiser is being held in conjunction with tomorrow's CCCX Downhill Race Series in honor of Mark Reynolds who died on April 19.
BRAIN was informed yesterday that Tim (Masi Guy) Jackson was involved in a bad bike accident at the San Diego velodrome. He suffered broken ribs, a few fractured neck bones and a mangled thumb, according to blue squirrel. He underwent surgery yesterday.