FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—This December 1 on World AIDS Day the final basket was tightened and tires pumped on the 1,000th Kona AfricaBike.
HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN)—Panaracer and racer Cedric Gracia have signed a multi-year contract to develop and market a line of Cedric Gracia branded tires to be sold starting in 2010.
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson USA general manager Eric Van Haverbeke is stepping down on December 19.
He's been with the company for seven years.
"I have decided to move and find new challenges within the bicycle industry," he added.
Van Haverbeke didn't respond for further comment.
SCITUATE, MA (BRAIN)—Anyone that's been to numerous tradeshows and racing events probably knows Steve Long and his entrepreneurial spirit.
Long (pictured) passed away on December 4 from brain cancer.
Be sure to check out Growth Cycle's new DVD called Ready to Pedal. The DVD features 50 one-minute video tips targeted to beginning-to-intermediate around town bike users.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The LA Times yesterday highlighted some California custom framebuilders who are doing well for themselves in an age when most bicycle manufacturing has gone to Asia.
Click on link for full story.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Madison has secured the purchase of the Saracen brand and all the related intellectual property.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Choosing the right brands and branding mix for your store is essential for success, according to Ian Cross (pictured), outside sales manager for The Hawley Company.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund’s first grant award of $200,000 has went to the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Many companies attending the Taichung mini-shows took the first steps Monday toward bringing the event under a single organizer, provided it remains “cheap, efficient and casual.”
BUFFALO, NY (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycle Components has requested that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) conduct a reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 7,334,846.
NoTubes.com recently filed a lawsuit against Specialized alleging that certain rims and wheels of Specialized infringe the "'846 patent."
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. has hired four new employees including Tim Edwards as director of operations, Luke Elrath as Breezer brand manager, Paul DelBuono as product services manager and Barrett James as compliance administrator.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Bicycles has hired Chris Bingham as its new warranty manager.
PAYSON, UTAH (BRAIN)—Delta 7 Sports finished its move to a new facility last week, giving the growing company three times the amount of space as its former building.
CHANGHUA, Taiwan (BRAIN)—China’s decision to give some tax relief to exporters will have little to no effect on bicycle prices, according to Bob Margevicius, Specialized’s vice president and a sourcing expert.
“When you parse it down to what the net effect is, it’s tiny,” Margevicius said Friday.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Even though the first deadline to comply with the new consumer product safety legislation has come and gone, there’s still plenty of confusion among manufacturers regarding the potential implications of the law.
HONOLULU, HI (BRAIN)—Oahu is launching its own bike sharing program next year called Momentum B-cycle project.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—The sport of competitive cycling in the United States continues to grow, according to the latest figures released by USA Cycling.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant has bolstered its global product development team with three new hires in the last three weeks.
CHANGHUA, Taiwan (BRAIN)—As its own economy slows, mainland China is increasing tax incentives for a slew of exported products, including bicycles.
The government announced that it would increase the export tax rebate on Chinese-made bicycles to as much as 14 percent from 9 percent.