SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Chase Pinkham, a domestic pro road racer who competed on the Jamis–Hagens Berman, Trek-Livestrong and Bissell teams during his career, died Monday, according to the Jamis team and news reports. VeloNews.com is reporting that a friend of Pinkham’s family said the death was caused by an accidental overdose of painkillers. Members of the U.S
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Quintana Roo will start renting race bikes at North American Ironman triathlons, starting with the Ironman Texas next month. The company will make its full range of bikes available at a dozen Ironman events this year, taking reservations at RentQR.com or a link through the individual race websites
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is forbidding its dealers from selling its house brands — including Surly, Salsa and others — through third-party online retail platforms like eBay and Amazon. QBP informed its accounts of the new policy on Thursday. “We’re enacting this policy to support our core customers, specialty bike retailers
UPDATED KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply launched a new business-to-business website Monday that was just one part of its recent investment in service and support for its IBD network.
10-speed rear mechs can jam CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and authorities in other nations to recall some Red 10-speed medium-cage rear derailleurs. The company said the derailleur’s parallelogram can jam and prevent shifting.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Utility bike maker Handsome Cycles is now offering a line of parts and accessories to its dealers. The parts are notable for their lack of obvious branding, the company said.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group expects revenue for full-year 2013 to be up compared with 2012 despite lower preseason sales and rampant product discounting at the end of the season. The Dutch company, parent of Raleigh, Currie Technologies, Seattle Bike Supply and an array of European bike brands, said in a statement that it expects overall margins to be lower but operating profit to match 2012 levels.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — It appears that ISPO, the Munich trade show organizer, is pulling the plug on Bike ISPO and instead is encouraging suppliers to participate in its annual Travel and Leisure expo held in February. Klaus Dittrich, management chairman for Messe Munchen, said in a press release issued Thursday that the Messe is taking a new direction
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon North America has settled its nearly 2-year-old lawsuit against rival folding bike brand Tern Bicycles and its owners, Joshua Hon and Florence Hon, the son and wife, respectively, of Dahon founder Dr. David Hon. In a letter sent to distributors and dealers, Dr.
From Livable Streets:
Rutherford Ave to become more livable!
You spoke up, wrote letters, and attended meetings, and the City of Boston listened. Thank you.
Photo credit: Rutherford Corridor Improvement Coaliton (RCIC)
This week, the City of Boston announced that it will reclaim Rutherford Avenue as a true city street, one that is pedestrian and bicycle-friendly, and that knits neighborhoods together instead of splitting them apart. The new surface option design will include:
Thank you City of Boston! Later this year, the City will start a design process to
develop the final design. See full City of Boston press release here >>>
|Gerald Robbins of RCIC presenting at StreetTalk 10 in 1, Dec 2012|
Since 2008 (link to letter), we have been working with dozens of partners, and most recently the Rutherford Corridor Improvement Coalition (RCIC), for a more livable Rutherford Ave. In 2008, the City of Boston began a project to rethink and redesign Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square in Charlestown. Since 2008, we have been asking you to speak up. Thanks for all your hard work and support. Today we celebrate.