DENVER (BRAIN) — Guerrilla Gravity, a four-year-old Denver mountain bike maker, was awarded a $30,000 grant Monday night from a city economic development program. The grant is in addition to a $100,000 grant that Guerrilla received from a national JP Morgan Chase program announced earlier this month.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America is planning to shutter its Kent warehouse at the end of the year. The 65,000-square-foot facility has been used exclusively for distribution of parts and accessories, as well as for wheel building operations for Wheel Works.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — This Friday's New England Builders' Ball will host many of the world's best bicycle framebuilders at Roger Williams Park Casino here.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Dero has added a map to its website showing locations of its Fixit public bike repair stations worldwide.
The crowd-sourced map currently features more than 700 public bike repair locations.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bruce C. Alt is the new vice president of government relations for the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — For your Friday night prime-time viewing pleasure, Universal Sports Network will premiere a one hour show about this year's Interbike. Interbike 2015 – the TV Show is set to premiere Friday at 8 pm EST.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Worksman Cycles will open a new manufacturing facility in Conway, South Carolina, in the first quarter of 2016.
The new 100,000 square-foot factory is being built to meet the increased demand for Worksman's line of industrial and recreational bicycles and tricycles.
LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert is now distributing products from Dissent Labs, a Whistler, British Columbia-based maker of compression socks for biking and skiing.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The 2016 Amgen Tour of California will stage a 4-day/4-stage women's race May 19-22. The race will be part of the first-ever UCI Women's WorldTour, a global series announced this week at the World Championships in Richmond, Va.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The National Bike Challenge, an online ride tracking competition sponsored by PeopleForBikes and Kimberly-Clark, reached its 35 million mile goal this week, 10 days ahead of the five-month competition's end. Since the Challenge began May 1, 92,057 riders have recorded 35,081,343 miles.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — About 4 percent more retail locations were represented at last week's Interbike show, while retail buyer attendance was down slightly, show organizers announced Wednesday.
ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Melon Helmets of Germany has hired Backbone Media to manage its North American public relations. Meanwhile, ZG Collective, the exclusive U.S. distributor for Melon, is actively seeking independent sales representatives and new retailers in the United States.
BALDWIN, Calif. (BRAIN) — Benny Joseph Sr., a former owner of Crupi Parts, died Saturday at 79.
"Benny was instrumental in making Crupi the company that it is today," said Greg Swingrover, Crupi's current owner.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Pope Francis will be given a custom Breezer bike when he arrives in the City of Brotherly Love this weekend.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has named Jeff Spotts its new director of operations for North America. Spotts will be responsible for warehousing and logistics in North America.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling is now offering a $50 annual Ride Membership, which offers recreational cyclists benefits including event accident medical coverage and a subscription to Bicycling.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has added cycling industry veterans Jeff Haase, Justin Dittmer, and Ed Tyler to its sales team.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Mike Ely is returning to NiteRider, where he has been appointed VP of sales and marketing.
Ely has spent the last 2 ½ years as international sales director for JetBlack Cycling.
VENICE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Linus Bike has announced a program allowing customers to order bikes online with pickup at their local dealer.
The Linus Enhance Online is a new e-commerce platform that can integrate dealer inventory so that consumers can see where their preferred bike is in stock.
GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media has hired Katherine Fuller to be the new online editor for Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines. Fuller replaces Adam Newman, who was named editor-and-chief of Bicycle Times in July.