BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sales of outdoor products picked up steam last month as outdoor footwear, apparel and hardgoods sales increased 6.8 percent to $1.18 billion in the five-week fiscal month of June, according to a report released by the Outdoor Industry Association.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Verde Brand Communications has made four hires recently.
The new hires include Lars-Erik Johnson as account manager, Whitney Coombs as key account coordinator, Chris Primavera as account coordinator and Jenn Neubert as operations coordinator.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now working with the South African distributor Omnico, which will exclusively sell and distribute Stages Cycling products within Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia and Botswana).
TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo co-founder Gerard Vroomen, who left the company soon after its acquisition by the Pon Group several years ago, is heading up a new partnership between Cervélo, Rotor components and the South Africa-registered pro team, Team MTN-Qhubeka, for the 2015 season.
WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — World Bicycle Relief donors have reached the limit of Trek Bicycle's match program this month.
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Club Ride says its second quarter sales were up 37 percent compared to the same period last year to $718,000.
Sales for the first half of the year grew from $1.2 million last year to nearly $1.6 million this year.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Maxima Bike, a new brand of bike lubricants being offered by the Maxima powersports company, has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Summer Gravity Camps, located in Whistler, B.C.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Former Trek executive Mary Burke, running for governor in her homestate, quickly hit back when her opponent began running a TV ad attacking Trek for its overseas manufacturing. Mary Burke’s brother, Trek president John Burke, also told a local paper that the ad should be taken down.
VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jimmy "Mac" McIlvain is stepping down as editor of Hi-Torque's Mountain Bike Action magazine, he announced on his Facebook page Friday.
LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheels Mfg. is offering race and event promoters a free selection of rear derailleur hangers to help participants get back in the race.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) – Yuba Bicycles has hired veteran bike designer and Volagi Cycles co-founder Barley Forsman as design director. Forsman will help Yuba expand its product line and take the cargo bike brand in new and innovative directions, the company said.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Easton, which was recently sold off from BRG Sports to the owner of Race Face, is now selling its cycling products through BTI, QBP, Hawley and Cyclone.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Bikes has added a new online warranty tool for its dealers and a new business communication site that it calls its .biz site.
Marin has been testing the sites since February this year with some of its dealers.
SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bar Fly has expanded North American distribution of its handlebar mounts and other accessories through Quality Bicycle Products in the U.S. and Ryeka Sport in Canada. Both distributors have product in stock and ready to ship.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — K2 Sports has entered into an agreement to acquire custom cycling and triathlon apparel brand Squadra. The purchase complements K2 Sports’ growing portfolio of endurance sports brands, including Zoot Sports.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has released the nominees for the first round of categories for the 2014 Interbike Awards, to be presented at the Interbike Gala during the trade show in September.
HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA has launched a new dealer business-to-business website.
The company said the new site allows dealers to instantly check inventory and place orders, as well as view their account history and contact customer service.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has added four new staff members: two in sales, one in engineering and one in marketing.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — To reward "the unsung, forgotten heroes" of mountain biking, Marzocchi is offering U.S. trail builders special pricing on a fork and shock.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — With Interbike moving earlier on the industry calendar this year, so are submission deadlines for Bicycle Retailer’s Interbike Show Dailies, distributed at the Vegas expo. To submit new product for consideration, email product description, suggested retail price, Interbike booth number and a high-resolution photo to BRAIN managing editor Toby Hill at email@example.com by Friday, Aug. 8.