BALTIMORE, MD (BRAIN) — Sports clothing brand Under Armour has paid $150 million for MapMyFitness, the digital fitness mapping company that claims to have more than 20 million registered users.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Active Americans are more optimistic and more likely than the general population to spend big this holiday season, according to a Leisure Trends' survey of its Most Active Americans Panel.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association is reporting flat sales of outdoor products last month compared withthe same month last year. However, the OIA said sales of bikes and bike equipment through sportings goods retailers increased during the month.
ST. CHARLES, IL (BRAIN) — Bike computer maker Sigma has received an award from the group that supports use of the ANT+ wireless protocol.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Friends and supporters of Portland framebuilder Christopher Igleheart are planning an event to help Iglebeart with medical bills resulting from a broken leg. Igleheart was hit by a car while riding his bike home recently.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has added a social platform to its monthly electronic magazine, allowing BMC owners to share photos of their bikes, tell stories and more via social media.
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN) — BH Bikes has hired industry veteran Gene DiMenna as national sales manager. Gene DiMenna has 27 years in the cycling industry and has managed national sales for Trek, and globally for LeMond and DeFeet brands.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN) — California retailer Art's Cyclery is now distributing MarshGuard products to U.S. stores.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Kinetic has hired David Simpson as full-time marketing manager; Simpson has worked as a contractor with the brand since 2008.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Sotheby's New York will auction a limited edition Cinelli Laser prototype this month, with proceeds from the Nov. 23 sale to benefit The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — SmartEtailing has hired David Wert as its new client services director. He joined the company Oct. 14 and is working out of the company's Boulder office.
ST. LAURENT, Quebec (BRAIN) — Opus Bicycles has hired Thomas Kern of the TK Rep Group to represent its brand to dealers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, and Northern California.
KONA, HI (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles will be the official and exclusive bicycle sponsor of Triathlon School Hawaii.
SHARON HILL, PA (BRAIN) — Nathan has hired Ty Wivell as the brand’s eastern regional sales manager.
KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — In the latest iteration of a long-time tradition, Lava Magazine once again did a bike survey at the world's most prestigious triathlon, held last month in Hawaii.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles has hired two rep agencies to represent the brand in Canada.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)--The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has announced that the Taiwan Cycle Show will be held concurrently with three existing sporting goods shows for its 27th annual international show in March.
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN) — Roy Hough, long-time manager at Advanced Sports International, is joining Hutchinson Tire North America as general manager, Hutchinson announced Friday.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — German manufacturer Abus is known to U.S. and Canadian retailers for its heavy duty locks. But the company sells much more than bike security in its home market and across Europe, and is now bringing helmets to North America.
WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN) — CamelBak revenue was down 5 percent in the third quarter, a decline being blamed on cold, wet weather and the U.S. military's drawdown.