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     Business Strong At Taipei Cycle Show
Tue Apr 1, 2003
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - With the U.S. war against Iraq raging in the Middle East and fear of SARS sweeping through Asia, many U.S. and European executives chose to stay home and avoid this year's Taipei Cycle Show. read more



     Important 2003 Sea Otter Classic Information
Wed Apr 2, 2003
MONTEREY, CA - Information on park entry procedures and other important information about timing, scoring, results and protest procedures. read more



     Bootleg Canyon DH Race Report
Wed Apr 2, 2003
BOULDER CITY, NV - Only 20 miles from Vegas, Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike park in Boulder City, NV could possess the gnarlies downhill courses in the country. read more



     New England Adventure Racing Association (NEARA) Launches
Thu Apr 3, 2003
CAMBRIDGE, MA - The New England Adventure Racing Association has launched to provide novice and experienced racers in New England the information, community, and skills to find enjoyment in and succeed at every level of Adventure Racing. read more



     Veltec Sports and Bicycling Put $1-Million Up For Grabs
Thu Apr 3, 2003
If you can predict the top ten finishers of the 2003 Tour de France in the correct order, Bicycling Magazine and Veltec Sports will give you one million dollars. read more



     Goatbike Releases Handbuilt Chromoly Steel Hardtail Frame
Thu Apr 3, 2003
SOMERVILLE, MA - Dave Blakney Metalworks announces the release of the GOATBIKE, a handbuilt chromoly steel hardtail frame for technical riding. read more



     Whistler Summer Gravity Festival And Tim Hortons Nationals
Thu Apr 3, 2003
WHISTLER, BC - Whistler will launch a new adrenalin-fuelled mountain bike festival this summer, the Whistler Summer Gravity Festival, featuring Canada's Tim Hortons Mountain Bike National Championships from July 14 - 20, 2003. read more



     Interbike Launches Two-Day Outdoor Demo
Thu Apr 3, 2003
BOULDER CITY, NV - Interbike's OutDoor Demo will be two days this year and will be held in Boulder City, Nevada. OutDoor Demo simply outgrew Black Diamond, Nevada, where it had been held, and the single day format. read more



     Nirve Launches Hello Kitty Bkes
Fri Apr 4, 2003
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA - After testing the waters with Paul Frank signature bikes last year, Nirve is offering a line of Hello Kitty bikes. read more



     UCI Will Make Helmets Mandatory
Fri Apr 4, 2003
The Union Cycliste Internationale on Friday confirmed that it will now make helmet use compulsory for professional cyclists following the death last month of Kazakh rider Andrei Kivilev. read more



     NEMBA Expands Fundraiser/Movie Night
Sat Apr 5, 2003
SOMERVILLE, MA - Just when you thought it was all sold out, the good folks over at the New England Mountain Bike Association have announced that they have secured a new, larger venue for the upcoming Boston Mountain Bike Video Awards. read more



     Kranked 5-ESFR Party!
Sat Apr 5, 2003
MONTREAL, CA - The most anticipated Freeride video of the season is coming to Montreal and will be premiered in conjunction with the ESFR Spring Awakening Party! read more



     Blair Jones - A Rider In Transition
Sun Apr 6, 2003
KAMLOOPS - Hey all, my name is Blair Jones. I am 18, and I recently broke my back doing some filming on my bike here in Kamloops. I suffered a spinal cord injury and I no longer have the use of my legs. read more



     Pedro's Redesigns Its Web Site, Requests Photos From Shops
Mon Apr 7, 2003
Pedro's teamed up with Propeller Media Works of Burlington, Vermont to create its new web site, where the company wants to include images of shop mechanics. read more



     Dried Plums / Orbitz Announce Pro MTB Team
Mon Apr 7, 2003
BOSTON, MA - As testament to the depth, breadth and strength of the Northeast mountain bike scene, Team Dried Plums / Orbitz announced its 2003 roster today in Boston. read more



     Calling Steve Larsen
Tue Apr 8, 2003
Northern California's Steve Larsen decimated the 2000 NORBA XC Championships. He willed it to happen after learning of U.S.A. Cycling's decision not to include him on the Olympic MTB team. From that point on Larsen rode with a point to prove. read more



     Haro Signs Cody Warren And Kyle Strait
Wed Apr 9, 2003
Haro Bicycles Signs Freerider Kyle Strait and 2002 Junior Downhill National Champion Cody Warren for 2003 season. read more



