CASTLE PINES, Colo. (BRAIN) — Italian Bicycle Group NA, a bicycle import and wholesale distributor of Italian cycling products in Canada, Mexico and the U.S., has expanded its brand portfolio is offering IBDs up to 20 percent off wholesale pricing on all preseason orders.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes and the Alliance for Biking & Walking have published a new report exploring the topic of equity in national bike advocacy efforts. The report is titled “Building Equity. Race, Ethnicity, Class and Protected Bike Lanes: an Idea Book for Fairer Cities.”
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — With a goal of improving efficiency and providing better customer service, Kinetic has expanded its warehouse capacity in the U.S. and moved its European base from the Netherlands to Austria.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) —Maxima Racing Oil has signed an exclusive agreement with Live to Play Sport to handle distribution of the Maxima Bike line throughout Canada. Canadian IBDs and suspension service centers will now have access to the entire Maxima Bike product line.
RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia (BRAIN) — Light and accessories brand Knog is launching an online film competition and festival that will award $15,000 worth of prizes to winning filmmakers who chronicle their nighttime adventures.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC has plucked Robb Wolf from its independent sales rep force and named him North American bike sales manager.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp.’s sales rose 12.5 percent last year to $306.7 million despite a 1 percent decline in mountain bike product sales as the company’s first-quarter acquisition of aftermarket suspension distributor Sport Truck contributed to a 39 percent surge in sales of powered vehicle products for the full year.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cycling tech blog Bikerumor.com has added three new writers from diverse backgrounds, spreading its geographical reach in the process.
ELKTON, Md. (BRAIN) — Gore Bike Wear has signed Hawley LLC as its U.S. distribution partner. The brand’s products will also continue to be available to retailers direct from Gore.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic already had plenty to celebrate as its 25th edition approaches in April. Now the annual Monterey festival is also reveling in surging numbers for exhibitor sales (up 45 percent), athlete registration (up 17 percent) and camping reservations (up 23 percent).
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has hired industry veteran Karl Wiedemann as the company's new director of marketing and communications. Wiedemann was most recently the communications and sponsorship manager for Thule.
ATLANTA (BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors hit the road Tuesday for the first Dealer Tour of the year in Atlanta.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Six years since its introduction at the Taipei Cycle Show, the distinctive Gocycle e-bike is available for distribution in the United States.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The March 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News includes coverage of efforts to control international pricing, a landmark new study on cycling participation commissioned by PeopleForBikes, and a feature on bike retailers setting up shop in mixed-use “hub” environments.
SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — U.K.-based cycling commentary, PR and production company Cyclevox has introduced an online women’s cycling video channel: Voxwomen.
NORTHVALE, N.J.— Building on the success of its popular Bicycle Test Ride Experience program on the East Coast, Jamis Bicycles is broadening its reach by taking the program west of the Mississippi.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America has revised its unilateral minimum advertised price policy. The new policy, effective March 9, includes updated 2015 MAP sale windows, a revision to the enforcement paragraph and a current "Premium Products: price list.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new study commissioned by PeopleForBikes has found that roughly one in three Americans rode a bike at least once in the past year — a significantly higher rate of participation than previous research from other sources has shown.
BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan’s NoTubes has named Chris Currie creative director. An industry veteran, Currie has experience in Web development, marketing, sales management, graphic design, business development and customer service.
LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries, the distributor of Funkier Bike Apparel in the U.S., has introduced a program to credit Funkier retailers with the profits from online sales to customers close to them