OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — CateEye is promoting a street art campaign that gathers local artists to curate and assemble self-guided routes through the selected city's most impressive street art at night. The artists use CatEye lights to illuminate and record each stop.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes's fifth annual National Bike Challenge starts Sunday, May 1. The promotion seeks to have more than 100,000 bike riders tally 75 million miles ridden between Sunday and Sept. 30 this year. This year's event is sponsored by Kimberly-Clark's Cottonelle Products Brand.
PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) — Chamois Butt'r has named Verde Brand Communications as its public relations and brand communications agency of record.
VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haro Bicycles has created Haro Europe, which will operate a sales and marketing office in Bielefeld, Germany. Haro Europe will focus on sales and support to its existing distribution base located in 21 countries, as well as opening new markets where no distribution currently exists.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has opened retailer registration for its Fall CycloFest, a trade and consumer festival to be held Oct. 20-23 near Charlotte, North Carolina. The first two days of the event are trade-only.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles has hired Curt Davis as its director of product management, effective May 2. The company is also bolstering its sales team with the promotion of Rob Kaplan to vice president of sales and Tyler Stetson to director of inside sales and customer service, effective immediately.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Supplier sales to U.S. retailers from January through March showed no improvement over the same period a year earlier, in part contributing to a 40 percent jump in supplier inventory levels at the end of March, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Seven Cycles says its flexibility — including programs offering retailers co-branded and store-specific designs — has led to sales growth in early 2016.
OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin reported Wednesday that its first-quarter revenue rose 7 percent and net profit surged 32 percent as the company saw strong double-digit growth in the outdoor and marine segments that helped offset continuing declines in its automotive business.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired cycling industry veteran Larry Oliver as a factory sales representative, covering Marin's territory of metro New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has hired Nick Ludwig as its OEM sales manager. Ludwig comes to QBP from SRAM, where he was an OEM account manager for QBP's bike brands, as well as for Trek, Marin and a host of others.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM president Stan Day said the company has experienced soft sales over the past 12 months and is tightening its belt while putting focus on new areas of the business. Just what those new areas are, Day said he'd rather not say for strategic reasons.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano on Tuesday reported its second consecutive quarterly year-over-year revenue decline in its bike segment, as it announced that net sales were down 20 percent in the first quarter of 2016. The company's operating income also was down, 30.7 percent.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Tern is expanding its recall of some folding bikes. The recall, first announced in May 2013 covering about 175 bikes, has now been expanded to cover an additional 220 bikes, which were sold as recently as this month. The affected frames can break at the hinge on the toptube.
FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — RPM2 is offering its footbed based power meter for $399, making it one of the lowest-priced power meters on the market. The price is available to the 500 customers to buy the meter from the brand's website using a discount code.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — G-Form is now working with mountain bike champion Brian Lopes.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group said it recorded higher turnover and profit in the first quarter of this year compared to last year due to higher demand for higher priced e-bikes and sport bikes.
WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — A Trek spokesman said the company was "just as surprised as anybody else" to see its mountain bikes on the Sam's Club website recently. A Sam's Club spokesperson said the bikes were sourced from legitimate channels.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle is offering a $20 discount and a free bike inspection to customers with Sport Chalet loyalty cards.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has hired Kelly Reyes as the organization's new vice president of membership, a new position that oversees the membership department.