ENCINITAS, CA (BRAIN) — Skins Compression has hired Ben Harper as channel manager for its endurance and winter sports business.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Val Vanderpool has joined Bicycle Retailer and Industry News as a staff reporter.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — On the final day of the Dealer Tour, our group made its way into Chicago’s South Side and Lower West Side, working-class neighborhoods where two modest but friendly shops are satisfying a growing demand for bicycle repairs and low-cost transportation.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — With more than 2,600 votes recorded, a 5th grader from Missippippi won Saris Cycling Group's third annual poster contest.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP now carries Zoot athletic apparel, Aqua Sphere swim gear, and X-Lab bike accessories for triathletes.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — After years of managing its Trek University retail training program in-house, the bike maker has partnered with online training provider Sparc to a create more streamlined and accessible training platform for Trek retailers and their staff.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has brought aboard Lauren O’Connor as its new senior marketing manager.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Sales and marketing executive Mike Ely is leaving NiteRider after 15 years with the company to lead Australian parts and accessories brand JetBlack Products’ expanded push into the U.S. market.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Al Fritz, one of the legends of the U.S. bicycle industry, died Tuesday in Chicago at 88.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Reporting its first-quarter earnings Thursday, Dorel Industries singled out the delayed arrival of spring and its effect on bicycle sales as a key factor holding down sales and profit for the start of 2013.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Perhaps it’s the growing network of bike paths, trails and green lanes. Or Chicagoans coming to the realization that it takes longer to drive somewhere than to bike.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) — There is just one exhibitor spot left for this year's PressCamp, which will be held June 17-21 in Park City, Utah.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Nuun is now working with the new public relations agency ModCraft for PR and branding strategy, the companies announced Wednesday.
WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN) — Strong sales at Fox and CamelBak contributed to a healthy first quarter for parent Compass Diversified Holdings, the company reported Wednesday.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — If there was one common thread among the four shops visited during the first day of the Chicago Dealer Tour, it’s that the retail business here is a family affair.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN) —After a four-month search, Crankbrothers has named outdoor and action sports industries veteran Andy Palmer as its new general manager.
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh has hired 30-year bicycling and outdoor industry veteran Alan Rowland as director of sales for the West territory.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Voting is open for Saris Cycling Group's third National Poster Contest.
The company has selected first-place posters from each of the states that participated in the contest. Each state winner received a bike, light and helmet.