STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Moots Cycles has named Rob Mitchell president. Mitchell takes over for Chris Miller, who remains as owner and chairman of the board.
Editorial cartoon in the Wichita Eagle Newspaper, Wichita, KS—a city of 300,000 with no bike lanes.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Hundreds of e-mails and phone calls went to retailers and suppliers Monday urging them to come to Chicago Thursday night to attend a fundraising event for Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Stock values for Taiwan’s two leading bicycle makers, Giant and Merida, are going up as investors bet that rising oil prices will boost bicycle demand.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Rodale has promoted Loren Mooney to editor-in-chief of Bicycling magazine, effective September 2. She will take over for Steve Madden, who was promoted to vice president, editorial director of Rodale International.
STAMFORD, CT (BRAIN)—Versus, owned by Comcast Corp, has reached a five-year, $27.5 million U.S. broadcast deal with the Amaury Sport Organization—organizers of the Tour de France.
"The old president and baby girl—Bill and Hill—they tried to double-wop on him (Barack Obama)—boo bop. But he have enough game to get out of that."
—Snoop Dogg, in the latest "Esquire."
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM, a company that has grown from six employees to more than 2,500 with offices and factories worldwide, is seeking an investor to be a strategic financial partner.
Stan Day, president and chief executive officer, said the company has retained J.P. Morgan to lead the search.
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—The Whistler Mountain Bike Park has introduced a new ticket product designed to attract more all-round riders to the park.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike's individual retail buyer registration is up 45 percent compared to the same time period last year (as of May 28).
The number of pre-registered businesses is showing an even larger percentage increase of 55 percent compared to last year.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—OHM Cycles will expand its nationwide network of authorized dealerships in 2008.
The Web Editor will be on vacation starting Thursday, June 12, returning back to his Web seat on Monday, June 23.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—During a sunny spring day last weekend, Bikes for Kids Utah provided 1,000 underprivileged Utah third graders free brand new bicycles, helmets, bike locks and bicycle safety instruction at its third annual charity event.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM’s F.K. Day is sponsoring a fundraiser for Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for President, at his Chicago home next Thursday.
SAN MATEO, CA (BRAIN)—Mtbr.com and RoadBikeReview.com now have a new video section available on their respective Web sites.
You are going on a day-long bike trip. Who would you most look forward to spending the day in conversation with?
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—With bike dealers starving for more service oriented training, Park Tool is going to fill a void.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has recently entered into distribution agreements with Italy's Free-Ride Distribution, Thailand's UWC and Indonesia's Bagus Bike.
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News recently had the chance to catch up with Campagnolo NA's new general manager Tom Kattus.
He spoke about where Campagnolo fits into the Shimano and SRAM competitive landscape these days.