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Posted April 8, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Greg LeMond will be joining Eurosport as an on-air channel ambassador, providing analysis on the network's coverage of Paris-Roubaix, the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in a preview and review show called "LeMond on Tour."

Eurosport is broadcast in 54 European markets.

Posted in International Tagged People / Media/Publishing / Competition
Posted April 8, 2014

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN) — Ibex Outdoor Clothing has appointed James Fisher to lead the Ibex global design team as the new vice president of product.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 8, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired two new employees: Will Barton has joined as account executive for New England and Anthony Lenz is the new Giant field technology representative for the Eastern U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted April 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Bob Margevicius, a longtime industry veteran, has been tapped by a federal agency to offer advice and policy guidance on free trade negotiations and U.S. trade policy.

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2014
Danny Lysenko

PROVO, Utah (BRAIN) — Shortly after Contour announced last week that it was returning to the market under new owners, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News spoke with the company’s new CEO Danny Lysenko and Adrian Montgomery of Verde PR, which is handling Contour’s communications, about the changes at the

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2014
Unit sales and dollars down for the month.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — IBDs continued to feel the impact of unpredictable and unseasonable weather in many regions of the country in February, with merchandise sales falling in both units and dollars.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 7, 2014
Cruiser brand adds 10,000 square feet.

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (BRAIN) — 3G Bikes has added 10,000 square feet to its warehouse near Jacksonville, Fla., bringing its warehouse to a total of 20,000 square feet.

The fast-growing company opened its first warehouse in the area in 2009, with just 300 square feet of public storage. 

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2014
The Skratch trailer at an event last year.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Skratch Labs will be the Official Hydration and Real Food Sponsor of the Amgen Tour of California this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted April 7, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kurt Manufacturing's Kinetic trainer brand has expanded its athlete and team sponsorship program this year as international sales grow. 

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted April 7, 2014

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles is sponsoring the Trips for Kids North American program, and will donate 50 Talus 2.0 and Eva 2.0 mountain bikes to the program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 7, 2014

IRMO, S.C. (BRAIN) — KindHuman has announced the recipients of its 2014 Take The Lead Cycling Scholarships.

The bicycle and cycling apparel supplier's scholarship program is intended to reward character and kindness over talent and speed.

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — David Meredith, formerly co-owner of mountain bike brand One Ghost Industries, has joined Tenneco-Marzocchi in the newly created role of North American sales/marketing coordinator. He started with the company April 1.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 4, 2014
Balance bike brand will introduce new models at the June event.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Balance bike brand Strider is supporting the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, which are being held June 14-21 in New Jersey.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 4, 2014

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is expanding its digital and print newspaper, the Cannondale Gazette, to six issues this year.

Posted in North America
Posted April 4, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Automated video editing provider Magisto is working with the Sea Otter Classic to help attendees create and share videos from the event.

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 4, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles is running its Ride to Hawaii sweepstakes through April 15 at all U.S. Felt dealerships. The promotion awards more than 550 prizes to consumers who test ride any Felt bike. The grand prize is a trip for two to Hawaii for the 2014 Kona Ironman World Championships.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 4, 2014

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — FE Sports is now handling sales and marketing of  Wahoo Fitness products in Australia.

The agreement is effective immediately and includes Wahoo's full product line of cycling computers, heart rate monitors, cycling trainers, sensors and accessories.

Posted in International
Posted April 3, 2014

PROVO, Utah (BRAIN) — Action sports camera brand Contour has a new owner. In a statement sent to BRAIN Thursday afternoon, the company said it has completed a financial overhaul, reorganized and improved its distribution. The Seattle brand had reportedly shuttered its doors last August due to financial troubles.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 3, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has hired pro racer Alex Rafferty as its new European MTB public relations coordinator.

Rafferty will be based in Schweinfurt, Germany and work with SRAM's global MTB PR team in promoting all of SRAM's mountain bike brands: SRAM, RockShox, Avid, TRUVATIV and Quarq.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted April 3, 2014

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Finish Line Technologies is now producing a monthly email newsletter for consumers, called BikeLove.

Posted in North America

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