AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Members of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association will be on hand at this month's North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Utah to help assemble bikes before the show and to meet with the show attendees during the March 10-12 event.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — FSA has hired Mark Vandermolen at its headquarters in Taiwan to work in Asia product strategy and planning as well as marketing and sales for the region.
Vandermolen comes to FSA with 10 years of experience in product development, marketing and sales at Profile Design.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has released a series of 10 two-minute video training sessions to help retail staff connect with and sell e-bikes.
WILTON, Conn. (BRIAN) — Cycling Sports Group, a division of Dorel Industries, has hired Justin McCarthy as manager of public relations for North America. McCarthy previously handled media relations in the fitness and outdoor segments at Garmin International.
BUCHAREST, Romania (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. has opened a new office in Bucharest, Romania, that will focus on software engineering, including development of the company's web and e-commerce platforms.
MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — Mariano Gon has joined Orbea as American sales director, effective Wednesday, March 1.
Gon has more than 20 years of experience working in the Spanish and U.S. bicycle markets. He was most recently director of global sales at Santa Cruz Bicycles.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Specialized Foundation has opened applications for its cycling program, Riding for Focus, for middle schools (grades 6-9) throughout the U.S. for the 2017-18 academic year. The application period is open now through March 24.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Walton Family Foundation has renewed its commitment to PeopleForBikes for 2017.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has announced the winners of its 2017 Community Tool Grants, a program that supplies 10 non-profit organizations with Park Tool products worth more than $1,400. This year more than 125 organizations applied for the grants.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Retailer Summit Bicycles, with five brick-and-mortar stores in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, has signed on to Beeline Bikes’ Retail Partner Program to launch a fleet of seven mobile bike shops serving customers from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, California.
ESTAVAYER-le-LAC, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Professional Cyclists Association is threatening to take legal action against the UCI for resuming a disc brake trial in the pro peloton.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers shipped 3 percent more bikes to shops this January than last year, in spite of inclement weather up and down the West Coast and throughout the Southwest.