VENTURA, Calif. — Zeitbike distribution has added U.K.-based Green Oil to its product mix. Green Oil's environmentally friendly bike lubricants, soaps, waxes, brushes and sponges will be available in the U.S. and Canada exclusively through Zeitbike by the end of August.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles is sponsoring this year's CLIF Bar CrossVegas race. It's the third year that Raleigh will be the official bike sponsor of the event.
￼HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (BRAIN) — David Clopton is retiring after 25 years working for Finish Line Technologies, the company announced.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products and Kinetic have teamed with the International Mountain Bicycling Association to create the Big Dig Trail Challenge, an initiative that encourages bike industry employees to volunteer hours building and maintaining their local mountain bike trails.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Local retailer The Bike Line and Smith are providing the Marian University Cycling Team with helmets for all riders starting this fall.
Marian racers will use the Smith Overtake MIPS and the Maze helmets.
VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports is opening a product showroom in Taichung, Taiwan, to serve OEM customers.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has appointed Trevor Litten as regional sales representative for the Midwest region.
Based in Liberty, Mo., Litten will be responsible for Vittoria, 3T Cycling and Selle Italia in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — A musical set in a Brooklyn bike shop will return to the stage next month as the Theater For The New City presents "Bike Shop" from Sept. 11-27.
KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Germany-based consumer-direct bike brand Canyon will sponsor a top-level women's professional road racing team in 2016.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Brendan Quirk, the co-founder of Competitive Cyclist, is joining Rapha as president of its North American business, the company announced Friday. He will start Sept. 1.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — The protective gear brand Leatt Corporation is reporting that sales in its second quarter were up 25 percent over the same period last year, to $5.2 million.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has hired James Thomas as its key accounts manager. Thomas is best known as the former national accounts manager at Serfas.
Highway Two also has promoted Justin Savord to inside sales team lead. Savord was previously a sales rep.
LUDHIANA, India (BRAIN)— Industrialist OP Munjal, chairman emeritus of Hero Cycles and one of the founders of the Hero Group, died Thursday after a heart attack, India news media is reporting. Munjal, 86, was at the DMC Hero Heart Center when he died. Last rites will be performed Friday.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The second annual Santa Monica Bicycle Expo will be held once again at the landmark Santa Monica Pier, on Oct. 10-11. This year the event, which offers free admission, will include a 15-mile non-competitive bike ride.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced several new and returning retail education opportunities at this year's show.
SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) —Kore USA has hired Monica McCosh as its new North American sales & marketing manager.
DUNDAS, Ontario (BRAIN) —SB Sports Inc is now distributing Bont cycling shoes across Canada.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Outdoor supplier Black Diamond, Inc., which owns the POC brand, generated record sales in its second quarter, which ended June 30.
MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B is now stocking parts from the U.K. brand AbsoluteBlack.
The distributor is carrying the brand's full range of narrow-wide chainrings as well as track cogs.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 has hired new specialty cycling sales representatives to serve the brand in Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountain States, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.