SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has hired recently retired Olympian Billy Demong as its marketing and sponsorship coordinator. Demong competed in the Nordic combined in five Olympic games, winning gold at the Vancouver games in 2010.
TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — Sidi Sport s.r.l. is has signed Saddleback Ltd. as the exclusive distributor of its cycling products in the United Kingdom and Ireland effective Sept. 1.
EAST BURKE, Vt. (BRAIN) — The New England Mountain Bike Association's annual festival, NEMBAfest @ Kingdom Trails, attracted 1,900 riders and 71 industry expo booths this weekend.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cycling accessories brand Portland Design Works has hired Ben Popper as its brand ambassador for Seattle.
EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine has hired Alex Jarman as an advertising account manager for the brand. Jarman will manage Bicycling's East Coast endemic territory.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Several bike industry suppliers and retailers are supporting musician Ben Weaver's planned 16-day ride around Lake Superior next month.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing the complete Maxima Racing Oils Bike line from both its distribution centers.
DALLAS (BRAIN) — Hans Johnsen Company, Wilson Bicycle Sales, and Downeast Bicycle Specialists are now shipping bikes from Reid Cycles, a British brand offering bikes that retail for between $280 and $535.
GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports SA has purchased Bergamont Fahrrad Vertrieb GmbH from BMC Group Holding AG, which acquired the German bike brand in 2008. Since that time, Bergamont’s sales have doubled, Scott stated in a release.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — John Bradley has been named editor-in-chief of the Velo brand, effective immediately, Competitor Group Inc. president Josh Furlow announced Wednesday.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced its community grants for spring 2015, ranging from $800 to $10,000 and supporting infrastructure and advocacy initiatives in seven communities across the country.
Grant recipients this round include:
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has given its public-facing website a new look along with some additional features.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria has announced a new Shop-Team program that offers sponsorship to local teams throughout the U.S. The program will allow local teams and clubs to make reduced-price group orders for Vittoria, 3T and Selle Italia products through their local retailer.
DETROIT (BRAIN) — The watch, leather goods and bicycle company, Shinola, has teamed up with musician and Detroit native, Jack White, to purchase the building that currently houses its flagship retail store in Motor City's Cass Corridor.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — After 14 years on Chicago's Kingsbury Street, SRAM LLC has moved its global headquarters to the revitalized West Loop neighborhood. The company moved into its new facility at 1000 West Fulton Market Street on June 1.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announce the first round of categories and nominees for the second annual Interbike Awards (IB Awards), including product, retailer and supplier designations.