BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Custom clothing brand Verge Sport has purchased Sommerville Sports, another New York-based brand.
LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert announced Friday that it is extending its product portfolio with the addition of Evoc products. As of Nov. 1, Lambert will be the exclusive distributor of Evoc in Canada, taking over from Passion Sports, which has distrbuted Evoc for the past five years.
ALBANY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cycle Monkey has signed on as the exclusive U.S. distributor for the Gebla Rohbox.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat, a series of fun bike-and-beer events held around the country, raised nearly $650,000 for bike non-profits this year, bringing its total contribution over 16 years to more than $4 million.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized founder Mike Sinyard was featured in a recent segment on NBC's Today show, which reported on programs designed to help kids with ADHD by prescribing bike riding, rather than medications.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool's redesigned website, www.parktool.com, has expanded product information with an increased educational section focused on helping professional and home mechanics diagnose and repair bicycles.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — CABDA will open attendee registration for its 2016 trade show on Monday, Nov. 2. The CABDA Expo will take place Feb. 3-4 at the Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center outside of Chicago.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Two U.S. senators from states known for their outdoor recreational industry are introducing legislation that would require the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis to specifically track jobs in that industry.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic is increasing its connection with Hincapie next year, by sponsoring the brand's development road team and its gran fondo.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. (BRAIN) — Sock maker Darn Tough Vermont says it has seen a 51 percent increase in sales in the first three quarters of 2015 and has added more knitting machines and more workers at its mill, including 100 new job positions there this year.
BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments' Recon Jet smart sunglasses will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by FE Sports.
FE Sports will also showcase Recon Jet at the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival in Queensland, Australia, this weekend.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — Spanish helmet brand Catlike has hired Sean Kneale as its North American brand manager, effective Nov. 1.
“With over 15 years of experience as an outside rep, Sean will use that knowledge to build the Catlike brand in North America,” the company said in a statement.
DUXBURY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has added Stoner Andrews, Kahl and Partners, and the Tom Kern group to its line-up of outside sales reps.
OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin reported Wednesday that revenue and margins continued to slide in the third quarter as the strong U.S. dollar undercut growth in unit sales.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has hired Kate Powlison as its new road brand manager. Powlison, currently a senior marketing and communications manager at PeopleForBikes, will start at SRAM in Chicago on Nov. 2.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano says its bike and e-bike component sales have been strong globally in the first three quarters of 2015, with double-digit percentage increases in sales despite unfavorable weather in Europe and North America.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Elysa Walk is leaving Giant Bicycle, where she has worked for 11 years and been general manager for seven years, to take a position at Burton Snowboards in Vermont next month.
Walk announced the decision to Giant retailers in a letter emailed Tuesday.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bike shop visits by consumers declined 17 percent between 2012 and 2014, according to a new report based on consumer research by the industry consulting group Gluskin Townley.