PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle has hired Mark Mollenkopf as its national sales director. Mollenkopf will help direct sales team expansion for the company.
Mollenkopf comes to Cyclone with nearly 10 years of experience in the cycling industry. He also has sales experience in the golf industry.
CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kryptonite has hired Kevin Fitzgerald as key account manager for its North American sales team. Fitzgerald joined Kryptonite on April 25 and is based in Chicago.
STAMFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) — NBC Sports Group and AEG have announced a three-year media rights renewal for the Amgen Tour of California. The agreement provides for live coverage of the race on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra through 2019.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Registria has hired Ben Lockett as vice president of sales. Lockett will co-lead sales efforts for Registeria's mobile warranty registration service, Photoregister.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America has signed with MISO Partners for sales representation in the New England area.
Effective May 1st, MISO began representing CatEye along with its portfolio of existing brands.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Eco Brands Group, the parent of Green Guru Gear and Ecologic Designs, has acquired another recycled products manufacturer, Seattle-based Alchemy Goods.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava users recorded 79,879 bike commute trips on Tuesday, which the company declared its first Global Bike to Work Day.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Halifax retailer Barry Misener, a fixture in the Nova Scotia cycling community for more than 20 years, has teamed up with Giant Canada to open Giant Halifax. The 2,500 square-foot store, which opened in April, is located in downtown Halifax, close to the cities' two universities.
MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association found that consumer-reported sales of sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and athletic apparel was up 4 percent in 2015. The NSGA published its 2016 edition of its Sporting Goods Market report this week.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association said it has added 53 new members so far this year, and space at the group's upcoming trade shows is filling fast.
MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Performance Systems has hired Philip Ott for its Hayes Bicycle Group's marketing team. Ott, based in Crested Butte, Colorado, will serve as a mobile marketing specialist for Hayes, as part of the "Hayes Road Show."
FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired T.R. Maloney as senior manager of OEM sales. The company also promoted Sam Anderson to be junior OEM sales manager.
Maloney has more than 20 years of experience in the cycling and outdoor industries.
CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — The new owner of Bell, Giro, Blackburn and CamelBak reported a sales increase of 9 percent in its fiscal year, which ended March 31. The sales total of $2.27 billion includes new revenue from Vista's acquisitions.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant executives are forecasting a generally flat year of growth in Europe and caution that sales in the U.S. could be hampered by excess inventory.
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (BRAIN) — Retailer Kelli Kavanaugh will open her second shop in the Detroit metro area in mid-June. Wheelhouse Detroit's new store is located in Hamtramck, which lies about six miles north of Detroit.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation is offering free, three-month's use of its public bike pump to small businesses and non-profits.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Better Bike Share Partnership has awarded grants to bike share programs in nine cities. The Partnership's goal is to increase the accessibility and use of bike share in underserved communities.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) —The National Bicycle Dealers Association says it has reached out to the newly formed Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association to offer its support.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer is looking for retailer feedback for an editorial package slated for our June 15 issue. We're taking a deep look at the bike retail compensation landscape, how it's changing and how a proposed higher federal hourly wage might affect small businesses.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nearly 500 U.S. bike shops have signed up with BikeExchange, a service launched in Australia in 2007 that creates an online marketplace for bicycle products and ties into sales through bike shops.