LEESBURG, VA (BRAIN)—What once started off in a retailer’s parking lot, Le Cirque du Cyclisme (Circus of Cycling) has grown up quite a bit in its 13th year.
“I would like to grow it some more,” said event promoter Wayne Bingham, who also owns Mel Pinto Imports.
HILLIARD, OH (BRAIN)—Verde Bikes is set to open a new West Coast warehouse in Orange County, California at the end of the month. Ohio’s Greenhouse BMX owns Verde Bikes along with Duo Brand and Cinema Wheel Company.
WASHINGTON, D.C.(BRAIN)—Participants of the Dealer Tour in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—From high-end to hardware, stores in the District of Columbia have business practices as polarized as the political views here.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taichung’s mayor, Jason Hu, will host Taichung Bike Week’s “Industry Dinner” Dec. 6 at the Evergreen Hotel. Last year more than 350 guests filled the hotel’s main ballroom and organizers expect a repeat this December.
JACKSONVILLE, FL (BRAIN)— A pickup driver charged with stabbing two bicyclists after he bumped a rider on a Jacksonville service road has over a dozen traffic violations dating back to 2002, according to the Florida Times Union.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle has appointed Cindy Marshall as its new chief marketing officer.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries has launched Cycling Sports Group (CSG), Asia Pacific.
“Google ‘moon hoax,’ ‘cause if people believe he had a motorized bike they may as well know the truth about the moon landing.”
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycles founder King Liu is set to embark on his latest cycling journey, “Green World on Wheels,” June 14-19 in The Netherlands. Over a six-day period, King will complete a 500km ride (310 miles) through the nation described as a “cycling paradise.”
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Cantitoe Road has hired industry veteran John Bradley as its director of sales. Bradley will develop Cantitoe Road’s sales and dealer network.
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CHICAGO, IL—Doing more with less. That was the strategy of several bike companies, many of which trimmed workers the past two years as they cut costs to align with a decline in sales.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—BRAIN editors and sponsors expect to brave a couple of showers and possible thunderstorms today when they set out by bike to learn how retailers in the nation’s capital have fared this season as part of the magazine’s latest Dealer Tour.
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Kokanee Crankworx, in its seventh year, is Whistler's largest summer festival—and for mountain bikers of all ages and competitive backgrounds event registration is now officially open.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (BRAIN)—Organizers of the Tour of Missouri have canceled this summer's bicycle race after state tourism officials declined to help fund it, according to The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN))—Frame and fork exporters, who ended February 67 percent above the year before, really picked up sales over the first quarter. By the end of March they had almost doubled their shipments over 2009, shipping 316,481 kilos of frames and forks, an increase of 155,890 kilos so far this year.
BRAIN wishes you and yours a happy Memorial Day. Regular news coverage will resume tomorrow.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ CEO Martin Schwartz told company shareholders on Thursday that he expected momentum in the bike business to continue into 2010 buoyed by innovative new products and rebounding consumer confidence.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will greet bicycle riders today outside U.S. DOT headquarters to accept a thank you letter signed by over 275 organizations nationwide for the Secretary’s leadership on bicycle and pedestrian issues.