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Posted January 28, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Less than a year and a half after being purchased by a San Diego composites manufacturer, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles has been acquired by a local investor.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 28, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has refined the award categories for road, mountain and e-bike groups for the 2016  Interbike Awards, and award presenter Hi-Torque Publications is now accepting award submissions.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike Awards
Posted January 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Mark Pippin has joined Advanced Sports International as senior product and sourcing manager. Pippin will oversee sourcing and supply-chain management for all of ASI's brands, which include Fuji, SE Bikes, Kestrel, Breezer, Phat Cycles and Oval Concepts.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2016
The first group ride was scheduled for 5 p.m. PST Wednesday, led by Laurens Ten Dam from Team Giant­Alpecin.
Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 27, 2016
TOULOUSE, France (BRAIN) — QBP will be set up for sales and service needs for BOS by early March. Canadian dealers may also purchase BOS suspension products through QBP.
Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 27, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Helmet maker Nutcase has tapped industry veteran Scott Montgomery as its new CEO. He will manage daily operations and focus on sales, marketing and finance. Most recently, Montgomery was CEO of Club Ride cycling apparel, but he’s also held leadership roles at Cannondale and Scott. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Some bicycle brands well-known in the U.S., as well as some lesser known brands, were among those recognized in the most recent Taiwan Excellence Awards. The awards are bestowed by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs and have been since 1992.

Posted in International Tagged Awards
Posted January 27, 2016

NEVERS, France (BRAIN) — Look Cycle announced Wednesday that it had bought a controlling interest in another French cycling stalwart, the wheel maker Corima.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 27, 2016

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group says an employee in its Taiwan office may have stolen as much as 4 million euros ($4.4 million) from the company by withdrawing money from the company's bank account.

Posted in International
Posted January 27, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation has hired bike industry product development veteran Chris Vasiliotis, who will fill the new position of global product engineering manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 26, 2016
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — REI is working with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association and the International Mountain Bike Association to promote the Teen Trail Corps initiative, which will teach young mountain bikers to demonstrate respect, empathy and compassion toward fellow trail users and the environment.
Posted in North America
Posted January 26, 2016

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Project Bike Trip has hired Mercedes Ross to lead and expand the California program nationwide.

Posted in North America
Posted January 26, 2016

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Around 185 retailers, event organizers, suppliers and media gathered for Triathlon Business International's annual conference, held in Los Angeles this week.

Posted in North America
Posted January 26, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — The USA Triathlon Board of Directors elected four of its members to officer seats at the first board meeting of 2016, held on Jan. 16.

Posted in North America
Posted January 26, 2016

LEAMINGTON, England (BRAIN) — Hiplok has named Ian Manning head of sales as part of an expansion at the U.K.-based maker of wearable locks.

Posted in International
Posted January 26, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Urban cycling shoe brand Quoc Pham has begun selling in Canada through Brilliant Health International Distributors Inc.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 25, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) — On March 1 the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition will move to a shared work space in Boston, and the organization is inviting other related organizations to set up there, as well. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 25, 2016

WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition is clarifying its minimum advertised price policy. The nutrition brand announced last week that it was reducing its number of U.S. distributors as part of an effort to take more control over its retail pricing.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted January 22, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is announcing the winners of its Community Tool Grant Program, which provides community non-profits with more than $1,400 worth of Park Tool products, including a repair stand, tools and Park's bicycle repair book.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 22, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — John Bliss, a former president of IMBA's board of directors, has joined the board of the Sustainable Trails Coalition. Bliss, who lives in Boulder, is an active cyclist and is currently general counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for the technology company Atigeo Corporation.

Posted in North America

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