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Posted April 29, 2014

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Industry expert Jay Townley will share "The Top 10 Secrets of Super-Successful Bike Shops" in a pair of presentations at the 2014 Recumbent Cycle-Con Trade Show and Convention, set for Oct. 10-12 at the DuPage Expo Center outside of Chicago.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 29, 2014

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dahon held a conference for its Asian distributors last weekend in Pattaya, Thailand. This year the company has expanded its regional events, with distributor conferences in Asia and Europe.

Posted in International
Posted April 29, 2014
Some events to put on your calendar.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — National Bike Month kicks off Thursday, May 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 29, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — American Bicycle Group has bought Tri-Cycle Bicycle Rentals, which rents bikes at multisport events in the Northeast.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Competition
Posted April 28, 2014

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Outdoor industry veteran Kenny Ballard has joined Osprey Packs Inc. in the newly created role of chief operating officer. As COO, Ballard will head up Osprey's operations, IT, purchasing, quality and returns, and human resources.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 28, 2014
Downeast's retail ticket page.

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists has updated its website with a more flexible feature to produce retail price stickers.

Posted in North America
Posted April 28, 2014

NEW YORK — A new study of retail consumer behavior finds the line is blurring between online and brick-and-mortar shopping and that "digital interactions" (including in-store smartphone research and at-home online research) influence 36 cents of every dollar spent in the retail store — and 50 cents of every dollar s

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 25, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CycleFemme is working with bike share programs in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and Boulder, Colo., to provide bikes for participants in Gloabl Women's Cycling Day, May 11.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 25, 2014

CINNCINATI (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition is now sponsoring the 5-Hour Energy presented by Kenda Racing Team, a Continental-registered road cycling team.

Infinit will provide its custom and pre-set products for the team's training and racing.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted April 25, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Carbondale, Colo.,-based PR agency Backbone Media is now representing The Feed, a subscription energy food and nutrition coaching provider.

Posted in North America
Posted April 25, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has opened retailer registration for its 2014 trade show, which will be held Sept. 10-12 in Las Vegas, preceded by the two-day OutDoor Demo in Boulder City, Nev. 

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted April 25, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — PowerTap will now be offering a two-year warranty worldwide for all of its power meters, including its new GS line. This new warranty doubles the length of their previous one-year warranty in many countries, making it consistent worldwide. 

Posted in North America
Posted April 24, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — Rudy Project is sponsoring FBI agent Edward Ignacio, who plans to compete in this year's Ironman World Championships — in full tactical gear, including a bullet-proof vest — to bring attention to a proposed law enforcement memorial in Hawaii.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted April 24, 2014

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. is reporting a positive start to the year.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 24, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel sale were up 47 percent in the first quarter, to $856,000, compared with sales of $583,000 in the same quarter last year, the company stated.  

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 24, 2014

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic sales grew 8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, to 39 million euros ($54 million) worldwide, according to an interim report released Thursday by Mavic parent Amer Sports.  

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 23, 2014

ELKTON, Md. (BRAIN) — Gore Bike Wear and Gore Running Wear have hired two additional field reps. Nell Gingerich, based in Portland, Ore., will handle the Pacific Northwest, while Kevin Connelly will cover the Midwest from Chicago.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 23, 2014
Chris Tutton

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Chris Tutton, the new owner of the Easton cycling business, says that under his ownership the brand will get back to its roots as a scrappy, entrepreneurial business.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted April 23, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Say goodbye to those public quarterly earnings reports and investor conference calls from Easton-Bell Sports. The termination of those reports is just one of the several changes resulting from the company's sell-off of its Easton-branded businesses.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 23, 2014

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has named Jeremy Griffin national sales manager. He takes over the responsibilities previously handled by longtime general manager John Denson, who left the company early this year shortly after its move from Southern California to Phoenix.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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