MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — As Twitter.com lit up with chatter on doping and comments from the presentation by U.S. Anti-Doping chief executive Travis Tygart at the Triathlon Business International conference Monday, Lance Armstrong chimed in.
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The challenge of doing business in a rapidly changing retail environment was the central topic of the State of Multisport Retail panel at the Triathlon Business International North American Annual Conference held in Los Angeles this week.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Accessories brand Serfas has completed its move from Orange County, Calif., to a larger headquarters and warehouse facility in Phoenix.
MUNICH (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has elected Frank A. Dassler as its new president. Dassler is the general counsel of the Adidas Group and a descendent of Adidas and Puma founders Adolf and Rudolf Dassler; his father, Armin Dassler, served as WFSGI's president from 1986-1989.
TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Continuing the push to grow its retailer base, Intense Cycles has brought aboard two new outside sales reps: Alex Clark in Colorado and New Mexico and Shane Johnson in Utah and Idaho.
ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — POC has named Josh Fonner as its new U.S. bike sales manager. Fonner has a long history in the industry, working most recently as Western retail services manager and Eastern sales manager for Giant Bicycles. POC is entering the road cycling market this year with its AVIP product line.
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) – The trade association Triathlon Business International and triathlon site Slowtwitch.com have named the top 50 multi-sport retailers in the U.S. They released the list Sunday as the two-day Triathlon Business International annual conference got under way here.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mike Van Abel, IMBA's executive director, told more than 110 participants at the annual Fat Bike Summit that it's time to develop rules to guide the use of fat bikes on public land and private property.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Rudy Project has appointed Chris Lupo to the newly created position of global sponsorship director for triathlon.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Open Streets Project, a collaboration between the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the The Street Plans Collaborative, will hold a summit in Los Angeles in early April to foster new open streets initiatives and expand existing ones.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Industry marketing and PR veteran Suzette Ayotte has joined the National Interscholastic Cycling Association as development director.
Ayotte was Fizik North America's marketing chief for 13 years and has consulted with several other well-known brands in the cycling world.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (BRAIN) — By the end of the year Kent hopes to make 75,000 bikes in a new South Carolina factory. And by the end of 2016, 500,000 bikes should be rolling off Kent’s assembly line, according to Kent CEO Arnold Kamler.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) – Dorel Industries announced that it’s restructuring operations at its recreational/leisure segment. Dorel will close its assembly and testing facility in Bedford, Penn.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies is hosting the year’s first Technician Training program, sponsored by the Light Electric Vehicle Association.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ben Capron, who previously served as chief brand officer at Specialized Bicycle Components, is back at the Morgan Hill, Calif., company.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — The taxpayers of Montreal are expected to be the biggest losers following the bankruptcy of Bixi, the nonprofit spun off from the city's transportation department to supply international bike share systems.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports says its e-commerce vendor servers were affected by malware and that someone may have obtained personal data from customers who made purchases from the Easton-Bell Sports website in December.
The company said about 6,000 customers were affected.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The best classroom for kids is the classroom that has no walls. With that pointed remark, Sally Jewell outlined her goal to raise $20 million and boost a national network of volunteers to introduce America's youth to the outdoors.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The NYC Bike Expo has announced a new location for its May 16-17 event. The consumer show is being held at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue at 26th Street in midtown Manhattan.