SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — RacerMate Inc., which announced this month that it would stop making its CompuTrainer stationary trainers, is establishing a membership program to ensure that current trainer owners will be able to get replacement parts "virtually indefinitely."
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Ventum, a high-end triathlon bike brand, is the latest bike company to join the Velofix Direct program. Velofix mobile repair operations will assembly and deliver Ventum bikes ordered online.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now the exclusive U.S. distributor of Full Windsor, a multi-tool brand from Leeds, U.K. Full Windsor had previously been distributed by several other U.S. distributors.
AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Spin, a San Francisco-based bike share company, is launching a new bike share system here that requires no kiosks, or stations. Riders — who can borrow a bike for $1 per ride — can pick up and leave a bike almost anywhere.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Volata Cycles, which received boatloads of media attention last year with the launch of its Model 1 smart bike, is launching a second model, the Model 1c, which will be delivered to U.S. consumers by Velofix mobile repair operations, where available.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After a year on hold, IMBA is relaunching its Model Trails program, which recognizes outstanding mountain bike trails and locations. Trails are awarded with Epic designations and gold, silver and bronze-level Ride Center designations.
DENVER (BRAIN) — For the second year, the Sea Otter Classic will feature an electric mountain bike race, the Haibike eMTB Race epowered by Bosch.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors is conducting a comprehensive survey of women and men who work in the active-outdoor industries to inform a new study of workplace experiences.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Nutcase Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with Quality Bicycle Products.
FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired Luke Bukoski as its new director of marketing. Bukoski started in the position March 15.
JACKSON, Wyo. (BRAIN) — MTBparks.com has opened its online reader survey that will determine the winners of the site's 4th Annual Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Awards.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems is planning a sales support class for retailers to be held during the Sea Otter Classic next month.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing's "Fat Tire presents the Tour de Fat" is back for its 18th season and will include events in 33 cities this year. The events center around beer, music, and bikes and kick off May 20 in Asheville, N.C. and wrap up Oct. 7 in Tempe, Arizona.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Redshift Sports, a Philadelphia company with roots in triathlon, is now having its components distributed by QBP. Redshift offers the ShockStop suspension stem, Quick-Release Aerobars, Dual-Position Seatpost, and a line of accessories. QBP will carry all of them.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts' president, Bruno Maier, will be leaving the company at the end of this month to return to Ohio to be closer to his family. In mid-April, he'll be taking on an entrepreneurial role with a company in the outdoor industry, he said.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sara Jarrell has been appointed SRAM's women's program coordinator. The new position will focus on educating women and developing complementary excitement around SRAM, RockShox and Zipp products.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, a manufacturer of recumbent tricycles and tricycle accessories, is expanding its dealer sales team with the addition of Jessie Gater.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland is now sponsoring mountain biker Rebecca Rusch as a brand ambassador and sponsored rider who will participate in product development.
WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings, which once owned Fox Factory and CamelBak, has sold off its last remaining shares of Fox.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Elliptical bicycle maker Elliptigo is partnering with the mobile repair franchise Velofix to provide service.