Posted June 2, 2008

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—On Sunday, May 25, a team of bicyclists rode a victory lap around Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina, just before the start of the Coca Cola 600. They had completed a week long ride that began at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC.

Posted May 30, 2008


TAIPEI, Taiwan—Getting 32 executives from 32 companies to set aside business for 11 days and go for a 612-mile bicycle ride is quite a feat no matter what the industry.

Posted May 29, 2008

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and to help mark the occasion National Park Service director Mary A. Bomar will give a keynote address at the organization's 2008 World Summit.

Posted May 29, 2008

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—One month after the completion of the sixth annual Tour de Georgia, a post-event evaluation has determined that the direct economic impact of the event reached $38.6 million for Georgia.

This surpassed the 2007 economic impact number of $27 million by 40 percent.

Posted May 27, 2008

DURANGO, CO (BRAIN)—Organizers of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race called off the event for the first time in 37 years as winter weather persisted over Memorial Day weekend in southwest Colorado.

Posted May 27, 2008

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.

Posted May 22, 2008

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.

Posted May 14, 2008

LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—BMX racing being new to the Olympics this year has been capturing a large amount of the attention, but mountain biking and road shouldn’t be forgotten.

And while road racing seems to get all the Olympic glory, Olympic mountain biking is a huge hit—over in Europe.

Posted May 14, 2008

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycles has a secret ambassador stashed in Asia. They call him “Bob-boo” or “Big Ring Bob” and he’s treated more like family than a customer.

Posted May 13, 2008

KEELUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—After a long day dodging heavy trucks, cars and scooters, the A-Team rolled through a half-dozen tunnels into Keelung, Taiwan’s second largest seaport, after 10 days of pedaling around the island.

Posted May 11, 2008

JHIHBEN, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Voxa “Vincent” Chen is president of Liow Ko, a company most U.S. retailers have never heard of. But Chen’s company, founded by his father in 1965, has made and finished parts for some of the industry’s best known brands including Specialized, Trek, Giant, Easton and others.

Posted May 8, 2008

ELUANBI LIGHTHOUSE, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A last minute decision to add a few extra kilometers to Thursday’s Tour de Taiwan ended at this historic lighthouse late in the afternoon—signaling that this 1,000 kilometer trek is half over.

Posted May 7, 2008

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—Andrew Lee is a barrel of a man. But that’s what happens when you lug camera equipment through 55 countries shooting film and photos for National Geographic.


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