ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Catrike, a fast growing manufacturer of high performance recumbent tricycles, is consulting with former Serotta CEO Bill Watkins as the company contemplates its growth strategy.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Holland Cycles has moved its headquarters into a 1,800 square-foot showroom in San Diego to showcase its custom bicycles. The showroom features a state-of-the-art fit center, a bike display area and a service and build area that has quadrupled the company's previous capabilities.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — John Cheever, an engineering leader at SRAM since soon after the company's founding, has died at age 50 after a three-year battle with brain cancer, the company announced Wednesday.
DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Dahon has named Asli Bisiklet as its distributor in Turkey.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group, Inc. has named David Abeles as its new CEO, Barrett Garrison as CFO and Keith Kendrick as Chief Marketing Officer.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Champion System is setting up a custom cycling and triathlon clothing ordering system through Performance Bicycle's website.
Champion System will facilitate the design, ordering and delivery process through PerformanceBike.com.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — A March 10 U.S. Supreme Court ruling could make it harder to build biking or hiking trails on abandoned railroad corridors. But a Rails To Trail Conservancy spokesman said the effect on recreational path development will be limited.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak's sales for 2013 were $139.9 million, a decrease of $17.7 million compared to its sales of $157.6 million in 2012. Sales of hydration systems fell $17.2 million, and sales of gloves fell $5.5 million, while the company's bottle and accessories sales increased $4.8 million.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox's sales climbed 16 percent last year to $272.7 million, driven mostly by an 18 percent sales growth of its power vehicle products; sales of mountain bike products grew 14 percent over the prior fiscal year.
DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Adrian Montgomery, formerly of Backcountry.com and Scott USA, is joining Colorado-based PR and marketing agency Verde Brand Communications. Montgomery will head up Verde's bike division.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Huckleberry Bicycles is hosting an industry panel discussion this Friday on women's cycling apparel. Panelists from three brands that focus on women's urban cycling clothes will speak and field questions from consumers and industry representatives in the audience.
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has set the dates for its annual conference, which will return to Los Angeles in 2015.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Custom framebuilder Mosaic Cycles will be auctioning a hardtail mountain bike to benefit The National Inclusion Project, a program that aims to reduce the barriers between children with disabilities and the world around them.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Industry vet Tim Jackson has left Focus Bicycles, where he was North American marketing manager.
"It wasn’t my decision to leave, though I understand the reasoning behind the decision made by others," he said.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – The PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project will conduct two-year programs to build protected bike lanes in six new U.S. cities: Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Seattle.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — De Soto Sport is celebrating the start of its 25th year in business and company founder and CEO Emilio De Soto said maintaining a happy and healthy staff has been one key to longevity.
FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition has signed a multi-year partnership to be the official hydration and recovery sponsor of the US Military Endurance Sports Program.
MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — BTI and Olympic Supply are distributing Uncle Dick's Bead Slip and Brush Bags this year. Uncle Dick's Bead Slip is a lubricant that helps bicycle mechanics with tough tire installations.
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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While total merchandise sales at IBDs were off 1 percent in January compared to the same month a year ago, complete bike sales bucked the downward trend, according to the latest figures from Leisure Trends RetailTrak.