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"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
-Mother Teresa

BY JO BECKENDORFF

DUBAI, UAE (BRAIN)—We had just told our Pakistani driver to take us to Wolfi’s Bike Shop. “Bikes—you mean motorbikes?” he asked. “No, bicycles,” we said. “Ah, motorcycles.” “No, not motorcycles, push bicycles.”

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.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—WTB just announced the opening of its European headquarters in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)–Eurobike awarded Litespeed’s Archon with a Silver Design Award at its annual design competition.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

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.

BY SHERI HEIN

LEXINGTON, KY (BRAIN)—Imagine walking out of a coffee shop and with the swipe of a card releasing a bike from a locked rack, hopping on, and then pedaling off to work.

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.

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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.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Bicycle Technologies International (BTI) will act as the exclusive U.S. distributor for European mountain bike brand Commencal Bicycles.

Tagged Distributor news

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.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

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.

NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—Legislators from Ontario’s Liberal party want to exempt bicycles and bicycle helmets from the provincial sales tax. The proposal is expected to be included in their election platform.

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.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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.

Tagged Web/Internet

"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.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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.

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