ZWOLLE, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Dutch wheel manufacturer Fast Forward Wheels B.V. has named Radial Sports LLC its exclusive distributor for the U.S. market.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club of Knoxville, Tenn., garnered the most votes — more than 26,000 —and is the recipient of the full $100,000 Bell Built grant to build its gravity trail at the Urban Wilderness Trail Park.
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has completed an extensive study of the consumer triathlon market and its economic impacts.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — A Texas retailer whose employee completed the 1 millionth Shimano S-TEC training module has won a trip to Japan to visit the component giant's factories.
DALLAS (BRAIN) — Jeff Cavicchi has been named national sales manager for the Hans Johnsen Company and its two subsidiaries Downeast Bicycle Specialists and Wilson Bicycle Sales.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has promoted Alan Rowland to senior director of IBD sales. Rowland was previously director of sales for Lapierre USA and is a 25-year veteran of the bike industry.
MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — A lot has changed at Orbea USA over the past six months as Gonzalo Garcia de Salazar took over leadership of the wholly owned subsidiary of the Spanish brand.
ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. has hired Tim Tebbe as national sales manager of dealer accounts in the U.S. Tebbe previously worked at EVS Sports and Marin Bikes for the past four years. He joins the company as it aims to grow its dealer network.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Those planning on camping at next year's Sea Otter Classic can begin making Early Bird reservations on Monday, June 8, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. The registration period for campgrounds A, B and C will extend until the end of the day on June 14.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona has entered an exclusive partnership with Retallack Lodge of Nelson, British Columbia, a backcountry skiing and snowboarding destination that has also invested in and expanded its mountain bike trails.
SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing, which recently acquired Lifeboat Events, is expanding the PressCamp brand to the outdoor industry.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Active Interest Media, publisher of Backpacker, SKI, Skiing, Climbing and a host of other outdoor consumer magazines, has acquired the Outdoor Guide, a direct mail service, from Catalyst Communication. The terms of the sale weren’t disclosed.
NANTES, France (BRAIN) — Some 1,500 delegates from more than 160 countries are gathered in Nantes, France, this week to discuss the future of cycling.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CycleHop has signed a long-term lease for a new space in Santa Monica, which will be the new home for local bike-share operations and serve as the company’s national headquarters. The company used to be located in Miami Beach, Florida.
ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — ZG Collective, a new distributor of outdoor, snow, cycling and active lifestyle brands, is introducing German helmet brand Melon Helmets to the North American market.
MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association found that consumer-reported retail sales of sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and athletic apparel increased 2 percent in 2014. The NSGA published its 2015 edition of its Sporting Goods Market report this week.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The June 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is hitting mailboxes and it includes a special report on executive pay at the industry’s largest public companies.
DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau USA has named Eric Sakalowsky global marketing director.
ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sigma USA has hired Chuck Sikora and Morgan Fluhrer to handle sales for the Midwest and South/Southeast, respectively, as the company transitions to selling direct to dealers. They join Brian McGarrahan, who handles sales for the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic.