Factory Media, a new holding Company, announces the merger of three leading specialist sports publishers; Action Sports Media (ASM), Permanent Publishing and 4130 Publishing. The new Company’s management team will include Darryl Newton, Managing Director and Matt Fenton, Group Publishing Director. Jim Peskett will remain Publisher of the UK board sports brands and Mark Noble as Editorial Director of the bike portfolio. Joining the team are Alistair Ramsay (former Chief Executive of Dennis Publishing), acting as non-exec Chairman, and James Carter (former NPD Director of Dennis, and Publishing Director of FHM and FHM.com) as Director of online and lifestyle brand development.
Kent, WA – SBS has reached an agreement with Jim Cielencki, founder of Sunday Bike Company, to distribute their BMX frames, forks and handlebars – starting with their 2007 line. “Our salesreps are extremely excited to offer Sunday’s unique 2007 offerings to their dealers,” said Mike Sanderson, SBS Buyer for Sunday and Odyssey. “Sunday’s products are not only high quality and unique in their color choices, but also innovative and widely accepted amongst the
Madison, Wis. – December, 2006 –Pacific Cycle Inc., the leading bicycle supplier in the U.S. and a Dorel Industries Inc. company, is pleased to announce two personnel changes.Steve Reeds has been promoted to the position of EVP, GM of Global IBD. Reeds most recently served as VP, GM of InSTEP, Pacific Cycle’s popular line of joggers, strollers and trailers, and prior to that he served as Pacific Cycle’s VP, IBD Purchasing.
TransAm are having an Open House event on 9 December. They've got selected Orchids selling from 20 bucks and some Little Devil shirts will go for $5, so if you're looking for a deal you should be there at two to twelve. -WHO: Trans Am Distro, Orchid Footwear, Little Devil -WHAT: Open House featuring a pro ramp demo, holiday sale, and BBQ -WHERE: Our warehouse: 2051 Potshop Lane East Norriton, PA 19403 (45 minutes west of Philly)
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.”