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PHILADELPHIA, PA—Bike shipments to bike shops grew a meager 0.4 percent during the first nine months of this year and sales grew by an equally modest 2.7 percent, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA).

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

LAKE FOREST, CA—Many parks like Orange County’s Whiting Ranch were still closed in mid-November with no time line on when they may reopen.


RAMONA, CA—While most manufacturers and shop owners escaped unscathed from the recent wildfires that swept through Southern California, most reported some form of business disruption.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer is looking for 2008 late year calendar submissions, specifically for the months of November and December.

Please e-mail Jason Norman at by this Friday to submit.

Tagged BRAIN News

TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson Tires is the first bicycle tire manufacturer to produce a 29-inch MTB tire with the
official UST stamp of approval.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Sapa Profiles, a global leader in the aluminum extrusion industry, has appointed Pilar Calderin to manage all bike frame operations.

Calderin will be responsible for planning, production and project management.

SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN)—With a fusillade of festive confetti, the Intlbike show opened with a bang, showing off China’s most important bicycle exporting region.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

"You just don't expect it. Superman just doesn't die, right?" —Billy Rundle, commenting on the death of his longtime friend Evel Knievel.

"Go Stormtrooper!" (Web Editor's Note: Better with volume on)

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired SOAR
Communications to manage its public relations efforts in the United States for its Ritchey and Syncros brands.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is considering bringing the blueprint for its Las Vegas Outdoor Demo to the East Coast next fall. Show management hopes an East Coast Demo would attract retail stores and store employees who do not attend Interbike.

Tagged Interbike

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Join Timbuk2 at Ritual Coffee on Friday, December 14 for its Holiday Gallery Event featuring one-of-a-kind bags from over 25 artists.

Click on link for PDF invitation details.

Tagged Events

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus has launched a holiday promotion on two of its key titanium full-suspension bikes.

ARCADIA, CA (BRAIN)—If you’d like to help bring some holiday spirit and cheer to kids, make sure to join the Holiday Toys and Mittens Ride in the communities of Arcadia and Monrovia, California, this Saturday, Dec. 1.

Tagged Events

GAINESVILLE, FL (BRAIN)—You might not drink it as your hydration liquid of choice on your rides now, but there once was a time when Gatorade was all that existed when it came to replacing lost carbohydrates and electrolytes.

BONN, Germany (BRAIN)—T-Mobile, a division of telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG, has terminated its sponsorship of both men’s and women’s professional cycling teams.

Congratulations to Pedro's Chris Zigmont on the November 27 birth of his son, Henri Micheal Zigmont, weighing in at 8 lbs, 10 oz.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—On Saturday December 1, cyclists from all over the world will participate in World AIDS Day by cycling 27 miles to commemorate 27 years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Tagged Events

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—In an effort to improve the level of service to its dealers Intense Cycles has partnered with independent reps in selected areas throughout the United States.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Pro mountain bike racer Mike Janelle died of an apparent heart attack last Friday at his home in Avon, Colorado.


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