SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has hired Erik Joule as chief marketing and commerce officer, reporting to co-founder and CEO Mark Gainey.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zoot Sports, an endurance footwear and apparel brand, recently completed its previously announced acquisition of Squadra, a designer and manufacturer of custom cycling and triathlon apparel.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz Bicycles has added new outside sales rep groups in the Midwest, East Coast and South — territories previously covered solely by inside sales staff.
EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Wheel maker Rolf Prima has hired Nora Goldman as its outside rep for the mid-Atlantic region, covering Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — BH Bikes USA is looking for racers and enthusiasts who can write, film or photograph their big mountain bike rides to join the brand's 2015 brand ambassador program.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The new 113-mile Panzer route at the Levi's Gran Fondo sold out its 250 rider limit in less than 90 minutes after registration opened last month, organizers said.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has hired the executive recruitment firm Korn Ferry to assist in the search for a new CEO to succeed Steve Johnson, who announced last month that he will step down from his post this fall.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply has announced the addition of three new sales reps to its inside sales team.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — To speed the flow of real-time sales data among dealers and suppliers, SmartEtailing will launch what Mark Graff, SmartEtailing’s co-founder, calls Industry Data Exchange.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Swobo Bikes has signed up Wren Sports to manage its sales as it moves to a dealer-direct model.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries, parent of Cycling Sports Group and its stable of brands, including Cannondale, GT, Schwinn, Caloi and Sugoi, expects the surge in value of the U.S. dollar to have a “significant negative effect” on its earnings through 2015.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Those with doubts as to whether Chicago dealers could pull off a trade show in early February may need to re-think that position. Organizers have had to expand the show floor twice and have sold out their exhibition space.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The second edition of Lifeboat Events’ PressCamp Winter got underway Tuesday as a dozen media members met to discuss new product with 10 companies representing 12 industry brands.
OMAHA, Neb. (BRAIN) — Harvest Retail Marketing has made changes to its management structure to meet increased client demand. The firm is a full-service marketing company working exclusively with Trek retailers in the U.S.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pro ‘cross racer Tim Johnson will once again lead the Ride on Chicago, a five-day fundraising ride benefiting PeopleForBikes. He will be joined by 25 riders, including journalists, athletes and business executives, and pedal from Minneapolis to Chicago from June 2-6.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale has published the first issue of 2015 of its newspaper, The Cannondale Gazette, with a new look and coverage of road, cross, triathlon, mountain, urban bikes and apparel. The Gazette will be expanded to six issues this year.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) – Peer-to-peer bike share company Spinlister and open-source bike registration network Bike Index have teamed up to help victims of bike theft quickly get back on two wheels.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Steve Flagg got the audience’s attention at the IBD Summit Wednesday, pointing out the challenges that rampant discount pricing for parts and accessories from online vendors in the U.K. pose for distributors and dealers.