MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Quietly over the years, the Sea Otter Classic has managed to make great strides as a "green" event by reducing its carbon footprint.
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN)—Since it's IMBA’s 20th year of saving the trails, Western Spirit Cycling wanted to remind everyone in the industry why we ride.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—The last three months has been quite the whirlwind for Cannondale Sports Group president and chief executive officer Jeff Frehner, as both Cannondale and Frehner get to know each other better.
I had a chance recently to view the short film about handmade builder Richard Sachs entitled "Imperfection is Perfection." I thought it was a very cool look into Sachs the builder, and Sachs the competitor (loved the 'cross footage of Sachs).
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Selle Royal recently hired Steve Delacruz as product developer.
He will remain based in Southern California at Selle Royal’s new location in Laguna Beach.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Outside magazine unveiled its best places to work in its May issue that hit newsstands yesterday.
"Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died."
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) will once again be in attendance at this year's Sea Otter Marketplace Expo selling new and used donated merchandise from its Re-Cyclery Bike Thrift Shop.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) will partner with The Green Living Show to offer a new Bike Feature area and Cycling Pavilion jam-packed with presentations, demonstrations and workshops for bicycle enthusiasts.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Venetian and Palazzo resorts' owner is planning a new convention center that could open by 2010.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. said it had filed plans with Clark County to build a 1.2 million square-foot facility. It could cost about $680 million and offer as many as 7,000 hotel rooms.
TARPON SPRINGS, FL (BRAIN)—Triathlete Magazine will host a consumer event called Demo Days at this year’s Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
"New Rule: Candidates must stop posing on farm equipment. Here's Barack Obama on a tractor, just like the one he used in Afghanistan to harvest poppies. You know, these kind of photos only hurt a campaign. Like this one of Hillary posing with a seed spreader." (photo of Hillary Clinton with Bill Clinton)
SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule is giving away $10,000 in the months of May and June and bike shop employees can get some of the cash by “Just Saying Thule."
ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN)—Chumba Racing has expanded its legal staff to include Erika Brenner, a former paralegal at an intellectual property law firm.
Brenner will be working with the company’s general counsel, Alan Kang, to assist in patent and trademark filings, disputes, and any other legal matters.
PARIS, France (BRAIN)—French bicycle sales were flat last year at 3.53 million units, barely unchanged from a disappointing 2006 and still short of 2005’s 3.7 million, according to the annual report from the French industry association Tous á Velo.
COLOGNE, Germany, and PARIS, France (BRAIN)—Germany’s independent bicycle retailers gained a bit of market share last year, while French independents held what they had.
"Rumor sprendin' a-'round in that Texas town
'bout that shack outside La Grange
and you know what I'm talkin' about.
Just let me know if you wanna go
to that home out on the range.
They gotta lotta nice girls."
WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)—Boasting 50 miles of chairlift accessible mountain bike trails via the Zephyr Express chairlift, Winter Park Resort has announced the addition of another chairlift—the Olympia Express—to its roster of operating bike transportation systems for the summer of 2008.
WESTMINSTER, CA (BRAIN)—Noran Engineering, Inc. (NEi) will broadcast the second part of a series of webinars focusing on the use of finite element analysis (FEA) during the design cycle with its NEi Fusion FEA tool.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—Lynskey Performance just built a themed custom bike for Sgt. Lee Robbs of the Chattanooga Police department.
Sgt. Robbs will use it to ride in the 2008 Police Unity Tour, a fund-raising bike ride from Florham Park, New Jersey, to the National Police Memorial in Washington, D.C.