TORONTO (BRAIN) — KindHuman Bicycles is now distributing directly to IBDs in the U.S. and Canada. The high-end bike brand previously was sold primarily consumer direct with a handful of dealers, including a company store in Toronto.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer’s final dealer tour of 2015 rolls out Tuesday morning in Los Angeles as editors, sponsors and guests set out on bikes to visit shops in several neighborhoods and cities along the sprawling Southern California region.
CINCINNATI (BRAIN) — Oakley Cycles, a 34-year-old retail business, will move to a new location in January, and will change its name, as well.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Rather than one Global Fat Bike Summit as in the past, QBP will host four regional summits next year. The summits are meetings to discuss trail access and other issues affecting the growing activity of bike riding on snow. QBP has hosted four previous annual Global events.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Alex Wassmann will be departing SRAM, effective Nov. 30. Wassmann spent more than 20 years at SRAM in a range of roles through two separate stints. Most recently he directed SRAM's sports marketing partnerships in triathlon, road and cyclocross.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes conducted another "fly-in" lobbying trip to Washington last week, when 16 female bike industry executives met with lawmakers to discuss the transportation bill, trade issues and more.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — A year after taking over leadership of Orbea USA, Gonzalo Garcia de Salazar has been promoted to global sales manager for the Spanish brand.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security Inc. is implementing a new minimum advertised price policy. Abus first implemented its MAP policy in 2011 and strengthened it in 2014. The company said the update provides easier to understand advertised pricing and stronger enforcement policies.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has promoted Nick Larsen to global head of parts and accessories for Cycling Sports Group. In the role, Larsen will oversee all aspects of the business from product design and development to distribution and sales. Larsen was previously creative director for P&A.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired Bryan Mason as domestic sales manager, supporting U.S. dealers as well as inside and independent reps.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has introduced a new program designed to help local non-profit cycling organizations get the repair products they need.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (BRAIN) — Big Poppi Bicycle Company owners Aaron Apel and Jeff Koenig have announced plans to close the store at the end of December. After serving Manhattan and surrounding rural communities for seven years, the partners decided it was time to switch gears.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Registration has opened for the Subaru Sea Otter Classic, which will be held April 14-17, 2016.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) -- Chris Speyer, CEO of Accell North America, told attendees at the National Bicycle Tourism conference Thursday morning that they play a major role in helping grow the pie in an otherwise stagnant bike market.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports third quarter revenue was flat at $266.5 million, but was up about 9 percent after removing the effect of currency exchange fluctuations — an increase that Dorel Industries credited to its IBD sales.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland-based distributor Cyclone Bicycle Supply has acquired New Jersey's Action Bicycle USA.
As of Feb. 1, 2016, both locations will operate as Cyclone Bicycle Supply.
Action has been in operation since 1988, while Cyclone opened its doors in 2003.
MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has named Sergio Iglesias creative director. In his new role, Iglesias will be in charge of Rotor´s brand identity, its visual presence in the marketplace, and the brand´s long-term creative direction.
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ironman CEO Andrew Messick and USAT president Barry Siff will be among the keynote speakers for its 6th annual triathlon trade conference, being held Jan. 24-26 in Marina del Rey, California.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha and Team Sky will end their four-year sponsorship agreement at the conclusion of the 2016 season, Rapha founder Simon Mottram announced this week on the company's website.