WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will match July donations to World Bicycle Relief dollar for dollar, the company announced Tuesday. The company hopes its donations this month will lead to the donation of 1,300 bikes to rural African communities.
BROOMFIELD, CO (BRAIN) — SealSkinz Ltd, a U.K.-based manufacturer that offers waterproof breathable clothing, has set up a new North American subsidiary here. The company's offerings include waterproof-breathable gloves, hats and socks designed for cycling.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Next season Trek Bicycle will own the WorldTour team it has sponsored and supplied for the last three years.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano has announced plans to establish a manufacturing facility in the Philippines to produce bicycle components. The new facility will enhance its production capabilities in that emerging market, the company said in a statement.
BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The European Two-Wheeler Parts and Accessories Industry Association (COLIPED) recently elected a new president and vice president at its general assembly. Jan Willem ten Dam, CEO of Ryde International, assumes the role of president and Erhard Büchel is now vice president.
By Tim Blumenthal, president of Bikes Belong
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Some of the bikes that Liv/Giant has donated to the Afghan National Women's Cycling Team, along with other
HALIFAX, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Sim Mainey has joined Orange Mountain Bikes as graphics and marketing manager. He comes to the bike brand from U.K. consumer magazine Singletrack, where he served as art director for eight years.
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Alienation BMX is growing its reach in Europe through a new distribution deal with Germany’s La Finca Distribution. Alienation BMX is making both its race and freestyle components available to La Finca’s customers.
BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — Denmark and the Netherlands tied for first place in a new benchmark report that ranks all 27 European Union countries measuring five criteria—daily cycling levels, cycle tourism, advocacy activity, bicycle sales and cyclists’ safety.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — German trade show organizer ISPO has named one overall and seven category winners of its biannual "Bike Industry’s Best Start Ups" awards. The eight winners were selected from 188 entries, with the majority of product submissions coming from the e-bike and urban segments.
ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN) — Madison UK is the new distributor of Lazer helmets and eyewear in the U.K. and Ireland, Lazer announced Tuesday.
LONDON, England (BRAIN) — Future plc, publisher of Cyclingnews.com, BikeRadar.com and a handful of cycling print publications including Cycling Plus, saw a decline in group revenue of 1 percent in its first financial half, even as digital revenue was up 33 percent year-on-year and now represents 25 percent
HARTFORD, CT (BRAIN) — The state of Connecticut is considering a $3 million loan to help relocate Cannondale Sports Unlimited — the new name for what was formerly known as Dorel's Recreation/Leisure division.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Reigning cyclocross world champion Sven Nys of Belgium will compete in this fall's ClifBar CrossVegas race, which is scheduled for September 18 in Las Vegas, on the evening of the first day of the Interbike Expo.
GHENT, Belgium (BRAIN) — ETRA, the European retailer association, has hired Florian Dammer as its new business development manager.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — Alpen will distribute Hayes Components products in Italy, the companies announced Tuesday.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s total sales inched up to $636.1 million (63.3 billion yen) from $628.1 million over the first quarter of last year.
Sales at Shimano’s bicycle division grew 3 percent to $514 million (51.1 billion yen), and account for 81 percent of the company’s total sales.
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic parent Amer Sports reported a 2 percent increase in sales for the first quarter on Thursday, and said it expected full-year sales to rise by at least 5 percent.