We reported earlier on FATBMX that the Eurobike team was working on setting up a brother trade show in Portland Oregon, USA. Well, for now they've put the idea in the fridge meaning that there will be no "USA-BIKE" trade show in 2007. "The decision is primarily attributed to delays in assembling a US management team. In the course of 2006, various US bicycle industry leaders approached Messe Friedrichshafen, requesting that it fill the need for an alternative trade show format in that market."
NOVEMBER, 2006 - Sidewall Distribution is pleased to announce the addition of a new brand to their ever-expanding line of distributed goods. Effective immediately, Sidewall will be responsible for the exclusive distribution of SMPLBMX in the U.S.A.
Name: Henry Davis Age: 36 Hometown: San Diego, California
How long did you work at a bike shop before you decided to start your own? Henry: I worked at a skate shop called Hamel's in Mission Beach for 11 years. We rented beach cruisers and did some bicycle repairs, but it wasn't a real bike shop. I worked at a normal bike shop for 3 months before I opened my own shop.
Transworld Media made the decision to suspend publication of BMX Business News with the December issue. As the BMX industry has consolidated, the ad support has slowed for BBN. The BMX industry and Transworld are better served by reinvesting these resources in the continued multi-media expansion of the largest and strongest brand in the sport, RIDE BMX, and RideBMX.com.
Transworld Media are currently soliciting industry opinions and ideas to find additional ways we can serve the business side of the BMX industry for 2007. - Bill Dies.
A reaction from BBN's James Ayres: "Last Friday the plug was pulled on the title. As of our November/December issue (which should be out any day now), BBN will cease to exist, as will my job. I really feel like we had a good thing going...
Starting from 1 January 2007 4Down distribution will do the exclusive UK distribution of S&M, Fit Bike Co., Metal Bikes and Revenge. In other 4Down news, their limited edition 4Down seats (pictured) will be available shortly. The United Trinity and Squad frames are available now as are the United seats, forks, handlebars and sprockets.
Following a successful 2006 Interbike OutDoor Demo and International Bicycle Expo, Interbike responds to announcement of a competing trade show. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California – November 1, 2006 –Interbike, a division of VNU Expositions, today responded to Eurobike’s announcement of its plans to launch a competing show in Portland, Oregon in fall 2007.“I was interested to hear the news of Eurobike’s proposed show,” said Lance Camisasca, Interbike's group show director. “We welcome competition, as it will help us do a better job. However, we are also greatly concerned about the dividing effect Eurobike’s announcement may have on the industry. Many will remember the time when the industry suffered through multiple shows resulting in additional expense and heartache. We hope the industry will continue to support the Interbike show and we promise to continue to do everything we can to make Interbike the best show for the North American market.”
Top trade show EUROBIKE gets U.S. cousin Friedrichshafen, Germany. This coming September, Messe Friedrichshafen – organizer of EUROBIKE, the world's leading bicycle trade exhibition – will stage its first independent trade show in the United States. The aim is to strengthen EUROBIKE's presence in North America and optimally service the biking market there. The decision by trade show specialist Messe Friedrichshafen is in response to indications that current U.S. bicycle trade shows will no longer be able to fulfil domestic industry demands.
Arcadia, CA –Crupi’s custom in house wheel building program is doing very well, so well in fact that we are looking for another wheel builder. This SoCal position can be full or part time depending on the applicant. If you are a wheel builder and understand how to measure and cut spokes on a Phil Wood Spoke cutting machine, then we would be interested in talking with you.
This position could also include travel to BMX races so if you think
Oct. 23, 2006 — MADISON, Wis. — Pacific Cycle has hired Aaron Bethlenfalvy as Director of Industrial Design. He will work with all of Pacific Cycle’s major brands, including GT Bicycles, Schwinn, Mongoose, Kustom Kruiser and a variety of others. A former GT Bicycles employee, Bethlenfalvy is excited to work with familiar brands and familiar people. “I feel like I’m back home again,” said Bethlenfalvy. “There are lots of familiar faces and this is an easy transition. The opportunities here are great to make a big impact on the cycling community with all these brands, and I’m excited to be here.”
BLOOMINGTON, MN – October 2006 - QBP has reached an agreement with Jim Cielencki, founder of Sunday Bike Company, to distribute BMX frames, forks and handlebars. Select 2006 Sunday products in gray, red and green will be in stock soon and ready to ship from QBP. Beginning this winter, QBP will carry all the colors in Sunday’s 2007 product line.
“We are excited to bring such a unique brand to our dealers,” said Tim Gallant, BMX coordinator for QBP. “Sunday’s products are high quality with a number of innovative features and the colors are different from much of what’s out there. We believe Sunday will really add a lot to our assortment and be beneficial to our dealers.”