DUEVILLE, Italy (BRAIN) — Italy's Basso Bikes is changing up its distribution plan for the U.S. market. Instead of using a distributor, the manufacturer will ship straight to dealers from Italy, taking orders through its business-to-business website.
DUNDAS, Ontario (BRAIN) — South African sock brand Sako 7 is relocating from Cape Town to Ontario, Canada, and will now be distributed by Peter Appleton's SB Sports Inc.
Previously the brand was distributed by Defeet, which remains the brand's manufacturer.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Clement Cycling has hired Aspekt Brand Communications, headed by industry veteran Suzette Ayotte, to handle its public relations in the U.S.
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (BRAIN) — The eighth annual Bike to School Challenge, in the Cleveland suburbs, will return May 4-22.
The program involves more than 5,000 middle school, high school and elementary school students in the communities of Bay Village, Rocky River, and Medina.
HINESBURG, Vt. (BRAIN) — The Vermont cycling community is mourning Richard Tom, a prominent cyclist and former bike shop employee who died Sunday after being hit by a car.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) —Ritchey components and frames are now available to Canadian dealers through QBP Canada. Previously, Ritchey was distributed by Live to Play in Canada.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA Corporation has announced several changes and additions to their sales representatives and inside sales staff.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — A groundbreaking e-bike measure backed by an industry lobbying effort gets its first hearing Monday in the California legislature. The hearing comes after the sponsor of a competing bill, supported by Pedego Electric Bikes, agreed to drop his bill in favor of the other measure.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Raleigh UK LTD will be Salsa Cycles' exclusive distributor to United Kingdom bike shops effective May 1.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has elevated Steve Hays from a territory management position to the newly created logistics management role. Hays has been with the helmet and protective gear company since 2012, and has spent the past 15 months managing the California territory.
CARLSTADT, N.J. (BRAIN) — Action Bicycle USA has expanded its outside sales force with the hiring of William P. "Pat" Mahoney for the state of Ohio.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Products from cargo bike brand Yuba Bicycles are now available through The Bike Cooperative.
The Bike Co-op's 340 retail member earn rebates on their purchases from its supplier partners, which includes Yuba, effective immediately.
SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has hired a new inside sales representative, Andrew "AJ" Ariss.
HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic sales in the first quarter of 2015 were about flat compared with last year, the brand's parent company, Amer Sports Corp., announced Thursday.
HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group released a brief statement Thursday saying that it has "recorded an increase in both turnover and profit in the first months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014."
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed legislation to give the President trade promotion authority (TPA), legislation that the Outdoor Industry Association and the National Retail Federation support.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima has launched an online photo contest, called #sharethetrail, aimed at promoting outdoor stewardship. The contest is co-sponsored by Leave No Trace, IMBA and Subaru.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Next year’s IBD Summit will return to the Marriott Tempe at The Buttes in Phoenix, January 12-14, organizers announced Thursday. The fifth annual event is presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA.
FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — The fast-growing Australian urban/commuter bike brand Reid Cycles will be distributed in the U.S. for the first time starting next month.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — U.S. bike wholesaler sales grew 6 percent through March compared with the first three months of last year, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association wholesale business report released this week. Sales were up more than 7 percent in March.