VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matisse Worldwide, a Taiwan-based industry consulting company founded by former Dorel executive Brad Hughes, is opening a new U.S. office and has released a list of Asian manufacturers that it will be representing here.
GILBERT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — USA BMX has awarded a total of $75,000 in scholarships to about 70 BMX racers who attend college.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has published a 28-page report on how bike shops can better welcome women customers.
WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle's president, John Burke, is urging Wisconsin cyclists to contact their state lawmakers in support of the state's Complete Streets Law, which Gov. Scott Walker has proposed eliminating.
PITTSGROVE, N.J. (BRAIN) — New women's cycling apparel brand Evelyn Hill Cycling is expanding its product line to include larger sizing for bibs, shorts, jerseys, and accessories. The brand's Season 2 collection will include sizing ranging from 3XL-5XL, to fit women who range from sizes 20 through 28-plus.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Competitive Cyclist is giving away bikes to three riders chosen at random for among those who entered the e-commerce site's Strava Connect promotion last month.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is providing $32,000 to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association this year, through two separate funds.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria has hired Spencer Haugh as inside sales rep and logistics support.
BIEL, Switzerland (BRAIN) — DT Swiss Group AG is restructuring as part of a planned succession. Marco Zingg along with Frank Böckmann and Maurizio D'Alberto bought out United Wireworks and renamed it DT Swiss in 1994, and the three business partners have shared leadership duties.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — The Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailer Association will hold its 2015 Leadership Summit Nov. 2-4 in Montreal.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (BRAIN) — Wigwam Mills, Inc. has added Dry Creek Enterprises to its sales team. Based in Napa, Califorina, Dry Creek will be responsible for all Wigwam product sales in Northern California.
CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has bolstered its marketing team, hiring outdoor industry veterans Rob BonDurant as director of marketing and Kurt Metternick in the newly created position of Web manager.
PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. reported a sales increase of 8.8 percent in its first quarter, which ended May 2. The company's net sales were $1.6 billion, or $0.53 per diluted share; same store sales were up 1.8 percent from the same time in 2014.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has introduced an updated Impero road bike frame pump, largely made in the U.S.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Nearly half of all Americans — 48.4 percent — participated in at least one outdoor activity in 2014, a decrease of 0.8 percent compared with 2013, according to the Outdoor Foundation’s 2015 Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report.
EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — More than 100 Rodale Inc employees biked to work on Monday, the first day of Bike to Work week.
JACKSON, Wy. (BRAIN) — MTBparks.com has completed its second annual Best Bike Parks reader survey.
The site has named the top-five rated lift-served parks in each of eight regions in the U.S. and Canada.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News includes an in-depth, 16-page look at the remodeling of Now Bicycles in St. Paul, which was chosen to participate in BRAIN's first Retail Remodel Project.