ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Compression-wear maker Skins has hired a new sales director, David I.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — AscentCRM, a relationship marketing software and services company, has hired Larry Pedigo to lead the architecture, design, and implementation of enterprise-level CRM solutions for AscentCRM's client roster of outdoor brands.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Portland, Oregon-based distributor Cyclone Bicycle Supply is now stocking tools from Abbey Bike Tools, which are mde in Bend, Oregon.
ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is celebrating the retirement of German pro Jens Voigt with special events and products during this week's USA Pro Challenge stage race, which starts Monday in Aspen, Colorado. The USAPC will be the last professional race in the U.S.
HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Mavic, Inc. has hired Echos Communcations for media relations, communications and public relations in North America.
LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers of a criterium and a cyclocross held in Las Vegas during the Interbike Expo are now offering prizes to the top men and women who compete in both events.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shop employees looking to get their competitive juices flowing at Interbike's OutDoor Demo will have some new opportunities to win prizes this year.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Do electric mountain bikes belong on the trails? As IMBA plans to discuss the question at next week's World Summit in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the August 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News takes a look.
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon industry organization Triathlon Business International has launched a blog called TBIntelligencer that will explore current topics and raise discussion points within the multisport industry.
FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner is releasing its first 29er-plus bike model, the ROS 9 Plus, a steel hardtail that accepts 29x3-inch tires and can be set up with gears or singlespeed. In coordination with the model launch, the company is auctioning a special edition of the new bike to benefit IMBA.
DENVER (BRAIN) — FirstBank, a sponsor of this month's USA Pro Challenge stage race in Colorado, is unveiling two novel ways to connect with the race and its fans.
BOSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has launched a revamped business-to-business website for North American dealers for 2014. The company has been testing the updated site with a select group of dealers since last fall and it is now available to all current VINA dealers.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has created an electric bicycle committee, chaired by Larry Pizzi, president of Accell North America's Currie Technologies.
TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has brought aboard NorCal Sports Group to represent the mountain bike brand in Northern California and the Reno, Nevada, area.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — High-end road brand Argon 18 has ceased working through distributors in the U.S. and will begin shipping framesets and bikes direct to American IBDs, effective immediately.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Zack Vestal. formerly of Mavic and VeloNews, is joining Scott Sports as its new bike marketing manager in the U.S.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former pro team doctor and coach Dr. Max Testa is offering training plans for participants in this year's Levi Leipheimer's King Ridge Gran Fondo, the event's organizers announced. The October event in Sonoma County, California, attracts about 7,500 riders.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Valdora Cycles, a triathlon-specific bike brand, is now working with Rumbleship, a San Francisco distributor. Valdora is the first sport-specific bike brand being offered by Rumbleship, which facilitates group orders and drop shipments from suppliers to independent retailers.
BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Mike Albright has launched his own distribution company, Cascade Velo Distribution, where he will cater to small independent retailers.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — KMC Chain has reached an agreement to become title sponsor of the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival for the next two years. The event will be called the KMC Cyclo-cross Festival for its 2014 and 2015 editions.