SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—Despite a down economy, the 5th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is holding its own, with 115 exhibitors as of yesterday.
While this is not the record 150 set in Portland in 2008, it is up from to the 2007 figure of 105 in San Jose—in a good economy.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles held an inaugural Open House and Garage Sale last weekend with more than 500 attendees stopping by the new Titus headquarters to see their 2009 bikes.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—QBP is now distributing Valencia Sport Group's Royal line of apparel.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—SICI (Serotta International Cycling Institute) has hired Kathleen Krumme as its new executive director.
CAMBIAGO, Italy (BRAIN)—Colnago will launch a direct U.S. subsidiary, Colnago America, Inc., this month.
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Friday denied a petition to push back a rule that limits the amount of lead in children’s products, but a request for relief specific to the bicycle industry is still pending.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles, in conjunction with Sparc Retail Fidelity, has launched an all-new product training site, www.FeltWorkShop.com (click on link).
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Peak Region Cyclist magazine will be hosting its first annual bike show on Feb. 21, with more than 35 exhibitors already in place.
Companies that have already signed up include Moots, Magura, Carmichael Training Systems and REI.
Former Giant employee Steve Boyd, and wife, Wendy, have a new addition to the family as Sarah Dean Boyd was born on January 28. Sarah weighed in at 8 lbs. 7 oz., measuring 21" long.
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports has acquired Ultimate Bike Support, the bicycle division of Ultimate Holdings, Inc. of Fort Collins, Colorado.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley’s parent company released net sales figures for 2008 on Thursday, depicting a challenging fourth quarter for the high-end eyewear company even as Oakley remained a bright spot.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has hired Kevin Wren to fill its new position of director of supplier relations.
Wren is an industry veteran with management positions at a number of companies including Bell Sports, Cannondale and Shimano.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—The 13th annual SBS Armchair Open House is coming up fast Feb. 20-22. The first two days will be conducted via phone/fax, while day three will be via the Internet.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—In Motion Asia, Taiwan’s leading bike tour operator, will be putting on some exciting bike tours both during, and before and after, this year’s Taipei Cycle Show, allowing visitors the perfect opportunity to mix business with leisure, experiencing first-hand the world-class riding on offer in
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports will no longer distribute Colnago bicycles in the United States.
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The National Association of Manufacturers filed a petition with the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday asking to delay the start of the strict new lead limit in children’s products because of its potentially devastating economic impact.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—CyclingNutz.com has launched a newly improved Web site specifically designed for cycling fans and enthusiasts. The site is an online community and resource for cyclists all over the world.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Nearly 600 of the world's best endurance athletes, sports filmmakers and their fans were in attendance as Klunkerz won the 2009 Cycling Film of the Year award at the 17th Annual Competitor Magazine Endurance Sports Awards.
RIDGECREST, CA (BRAIN)—Bionicon Bicycles will now be promoting and directing the Keyesville Classic in partnership with Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association (SSFTA) of Bakersfield, who has operated the event for the last 20 years.