MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries has its sights set on gaining a dominant worldwide position in the bike industry, and will continue eyeing acquisitions in order to get to the top, Dorel’s president and chief executive officer Martin Schwartz told company shareholders during an annual meeting on May 27.
CANTON, MA (BRAIN)—Kryptonite has once again released its Top 10 Worst Cities for Bike Theft.
Without further ado for 2007:
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids National is hosting a Pre-Conference for TFK chapters in conjunction with the 2008 International Mountain Bicycling Association's (IMBA) World Summit taking place in Park City, Utah.
You don't have to stray
Tho oceans away
Waves roll in my thoughts
Hold tight the ring...
The sea will rise...
Please stand by the shore...
Oh, oh, oh, I will be...
I will be there once more...
—Pearl Jam (Vedder)
PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The Oregon Manifest Handmade Bike Show will be October 10-12, 2008.
Oregon Manifest will feature a mix of custom framebuilders, bike-centric vendors, bike culture squads and a Sunday 'cross race to bring home the glory.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Blueseventy recently launched a new blog aptly named thewaterisopen.blogspot.com and will feature all kinds of swimming related information and sponsored athlete results on that blog.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized's marketing chief Nic Sims said the Summit Fire had a couple of Specialized employees, Robert Egger and Chris d'Alusio, worried about their houses late last week.
"You can clearly see the smoke from the office," Sims said.
ST.PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—A district court judge is scheduled to hear arguments this morning in Minnesota as to whether a lawsuit between LeMond Cycling and Trek Bicycle Corporation should be heard in that state or in Wisconsin.
Hats off to Robbie "Kaptain" Knievel, son of the late daredevil Evel Knievel, for successfully jumping over 24 delivery trucks Saturday night at the site of one of his father's most famous stunts at Kings Island amusement park near Cincinnati.
BRAIN wishes you and yours a Happy Memorial Day.
Regular news will resume tomorrow.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition (OIWC) has launched an Online Membership Community.
WORCESTER, MA (BRAIN)—Cyclists came from all around the country to Worcester, Massachusetts, on Wednesday to pay tribute to 1899 world cycling champion Marshall "Major" Taylor and attend a memorial statue dedication.
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The National Retail Federation praised the Senate for this week's passage of legislation that would protect retailers and restaurants from frivolous lawsuits over credit card expiration dates printed on customers' receipts.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—After attending voice over school, consulting for a light electric vehicle company and sitting on the board of an outdoor sports company, Skip Hess decided the time was right to revisit his old stomping grounds in the bike industry.
Speedgoat Bicycles has once again created an amazing, one-of-a-kind bicycle to be raffled off to fight breast cancer. Raffle tickets and more information about this year's bike are available on its Web site at speedgoat.com.
"Which one of you nuts has got any guts?"
—R.P. McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong has added two new full-time staff members to its Colorado headquarters team. Paul Orbuch was selected to be its deputy director, and Kate Scheider fills the role of research and statistics coordinator.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus has penned an exclusive distribution deal with Orange Sport Supply for the Canadian market. As of June 1, Orange Sport Supply will distribute the complete line of Titus frames to specialty bicycle retailers.
LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—GT Bicycles just launched a microsite dedicated to GT's BMX Race presence at the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing.