BRAIN Dealer Tour tastes Kansas’ gravel on its final day

LAWRENCE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Forty-six miles of riding — a good dusty chunk of it on gravel roads — brought the BRAIN Dealer Tour crew to visit two shops Thursday. One store was less than two months old in a tiny town that happens to be along a popular cycling route.

David Hon nominated for achievement award

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dr. David T. Hon, the CEO and founder of Dahon, has been nominated for the University of California, Berkeley Excellence in Achievement Award for “his contributions in high-power lasers as well as his role in revolutionizing the modern-day folding bicycle.” The annual prize is given to prominent Cal alumni with records of exceptional career achievement.

Retailer Ira Hughes dies at 58

ARROYO GRANDE, CA (BRAIN)—Ira Hughes, who started work at his bike shop when he was 12, died Thursday night of a brain tumor after a 7-month illness. Hughes was 58. Hughes went to work for Joyce Cycle Center in 1965 and bought the store for $3,000 ten years later, changing the name to Ira’s Bike Shop, according to an article published earlier this year on