HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Insurance company Aviva plc bought slightly more than half of the late Trek founder Richard Burke’s 818,681 shares in the Dutch bicycle conglomerate Accell Group when the Burke estate put them out to sale last month.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Bicycle Industry News, a trade publishing Web site in Australia, may hit your e-mail box soon. Tom Sherlock is taking over the site effective July 1.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes' 2008 Quad XC series Mount Vision full suspension bike has won the Bike of the Year award from “What Mountain Bike” magazine.
It seems The Daily Show isn't the only one specializing in fake news these days. DH/freeride apparel maker Evomo riled up a few people—even the real LAPD—on a so-called bike photo shoot gone bust.
Needless to say, traffic has been up on the Evomo site as of late. Click on link for complete (fake) story.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries' Pacific Cycle division has acquired the assets of PTI Sports, a leading U.S. designer, manufacturer and distributor of bicycle parts, helmets and other accessories, for $28.1 million (USD).
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—After two years of collecting potential host city data and retailer, manufacturer and industry partner feedback, Interbike management has announced the trade show will remain in Las Vegas, and that they are currently finalizing an agreement with the Sands Expo and Convention Center to
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)–CamelBak has expanded its research and development team with the hiring of two industrial designers who will be responsible for all new soft and hard goods product design.
John Duran joins the team as senior product designer, and Derek Sullivan joins as product designer.
"I'm not on vacation. I'm not out for a weekend. This is where I live. When you do that, all the other trappings of life fade away."
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle, along with owner North Castle Partners, have named Jim Thompson as chief executive officer.
Last July, the private equity firm North Castle Partners acquired Performance.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The Mountain’s Edge 2008 Cactus Cup Las Vegas is September 19–21, 2008 in Las Vegas.
Event organizers picked those dates with the hope of capturing those already in town for Interbike.
CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports has appointed Charlie Allen outside sales representative for Florida.
ELKTON, MD (BRAIN)—Gore Bike Wear has picked up Cycles Lambert as its distributor in Canada.
Sell-in begins this July with product hitting retail in February 2009.
George and Melanie Hincapie are the proud parents of Enzo Hincapie, born June 20 in Girona, Spain. Enzo weighed in at 7.5 pounds, and 20.4 inches long. Melanie and Enzo are both healthy and resting comfortably. Congrats!!!
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—There are many different facets to Lance Armstrong, and the New York Times tries explaining them in this Sunday feature story.
Click on link to read.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Five designated and aspiring Bicycle Friendly Communities will receive funds to help them make bicycling more safe, convenient and appealing places to ride.
"Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that...”
—George Carlin. Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, died of heart failure Sunday. He was 71.
CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Gita Sporting Goods is teaming up with the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) and Nike to market and distribute Nike's new line of Livestrong cycling apparel.
One Hundred percent of Nike's profits from the entire Livestrong Collection goes to the LAF to help fight cancer.
PARK CITY, UTAH (BRAIN)—A panel of high-level federal land managers from the U.S. and Canada addressed the future for mountain biking in national parks and on other public lands during the IMBA World Summit last Friday in Park City, Utah.
CANTON, MA (BRAIN)—After eight years at Kryptonite, Donna Tocci will step down as marketing manager.
Starting July 1, Tocci will be the director of web/new media for Ingersoll Rand, Kryptonite's parent company.