LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bike mechanic pay is a hot topic on the Internet recently, and the new issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News takes a deep look at the issue.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is forbidding its dealers from selling its house brands — including Surly, Salsa and others — through third-party online retail platforms like eBay and Amazon.
QBP informed its accounts of the new policy on Thursday.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — German bike lock maker ABUS Mobile Security is now cutting replacement keys at its Phoenix, Ariz., facility, substantially reducing the turn-around time for dealers and consumers who need new keys. Previously the keys were available only through ABUS's German headquarters.
ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wilier Triestina USA has hired Terry Duran as national sales manager, effective immediately.
HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN) — Danish bearing maker CeramicSpeed has implemented a minimum advertised price policy and announced a new industry employee purchase program.
The company said the new MAP policy, which went into affect March 1, is intended to protect dealers.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hi-Torque Publications, publisher of Road Bike Action, Mountain Bike Action, Electric Bike Action and BMX Plus magazines, said Thursday that two bikes were stolen from its Santa Clarita office last week.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — German electric bike motor manufacturer Bosch will be the official eBike Systems sponsor of next month's Sea Otter Classic.
FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Marin Museum of Bicycling will display a selection of bikes from the Igler Collection with bicycles dating back to the 1860s. The Igler Collection will form one of two permanent displays at museum. The other will be the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he won't tolerate an increase in bicyclist and pedestrian deaths.
Foxx said he had experience with bike transportation issues as the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., prior to becoming Transportation Secretary less than a year ago.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — As the National Bike Summit is underway in the nation's capital, the League of American Bicyclists is promoting a Twitter campaign in an effort to gain support in Congress.
St. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Spanish sports technology company BKOOL.com has hired longtime bike industry veteran Craig Harrison as its first U.S. brand manager.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel reported an increase of 8.3 percent, or 18.8 million, in fourth-quarter revenue across its recreational and leisure division.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A group of 10 women from five East Coast advocacy organizations came together to ride from New York City to the National Bike Summit, happening this week in Washington, D.C.
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (BRAIN) — The Light Electric Vehicle Association has scheduled a technician training course at ProdecoTech's headquarters for May 1-2.
ProdecoTech, an electric bike manufacturer, is based just north of Fort Lauderdale in a new state-of-the-art factory.
LADERA RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Longtime Serfas general manager John Denson has left the company and launched his own IBD-exclusive sales and distribution venture, Southern California-based Torcano Industries.
FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) – Cane Creek Cycling Components announced two new hires on Monday: senior design engineer Jim Rathbun and marketing coordinator Joel Burgess.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Sports International is launching a five-event series of balance bikes race this year.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Sports has promoted Nic Sims from U.S. bike marketing manager to US marketing director across all divisions, including Scott's bike, wintersports, moto and running categories.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM announced two changes in its management staff. Former category manager Charles Becker is now business and industry strategist, and Ron Ritzler, former category manager for mountain bike drivetrain, is now category manager for road and triathlon in addition to mountain.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Despite a snowstorm that has caused the cancelation of hundreds of flights and a shut down of most government offices in the nation's capital, the League of American Bicyclists' annual National Bike Summit and National Women's Bicycling Forum opened as planned Monday morning.