AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX is supplying the kick for a concept electric kick scooter produced by Mini, a brand of BMW.
WOBURN, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — U.K. brand AbsoluteBlack has announced that Bicycle Technologies International will distribute its chainrings, hubs and other components in the U.S. starting in January 2015.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — QBP's Salsa Cycles is recalling about 2,500 aluminum Salsa Bearpaw forks sold separately and on Mukluk bicycles.
According to Salsa, the fork steerers can bend or break.
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International is accepting nominations for best-of races in six event categories, as well as the top five triathlon highlights of 2014 for its Triathletes Choice awards. The winners will be honored at the 2015 Triathlon Business International conference, to be held Jan.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers at Taichung Bike Week are moving the dates for next year's meetings into October, approximately two weeks earlier than this year's event held during the first week of November. The new dates, Oct 20-23, 2015, were announced on the TBW website.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (Calif.) — Scott Sharples has joined Bell Helmets as its new marketing manager for its bicycle business. Sharples has more than 25 years of industry experience. A former World Cup downhill racer, he most recently was product manager for Felt Bicycles.
KELOWNA, British Columbia (BRAIN) — A developmental road team coached by Axel Merckx will have a new name and a new bike sponsor for the 2015 season.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco North America has added EP Group's Erik Solberg and Bill Carson to its outside sales team.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rapha North America has hired Sophie Ballo as its new marketing manager, and Matthew Beaudin as its social media and content manager.
Ballo comes to Rapha from Specialized, where she worked as a marketing communications specialist and most recently as recruiter.
STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC has been awarded a prestigious Swedish design award for AVIP, the concept behind the brand's road cycling gear, introduced in 2013. The Design S award has been presented every second year since 2006; this year's winners were announced Nov.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Launched in 2010 as a campaign by Bikes Belong, PeopleForBikes said it reached its goal of one million pledging members and supporters Thursday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Tim Krueger, who most recently served as product manager at QBP's Salsa Cycles, has joined Bikerumor.com as a full-time writer.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike training software maker TrainingPeaks has acquired Best Bike Split, a company with technology that predicts bike race times based on the athlete's fitness and the terrain.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (BRAIN) — Ibex Outdoor Clothing has hired Daniel Betts as vice president of finance and operations.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The directors of bike share programs nationwide have come together to form a new group called the North American Bike Share Association.
PADUA, Italy (BRAIN) — An Italy-based organization is raising money by raffling pro team bikes to support the building of a children's maxillofacial operating room in Armenia.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Since the introduction of Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 9070 levers in 2012, some have puzzled over the purpose of a little button on the top of the lever, under the rubber hood.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Pat Cunnane, president and CEO of Advanced Sports International, will be the keynote speaker this Saturday at the Bicycling Event Directors Conference. Michael Nutter, Philadelphia's mayor and a longtime supporter of bicycle advocacy in the city, is expected to welcome attendees.
DENVER (BRAIN) — For cyclists who want to support their favorite ball team, Primal has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Major League Baseball to offer cycling jerseys, shorts, socks and lifestyle jackets with MLB logos.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 150 cyclocross bikes because the frames can break. The company said Tuesday that it has already located and replaced 127 of the relevant frames.