OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin's overall revenues were flat in the first quarter, but its fitness division — which includes its cycling-related products — grew by 31 percent, the company announced Wednesday.
DUEVILLE, Italy (BRAIN) — Italy's Basso Bikes is changing up its distribution plan for the U.S. market. Instead of using a distributor, the manufacturer will ship straight to dealers from Italy, taking orders through its business-to-business website.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Clement Cycling has hired Aspekt Brand Communications, headed by industry veteran Suzette Ayotte, to handle its public relations in the U.S.
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (BRAIN) — The eighth annual Bike to School Challenge, in the Cleveland suburbs, will return May 4-22.
The program involves more than 5,000 middle school, high school and elementary school students in the communities of Bay Village, Rocky River, and Medina.
HINESBURG, Vt. (BRAIN) — The Vermont cycling community is mourning Richard Tom, a prominent cyclist and former bike shop employee who died Sunday after being hit by a car.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) —Ritchey components and frames are now available to Canadian dealers through QBP Canada. Previously, Ritchey was distributed by Live to Play in Canada.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA Corporation has announced several changes and additions to their sales representatives and inside sales staff.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — A groundbreaking e-bike measure backed by an industry lobbying effort gets its first hearing Monday in the California legislature. The hearing comes after the sponsor of a competing bill, supported by Pedego Electric Bikes, agreed to drop his bill in favor of the other measure.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has elevated Steve Hays from a territory management position to the newly created logistics management role. Hays has been with the helmet and protective gear company since 2012, and has spent the past 15 months managing the California territory.
CARLSTADT, N.J. (BRAIN) — Action Bicycle USA has expanded its outside sales force with the hiring of William P. "Pat" Mahoney for the state of Ohio.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Products from cargo bike brand Yuba Bicycles are now available through The Bike Cooperative.
The Bike Co-op's 340 retail member earn rebates on their purchases from its supplier partners, which includes Yuba, effective immediately.
SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has hired a new inside sales representative, Andrew "AJ" Ariss.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed legislation to give the President trade promotion authority (TPA), legislation that the Outdoor Industry Association and the National Retail Federation support.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima has launched an online photo contest, called #sharethetrail, aimed at promoting outdoor stewardship. The contest is co-sponsored by Leave No Trace, IMBA and Subaru.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Next year’s IBD Summit will return to the Marriott Tempe at The Buttes in Phoenix, January 12-14, organizers announced Thursday. The fifth annual event is presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA.
FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — The fast-growing Australian urban/commuter bike brand Reid Cycles will be distributed in the U.S. for the first time starting next month.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies, a division of Accell North America and maker of IZIP and eFlow electric bikes, has appointed Mark Rushmann as its Midwest territory manager.
CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Devinci is starting a demo program for U.S. dealers out of the Northwest.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — JAM Media Collective has been named the PR agency of record for sports hydration brand Osmo Nutrition.
Founded by Dr. Stacy Sims, Fairfax, Calif.-based Osmo is the first and only hydration and protein line scientifically formulated for the unique physiology of female athletes.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Racks has launched an advocacy campaign called #LongForTheRide that aimed at helping create great places to ride.