SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design is now working with Plus 3 Network, a beta social networking Web site, to increase awareness and fundraising efforts for the nonprofit organization, Project Rwanda.
LA HABRA, CA (BRAIN)—Kool-Stop has appointed Colmax International to handle OEM sales for the company in Taiwan and mainland China.
Colmax has been Kool-Stop's aftermarket distributor in Taiwan for many years.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Lars-Erik Johnson to its U.S. bicycle group. He will join the bike marketing department and assist in communications, Web projects and coordinating media samples.
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Burley chief executive officer Michael Coughlin says he erred by deciding to sell the company’s 2008 overstock through Costco and Costco.com.
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Former employees at Specialized can be found at hundreds of suppliers and retail stores throughout the world. And tonight many of them can found at the Dive Bar in San Jose.
COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN)—Mt.
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—Cycling advocates will find something in addition to beautiful bicycles in Indianapolis during the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2009, when the Indiana Bicycle Coalition hosts a Winning Campaigns Training by the Thunderhead Alliance For Bicycling and Walking—the m
ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Park Tool has closed registration for the Philadelphia version of its Tech Summit. The event is officially sold out. More than 240 participants will descend on the Renaissance Inn on the 12th and 13th of this month.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has announced a voluntary recall of its R-SYS front wheels as a precautionary safety measure. The carbon tubular spokes of the R-SYS front wheel may break during use in certain circumstances.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Have you noticed more bike companies cropping up in Oregon, and more specifically Portland?
Well, Oregon Business magazine has.
Click on link to see an excellent feature story on the thriving bicycle economy in Oregon.
Check out Dave Nazaroff's retro tricross bike complete with wood fenders made by none other than River City Bike's Dave Guettler. If you think your bike has that retro look, send it over.
PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Urban Velo enters 2009 with the release of its 11th issue, with print circulation doubling to 5,000 copies, and online distribution eclipsing the 40,000 mark.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Topolino Technology has added new independent reps in selected areas throughout the United States and is seeking additional reps to join the independent sales team other key regions.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—NiteRider's founder and owner is back as head of engineering, now focusing his efforts on bike lights, not dive lights.
Carroll also owns NiteRider Dive Lights International.
"I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it."
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund has issued a grant award of $200,000 to the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with SRAM, has announced a voluntary recall of about 175 RockShox Domain 302 and 318 forks.
SRAM issued its own voluntary recall on these forks last November.
BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN)—The Trek Bicycle Store of Brooklyn, New York shut its doors on December 31, according to owner Joe Dweck.
"The economy tanked us," said Dweck, adding that people weren't buying bikes. The store had been open for a year.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News' Web site saw positive growth in 2008.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports, a distributor and marketer of cycling brands including Colnago, Sidi, Descente, Shebeest, Prologo, Enervit and Vredestein is launching the first of many 2009 retail support initiatives with a new issue of Veltec Magazine, arriving at Independent Bike Dealer (IBD) partners in upcomi