LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Call it the "Lance Effect," call it what you will, this year's Tour de France TV ratings were way up over last year.
Live morning coverage was up was up 98 percent over last year, with nearly 530,000 viewers, compared with more than 267,000 from 2008.
ROCHESTER, NY (BRAIN)—A federal judge granted a stay late last month in a patent infringement lawsuit between the parent company of Stan’s NoTubes and Specialized.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Mayor Thomas M. Menino's Boston Bikes program unveiled an innovative system to recover stolen bicycles.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A. has signed a distribution agreement with Axevo S.r.l. for its original equipment and replacement brake hoods in colors for Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM controls in North America under its Canditalia brand.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The rush is on for entry into the biggest cyclocross race in the U.S. CrossVegas registration opens on August 1 at noon (EST) for all categories.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The 2010 Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC) in Monterey, California, on April 13-15, produced and hosted by the Sea Otter Classic and presented by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA), will now be managed by Growth Cycle of Boulder, Colorado.
"My relationship with Lance Armstrong is non-existent. Even if he is a great champion, I have never had admiration for him and I never will."
—Alberto Contador, winner of this year's Tour de France.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—A pair of bicyclists claim a parked maintenance truck and an unsafe community trail led to serious injuries, according to claims filed against the city of Irvine in Orange County, California, in an Orange County Register story.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canada's largest bike industry trade show returns to Montreal from September 9 - 12.
HERMOSA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—A new cycling conference will debut this fall to generate a convergence of ideas from all aspects of business, marketing, economics, environment and trends that directly or indirectly affect the bicycle industry.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for product review submissions for its late summer/fall issues.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—In response to the recent announcement by Canoe & Kayak Magazine about its new paddlesports trade show slated for September in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Frank Hugelmeyer, president of Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and Joe Flynn, vice president of Nielsen's Sports Group, owner of the
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong has a new home for 2010. He will ride for the newly created Team RadioShack.
"Lance Armstrong will compete for Team RadioShack as a cyclist, runner and triathlete in events around the world, including the 2010 Tour de France," RadioShack said in a statement.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle cut staff earlier in the week, according to a report in the Charlotte Observer.
ST.PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Mavic has joined the list of companies participating in Park Tool's Tech Summit for 2010.
In the post-event survey from the ’09 Tech Summit Park Tool asked participants which brand they would most like to see added to the list of presenters. Mavic was the most requested brand.
TAMPA, FL (BRAIN)—Ironman will host the second annual “Demo Days” expo at the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported a 15-percent jump in profit for the first half of 2009, as demand for electric bikes boosted the Dutch company.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Kestrel Bicycles has been named the official bike of Ironguides coaching, a worldwide company dedicated to serving endurance athletes of all skill levels.
“Europeans get it. After a good bike ride or a run, people have a beer somewhere.”