MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has created a photo contest to energize retailers for the spring season. The Saris Thelma Display Contest is an opportunity for dealers to show off their shop’s unique bike rack displays featuring the Thelma.
"He grins like a baby but bites like a gator."
Dragline in "Cool Hand Luke."
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Maverick has hired David Wisenteiner as vice president to help the suspension company grow its business.
"We actually prefer to call it a 27.5 inch. I convinced (BRAIN's) Matt Wiebe to call it that."
—Carl Schlemowitz, owner of Vicious Cycles, at the Handmade Show, commenting on the 650B wheel size, er, 27.5 inch.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews has hired veteran journalist Steve Frothingham as its on-line editor and Kevin Hankens as its on-line programmer.
PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The Handmade Show might be heading to Indianapolis, Indiana next year, but Portland sure came up roses this year.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Private equity firm Falconhead Capital has agreed to acquire Inside Communications, Inc. (ICI), adding to its media and event assets in the competitive cycling and triathlon segments of the endurance sport industry. Financial terms were not disclosed.
"I had to drop out of hair school myself."
—as overheard on a Portland MAX subway train.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—The California State Congress recently recognized the Specialized Water Bottle Department as the employer of the year for the Hope Program, which provides jobs for people with mental and physical disabilities.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Zym Portable Electrolyte Drink enters 2008 poised for growth with the addition of several new distributors both nationwide and abroad, as well as several initiatives to drive consumer awareness of the product.
NBDA marketing man in charge, man at large, Michael Baker and wife, Lisa, welcomed to the world a baby girl last Friday. Jordyn Angeline Baker weighed in at 6 lbs, 12 Oz and measured 19.5" long.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Attendance jumped 25 to 30 percent at the second year of the Serotta International Cycling Institute Science Symposium and Expo, according to event organizer and Institute director Dr. Ray Browning.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News recently handed out its BRAINy awards with a first-ever emphasis on companies making a concerted effort to go green.
Courtesy of the boys over at Base Camp and Princeton Tec:
LITE GRAFFITI-PRINCETON TEC FUEL HEADLAMP
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon celebrated its 25th anniversary by unveiling a new Web site.
The redesign of Dahon's corporate Web site doesn't only improve present aesthetics, but it also allows more user-friendly navigation.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Campagnolo and Fulcrum have added BTI as the latest distributor to the U.S. market.
BTI has received its first shipment of Campagnolo products and Fulcrum wheels from Italy and are ready to service the IBDs.
PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The 4th Annual North American Handmade Bike Show takes over Portland starting today and running through Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center.
Show founder Don Walker expects big numbers in bike-friendly Portland.
"From Oakland to Sacktown
The Bay Area and back down
Cali is where they put they mack down"
—2Pac in "California Love"
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Formula Brake has launched a new Web site showcasing its 2008 line of Italian disc brakes.
The new site pays homage to nearly Mt. Tam, while spotlighting new products, news and downloads to better serve the American market.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes will be displaying and demo’ing its 2008 bikes, and Marin Bikes staff and Shaums March of Mad March Racing will hold special raffle tickets for dealers attending the Decline/Road Magazine Street Block Party.