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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)–Klaus Wellman, Messe Friedrichshafen’s chief executive officer, said Eurobike’s first day set an attendance record with more than 12,750 people packing the trade show halls. That figure was more than a 10 percent increase over last year’s opening day, which also set a record.
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—WTB just announced the opening of its European headquarters in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike show organizers have relocated the Outdoor Demo exhibition, which will be held Sept. 24-25.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)–Eurobike awarded Litespeed’s Archon with a Silver Design Award at its annual design competition.
BY MATT WIEBE
ORLANDO, FL (BRAIN)—A spate of high-profile lawsuits over quick releases, along with a New Jersey legislator who wants to ban them, is forcing the industry to reexamine its traditional quick-release designs.
In the "North Shore Is Proving Ground for Suppliers" story that ran on page 83 of the Sept 1 issue, Kona's Mark Peterson wasn't quoted for the story. The correct attribution was Mark Peterman, director of product at GT Bicycles.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has extended free online registration for attendees and buyers to 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 7. The original deadline to avoid a $25 late registration fee was Friday, Aug. 31.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Bicycle Technologies International (BTI) will act as the exclusive U.S. distributor for European mountain bike brand Commencal Bicycles.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)–Italy’s EICMA is bringing back a whiff of history to its November trade show with a velodrome and a series of events reminiscent of the famous six-day races that were so much a part of early 20th century racing in Italy, other European countries and the United States.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)–The numbers are in and for those who were at Eurobike, it will come as no surprise that attendance set a record. More than 34,280 exhibitors, buyers and retailers from 75 countries filled the halls during the three-day, trade-only segment of the show.
BY JASON NORMAN
WHISTLER, British Columbia—Yes, there are many great places to ride mountain bikes throughout the world. Perhaps none, however, hold the cachet of British Columbia’s North Shore.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—In response to the recent Pacific-Saris challenge to Industry Cup crit racers, Planet Bike has decided to “put its money where its mouth is” by issuing its own challenge.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM revamped its Web site, www.sram.com, to get all its new 2008 product details up so retailers and others can get a head start on its new equipment.
"New Rule: Stop making us drink everything out of a nipple. Maybe the reason that Americans behave like children is because we're all still breastfeeding! America, land of the free, home of the adult-size sippy-cup. We need to go back to drinking the way grown-ups do, from a keg!" —Bill Maher
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, recently announced details of its upcoming fundraiser, including the inaugural Yield to Life Dave Zabriskie Time Trial Challenge, with proceeds going to benefit underprivileged children in Utah and bicycle awareness advocacy.
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired a new marketing coordinator, Rosy Castañeda.
New to the cycling industry, but a veteran of the elite athlete’s mentality the industry constantly drives to tap for its parallels to business, she is a fresh force at Ritchey.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—If you’re a fan of Serotta bicycles and the Castelli scorpion, you’re in luck. The two brands have teamed up to craft a collection of Serotta-branded cycling apparel.