HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group is bullish about the second half of its 2014 fiscal year, expecting to book higher turnover and net profit in all of its key markets.
The Dutch company owns Accell North America and the Raleigh, Diamondback, Lapierre and Redline bike brands, among others.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists released its latest list of Bicycle Friendly Communities in the U.S. on Tuesday, noting that with new additions this round, there are 69 million Americans living in bike friendly spaces, with at least one designated community in each state.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) – "Super Mario" is looking to grow his brand's presence in the U.S. market. The former Italian racer Mario Cipollini completed a tour of California shops last week. Joseph Roth, president of Speed Brands, which distributes Mario's namesake Italian-made bikes in the U.S.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has joined The Bike Cooperative as a supplier partner of the retailer-owned co-op. Retailer members of the co-op will now earn rebates on their purchases of Bern-branded bike, snow, skate and water sports helmets.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slate Olson, who is currently Rapha's chief marketing officer, will relocate from London to California next year to join Specialized as vice president of global marketing in March.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retül is working with Masterfit Enterprises, a designer and manufacturer of insoles for the snow sports industry, to offer cycling specific custom insoles.
WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — The final 2015 Cannondale-Garmin ProTour team roster includes members of the former Cannondale Pro Cycling team and the Garmin-Sharp team.
EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine has seen a 20 percent increase in sold advertising pages in 2014, compared to the same period last year. Publisher Zack Grice said the growth rate exceeds that of any U.S. magazine, in any category, monthly or bi-monthly, that is audited.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes is launching a new bike, called the Boomerang, with an extra-low step-through frame. The company did not say if the model name was inspired by the frame's appearance or by its intended customers: Baby Boomers (or both).
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Interbike trade show ranked 54th on the list of Top 100 Trade Shows of 2013 published by Trade Show Executive magazine. The magazine began the ranking in 2007 and Interbike has been listed since then. The 'Gold 100' status is based on a show's net square feet.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Nutrition brand GU Energy Labs and online network Strava have raised $58,683 for the Challenge Athletes Foundation through a GU-sponsored promotion on Strava.com.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Vredestein tires are now being distributed by QBP, J&B and Action Bicycle, as well as its previous distributors, BTI and Magura Direct. Magura is the tire brand's North American representative.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — In conjunction with the launch of its new streaming platform, Endurance Films Training Institute, video production company Endurance Films will host a triathlon discussion panel online this week.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker products are going to be distributed in Norway, Denmark and Sweden by Gaia Sport, a distributor co-owned by Danish triathlete Rasmus Henning.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is now distributing the Lauf Fork, lightweight carbon mountain bike fork from an Iceland-based company.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Next year's PressCamp Summer event, the 7th annual, will be held June 22-26 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Kent International purchased Stoneridge Cycle on Tuesday. Stoneridge distributes its bicycles through leading Canadian retailers and the company will remain headquartered in Canada.
PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Discovery, a San Diego-area retailer with two locations, is running a promotion with Phat Cycles, a fat-tire beach cruiser brand.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Randy and Sally Pittaluga have opened their fifth bike shop in the Phoenix area, Bike Masters Ahwatukee, a Giant Partner Store. The Pittalugas, co-owners of the Bike Masters and Bikes Direct store brands, worked with the Giant Retail Services team in the design of their newest location.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Action camera maker GoPro Inc., plans to raise $800 million in a secondary stock offering. The company, which went public in June, plans to offer $100 million in shares, while current shareholders, including founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman, will sell the remaining $700 million.