MIDDLETON, WI (BRAIN)—Kevin Hillier’s first trip to Trek World is one he won’t soon forget. The owner of 2Wheels Cycles in Dublin, Ireland, was one of several Trek dealers who braved torrential rain and thunderstorms yesterday morning to complete the 50-mile route of the inaugural Centurion Wisconsin Gran Fondo.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Renowned independent tire consultant Frank Stacy has signed on as the latest member of the Bontrager Tire Development Team and its parent company Trek Bicycles, to design, test and develop tires exclusively for Bontrager-sponsored race teams and riders the world over.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Cantitoe Road, importer and distributor of Effetto Mariposa, Cole, Wippermann, and Axa, invites retailers to its August 18 open house event. The Cantitoe Road inside sales team and staff will answer questions and offer product demonstrations.
LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—Lambert will become the exclusive distributor of all Look products in Canada.
As of 2011 Lambert will distribute Look pedals, frames, bikes and apparel.
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson Tires North America has promoted Bill Perreault to director of operations at their Trenton, New Jersey offices. In addition, Levi Olsen has been brought in under Perrault to spearhead the sales and marketing side of Hutchinson's bicycle tire business.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—It was more than the beach-happy SUP vibe that put a smile on attendees’ faces at Summer Market. Numbers were up by double digits in all categories at the show and sales on the floor were surprisingly strong.
FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired Devon Sullivan as a suspension design engineer.
Drawing on his experience as an avid north shore downhill rider, Sullivan will use his mechanical engineering skills to further develop and refine Cane Creek’s suspension product line.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Justin Manthe and Chris Holmes agree: Outdoor Retailer rocks. The bicycle industry veterans are manning a patch of grass outside the Salt Palace sending exhibitors and retailers out on a 30-unit fleet of bikes from Electra.
MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel’s bike business increased nearly 8 percent in the second quarter of the year despite impacts from global issues such as currency exchange rates and shipping container shortages.
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s sales inched up 2 percent in the second quarter of the year and 5 percent for the first half of 2010.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—History was made—and discussed—at the Conservation Alliance Breakfast yesterday.
CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN)—Nominate your mentor, a co-worker, employee, or anyone who has inspired you within the bike industry for their leadership contributions.
Nominations are being accepted from now until August 16 for the 2010 OIWC Bike Industry Pioneering Woman and First Ascent awards.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Boa Technology, maker of the patented Boa Lacing System, has added Chuck Mason as its new vice president of sales.
PARSIPPANY, NJ (BRAIN)—Chris Hoover has been named senior vice president of Kent International. Hoover works with Arnold Kamler, Kent International's president.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Quiznos and Lance Armstrong have teamed up to bring international pro cycling back to Colorado.
The Quiznos Pro Challenge will be held August 22-28, 2011, according to a press release.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are "converting Denver into a United Nations community."
Click on link for full Denver Post story.
SALT LAKE CITY, CA (BRAIN)—Jobs. Jobs. Jobs.
(Click on the story title and then hit "Visit Link" to flip through the digital version of the OR Show Daily, produced by BRAIN).
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA has released a newly redesigned Web site at www.imba.com (click on link).
OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Hydrapak has promoted two employees within its sales, marketing and logistics departments. Hydrapak has promoted David Kim to sales and marketing manager and Jim Vernon to brand manager.