     YaYa Bike Offers Free Conference Call With Marketing Expert
Thu Apr 10, 2003
Jay Abraham, a marketing expert that grew little companies into multi-million-dollar ventures, will be speaking to bicycle retailers on a free conference call April 22, courtesy YaYa Bike and the NBDA. read more



     Sea Otter Stage Race Gets Off To Slow Start
Thu Apr 10, 2003
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The opening stage of the Sea Otter Classic Elite Stage Race, a circuit race through Redwood City, was neutralized partway through the event yesterday after riders protested the course's potential danger. read more



     Santa Cruz To Give Away 450 Blurs At Sea Otter Classic
Thu Apr 10, 2003
In an announcement more shocking than Michael Jackson's interest in women, Santa Cruz Bicycles announced today that they will give away 450 Blurs at the 2003 Sea Otter. read more



     ABG Launches Trade-In Program
Thu Apr 10, 2003
CHATTANOOGA, TN - American Bicycle Group (ABG) launched a trade-in program with its dealers where customers can exchange a used titanium bicycle towards the purchase of a Litespeed, Merlin, Quintana Roo or Tomac bike. read more



     Green And Redden Tops At Sea Otter X-C TT
Fri Apr 11, 2003
There were whispers around the pits here in Monterey that Roland Green was sick. The two-time defending world champion withdrew from the Redlands road stage race last week with two stages to go, citing a lingering illness. read more



     New Jeep "King Of The Mountain" Series In The Works
Fri Apr 11, 2003
It always seemed like a natural fit for mountain biking: the Jeep King of the Mountain series. But until now you had to be involved in snow sports to wear one of those crowns. read more



     100th Year Tour de France Collector's Edition Issue
Sun Apr 13, 2003
SAINT PAUL, MN - Cycle Sport, the pro road racing magazine based in the United Kingdom, is creating a Special Collector's Edition issue to commemorate the 100th year of the Tour de France. read more



     Ritchey Design Buys Syncros
Mon Apr 14, 2003
Tom Ritchey, owner of Ritchey Design, announced at Sea Otter that his company bought the Syncros brand from Pacific Cycle. read more



     Sea Otter Classic Day 3 -- Gravity Sunday
Mon Apr 14, 2003
A busy day for the gravity set. Sunday saw six gravity athletes take the top spots on the podium. Champions were crowned in both the men's and women's categories in the downhill and mountain cross events. read more



     Lance And Kristin Armstrong Work Out Failing Marriage
Tue Apr 15, 2003
AUSTIN, TX - Lance and Kristin Armstrong are trying to work out the differences in their marriage and are planning to be together in July this year when Lance goes for his fifth Tour de France win. read more



     Nemba Movie Night A Big Success!
Tue Apr 15, 2003
SOMERVILLE, MA - Because of the generosity of the attendees and sponsors, Nemba was able to raise $9,510 for NEMBA's Land Preservation Fund based on ticket sales, raffle tickets and donations! read more



     House Approves "Conserve By Bike"Amendment
Wed Apr 16, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - The House of Representatives last week approved an amendment to the Energy Policy Act to encourage increased cycling use. The "Conserve by Bike" amendment promotes cycling as an alternative to driving. read more



     California Mountain Bikers Could Lose 20 Popular Riding Areas
Wed Apr 16, 2003
BOULDER, CA - The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) released a list of threatened California mountain bike trails. read more



     Litespeed Lets Young Cyclists In On The Fun
Thu Apr 17, 2003
First Litespeed made adult titanium bikes. Then the company did a tricycle. Now there is something in between - the El Nino, a titanium road bicycle for junior racers between the ages of 10 and 14. read more



     Flats No More?
Thu Apr 17, 2003
After years of being one of the only top-level gravity racers to ride flat pedals in competition, Australian Chris Kovarik was seen clipped in at the Sea Otter races. read more



     Quick Shake-Up
Thu Apr 17, 2003
Just one race into the 2003 season and already there's been a mechanic change with the RLX Ralph Lauren team. Out is former SoBe-Cannondale wrench Matt Bottomley, in is Dan Crean, a Denver resident who filled in for the team at Napa in 2001. Team manger Dave Wiens had no specific reason for the change other than to say "Matt just didn't work out."



