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Posted October 21, 2008

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Wetsuit company Blueseventy has named Steve Nicholls as its new chief executive officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 21, 2008

"Long distance runner, what you holdin' out for?
Caught in slow motion in a dash for the door.
The flame from your stage has now spread to the floor
You gave all you had. Why you wanna give more?
The more that you give, the more it will take

Posted in North America
Posted October 20, 2008

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN)—Interbike’s inaugural Outdoor Demo East starts this morning with about 60 industry exhibitors scheduled to show their wares to retailers at the two-day event.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 20, 2008

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—With United Parcel Service and FedEx both recently raising its shipping rates for 2009, distributors will have to soon decide on the best course of action to take.

Posted in North America
Posted October 20, 2008

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—For 2009, Road Bike Action Magazine will expand to nine issues.

After a successful 2008, highlighted by the launch of www.roadbikeaction.com in July, the magazine's slogan for 2009 has become “Nine Great Issues in '09."

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted October 20, 2008

BIDDEFORD, ME (BRAIN)—Brands such as Trek and Fuji Bikes are partnering with college campuses, helping get the younger generation to class by bike instead of car.

Posted in North America
Posted October 18, 2008

HAMBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—The Deutschland Tour, Germany's biggest bicycle race, won't take place next year after organizers said controversy over doping made it impossible to raise funds.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 18, 2008

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—United Parcel Service will follow FedEx's lead, raising its shipping rates for ground to 5.9 percent and air to 4.9 percent.

Posted in North America
Posted October 18, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The Trade Watch imports table through June (October 1 issue, p. 63) contained errors in the road bike category and totals, changes and percentage changes for all categories combined.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted October 18, 2008

"As in a poker game where the chips were concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, the others fellows could stay in the game only by borrowing. When their credit ran out, the game stopped."

—Marriner S. Eccles, 1951 (FDR's fed chairman)

Posted in North America
Posted October 18, 2008

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Will bike sales grow against the economy next year as they have during past economic downturns? The leaders of the largest specialty retail suppliers, Trek and Specialized, indicated they think so in emails they recently sent to their dealers.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2008

WEXFORD, PA (BRAIN)—EU Cycle Imports is adding the Somec line of Italian made bikes and Fluid replenishment drink to its line up for 2009.

EU Cycle Imports will be the exclusive importer for Somec and will handle Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast distribution for Fluid.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2008

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association upgraded to a new office space this week.

Fred Clements, the association’s executive director, said the reason for the move was the deteriorating environment of its previous office building. The NBDA had been in that office since 1999.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 16, 2008

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles has added new independent reps in selected areas throughout the United States.

New to the Intense rep force are Steven Jonsson in Northern California, Chris Gebhardt in New York/New Jersey and Andrew Ewas in New England.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2008

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Earlier this week more than 150 bike riders making up Hershey’s Tour de Pink rolled into New York City, completing a four-day trip that began from Chocolate World in Hershey, PA.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2008

The economy’s gotten everyone’s attention including the folks who live and work in Manhattan. But for Steve Liebowitz, a salesman at “A” Bicycle Shop in the heart of New York City, business isn’t just good—it’s also different. “It’s sort of Mad Max warrior kind of stuff right now,” he said earlier this week.

Posted in North America
Posted October 15, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—When Bikes Belong teamed with Humana to bring 1,000 bikes to the Democratic and Republican national conventions the advocacy group had two goals:

-To show convention delegates, media, volunteers and residents the convenience of bicycling for short trips.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 15, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—A proposed National Park Service (NPS) regulation change will benefit Americans by improving mountain biking experiences in national parks. The new policy would empower park superintendents to manage trails for bicycles, without sacrificing environmental review or public comment opportunities.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 15, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Jon Scott, the owner of an online directory that serves the industry, invites any retailer who is unhappy with his company’s product to call him directly to voice their concerns.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 15, 2008

"I want to send a shout out to Dick Cheney who broke Dimaggio's record with his 57th aortic episode this season. Thinking about you vice president. I have not seen anybody walk through heart attacks like this since Sanford & Son's third season. This guy makes Redd Foxx look like Lance Armstrong."

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