Editor's note: The following is an update correcting information about Quality Bicycle Products’ “Buy Local Buy Now!” initiative:
On Friday, after months of negotiations, Cervélo founders and owners Phil White and Gerard Vroomen sold their 16-year old company to Pon Holdings, the Dutch company that also owns Germany's Derby Cycle and the Holland's Gazelle.
ALMERE, Netherlands/TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) Feb 17, 1:00 MT—Pon Holdings announced today that it has finalized negotiations that began in December to acquire Cervélo Cycles.
CULLOWHEE, NC (BRAIN) Feb 17, 11:19 MT—Construction will begin this spring to develop a 350-acre public trail network on Western Carolina University land here.
Scott Sports hires Sibly for Eastern field marketing • ENVE Composites launches all-carbon downhill rim • USA Cycling releases American Mountain Bike Challenge schedule • DT Swiss makes Vancouver's Suspension Werx a factory-authorized suspension center • Fox promotes new engineering manager • Fyxation releases ro
FSA opens UK technical office • A Dahon for every employee
GOSPORT, HAMPSHIRE, UK (BRAIN) Feb 16, 09:57 MT—Full Speed Ahead is opening a UK technical support office at Windwave, its UK distributor.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Feb 15, 15:27 MT—Former world champion downhill racer Leigh Donovan is joining Interbike as an account executive.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) Feb 15, 12:52 MT—Cascade Bicycle Studio is transitioning from appointment-only hours to standard retail hours at its Fremont location beginning Thursday.
OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) Feb 15, 11:12 MT—Ronnie Points, formerly of Orbea USA, has joined ENVE as national sales manager, the company announced Wednesday.
TAMPA, FL (BRAIN) Feb 15, 10:51 MT—The World Triathlon Corporation has acquired USM Events, an Australian event management company and the owner of multisport festivals at Noosa, Cairns, Mooloolaba and Geelong.
CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) Feb 15, 10:39 MT—Germany’s Derby Cycle started its financial year with a 6.6 percent sales gain during the traditionally weak months for bike sales.
Jeep partners with NICA • Tern provides bike shares at SXSW festival • Liv/Giant official bike of Danskin Triathlon Series • Lazer Sport offers kids helmets with new technology
TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) Feb 14, 14:10 MT—Cervélo's relationship status with Pon Holdings remains, to use Facebook terminology, complicated.
Author Sue Macy to keynote women's cycling forum • Cyclone Bicycle Supply and KNOG plan product launch party • New website offers help with European standards • Primal/MapMyRIDE-BH Bikes women's team announces 2012 squad • USA Pro Cycling Challenge hosts second poster contest • Challenge Tires announces sponsore
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) Feb 14, 10:41 MT—Mark Jordan, the former editor of Decline magazine, has joined Fox's bicycle division as global marketing communications manager. Jordan will be charged with communicating the Fox mountain bike product line to the media and consumers.
Yuba opens distributor Down Under, adds new hires • U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame launches Legends Gran Fondo May 6 • A social network for bike shops launched
CONCORD, NH (BRAIN) Feb 13, 11:00 MT—Richard Sachs — bicycle maker is a new photo book focused on Massachusetts-based frame builder Richard Sachs.
Fizik enters aftermarket insole market • German bike expo VELOBerlin second show planned for March • Correia launches adventure touring company • Hayes is title sponsor of Niner's demo program • Giant sales rep sets masters hour record
NEUBIBERG, Germany (BRAIN) Feb 13, 06:56 MT While the rest of the publishing world is figuring out how to supplement print products with digital and online coverage, the team behind the velobiz.de website is doing the opposite.