"I don't want to enter an unsafe situation but you see this stuff coming out of France. There [are] some aggressive, angry emotions. If you believe what you read, my personal safety could be in jeopardy."
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—After six years with Full Speed Ahead, Ric Hjertberg is leaving the company.
WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Sales for Fox Racing Shox jumped $10.2 million in the third quarter of the year, helping to boost the bottom line of its parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings.
"New Rule: Never give up hope! I never thought it would happen. You never thought it would happen. But you'll be able to tell your grandkids that in November of 2008, the impossible did happen: Guns N' Roses released 'Chinese Democracy.'"
ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—Organizers have canceled the Tour de Georgia cycling race for 2009 after failing to secure sponsorship dollars in the face of a looming state budget deficit and belt tightening by many corporate sponsors.
MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) has opened up online registration for its annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC), held in conjunction with the 2009 Sea Otter Classic, April 15-17, 2009 at the Monterey Bay Embassy Suites in Seaside, CA.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle has signed on as title sponsor of a new women’s triathlon Series.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Rock N’ Road Cyclery founder Matt Ford views the current economic slump not as an obstacle, but an opportunity.
DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN)—Darrin Duhamel said to hell with the corporate world seven years ago.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Jim Curwood isn’t participating in the current recession.
Only at San Juan Capistrano's "Buy My Bikes" will you find this sign...we think...
"Would you like to come check out the love van?"
—Tyler James, the man behind the wheel of Pedro's biodiesel love van, to the female BRAIN editors.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Patrick Fetzer came to Southern California because of bikes and stayed because of a girl.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Chuck Densford saw his first mountain bike in 1981 and chucked a 15-year career as a mechanic wrenching on German machines named BMW, Mercedes and Porsche.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—As a child in the 1960s, Mike Mulrooney cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the building that now houses Two Wheels One Planet and four decades later, he’s still showing up at the shop.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports has named Donna L. Flood as its chief operating officer, effective Jan. 7, 2009.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—Nine years ago, Paul Deem took a chance on a new retail location. In Orange County, where the strip mall is ubiquitous, a local developer had pitched him on space in a strip mall with a twist.
BIG FLATS, NY (BRAIN)—NoTubes.com recently filed a lawsuit against Specialized Bicycle Components alleging that certain rims and wheels of Specialized infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,334,846 (the “‘846 patent”).
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Mike Milano lives in the heart of surf culture. This ocean side town—made famous by Jan and Dean’s 1963 summer hit Surf City—is a Mecca for low-tech, low-cost, high-style beach cruisers.