BY MATT WIEBE
PHILADELPHIA, PA—Suppliers had stocked up for what they hoped would be a strong selling season only to have retailers and consumers ask when would the rain stop and summer start.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—In an article in the September issue outlining new sales policies for Raleigh USA’s Diamondback line, we wrote:
GARDEN CITY, ID (BRAIN)—Hippie Tech Suspension’s Shox-in-a-Box program taps the company’s inventory of forks and shocks to get rebuilt product in customers hands within days.
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura USA is swiching names, and now will be known as Magura Direct, serving as the umbrella name for all the brands distributed by the company.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged four apparel makers for deceptively labeling and advertising items as made of bamboo fiber, when they are made of rayon.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Mark Peterman, who has been with GT Bicycles for more than 20 years, has been tapped to be its new general manager, and will work out of Cycling Sport Group’s (CSG) headquarters in Bethel, Connecticut, starting October 31.
Check out Ray Keener hitting the streets for sales on the BRAIN Blog. Click on link.
FOSTER CITY, CA (BRAIN)—The FRS Company, a developer and marketer of sustained energy products, has added Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) as a key national distributor to target its core fan base of bicycling and sports focused consumers.
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon’s U.S. operations will resume exclusive distribution duties in Canada effective September 30, ending a two-year distribution venture with Alberta-based Chariot Carriers.
WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA (BRAIN)—Bionicon Bicycles has relocated its headquarters and is opening a Demo Center in Wofford Heights, California, in the Kern River Valley.
LONG ISLAND, NY (BRAIN)—East Coast Cycle Supply has partnered with Mountain Cycle to sell its high-end mountain bike frames to IBDs in the U.S. and Canada.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Support grassroots advocacy by submitting your best biking and walking photos to the Alliance for Biking & Walking’s People Powered Movement Photo Contest and enter to win an all-expense-paid 10-day bike tour of Tuscany (airfare, meals, and bicycle included courtesy of Vermont Bicycle T
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Tomorrow is the last day for retailers to register for free to attend Interbike. Click on link to register.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events' PressCamp will return June 22–25, 2010, in Deer Valley, Utah, following a successful inaugural effort this year.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The 2009 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show was a resounding success with companies from coast to coast exhibiting their cycling related products.
We all know by now that Sarah Gilbert was denied drive-through service recently on her custom-made stretch bike—with her three boys on board (click on link). It looks as though the only way you get served on a bike is to have a piece of furniture attached to it (see picture).
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Despite a few nasty weather days at this year’s Crankworx, the numbers came in ahead of last year.
CAMPBELL, CA (BRAIN)—X-Fusion has hired Anthony Trujillo as its new engineering and product manager.
SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule has entered into an agreement with Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) to distribute both Thule and SportRack branded products to the Canadian market.
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—San Francisco has its Critical Mass and San Jose has its Bike Party.
With roughly 2,500 people turning out for last month's ride, the San Jose Bike Party is steadily growing.
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