FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing will bring its 15th annual Tour de Fat to 10 cities in 2014, starting in May in the nation's capital.
VANCOUVER, B.C. (BRAIN) — Greg Hammond, a former Shimano executive in Canada, has joined iPhone case brand Hitcase as director of brand marketing.
Hammond will lead the development and execution of Hitcase's global marketing and brand initiatives.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The stats don’t lie and shrinking shipments of bikes to specialty retailers as well as sell-through of those bikes to consumers suggests more needs to be done to boost cycling participation, provide more accessibility with entry level product and sell the experience of cycling rather than complex technology.
MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Monterey Week — the Bicycle Leadership Conference, Interbike IBD Summit and Sea Otter — afforded us opportunity to drop in on Light & Motion in the company’s new, expanded location in Marina, Calif., north of its former home on Monterey’s historic Cannery Row.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Retailers and suppliers gathered for annual conferences this week in Monterey Bay. At separate meetings held in hotels within walking distance of each other, panel sessions and keynotes kicked off Tuesday and continue through Wednesday and Thursday.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Slaying the Badger, a film based on Richard Moore's book about the 1986 Tour de France, will premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival this month.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fewer than 100,000 e-bikes were sold in the U.S. market last year, but a clear trend is emerging as more American consumers give them a second look.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Quintana Roo will start renting race bikes at North American Ironman triathlons, starting with the Ironman Texas next month.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Retailers and industry professionals gathered Tuesday night for the start of this year's IBD Summit in its new venue at the Museum of Monterey.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 24th edition of the Sea Otter Classic gets under way Thursday with a host of first-time exhibitors, increased race registration, new events and a greatly expanded e-bike presence.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI has launched a new outside sales team and restructured its management team, with two long-time managers swapping positions.
The new sales team includes inside staff and independent reps and rep groups.
APPLETON, Wisc. (BRAIN) — Fix It Sticks will wrap up its second successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign on Tuesday, having raised nearly $80,000 (with six hours to go) to put into production two new versions of its wrenches. The start-up company's initial goal was to raise $14,000 in the campaign.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN) — Ibex Outdoor Clothing has appointed James Fisher to lead the Ibex global design team as the new vice president of product.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired two new employees: Will Barton has joined as account executive for New England and Anthony Lenz is the new Giant field technology representative for the Eastern U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Bob Margevicius, a longtime industry veteran, has been tapped by a federal agency to offer advice and policy guidance on free trade negotiations and U.S. trade policy.
PROVO, Utah (BRAIN) — Shortly after Contour announced last week that it was returning to the market under new owners, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News spoke with the company’s new CEO Danny Lysenko and Adrian Montgomery of Verde PR, which is handling Contour’s communications, about the changes at the
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (BRAIN) — 3G Bikes has added 10,000 square feet to its warehouse near Jacksonville, Fla., bringing its warehouse to a total of 20,000 square feet.
The fast-growing company opened its first warehouse in the area in 2009, with just 300 square feet of public storage.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Skratch Labs will be the Official Hydration and Real Food Sponsor of the Amgen Tour of California this year.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kurt Manufacturing's Kinetic trainer brand has expanded its athlete and team sponsorship program this year as international sales grow.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles is sponsoring the Trips for Kids North American program, and will donate 50 Talus 2.0 and Eva 2.0 mountain bikes to the program.