NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA has hired Chris Baer as its new account executive for Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Baer previously was a sales rep in New England for Endura apparel, and also has experience in bicycle and ski retail.
NEWPORT, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau USA has signed the Stoner-Andrews Agency to represent the brand in New England and industry veteran Ron Lauber to support its Northern California and Northern Nevada dealers.
With the increased coverage, Garneau now has a total of 26 reps in the U.S.
LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura is expanding its product line with new pro-level women's road cycling items, led by the new Women's FS260-Pro SL Bibshorts DS.
Endura is supplying the Cervélo Bigla women's pro team for 2016.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Sage Cycles, handcrafted designer of U.S.-made titanium bicycles, has expanded its independent rep network and added four new North American dealers.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has named Assos its official cycling apparel partner for the USA Cycling Team through the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory has announced a new cross-country suspension fork, the 32 Step-Cast. The company said the fork is its lightest cross-country fork ever, starting at 2.98 pounds.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North American has hired Adrienne Elias as its graphic designer. Elias comes to Vittoria with a bachelor's degree in industrial design from James Madison University, where she focused her projects on transportation design while developing and honing her graphic design skills.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has hired SJE Productions to assist with a number of marketing efforts in 2016.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Union Cycliste Internationale and Red Bull Media House have agreed to a three-year extension and expansion of its exclusive television production and media rights partnership.
LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing's owners have made a $20,000 donation to a regional community college foundation to help develop a pipeline of skilled manufacturing workers in Colorado.
STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group AB hit its financial goals for annual sales growth and EBIT margin for 2015, and exceeded its goal for the proportion of the energy used in its factories coming from renewable sources.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective gear brand Leatt Corporation has hired Andrea Gallarotti, who joins the Leatt marketing team.
Gallarotti, 29, has spent the past five years working for Alpinestars.
LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert North America has bought the inventory, including proprietary brands, once distributed by Seattle Bike Supply.
TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense has unveiled the light trail Spider 275C, which has been in development for over two years. And the company is taking a new approach to its sale and distribution.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Six major shock makers announced on Thursday that they would each begin listing their rear shock fittings and lengths in metric rather than imperial units.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Steve Blank has joined USA Cycling as the executive director of the USA Cycling Foundation, the non-profit fundraising arm of USA Cycling for U.S. National and Olympic Team athlete development.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Protective gear brand G-Form has added Steve Kwait to its sales team.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' Ride on Atlanta — a 400 mile ride from here to Atlanta, Georgia — got going Wednesday morning with several NASCAR stars joining th efirst day's ride, a challenging 130-mile route to Charlotte, North Carolina.