BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado-based Polar Bottle has, for the second year, signed on as the official sports bottle of the USA Pro Challenge, the six-day professional stage race held later this month.
FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) – Maine-based distributor Downeast Bicycle Specialists has been sold to the Hans Johnsen Company of Dallas, Texas, the companies announced this weekend.
ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) — QRide Inc. has hired two sales agencies to represent its products to IBDs and specialty outdoor retailers.
Madison, Wisconsin-based Camillo & Associates will cover a large portion of the upper Midwest.
OLDENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — Kenda Taiwan has hired Friderik Vodan as the new sales manager for Kenda Europe. Vodan, 46, joins Kenda after several years serving as the international sales and global marketing director of Formula Brakes. Vodan also previously worked for Specialized in Europe.
BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has hired Katie Gould Swenson as its sales and marketing manager for Craft baselayers and Nordic skiing.
SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Cheng Shin Rubber has launched a new global website to support its CST brand of tires in all its market categories, including ATV, moto, lawn and garden and bicycle.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC has hired Chris McLaren as general manager for its U.S. office, replacing former GM Karim Pine. Pine had been at the helm since February 2011.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Retail sales for June were down 2 percent in units but up 1 percent in dollars, coming in at $391 million, according to Leisure Trends Group's RetailTrak IBD sales summary.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — Outside magazine released its 2013 list of Top 100 best places to work, and more than a dozen bike companies made the list this year, including SRAM, QBP, CamelBak and Honey Stinger.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Racer registration for the CrossVegas cyclocross race opens Tuesday, Aug. 6, at noon MT, race organizers announced Friday.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — A co-owner of Serotta's parent company told a local newspaper that the company's planned shutdown is temporary.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike has added an enduro event to this year's OutDoor Demo.
BRECKENRIDGE, CO (BRAIN) — The Breck Epic MTB Stage Race has drawn several new sponsors including SRAM, organizers said this week.
SRAM and its family of brands will assist with all mechanical needs.
MARIN, CA (BRAIN) — A little more than a year after former FSA managing director Matt VanEnkevort took over the reins at Marin Bikes, the company is set to relaunch this month with fresh branding, a reorganized company structure, and a new line of bikes aimed at re-establishing Marin as an iconic mountain brand.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles, which is preparing for its 2014 sales meeting and product launch this weekend, recently laid off six employees within its three U.S. facilities. Company president Bill Duehring blamed the layoffs on an industrywide downturn.
KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) — Apparel brand Club Ride announced a 123 percent increase in sales in the first half the year, to $1.116 million.
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Garmin is reporting strong fitness sales in its second quarter and said its long-anticipated Vector power meter is now in "mass production and will be delivered to retailers soon."
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Shortly after separating its PowerTap product family from its CycleOps trainer and stationary bike brand, Saris Cycling Group announced steep retail price reductions for the power measurement line effective Thursday. Dealer margins are unchanged, Saris said.
GIG HARBOR, WA (BRAIN) — The family of Steve Ready, Interbike’s co-founder, who recently passed away, will be hosting a celebration of his life Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington.