MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The challenge of casting a wider net to continue to grow the sport of triathlon emerged as a key theme at Triathlon Business International's third annual North American Annual Conference held in Los Angeles this week.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — With the number of MAP policies from industry suppliers rising steadily, SmartEtailing is creating a way for retailers to keep track of the various policies and pricing changes online.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BST Nano Carbon, which acquired Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles in September, has hired industry veteran Tony Karklins as general manager of the BST Bikes division, which houses both Ellsworth and the new Synergy Nano component brand.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Former pro racer Shaun Palmer, who signed a deal with Intense last summer to represent the brand and help manage its junior developmental race team, is signing up more sponsors.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association received an Outdoor Inspiration Awards in the nonprofit category at last week's Outdoor Retailer Winter Market here.
CHILLIWACK, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Pinkbike will collaborate with the Enduro World Series on video production for all eight of this season's races. The website is promising a new style of coverage with an expanded video crew at each event, as well as extra content that will be released throughout the year.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau is expanding its relationship with Quality Bicycle Products. QBP will now carry a broad assortment of Garneau cyclewear and an expanded selection of other Garneau products.
FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Hans Johnsen Company and Downeast Bicycle are now acting as a rep group for Yuba Bikes in the United States.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship plans to introduce a new "technology-powered shopping experience" at the IBD Summit in Arizona next week. The company, which is a sponsor of the summit, said the new technology will allow brick-and-mortar retailers to push back against showrooming.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Boulder, Colo.-based Product Architects Inc., the parent company of Polar Bottle, was honored the is week at the Outdoor Retailer show for its commitment to U.S. manufacturing.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco North America has retained ORIS Intel to track Internet violators of its minimum advertised price policy.
Selle San Marco's 2015 saddles are sold exclusively by authorized dealers who must follow its MAP.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — U.S.-made leather saddle brand Selle Anatomica is now distributing to U.S. dealers via QBP; the company is also continuing dealer direct sales. Selle Anatomica also has updated its minimum advertised price policy and its online sales policy.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply is holding its Armchair Open House Feb. 6-8. The virtual open house allows dealers to place orders by phone or through Accell's B2B website for savings of up to 75 percent on XLC, Pryme and other parts and accessory brands.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Women's Coalition (OIWC) received a $1.5 million grant Friday from REI to help boost the role of women in the outdoor and bicycle industry.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has launched an ambitious initiative to pass model electric bicycle legislation in California and New York.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — David Abeles has left Competitor Group Inc., where he had been president and CEO since last March. San Diego-based CGI owns Velo and Triathlete magazines and other endurance sports media properties and events. It has not announced plans to replace Abeles.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and Independent Fabrication co-founder Mike Flanigan — who spent the past 12 years running his own fabrication shop, Alternative Needs Transportation — has joined custom bike maker Seven Cycles as a welder and bike builder.
BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has promoted Ming Tan to manager of custom sales as the brand experiences an explosion in custom orders. Craft's custom division grew 96 percent last year, the company said.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — CTS is working with Ridley Bicycles on a variety of promotions this year, including a dealer program that will provide Ridley bike purchasers with a free month of CTS training and opportunities for Ridley dealers to participate in CTS camps.
MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Light & Motion has launched its first action camera companion light line, the Sidekick, on Kickstarter. The company has already exceeded its $50,000 goal with the crowd-funding campaign, with nearly $85,000 pledged as of Thursday morning, with 22 days to go.