CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM announced two changes in its management staff. Former category manager Charles Becker is now business and industry strategist, and Ron Ritzler, former category manager for mountain bike drivetrain, is now category manager for road and triathlon in addition to mountain.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Despite a snowstorm that has caused the cancelation of hundreds of flights and a shut down of most government offices in the nation's capital, the League of American Bicyclists' annual National Bike Summit and National Women's Bicycling Forum opened as planned Monday morning.
SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN) — Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group said it is transitioning operations of its Australia business to Monza Imports, an action sports distributor based there. The change is effective May 1.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Australian bike accessory brand JetBlack has promoted Mike Ely from U.S. brand director to international sales director.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The March 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News takes a look at how fat bikes are helping Nordic ski resorts get through lean times.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has released an updated version of its adult bicycle Owner's Manual.
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — With the goal of getting more women on bikes, Leigh Donovan has announced partnerships with Liv/Giant, SRAM, RockShox, Troy Lee Designs, CamelBak and KINDbar to launch her bike skills clinic business, ichoosebikes.com.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano on Friday announced a batch of new products and product changes, including four new 11-speed-compatible road wheelsets, new dynamo hubs and updates to the Alfine, Nexus, Alivio and Tourney groups.
AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — For the third year, folding bike maker Tern will be making its bikes available to attendees at Austin's South by Southwest music, film, and interactive conference, held this year March 7-16.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — TJX Companies Inc., which bought outdoor discounter Sierra Trading Post in 2012, is planning to expand STP’s brick and mortar business.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has partnered with industry association Triathlon Business International to launch Triathlon Retailer and Industry News, or TRAIN.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Outdoor Retailer are joining forces to launch Charged Up, a media event focused on electric bikes and outdoor technology.
QBP pulled the plug on the T-shirts before their planned launch at last weekend’s Frostbike open house and expo.
MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lighting company Light & Motion will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel show How It's Made.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Custom cycling clothing brand ZOCA has been named an official supplier of the USA Paralympic Cycling National Team.
FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists has released its 2014 catalog, which has more than 1,000 new products from 140 suppliers. The catalog is available now on the distributor's website and will be shipping to dealers in the next three weeks.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Scott Dickey has been appointed CEO of Source Interlink Media, the parent company of Bike and Transworld BMX magazines, as well as larger titles such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Hot Rod, and Surfer.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Catalyst Communication is preparing to launch a new marketing promotion. BikeLife Cities will consist of a full-color magazine that will mail to a city's residents, a website, social media outreach and email marketing campaign.
MOORPARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — BMX legend Leigh Ramsdell will be joining Mongoose as as team manager for all riders this year, the company announced this week. Ramsdell rode professionally from 1993 to 2005, for sponsors including Eastern Bikes, DK Bicycles, and Play Clothing among others.
ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN) – Last year was a "turbulent" one in the U.S. bike market, according to The Gluskin Townley Group, a firm that studies such things and has produced an annual report for the industry for the last 14 years.