     The Gods Are Against Team Luna
Thu Apr 17, 2003
Luna's cross-country pro Shonny Vanlandingham broke her collarbone last weekend at the Sea Otter crit and new-for-2003 signee, Kathy Pruitt, broke her collarbone during mountain cross practice. Both injuries happened just 45 minutes apart from each other! read more



     Scott Beaumont Launches New Team For 2003
Fri Apr 18, 2003
Beaumont Racing is a new and exciting mountain bike team that is set to turn heads at all regional, national and world cup downhill and 4 X events in 2003. read more



     Pezzo And The First-Ever MTB Marathon World Championship
Fri Apr 18, 2003
Add two-time Olympic champion Paolo Pezzo to the growing list of riders who are setting their sites on the first-ever mountain-biking marathon world championship. read more



     Amateurs To Keep An Eye On
Sat Apr 19, 2003
Winning the Sea Otter looks good on anyone's resume. So we wanted to give credit to all the weekend warriors that had the drive it took to beat the fastest mountain bikers in the west. read more



     Dynacraft Recalls 52,900 Bikes
Mon Apr 21, 2003
SAN RAFAEL, CA - Mass-market supplier Dynacraft is recalling 52,900 BMX bikes because the stems can loosen and come apart. read more



     Lean To Jump From Professional Kona Rider John Cowan
Tue Apr 22, 2003
A few tips from professional Kona rider John Cowan can transform a rider's bunny hops into big air stunts girls love. At least that's the sales pitch of Cowan's Higher Learning DVD, which teaches the basics of dirt jumping. read more



     EPA Presents NEMBA With Environmental Merit Award
Tue Apr 22, 2003
BOSTON, MA - The New England Office of the US Environmental Protection Agency presented NEMBA with their 2003 Environmental Merit Award at a ceremony held in Fanueil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. read more



     Department Of Defense To Close Popular NM Trail
Wed Apr 23, 2003
TIJERAS, NM - The Department of Defense (DOD) announced plans to fence off about 20 miles of singletrack in the Cibola National Forest east of Albuquerque, citing unspecified "security issues." read more



     Whistler Mountain Bike Park Opens Early
Wed Apr 23, 2003
WHISTLER, BC - The Whistler Mountain Bike Park will open two weeks early for limited weekends-only operation beginning May 3rd. Park crews started work today clearing and preparing trails for the summer. read more



     Shanghai Show Surrenders To SARS
Wed Apr 23, 2003
SHANGHAI, CHINA - Shanghai's Cycle 2003 show will be postponed until some as-yet-undecided date after all. The show fell victim to the SARS epidemic that caused numerous cancellations by foreign buyers and exhibitors, including Shimano and large contingents of Italian and Indian companies. read more



     Action Alert From White Mountains NEMBA
Thu Apr 24, 2003
For those of you who have ever ridden in the White Mountains, chances are you have ridden in the National Forest. For 7 years now we at White Mountain NEMBA have been working with the USFS on the Forest Revision Plan. The plan has now been narrowed down to 4 alternatives. read more



     Burglars Break Into Reynolds' Southern California Factory
Thu Apr 24, 2003
VISTA, CA - Burglars broke into Reynolds Composites' Vista manufacturing plant Tuesday night and made off with carbon fiber wheelsets, forks and employees' bikes. read more



     Anne-Caroline Takes A New Track
Fri Apr 25, 2003
Here's a rumor that been drifting around for a while: Anne-Caroline Chausson has retired from racing. The truth: not quite, but we won't see nearly as much of the fabulous Frenchwoman as in years past. read more



     2003 Sea Otter Classic On OLN
Fri Apr 25, 2003
The Outdoor Life Network will air a one-hour feature on the 13th Annual Sea Otter Classic, powered by SRAM on Saturday, May 3 at 3 PM Eastern. The week-long spring racing extravaganza and cycling festival was held April 9-13 at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, CA, with satellite events in Redwood City and Santa Cruz.



     The Incredible Shrinking NORBA
Fri Apr 25, 2003
Philadelphia Flyers general manager Bobby Clarke once said that, "I have discovered the less I say, the more rumors I start." The folks at USA Cycling would be wise to heed the implied lesson here. read more



     BMW Recruits Bike Retailers, Hires Growth Cycle
Wed Apr 30, 2003
BOULDER, CO - BMW North America (BMW NA) is partnering with independent bicycle retailers for the sales of high-end bicycles sold at BMW dealerships. BMW NA hired Growth Cycle to manage the program. read more



     NORBA Reschedules 24-hour Championships
Wed Apr 30, 2003
USA Cycling has secured a second venue for NORBA's 24-hour national championship after a scheduling dispute resulted in the withdrawal of the event's original promoter. read more


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