SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. and DRAPER, Utah - April, 2006 -After an extensive search, Interbike, a division of VNU Expositions and producers of the OutDoor demo, Interbike International Expo and Winterbike bicycling tradeshow events, announced it has signed a three-year agreement with SOAR Communications, a full-service strategic marketing communications agency to develop and execute public relations campaigns serving all of Interbike's annual events.
April, 2006-Vista, CA-Haro Bicycles is proud to announce that they have appointed Doug Cerri to the position of Director of Sales.
“I’m extremely excited by the addition of Doug to our staff” said Joe Hawk, Haro’s Chief Operating Officer. “Doug employs a firm yet fair common sense approach to sales management and that makes him uniquely qualified to best represent the needs of our company, our sales force, and our customers and employ methods to meet those needs”.
Finding a job in the BMX industry is dream come true for most people. It just happened to Chris Raceles who is hired as the BMX product manager over at Haro Bikes. We sent a few questions to Chris to see what his plans are. One of them is riding loads. He might be disappointed that that usually doesn't happen. Anyway, here's Chris. Name: Chris Raceles Age: 34 Hometown: Originally from Orange County (Anaheim/Garden Grove) CA. I’m now residing in Temecula, CA.
Time to Get a Real Job? Ever think about a career in BMX retail? At Transition BMX you can keep your passion for riding and build your career at the same time.
Our Edmonton, Canada based retail store is looking for an individual with a strong customer focus, solid decision making skills, an ability to work independently, a mechanical aptitude, and a knowledge of BMX products to fill our in-store sales position.
Felt Bikes is looking for a Creative Production Graphic Designer to aid in the development of bicycle graphics, catalog production, and magazine ad production. Creative design skills a must. Any photography and bicycle experience is also a plus. Must be energetic, enthusiastic, organized, and be able to work independently while meeting deadlines. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed. Must be proficient and have atleast three years experience with the following programs: Illustrator/Photoshop/In Design/Quark/Acrobat/PowerPoint. Office located in South Orange County, CA.
Benefits include 401K, Medical, Dental, and Holidays. Salary based on experience and design capabilities. Interested parties can provide resume and cover letter to:
It's 21:15pm right now on Saturday 18 March 2006. The People's Store in Cologne was opened today. We drove over to Koelle to check it out and were impressed. The store is very stylish and well thought out. It's got a little showroom on the left in a separate building but the main shop is where the action is. Janosh's BMX shop and wethepeople teamed up to form the People's store. Janosh will be running the BMX shop that was designed and planned out by Harry Schmidt and Klaus Dyba of wethepeople.
Next to a full range of wethepeople equipment and FUSE protection gear, the shop carries BMX specific shoes from Orchid, etnies and Lotek and bikes from Hoffman as well as hard to find special stuff like adidas' Y3 bike and the retro Mongoose.
Name: John Povah Age: 36 years old, married, got a kid on the way Hometown: Corona, California. Been in the USA for 17 years.
When you moved here you didn’t have a job in the bicycle industry, what did you do to survive so you could still ride your bike in sunny California?
Povah: Originally the reason why I came over here was to ride my bike. I had a job painting cars. I always rode and in the weekends I did shows and made a lot of extra money that way but I still painted cars for a living. Down the line I was fortunately enough to get a job building ramps instead of painting cars which was also better for my health. From there I met Jay Miron, got a job with Schwinn. Schwinn went bankrupt and from there I got a job at etnies.
Do you feel you’re fortunate with the way your life turned out or do you feel that with your BMX history and BMX dedication, you deserve a job in the industry?
Povah: I think anyone can have what they want. When I was a kid what I wanted to do is ride a bike and have fun and never thought about a job because I rode in the early eighties and there wasn’t that much money in it, you know.
gOrk and his posse of riders including Redline's Rooftop, Dustin Gunther, Tyrone Williams and Bubba Harris are now working/riding for a Dutch firm called Accell Group. We're pretty sure it will be business as usual over there at SBS but the company got bought by the Accell Group at the beginning of this month. Accell will probably use this position to sell Redline bikes through their giant network in Europe so if you happen to see a Redline in the shop window of your local bike shop, you know where that's coming from. Here's a bit of official info on the acquisition:
March 13th 2006.After over 10 years of working with Seventies/Backyard and Stuart Dawkins I have decided to leave the company to launch my own venture. I will resign from my position as co-director of Seventies on March 28th this year. This is one of the most difficult decisions I¹ve ever had to make. This role has given me the opportunity to work with many great people and develop some great friendships throughout the BMX world. As a result these have been the most exciting years of my life.