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Posted December 15, 2010
MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN)—Hanson Dodge Creative, an active lifestyle agency based in Milwaukee, has hired Brian Pettit.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 14, 2010
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—January 1 will mark a new step in the collaboration between the International Cycling Union (UCI) and bicycle manufacturers as a new approval procedure for bike frames and forks will come into force on this date.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 14, 2010
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, which hosts the annual DealerCamp event for the cycling industry, has formed a strategic partnership with online retail sales training specialists 3point5.com.

Posted in North America
Posted December 14, 2010
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The American Cycling Association has named Chris McGee as its executive director.

The American Cycling Association is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit sporting organization that sanctions most road and cyclocross racing in Colorado and southeast Wyoming.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 14, 2010
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired James Samuel as the company’s new general manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 14, 2010
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has acquired New Zealand based rooftop car rack manufacturer Hubco.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 13, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, maker of the Polar Bottle, has moved to a new location, just down the road from its original headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

Posted in North America
Posted December 13, 2010
BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—UK's Powabyke, an electric battery-powered bike manufacturer, will now be available in Southern Ireland through Green Machines.

Posted in North America
Posted December 13, 2010
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Shopatron said that sales in its eCommerce exchange grew 59 percent over last year during the five-day Thanksgiving shopping period (November 26-30) that included Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 13, 2010
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Boa Technology has opened its new Hong Kong office. The company has also promoted Mark Kerns to Asia development manager in Japan to support continued focus and growth around the world.

Posted in North America
Posted December 13, 2010
Roy De Guzman of Brooklyn, NY—a BMX rider—claimed first place in the "Bicycling Magazine Bike Repair Challenge, sponsored by Park Tool" on Dec. 8 at Sid's Bikes in NYC.

Posted in North America
Posted December 10, 2010
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Masi Bicycles has launched its revamped Web site with all 2011 information, including a new video feature for each model or category in the line.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 10, 2010
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has added Moxie Northwest to its sales team.

Posted in North America
Posted December 10, 2010
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has hired Chad Eskins as part of its global OEM sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 10, 2010
WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics has named avid mountain biker and snowboarder Matt Conto as inside sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 10, 2010
In the frozen plains of Saint Paul, Minnesota, each December heralds the annual emergence of the famous Park Tool Santa. This venerable, bearded elf first appeared during the bike boom of the early 70s, greeting customers at Park Schwinn.
Posted in North America
Posted December 9, 2010
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Tour d'Afrique Ltd is planning its first ever North American bike tour and has partnered with the national bike charity Trips For Kids to raise money and awareness about their bike programs that help at-risk youth.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 9, 2010
LAKE OSWEGO, OR (BRAIN)—D.A. Davidson & Co. has acquired Silver Steep Partners LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in the outdoor and active lifestyle industry. Silver Steep is the firm responsible for such high profile industry mergers including Oval, Kestrel and Camelbak.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 9, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Seattle Bike Supply, has issued a voluntary recall of about 200 Redline D640 bikes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted December 9, 2010
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Focus Bicycles USA and Mike’s Bikes have partnered to carry Focus in the largest independent retailer on the West Coast beginning January 1.

Posted in Retail News

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