FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Now in its 14th year, New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat bikes-and-beers festival will visit a dozen cities in 2013.
Owners of U.S. suppliers who have thrived after succeeding their parents at the helm begin to consider the next generation.
OAK PARK, IL (BRAIN) — Chicago triathlon specialty retailer Element Multisport is looking to serve a broader customer base with its new store, Element Cyclesport, in Oak Park, Illinois.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Organizers are anticipating another packed house this year at Taipei Cycle, which kicked off Wednesday.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — News of export figures kicks off Taipei Cycle Show, opening Wednesday.
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon North America has settled its nearly 2-year-old lawsuit against rival folding bike brand Tern Bicycles and its owners, Joshua Hon and Florence Hon, the son and wife, respectively, of Dahon founder Dr. David Hon.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Crankbrothers has gone back to its roots—the brand got its start in pumps and tools before expanding into pedals and other components—with new multi-tool and inflation product series.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group has made several organizational changes, including the hire of Tim Inall as general manager of the company’s GT brand. Former brand GM Mark Peterman has shifted to the role of vice president of strategic sourcing, based in Taichung, Taiwan.
LYON, France (BRAIN) — The bicycle industry may not be as sexy as social media or biotechnology, but Patrick Keating believes it offers plenty of opportunity for investors.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Registration for DealerCamp 2013 is now open, with Lifeboat events launching its registration page early this year for retailers and other qualified attendees.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has made two key hires at its headquarters in Irvine, California, bringing aboard former downhill pro Scott Sharples as mountain bike product manager and marketing and advertising veteran Brian Darney as brand marketing director.
LAS VEGAS, NV—When you walk into the new Las Vegas Cyclery store, the pleasing aesthetics of the building are striking.The 34-foot-tall ceiling with the wooden décor gives the bike shop an open, airy feel, reminiscent of a ski lodge.
SANTA FE (BRAIN) — Distributor BTI is minimizing downtime during its upcoming move. It will miss just two days of weekday shipping while relocating from several facilities here into one brand-new location.
HAWLEY, PA (BRAIN) — Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, Pennsylvania retailer Sickler’s Bike & Sport has now opened a third location, this time in a historic mill building.
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Folding bike brand Dahon has added Rob Kozich as its European market development manager.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Club Ride continues to grow, opening its 500th North American dealer recently, expanding to four new countries and adding a line of urban cycling clothes.
DETROIT, MI (BRAIN) — Motor City startup Shinola, which sells high-end bikes, watches and leather goods made in Detroit, is ready to start taking orders for its watches, which will ship in July.
PLEASANT VALLEY, MO (BRAIN) — Paceline Products Inc. announced Thursday that it will be distributing the HeadsUp Systems Wireless Gear Alert System, which warns drivers before they smash their roof racks into garage doors.
GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has promoted Matt Heitmann, the former BMC director of marketing in the U.S., to the new position of global director of marketing for the BMC Group, overseeing the BMC brand portfolio of BMC, Stromer, and Bergamont.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling website RedKitePrayer.com has added two new members to its team. Wayne Thompson has taken the role of advertising sales director. Thompson is the former owner of Kind Bicycles and prior to that was an executive with Pacific Cycle.