CONWAY, S.C. (BRAIN) — With dignitaries from state government, the mayor and the city council chairman in attendance, the Myrtle Beach Economic Development hosted Worksman Cycles' official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday for its factory here.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN)—The message to retailers is simple: Embrace changes in the marketplace, especially consumer fixation with e-commerce, or your business could be in jeopardy.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It was the last sentence in a magazine review of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that caught Clyde Fessler's eye. The reviewer described riding a Harley as like riding a hog through a doorway.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers selling e-bikes saw an increase in business over the first quarter as shipments grew 88 percent, but that is about the only good news in Q1.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Race Face and Easton are both getting into the power meter market with a $600 spindle-based system that is compatible with cranks from both brands.
The two brands, owned by Fox Factory, also are introducing a variety of new components this week at the Sea Otter Classic here:
MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The MC² Sports Specialists, an importer and distributor of high-end brands including Bont shoes, has joined The Bike Cooperative as the retailer co-op's newest supplier partner.
Editor’s note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year’s Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Visit bicycleretailer.com later this week for on-site coverage from Sea Otter.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has introduced a new feature on its mobile app and website: Club Events. The feature lets groups create events with planned routes, send invitations with RSVPs, and share the event on other social media.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises has hired Rebecca Metz & Associates to lead the search for president of Performance Bicycle. ASE is the parent company of Performance and ASI, the owner of Fuji Bicycle and other brands.
EAGLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mike Ferrentino has joined Uncommon Communications, a Colorado-based public relations and marketing strategy company. Ferrentino is the former marketing head of Santa Cruz Bicycles and longtime contributing editor for Bike magazine.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Ben Serotta will build a custom bike for the highest bidder in an auction to benefit CycleKids, a program that teaches kids to ride bikes along with other life skills.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sena, which is preparing to release a Bluetooth-integrated cycling helmet, has hired bike industry veteran Chris Clark to lead its new cycling division. The company has previously offered Bluetooth-connected products in the motorsports, action sports, and outdoor activities market.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet is rolling out a new pre-owned bicycle program, that will provide bike tuning and customer service making it easier for suppliers to sell demo and overstock bikes.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon USA has joined industry organizations PeopleForBikes, the International Mountain Bicycling Association and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, the company announced Tuesday.
VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Eliel & Company, the makers of Eliel Cycling apparel, has hired Brandt Furgerson as vice president of sales and marketing.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has added a new feature at OutDoor Demo, where retailers will have the opportunity to test and review electric mountain bikes from participating brands, with the results being published in Electric Bike Action and Mountain Bike Action magazines.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (BRAIN) – Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, retailer Stuart Hunter, who owns four Roll: Bicycle Company shops in Ohio, has begun delivery of his new line of custom bikes.
WALLER, Texas (BRAIN) — Italy's Basso Bikes is now working with Trialtir USA on distribution to U.S. dealers.
The family run brand is celebrating its 40th anniversary and recently moved into a larger production and sales facility to accommodate its growth worldwide.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — After six years in its Pearl District location here, Western Bikeworks COO Mike Urness decided it was time to modernize the 10,000-square-foot store in order to up its retail game and deliver the upscale shopping experience Portland shoppers have come to expect.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike hired Casey Buckleitner as its sales representative for Michigan.