MOORESVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The driver who struck and killed First Flight Bicycles' owner Jeff Archer last July has pleaded guilty to driving while impaired and felony death by vehicle and was sentenced on Friday to 3 1/2 to 5 years in prison.
PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media has announced the departure of Adam Newman, the editor in chief of Bicycle Times. The publisher said it will stop publishing Bicycle Times as a print magazine, at least temporarily, but the title's website will continue.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — On the strength of e-bike sales in Europe — especially in Germany — Accell Group's sales last year were up 6 percent, breaking the one billion-euro barrier for the first time in company history.
The March 15 issue question is: Are you seeing shop consolidation in your market?
MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — During an earnings call Thursday afternoon East Coast time, Dorel executives reassured financial analysts that despite revenue losses in the cycling division, the company is working on maintaining profitability through a number of moves including price increases at Caloi, inventory reduction to improve margins, and cost cutting through restructuring.
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Breck Epic mountain bike stage race are planning a summit during this year's race that will focus on backcountry recreation and related topics. The Adventurism Summit will be a gathering of "advocacy organizations, land managers, athletes, pundits, authors, journalists and filmmakers," they said.
TUCSON, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Ben Chandler has recently celebrated the grand reopening of his Ben's Bike store on South Houghton Road here. Chandler first opened his business in 2011 and decided late last year to partner with Giant's Retail Services Team to redesign and enhance the store's look and feel.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Stan Day, the president and CEO of SRAM, has signed Camber Outdoor's CEO Pledge, which calls on CEOs to "commit to promote the participation of and leadership opportunities for women at my company."
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For the third year running, Camber Outdoors and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association are offering scholarships to bring four people to the Bicycle Leadership Conference this April in Monterey, California.
MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries reported a decline in fourth-quarter revenue in its cycling division Thursday. Revenue was down $18.4 million or 7.3 percent to $235.3 million, the company said.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Greg Shapleigh, who has been connected to the Giro brand since 1990, is stepping down April 14 as vice president and general manager of Vista Outdoor's sport protection division, where he oversaw the Giro, Bollé, Cébé, Bell Helmets, Bell Powersports, Blackburn, Krash, Raskullz and Serengeti brands.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is unveiling a new program to give retailers cash incentives to write orders at the show. The PayBack buyer rewards program allows retailers to earn cash back for booking at-once orders during the show with participating brands.
SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — OneUp Components says its Switch system reduces the cost of replacement chainrings and makes it easier for retailers to cover chainring standards without a huge investment in inventory.
MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Performance Systems has hired Ryan Birk as SUNringlé BMX brand manager, effective immediately. Birk is returning to Hayes, where he held the same role from 1997 to 2008. For the past 8 years, Birk has been vice president of Answer BMX.
TRYSIL, Norway (BRAIN) — Sweet Protection, the Norwegian maker of helmets, protective gear and technical clothing for the ski, whitewater and mountain bike markets, has named Mike Erwin as its new sales manager for North America.
MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association has joined several retail trade groups in opposing a proposed federal Border Adjustment Tax.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Diamondback Bicycles has launched a new consumer direct purchasing program that has been in development for more than two years.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Benno Bikes, a company created by Benno Baenziger, the co-founder and former designer and co-owner of Electra Bikes, is expanding its retail partners and outside sales force and has opened a distribution center in Phoenix.
RAYONG, Thailand (BRAIN) — Vittoria's manufacturing company, Lion Tyres Thailand, has opened a bicycle tire and wheel test center at its rubber compound factory and R&D complex at Rayong Industrial Estate in Thailand.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' Ride On events are getting a big boost this year from involvement with Walgreens and the Red Nose Day movement.