ZOLDER, Belgium (BRAIN) — The CEO of the Italian bike brand Wilier Triestina says the company will sue Belgian cyclocross racer Femke Van den Driessche, who is accused of using a hidden motor at the Cyclocross World Championships on Saturday.
Editor's note, Jan. 29, 2016: The Guru auction is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 9. The auction will be conducted by Auctioneer Continental in Montreal.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Planet Bike has revised its sales and pricing policies to prohibit sales of its current model year products on auction sites.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Cascade Bicycle Studio has announced its partnership with custom Czech framebuilder Festka. Cascade Bicycle Studio is now the exclusive online U.S. retailer for Festka and the exclusive in-store retailer for the western U.S.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has hired Hannah Parish as its director of marketing for North America.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Friends and family of Dave Wilson, a former long-time Specialized regional sales manager in the Southwest, and former sales manager for Bicycle Retailer, are planning a tribute bike ride in his honor. Wilson died at home in Santa Fe on Jan. 20 at age 60.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle Anatomica will be the official saddle of this year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show, and will be building saddles at the show.
The show is Feb. 26-28, at the Sacramento Convention Center in California.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Less than a year and a half after being purchased by a San Diego composites manufacturer, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles has been acquired by a local investor.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has refined the award categories for road, mountain and e-bike groups for the 2016 Interbike Awards, and award presenter Hi-Torque Publications is now accepting award submissions.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Mark Pippin has joined Advanced Sports International as senior product and sourcing manager. Pippin will oversee sourcing and supply-chain management for all of ASI's brands, which include Fuji, SE Bikes, Kestrel, Breezer, Phat Cycles and Oval Concepts.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Helmet maker Nutcase has tapped industry veteran Scott Montgomery as its new CEO. He will manage daily operations and focus on sales, marketing and finance. Most recently, Montgomery was CEO of Club Ride cycling apparel, but he’s also held leadership roles at Cannondale and Scott.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation has hired bike industry product development veteran Chris Vasiliotis, who will fill the new position of global product engineering manager.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Project Bike Trip has hired Mercedes Ross to lead and expand the California program nationwide.
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Around 185 retailers, event organizers, suppliers and media gathered for Triathlon Business International's annual conference, held in Los Angeles this week.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — The USA Triathlon Board of Directors elected four of its members to officer seats at the first board meeting of 2016, held on Jan. 16.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — On March 1 the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition will move to a shared work space in Boston, and the organization is inviting other related organizations to set up there, as well.
WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition is clarifying its minimum advertised price policy. The nutrition brand announced last week that it was reducing its number of U.S. distributors as part of an effort to take more control over its retail pricing.