BY JASON NORMAN
SAN DIEGO, CA—The most severe recession since The Great Depression has ushered in a new era of media where counting on one publication and one medium as a primary source of revenue have vanished.
EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Peter Flax has been named editor-in-chief of Bicycling and editorial director of Mountain Bike. He took over today.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—A federal grand jury investigating possible doping conspiracies in cycling has issued a subpoena for documents to the Trek Bicycle Corporation, the Wisconsin-based bike manufacturer that sponsored Lance Armstrong's cycling teams since 1998, according to a person with knowledge of the investigati
ST. LOUIS, MO (BRAIN)—An effort is underway to ban bicyclists from several narrow two-lane highways in semi-rural southwest St. Charles County, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
There was a packed house at a Monday night council meeting, with people speaking out on both sides of the issue.
ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—CNN highlighted the growth of the folding bike market in an article on cnn.com.
CNN reported that Dahon claims 60 percent of the U.S. folding-bike market, according to research by The Folding Cyclist.
For complete story, click on link.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Brad Roe has stepped down as editor of Road Bike Action after heading up the consumer publication since its rebirth more than three years ago.
JACKSONVILLE, FL (BRAIN)— A pickup driver charged with stabbing two bicyclists after he bumped a rider on a Jacksonville service road has over a dozen traffic violations dating back to 2002, according to the Florida Times Union.
BELLINGHAM, WA (BRAIN)—The community driven Freehub Magazine finished its first year on the Web, and now has moved into the print realm with its April issue.
CHESTERLAND, OHIO (BRAIN)—In her 35 years in the bike industry, Hubbub Bicycles owner Diane Lees has worn a lot of hats: race organizer, tour leader, seminar speaker, yoga instructor. Now she can add radio host to that list.
VILLA PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Nick West, a Southern California publisher, is preparing to launch Bicycle Dealer Magazine, a new trade publication aimed at independent retailers.
EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycling Magazine has released "America's Top 50 Bike Friendly Cities."
There are many important things a city can do to gain Bicycling's consideration for this list: segregated bike lanes, municipal bike racks and bike boulevards, to name a few.
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—The Western Publishing Association (WPA) announced its 2010 Maggie finalists last week, nominating Bike magazine in five categories.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group (CGI) has hired Julia Beeson Polloreno to be editor-in-chief of Triathlete magazine.
HILO, HI (BRAIN)—World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owners of the portfolio that includes Ironman, Ironman 70.3, Iron Girl and IronKids brands, has partnered with John Duke for the launch of a new tri magazine called Lava.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—H3 Publications has decided to sit on the sidelines right now and not publish Tri magazine as they intended to originally do in May.
“I pulled the plug,” said Dave House, owner of H3 Publications. “It just got way too political.”
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Lou Mazzante has been named editor of Mountain Bike magazine.
Mazzante replaces Jasen Thorpe, who is establishing a media and marketing services agency and will continue as an independent sales representative for Rodale’s cycling titles.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Overall crime might be dropping in Los Angeles, but bicycle thefts aren't—rising 29 percent last year.
That has some cyclists taking justice into their own hands.
Click on link for full LA Times story.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—U.S. electric-bike sales are expected to double to 300,000 per year from 2009 to 2010. Still, only 500,000 electric bikes have sold in the U.S. to date, a fraction of the 120 million sold in China, according to Electric Bikes Worldwide Reports.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Bike magazine editor Lou Mazzante, who has led the title for the past three years and has overseen two of the strongest volumes in Bike’s history, will leave the magazine at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Former industry publisher, David Priestley, after being away from publishing, is returning to the industry with the Web site, Bike Trade News. It officially launches Monday, February 15.