BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The NPD Group says IBD bike sales were up 4 percent in dollars and 7 percent in dollars in the first nine months of 2015.
"Contrary to the first nine months of 2014, the cycling industry is on the plus side heading into this holiday season," the retail tracking company said.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The international cycling union, UCI, is opening a satellite World Cycling Centre in India at the New Delhi velodrome.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Online stationary training software Zwift is conducting a fund-raising ride, complete with celebrity participants, on Dec. 5. The 24-hour virtual event will raise money for World Bicycle Relief, with Trek Bicycle committing to a $40,000 donation if riders reach a collective 100,000 miles.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Champion System North America is announcing a series of new business, free shipping upgrades, and website enhancements heading into the New Year.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hang Ten Bikes has appointed Mike Russell as its director of bike sales. Russell began in the position on Nov. 1.
The company said it has experienced "explosive growth" of cruisers in the last three years.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Brooks England is part of the Cycle Revolution Exhibition, being displayed at London's Design Museum from this month until June 30, 2016.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle has hired Jeanne Mitchell to join its credit department after 20 years at Specialized. The company also has hired Szymon Bielesz as a global marketing specialist, hired Dan Thomas as rider gear business manager and promoted Jen Audia to Liv USA marketing manager.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — ZC Rubber produced 100 million bike tires last year, many of which showed up on the North American market under other brands. Now the tire maker is launching its own house brand of high-end tires under the Arisun brand in the U.S.
JAKOBSTAD, Finland (BRAIN) — Finnish component producer Herrmans is opening a warehouse in Shanghai, China, to serve its China-based OEM customers. The warehouse will be operational with stock in May.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components is introducing a new logo and branding as it transitions from being a BMX parts supplier to being a full-line components brand.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports, the segment of Dorel Industries that includes the company's bike brands, has added two new members to its global finance team.
NAMPA, Idaho (BRAIN) — Deity Components has hired industry veteran Mike Reisenleiter as its distribution and OEM manager.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — PR and media relations firm True Communications has hired Greg Fisher as an account manager.
Fisher is responsible for media strategy and outreach with a number of True clients.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Sales of snow sports products were up 3 percent in August and September compared to last year, and the industry's trade association said the uptick was largely due to pent up demand in the West, where ski areas experienced a snow drought the last several seasons.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha has made a three-year agreement to sponsor and supply the new Canyon/SRAM Women's Professional Team.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout BMX Distribution is now distributing Merritt BMX products.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Walton Family Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to PeopleForBikes in support of its Business Network.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris is now accepting votes for the best bike-related poster in its Saris 5th Grade Poster Contest. The winner of the contest will get a free trip to the National Bike Summit in Washington next year.