SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is revamping its Fit Symposium, which will be held for the second time this year, during the Interbike expo in Las Vegas. This year's edition will be curated with Medicine of Cycling, a group that organizes an annual academic conference in Colorado Springs.
ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN) — Shimano Europe has agreed to acquire Lazer Sport NV, the Belgian helmet brand.
The companies agreed to the deal on Thursday. After clearance from authorities, the acquisition is expected to close in the second half of this year, Shimano said.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — For the past three years, Matt Wenger and John Russell, who direct the popular midweek Over the Hump race series in Southern California, have thought about hosting a ‘non-number plate’ event in Orange County.
GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Yeti Cycles has expanded its sales and purchasing departments with the hire of Nat Campbell as national sales manager, Amanda Bell as international sales coordinator, and Kristin Glovac, as purchasing coordinator.
NEVERS, France (BRAIN) — Activa Capital, a mid-market private equity firm, has taken a majority stake in Look Cycle, alongside the brand's existing owners, Dominique Bergin and Thierry Fournier.
LONDON (BRAIN) — UK antitrust authorities have approved the proposed merger of Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles, and the two companies are expected to complete the merger soon.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority approved the proposed merger on Thursday.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — BikeExchange, an online marketplace based in Australia and recently expanding internationally, has become a co-title sponsor of the newly named Orica-BikeExchange team, previously known as Orica-GreenEdge.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced a program designed to significantly increase cycling in areas of 10 American cities over the next three years.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass has hired Jeremy Rider as its new national sales manager in June. Rider has had a long career in the outdoor industry, most recently as the national sales manager at Zoic.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — To celebrate its 90th anniversary, Masi is hosting a series of events here over the weekend of July 30-31. The events are co-sponsored by Campagnolo USA.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Salsa Cycles told its dealers Friday that it plans to begin selling through select REI stores in July. The QBP-owned brand said it will sell model-year 2017 at 11 stores, and will be “starting small.”
CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kryptonite has launched a global Anti-Theft Protection Offer (ATPO) that covers select U-locks and chains from the company's line for as long as five years. The program is now available in 30 countries, including 24 in Europe as well as the United States and Canada.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association plans to launch a program to help new bike buyers "have more fun and ride safer on their new bikes."
KINGSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has hired industry veterans Mark Hubbell and Alan Rowland to handle sales in Northern California and Northern Nevada for its summer division.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Organizers of the BC Bike race have announced a major sponsorship agreement with Pearl Izumi and also said Pearl-sponsored athlete Brian Lopes will race the event this year, for the second time.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Project Bike Tech, a bike tech skills program for high school aged youth, is expanding nationally and now has the endorsement of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — E-bike maker Pedego is opening its fifth Colorado store on June 28, in Denver.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Materials Sciences Corporation, a Pennsylvania-based company that helped develop Bianchi's Countervail vibration absorbing technology, is now working with Wilson Sporting Goods to apply its technology to sporting goods. The partnership agreement is exclusive in the sporting goods market.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —Bell Helmets, Giro Sport Design and CamelBak — all brands now owned by Vista Outdoor — are sponsoring regional events being planned by the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition this year.