FORT WAYNE, IN (BRAIN)—J&B's assistant facility manager Tom Rodriguez died of a severe asthma attack on July 20.
He had been a part of the industry for more than 20 years.
Rodriguez had been working for J&B since 2001 at its Fort Wayne, Indiana location.
HANCOCK, MA (BRAIN)—The Kenda Bikefest presented by Dirt Rag magazine, formerly known as Pedro’s Fest, brought in more than 1,500 people this past weekend to the Apple Tree Organic Farm in Hancock, Massachusetts.
"Summer means many different things to different people. To some it might mean the thrill of a high speed catamaran. Others like to float around and soak up a few stray rays. Still others like some kind of inland activity. But for us, it's the sport of surfing."
OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin reported revenues in its Outdoor/Fitness segment revenue increased 54 percent to $119 million in the second quarter.
The gains were due to the strength of our product introductions in the quarter, including the Colorado series, the Forerunner 405 and the Edge 705.
ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Veteran framebuilder Paul Sadoff will teach frame building at United Bicycle Institute (UBI) in Ashland, Oregon.
UBI was considering expanding its staff of instructors to meet demand for classes, and Sadoff found himself in the neighborhood.
FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona has hired Shawn “Smiley” Nesbitt for its sports marketing department.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Matt Mannelly, president and chief executive officer of Cannondale, is leaving Cannondale.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and the Sea Otter Classic announced a three-year deal on Tuesday to hold the Association’s annual leadership conference in conjunction with Sea Otter’s popular consumer festival.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer is running a special apparel product review section for its Sept. 1 issue.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano's Coasting project, a design collaboration between the bicycle components leader, global innovation and design firm IDEO, and Coasting OEM partners, Giant, Raleigh and Trek, received the Gold IDEA Award in the International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) competition presented by the Indust
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Selle Royal and Continental have entered into a dual distribution strategy in Canada through Highway Two and Norco Products.
Congrats to Thule's Karl Wiedemann and his wife on their new bundle of joy, Lily Frances Wiedemann. She was born on July 21, and weighed 7 lbs 9 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long. Mother and baby are doing well.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—"Don't you just love this time of year, when the birds, boats and cyclists come out? Well, two out of three ain't bad."
That was Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden (pictured) in a recent column he penned online.
SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Check out a new bike-art show at Go Rilla Gallery in Santa Ana this Friday from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Bike Curious? is a group art show that explores the many facets of bicycles and the curious cultures surrounding them.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—After months of riding their bikes to work as part of an employee-led initiative to help reduce their carbon footprint, salesforce.com employees raised $10,000 and chose Trips for Kids (TFK) as their charity of choice.
BRAIN is looking for 10 retailers to participate in the next State of Retail panel, a Q & A feature that runs in each issue of the magazine.
Panelists weigh in each edition on a business-related topic affecting the industry (click on the link above for an example of the column).
COLUMBUS, OH (BRAIN)—The LiveStrong Summit kicked off on Thursday on The Ohio State University campus, bringing together 1,000 current and potential leaders who care about cancer issues and are willing to champion the cause in their communities.
"It's getting to the point
Where I'm no fun anymore
I am sorry.
Sometimes it hurts so badly
I must cry out loud
I am lonely.
I am yours, you are mine,
You are what you are
And you make it hard—"
—Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Responding to a plea from industry advocacy groups, the organizers of CrossVegas have added an Advocacy category to the industry race scheduled for Wednesday, September 24.