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.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Lake Cycling International BV will distribute its products directly in North America, ending its relationship with Stage Race Distribution from Toronto, Lake announced Monday.
ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has launched a new sales and marketing team for Germany, Switzerland & Austria (GSA).
FERNDALE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona unveiled its expanded 2016 road and mountain line to a select group of retailers at its sixth annual Kona Ride product launch, held at its U.S. headquarters in northwestern Washington this week.
HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA has hired Rob Gaertner as territory manager for Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Framed Bicycles added several new hires to its outside sales force beginning Aug. 1.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike announced the final round of nominees for the 2015 Interbike Awards for Athlete designations.
Editors from Velo magazine selected the top athlete nominees in six different categories representing the majority of cycling disciplines.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries reported that second-quarter revenue for its bike business, Dorel Sports, was down $35.2 million or 12.3 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Revenue totaled $251.1 million compared to last year's $286.2 million for the segment.