FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Erich Reiss, the man behind Eurobike, is now telling people to go fly a kite—or to surf one, more accurately. He’s floating the idea of Kiteworld Europe, a kite surfing trade fair, as an adjunct to next year’s Interboot boat and water sports show.
MIAMI, FL (BRAIN)—J&B Importers will now be distributing Hudz “Enhancement Brake Hoods."
Hudz come in an assortment of 12 different colors and four models to fit levers by Shimano Dura-Ace, Ultegra, SRAM and Campagnolo.
"Cause out on the edge of darkness,
there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country,
come take me home again..."
—Cat Stevens, who e-mailed BRAIN yesterday after reading about Portland's road rage incident.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel, a division of Dorel Industries, has hired Scott Parr as vice president of sales for North America.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Two Giant Bicycle dealers are to be featured in a news story for the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" tonight.
Broadcast news schedules are subject to change and the story may get moved to another date, depending on coverage of breaking news events.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—After it went live last month, cycling enthusiasts are flocking to Cyclist Village, a social-networking platform that connects all things cycling on a global scale.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Wheels4Life, the charity started by mountain biking legend Hans Rey, has joined forces with Phil Sundbaum and the Summer Of Shred.
This road rage incident has to be read to be believed. Oddly enough, it just so happened to take place in bicycle friendly Portland, Oregon.
REDMOND, WA (BRAIN)—Microsoft has formed a partnership with media company Rodale to deliver targeted advertising across Rodale's portfolio of health and fitness properties.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Nikole Rock as its new director of design and development.
Rock will be responsible for all aspects of design, development and sourcing of the Hincapie retail apparel line.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—ExpoCycle, one of the top ranked tradeshows in Canada, is hoping for another big turnout this September.
ExpoCycle, with 90,000 square feet of space, features more than 800 cycling brands.
The man behind Bikebiz, Carlton Reid, has a new book out entitled "The Bike to Work Book."
MIAMI, FL (BRAIN)—Just recently 10 new AfricaBikes were spotted around Miami, Florida, donated to the city's Ronald McDonald House.
DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—The 13th annual Downieville Classic kicks off today with four World Championship titles up for grabs.
COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—Germany’s largest retailer co-op is putting on an unprecedented expo of its own this month, showcasing its house brands and getting a head start not only on the big fall trade expositions but on mainline brands’ dealer shows.
Studies show that cycling an hour a day can decrease mortality risk by 35 percent, while biking half that much still cuts your risk of heart disease and stroke by half, reports NBC's Savannah Guthrie.
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ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Amtel-Vredestein, the Netherlands automotive and bicycle tire maker, has agreed to be acquired by Sibur Holding, owner of Sibur Russian Tires, in a $370 million deal that assures the financially troubled Dutch company’s future.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) is now accepting nominations for two awards supporting women in the industry.
VeloNews recently began a column called "Industry Insider," sort of a faux look at what's going on in the bike biz. However, in VN's latest "insider" column, written no doubt by a journalistic bumbler, it was suggested that Shimano may be interested in making an investment in SRAM.
BY MARC SANI
BLOOMINGTON, MN—When Steve Flagg reviewed his inventory reports recently, one item jumped off the page—27-inch tires. “We were totally unprepared for the demand in 27-inch tires,” said Flagg, president of Quality Bicycle Products.