BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Are cyclists interested in sustainability? An industry group is looking to measure consumers' attitudes and behaviors before the Bicycle Leadership Conference holds a session on sustainability in April in Monterey, California.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano sales gained 11 percent last year as bicycle product sales grew 12 percent and fishing sales grew 8 percent.
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Italian fork brand Marzocchi has moved its U.S. operations from Valencia to Long Beach, California, and following a difficult year in 2012, says it is ready to return strongly to the OE market for the 2014 model year. The company plans to introduce new models to the industry at the Taipei Cycle Show in March and other models to the public at the Sea Otter Classic in California in April.
TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada is calling for nominations for its inaugural BTAC Awards. The awards will be presented at the annual ExpoCycle Bike Show in Montréal in September.
KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) — Scott Sports will be providing luxury bike tour operator Velissimo Tours with Scott Foil road bikes for Velissimo's 2013 Tour of California tours.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Triathlon has added four new members to its 12-member board of directors, the organization announced Monday.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP has expanded its inventory in its Pennsylvania and Utah warehouses in an effort to reduce split orders and lower freight costs and delivery time.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — BTI is expanding its free shipping incentive with a new freight program for 2013. The company's goal is to reduce dealer costs and get shipments to more dealers in two days or less.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) — PressCamp organizers said this summer's fifth annual event in Utah is on track to be the biggest yet, with 30 media titles registered so far. The event, held June 17-21 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, is limited to 25 exhibitors.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — European industry veteran Andi Schmidt, has joined Hayes Components as its European marketing manager.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has added several big names to the list of speakers at its National Women's Bicycling Forum, to be held here March 4.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA (BRAIN) — They came, they rode, they smiled.
“This is sooooo much fun,” enthused a writer for O, the Oprah magazine, as she returned from a spin on a new Electra electric bike.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports announced some major changes to its management team Wednesday as Terry Lee — whose history with Bell Sports dates to 1984 — steps back into the CEO role. Lee replaces Paul Harrington, who resigned.
COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN) — Clothing maker Mt. Borah has released a new app for the iPad that allows customers to design semi-custom cycling clothing.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — The three-day Triathlon Business International Conference, which concluded Tuesday, underscored the organization’s focus on the growth of commerce surrounding the sport.
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — Orange County-based race promoter Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race Series has signed its first licensing deal, adding a new midweek summertime race series in neighboring Los Angeles County.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — A new research study is underway at Portland State University to measure the impact of protected bike lanes or “green lanes. The study is collecting quantitative data to examine ridership, safety and the economic impact of green lanes in six major U.S. cities.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike shops in Colorado and Pennsylvania are gathering donated gear for the Afghanistan cycling team.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Suspension brand X-Fusion's sales were up 20 percent last year, the company announced this week.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group is hosting a webinar for NBDA members Wednesday to provide analytics and insights gained from ongoing tracking of monthly point of sales data from independent bicycle dealers. The one-hour webinar is being presented by Greg Shoenfeld and is free for NBDA members.