LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Star Production SARL, owner of the worldwide TriStar Triathlon Series, has acquired Gran Fondo USA, producers of America’s original series of Italian-themed gran fondo cycling events.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Craig "Gork" Barrette is leaving Seattle Bike Supply after 11 years to join the American Bicycle Association (ABA) as its chief communications officer.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—After seven years as the magazine’s editor, Megan Tompkins is leaving Bicycle Retailer and Industry News to join Shimano’s OEM sales team. Her last day with the magazine will be June 24.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning to begin a three-day bike tour of Philadelphia and New Jersey shops.
ORONO, MA (BRAIN)—The Light Electric Vehicle Association will host a Webinar featuring IBD owner, Mike Wolf of Bloomfield Bikes and Repair Show (CT) on July 20 and July 27.
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports is now the exclusive distributor of Squirt Lube in the United States.
Squirt Lube is a wax/water emulsion bicycle chain lubricant.
KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has teamed up with Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) to launch a new bicycle tube and tire recycling program.
MIDLAND PARK, NJ (BRAIN)—Sportique, a manufacturer of all-natural body and skin care products, has announced that The Hans Johnson Company will now be distributing Sportique products through the South Central United States.
OXNARD, CA (BRAIN)—Albabici, importer and distributor of high-quality Italian cycling products, has added another brand to its line-up–Tiso Bike Components.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Washington remains at the No. 1 spot in the League of American Bicyclists' annual Bicycle Friendly State (BFS) rankings, while many states suffer poor marks for low distribution of transportation funds towards bicycling projects and programs.
ENSCHEDE, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Vredestein Tires announced plans Thursday to change its distribution model in the U.S., moving away from its existing relationship with Veltec Sports.
MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ CEO Martin Schwartz spoke briefly to the company’s shareholders Thursday morning reiterating the success Dorel has seen in its bike division in recent months.
KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has officially opened its online doors to ExpoCycle 2011 retailer registration.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has hired Steve Francisco for the newly-created role of chief marketing officer, overseeing the operation of the Specialized Global Marketing Group.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) introduced a bill this week to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that would ease the reach of a law limiting the amount of lead in children’s products, including bicycles.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing.com and Finish Line Technologies are now working together to bring Finish Line's instructive YouTube video to SmartEtailing clients' websites.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—DealerCamp has added the Dirt Grand Prix to its list of activities.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company is now distributing First Endurance and FuelBelt products.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has launched a comprehensive sustainability initiative by incorporating Outdoor Industry Association Eco-Index evaluation of their products during product creation, and leading a carbon fiber recycling coalition.