AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — At a board meeting last week, the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association endorsed the newly formed Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — SmartEtailing, which recently merged with Harvest Retail Marketing, has laid off three workers at its Boulder headquarters, company president Ryan Atkinson told BRAIN on Monday.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wholesale bike sales were down 5.7 percent in 2016 through May, according to the most recent report from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association. The trend was not promising, either, as sales in May were down 8.4 percent from a year earlier.
ARNOLD, Md (BRAIN) — Brick-and-mortar retailer Bike Doctor has operated a franchise business for 24 years. Now the Maryland retailer is looking to take the franchise model to the road with mobile bike repair, called Bike Doctor Mobile.
MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has named Gin Huat Cycle Trading as its distributor in Malaysia and Singapore. Established in 1985, Gin Huat is the official distributor of cycling brands including Fuji, Intense, Fox, Maxxis, CatEye and others.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA is laying off ten employees and consolidating some departments at its headquarters as it adjusts to soft market conditions. General manager JT Thompson told employees and outside sales reps about the layoffs in a company-wide meeting Friday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Rally Cycling team, a pro road team sponsored by Rally Health and suppled by Diamondback, raised nearly $40,000 for UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation with a promotion at last month's Amgen Tour of California.
PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN) — FE Sports of Brisbane, Australia has established Ridley Australasia, the official sales, distribution and finishing partner of Ridley Bikes in Australia and New Zealand. FE Sports will both distribute and paint Ridley Bikes in Australia for the two markets.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Triathlon has named Thorne Research its exclusive nutritional supplements partner.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — When internet rumor mongers began chattering about problems at Surly Bikes, suggesting the QBP-owned brand was ripe for a shut down or sell off, brand manager Paul Zeigle decided to get ahead of the story.
HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has hired Sebastian Lund as its new chief HR officer and member of the company's executive board. Lund, who joins Amer Sports after a 20-year career at Procter & Gamble in the United States and Europe, replaces Terhi Heikkinen, who is leaving the company at the end of August.
LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi is announcing a new "60-Day Fit Guarantee" that applies to all Pearl cycling apparel purchased at any Pearl Izumi partner specialty bike shops.
SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — OutsidePR has made two new additions to its team. Harry Benyon will be joining as an account manager, coming from London, England, where he gained experience working for brands in the European outdoor industry.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Boyd Cycling has hired Aspekt Brand Communications as its agency of record for the U.S.
LEXINGTON, S.C. and LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has laid off 13 staff from its Lexington offices as it continues to integrate both companies and finalizes the transition of back-end functions to Lévis, Quebec.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nuun & Ccompany will provide hydration education and product support at the REI Outessa Summits, three-day women's events to be held in Lake Tahoe in August and near Salt Lake City in September.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (BRAIN) — Ibex Outdoor Clothing has hired Scott Parr to lead its sales team as vice president effective immediately.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Settlement talks have apparently stalled between the Moab retailer Poison Spider Bicycles and the California-based offroad vehicle supplier Poison Spyder Customs.
ASHLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Fat Chance Bicycles, which returned from a long dormancy at the 2014 Interbike show, is now looking to build a small IBD dealer base alongside its consumer direct sales program.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Parts and accessories brand Serfas is the latest to join The Bike Cooperative's growing network of supplier partners. Effective immediately, members of the retail co-op will earn rebates on their purchases of all Serfas-branded products.