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.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Matt Pacocha has joined BikeRadar.com as its new U.S. editor. Pacocha formerly served as tech editor at VeloNews.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Current Competitor Group (CGI) chief operating officer Scott Dickey has been appointed to the position of president. He assumes the title from president and chief executive Peter Englehart, who remains CEO.
BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Cyclingnews.com has appointed Laura Weislo (pictured) U.S. regional editor, while Greg Johnson becomes Australian regional editor.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—H3 Publications will be adding a third magazine to their lineup when they launch Tri magazine in May.
"We've already got plenty of advertisers on board," said Dave House, owner of H3 Publications.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—John Duke, senior vice-president of print media at Competitor Group, will leave the company. After two years at CGI, and 14 successful years as publisher of Triathlete Magazine, Duke has decided to pursue other opportunities that will be announced at a later date.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Momentum Magazine has a new editor as the magazine's former web editor, Sarah Ripplinger, steps into the position. Former editor Amy Walker will now focus on her role as creative director/co-publisher.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong’s new team has been given permission to race in many of cycling’s top events for the next four years, according to the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Bicycle injuries in the United States have become more severe and there has been a marked increase in chest and stomach injuries, according to a recent Reuters story.
Click on link for full story.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)–And you thought ESPN just covered dunks, touchdowns and home runs. Not so fast my friends.
ESPN.com Page 2 columnist Mary Buckheit delved deep into the fixie culture for an outstanding story.
Click on link to read.
COLUMBIA, MO (BRAIN)—Click on link for Parade story on some bike friendly cities in the United States.
LONDON, UK (BRIAN)—Factory Media and Dig BMX Magazine have added Scott Towne as U.S. advertising manager to the Dig staff. Towne will be responsible for U.S. ad sales for Dig BMX magazine and DIGBMX.com.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Bike magazine will publish a new, comprehensive issue next year that will be devoted to the season’s best gear, all tested at one of the continent’s top mountain bike destinations.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (BRAIN)—New York City Council has approved a bill requiring commercial building owners and managers to provide access for bicycles, according to the New York Times.
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.
REDONDO BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Belgium Knee Warmers’ Padraig has announced the launch of a new blog called Red Kite Prayer (click on link).
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews.com’s editor, Steve Frothingham, delivered several insightful comments about the state of newsgathering, Twitter, and Lance Armstrong in an article published Wednesday in Editor & Publisher.