CALABASAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ride 2 Recovery will be involved with several road and mountain bike events in 2016 to provide its riders with a first step into the world of competitive cycling.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group this year is creating consumer advocate programs for each of its brands, Saris, CycleOps and PowerTap. The program involves local bike shops, with consumer applicants to the program being asked to provide a bike shop as a reference.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — J&B Importers is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 1,600 Origin8 folding bikes because welds on the bikes' frames can break.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin North America's bicycle tire unit has announced that Quality Bicycle Products will serve as the exclusive distributor for its products in the United States. Michelin has previously been offered by several U.S. distributors.
OZONE PARK, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Worksman Cycles has been appointed the exclusive U.S. distributor of Handy and Micah special needs cycles from Pacific Cycles of Taiwan.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is shipping its 35th annual catalog to dealers, who should be receiving it over the next two weeks.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has completed the restructuring of its western distribution center in Sparks, Nevada, and added additional resources.
HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA has hired Matt Jimerson to represent Bianchi for sales in the brand's Rocky Mountain territory, which includes Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Southern Wyoming.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling will continue to supply power meters to the defending Tour de France champions, Team Sky, in 2016. It will be the third year that Stages has supplied the team.
CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs will offer hydration packs with two new reservoir models designed and manufacturered by Hydrapak. Osprey also will offer the reservoirs separately beginning with its Spring 2016 collection.
MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Olympic Supply Company is now distributing Reid Cycles, which offers bikes starting at $279.99 retail, including urban, commuter and fat bikes.
TALAMONA, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian helmet brand MET is auctioning two special edition MET RIVALE helmets signed by pro racers Steve Cummings and Daniel Teklehaimanot.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BRAIN) — Velocare, a new-bicycle extended warranty provider in the U.S., has hired Erik DeKold as its national sales and marketing director. DeKold is a 17-year bicycle industry veteran.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two well-known U.S. cycling journalists are joining CyclingTips.com, an Australia-based cycling website that will launch North American coverage on Jan. 1.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — X-Fusion Suspension has announced a new service center for Western Canada, SuspensionWerx, located in North Vancouver.
AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles has hired Steven Harad as its director of sales. Harad will oversee the formation of a national sales force to begin selling parts, accessories, and bicycles to IBDs.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha on Friday introduced the new team kit for the Canyon/SRAM women's WorldTour squad. The company said the high performance kit was designed for aerodynamic performance and said it "has given over a significant section of its R&D to the design of women's high-level racing gear."
CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Focus is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision and Health Canada to recall about 510 road bikes because the carbon fiber steerer can fail.