THOMPSON, Conn. (BRAIN) — This fall's KMC Cyclo-cross Festival will leave Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island, for the first time. This year's festival, the eighth annual, will be held at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — SRAM is reducing its U.S. distributor count from nine to five, cutting off BTI, KHS, Cyclone and SBA.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — EDCO USA has acquired the Faster cycling performance center, which includes a low-speed wind tunnel and bike fit studio.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs hires four new staff members in recent months. The new hires are Gina Lopez, a demand planne; Amanda Basham, Colorado field representative; Danielle White, New England sales representative; and John Palabrica, Pacific Northwest sales representative.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Anomaly Action Sports, parent company of the Shred Optics and Slytech Protection brands, has restructured its management team.
SAINT-GEORGES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Procycle Group, the owner of the Rocky Mountain, Miele and eVo brands, has restructured its commercial department, appointing M. Patrick Ménard as Chief Commercial Officer, and Marie-Joël Bossé as Commercial Coordinator.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in our 2016-2017 State of Retail panel.
Retailers selected for the panel will weigh in on business-related topics affecting the industry. Responses are printed in each issue of the magazine.
TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has launched a new European division in Barcelona, Spain, that will house inventory and service supporting the majority of the continent. The Southern California-based mountain bike brand will continue to work with distributors in select European territories.
LARKSPUR, Calif. (BRAIN) — The New Wheel, a small but influential San Francisco e-bike retailer, is opening a second location in Marin County.
COVINGTON, Ga. (BRAIN) — Hwa Fong Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd., the parent company of Duro Tire & Wheel, has appointed Katrina Huang to president of its North American subsidiary and Luke Musselman as director of business development, with a focus on the global bicycle market.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Tern, which introduced its first diamond-frame non-folding urban bikes just before March's Taipei Cycle Show, is further diversifying its line with a Bosch-equipped electric folding model planned to debut at this summer's Eurobike expo.
VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports, LLC has appointed Llevant Carbon Fatbikes as its New Zealand distributor and authorized service center. Llevant is also using Wren's suspension forks on its fat bikes.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jon Forsberg has joined Ibis Cycles as COO. Forsberg, most recently of Specialized, has more than 23 years of experience in the bicycle industry, including stints with Santa Cruz Bicycles and Bontrager Cycles.
ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Aventuron, an Illinois-based distributor, will now handle sales of Orange Bikes as the U.K. brand returns to the North American market.
CAPITOLA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Velocity Commuting Solutions is selling Stromer and A2B e-bikes to corporate employees through mobile showrooms, employee test ride programs and fleet sales to corporations. The company also is offering to match employer purchase incentives up to $200 per bike.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired industry veteran Alan Rowland as its Northern California sales representative.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics has joined The Bike Cooperative as the newest supplier partner of the retailer co-op. Effective immediately, members of The Bike Cooperative will earn rebates on their purchases of all Tifosi-branded eyewear, parts and accessories.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Linda Travis as inside sales manager along with Scott Sherman as the company's newest independent rep for the Midwest
Travis joins Niner from Sierra Trading Post, where she handled website planning.
STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group has acquired the Dutch company GMG B.V., a child bike seat brand that sells in the Benelux market.
GMG B.V. had sales of 6.1 million euros ($6.8 million) in 2015, mostly under the brand Yepp.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shane Armando will take over as U.S. sales manager for Ritchey Design, effective Thursday.