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Posted April 29, 2015
Stores will have access to paint and component options via the Italian manufacturer's new B2B site.

DUEVILLE, Italy (BRAIN) — Italy's Basso Bikes is changing up its distribution plan for the U.S. market. Instead of using a distributor, the manufacturer will ship straight to dealers from Italy, taking orders through its business-to-business website.

Posted in North America
Posted April 29, 2015

DUNDAS, Ontario (BRAIN) — South African sock brand Sako 7 is relocating from Cape Town to Ontario, Canada, and will now be distributed by Peter Appleton's SB Sports Inc.

Previously the brand was distributed by Defeet, which remains the brand's manufacturer.

Posted in International
Posted April 28, 2015

DENVER (BRAIN) — Clement Cycling has hired Aspekt Brand Communications, headed by industry veteran Suzette Ayotte, to handle its public relations in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted April 28, 2015
Ohio retailer Century Cycles and Raleigh are major sponsors.

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (BRAIN) — The eighth annual Bike to School Challenge, in the Cleveland suburbs, will return May 4-22.

The program involves more than 5,000 middle school, high school and elementary school students in the communities of Bay Village, Rocky River, and Medina.

Posted in North America
Posted April 27, 2015

HINESBURG, Vt. (BRAIN) — The Vermont cycling community is mourning Richard Tom, a prominent cyclist and former bike shop employee who died Sunday after being hit by a car.

Posted in North America
Posted April 27, 2015

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) —Ritchey components and frames are now available to Canadian dealers through QBP Canada. Previously, Ritchey was distributed by Live to Play in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted April 27, 2015
SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The German bike brand Bulls Bikes has officially opened up its U.S. consumer direct business. The company announced last month that it was coming into the U.S. market with a consumer-direct program.
Posted in Retail News
Posted April 27, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA Corporation has announced several changes and additions to their sales representatives and inside sales staff.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — A groundbreaking e-bike measure backed by an industry lobbying effort gets its first hearing Monday in the California legislature. The hearing comes after the sponsor of a competing bill, supported by Pedego Electric Bikes, agreed to drop his bill in favor of the other measure.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 27, 2015

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian e-bike  system manufacturer BionX International has a new OE relationship with bike maker Devinci

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 27, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Raleigh UK LTD will be Salsa Cycles' exclusive distributor to United Kingdom bike shops effective May 1.

Posted in International
Posted April 27, 2015

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has elevated Steve Hays from a territory management position to the newly created logistics management role. Hays has been with the helmet and protective gear company since 2012, and has spent the past 15 months managing the California territory.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 24, 2015

CARLSTADT, N.J. (BRAIN) — Action Bicycle USA has expanded its outside sales force with the hiring of William P. "Pat" Mahoney for the state of Ohio.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 24, 2015
Chris Chance with a new Yo Eddy. Photo: www.nickkova.com.

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fat Chance is now taking its first Web orders for its 2015 model Yo Eddy frames, to be delivered after the company fulfills orders from its Kickstarter.com campaign.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 24, 2015

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Products from cargo bike brand Yuba Bicycles are now available through The Bike Cooperative.

The Bike Co-op's 340 retail member earn rebates on their purchases from its supplier partners, which includes Yuba, effective immediately. 

Posted in North America
Posted April 24, 2015

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has hired a new inside sales representative, Andrew "AJ" Ariss. 

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 23, 2015

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic sales in the first quarter of 2015 were about flat compared with last year, the brand's parent company, Amer Sports Corp., announced Thursday.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted April 23, 2015

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group released a brief statement Thursday saying that it has "recorded an increase in both turnover and profit in the first months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014."

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed legislation to give the President trade promotion authority (TPA), legislation that the Outdoor Industry Association and the National Retail Federation support.

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2015

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima has launched an online photo contest, called #sharethetrail, aimed at promoting outdoor stewardship. The contest is co-sponsored by Leave No Trace, IMBA and Subaru.

Posted in North America

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