COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has hired Rich Kelly as project director to head up new initiatives that will enhance the benefits available to the retail group’s members.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Several noted critics of Lance Armstrong are venturing into the retired racer's hometown this month to speak at a symposium about doping in cycling.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The U.S. Senate has approved REI's chief executive Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The British bike brand Boardman Bikes has appointed its first North American sales direct, Fletch Newland. Newland has worked for FSA and Cervelo in the past.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Barbara Greenlee of Bothell, Washington, is the latest winner of the Liv/giant bike design contest, which the Giant USA-owned women's bike brand runs with the Young Survival Coalition.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group will present a webinar Thursday that will include 2012 retail sales data and a look at emerging product categories, including new technologies.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Participants in this year's RTC Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo, held in Las Vegas the day after Interbike closes, will be allowed in to the show for part of its final day.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend opening day of the Eurobike trade show this year, Wednesday, August 28.
Merkel will take about two hours to officially open Eurobike and then tour the show.
ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN) — The Gluskin Townley Group, publisher of the American Bicyclist Study, has hired industry veteran Al Budris to act as a sales rep for the study.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Thanks to 2012’s unseasonably warm winter, IBD sales suffered from unfavorable year-ago comparisons this February but showed strength when viewed against the more realistic 2011 period, according to data from research firm Leisure Trends Group.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England (BRAIN) — Cycling journalists Carlton Reid, of Britain, and Patrick Brady, of California, are each launching new bike books via campaigns on the crowd funding site Kickstarter.com.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN) — Northern Marin County gets a new purveyor of bikes—and beer, too, if all goes according to plan—as Bicycle Brüstop prepares to open April 27 as a Giant partner store.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — RIDES, an extended service program for bike retailers, is sponsoring next week's Bicycle Leadership Conference and exhibiting at the Interbike IBD Summit.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima announced the hire of Stephanie Bastin-Wells as global director of human resources and the promotion of Emily Davis to director of supply chain.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — Singletrack High, a documentary about the high school mountain bike racing movement, will be screened during the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, later this month.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Suppy has hired Dirk Sorenson as marketing manager, the senior member of the distributor's marketing department. Sorenson’s 15-plus-year marketing career includes an extensive background working with leading action sports and consumer packaged goods products.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) – Accell Group will merge bike production for its Batavus and Sparta brands, the company announced this week. Production will consolidate under one roof at the company’s headquarters in Heerenveen.