GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin North America's bicycle tire unit has announced that Quality Bicycle Products will serve as the exclusive distributor for its products in the United States. Michelin has previously been offered by several U.S. distributors.
OZONE PARK, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Worksman Cycles has been appointed the exclusive U.S. distributor of Handy and Micah special needs cycles from Pacific Cycles of Taiwan.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is shipping its 35th annual catalog to dealers, who should be receiving it over the next two weeks.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has completed the restructuring of its western distribution center in Sparks, Nevada, and added additional resources.
HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA has hired Matt Jimerson to represent Bianchi for sales in the brand's Rocky Mountain territory, which includes Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Southern Wyoming.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BRAIN) — Velocare, a new-bicycle extended warranty provider in the U.S., has hired Erik DeKold as its national sales and marketing director. DeKold is a 17-year bicycle industry veteran.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — X-Fusion Suspension has announced a new service center for Western Canada, SuspensionWerx, located in North Vancouver.
AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles has hired Steven Harad as its director of sales. Harad will oversee the formation of a national sales force to begin selling parts, accessories, and bicycles to IBDs.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has announced the lineup of speakers and panels that will address the needs and issues race directors face at the 6th annual TBI conference.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — TK Rep Group will be representing Marin Mountain Bikes in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Hawaii and portions of Northern and Central California, the company announced this week.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Custom framebuilder Guru Cycles sent a letter to dealers this week announcing that the company is going through restructuring.
Guru's Ted Matthews and VP of sales Robert Pinazza declined to comment on the letter or the restructuring on Wednesday afternoon.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is working with the National Bicycle Dealers Association on the agenda and topics to be discussed at January’s IBD Summit. The two groups are looking to build on what was started at the previous Summit and the creation of The Manifesto for Change.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley is expanding its product offering with the addition of Club Ride apparel, Bern helmets and KS suspension and seatposts, which will become available for ordering at the beginning of 2016.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Bikes has partnered with the Road 2 Recovery Foundation to help raise funds for sponsored freerider Paul Basagoitia, who suffered a spinal injury while competing at the Red Bull Rampage in October.
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bravo Sports Corp. has acquired protective gear company Pro-Tec from Dye Precision, Inc., adding it to its portfolio of action sports brands, which include SixSixOne and ONE Industries. The purchase price was undisclosed.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has signed a new distribution partnership with Kempter Marketing, Inc. (KMI), which becomes the exclusive distributor of the brand in Canada starting Dec. 14, taking over from Passion Sports.
EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rolf Prima has hired Multisport Arsenal and Jeff Winnick to expand support of the wheel maker’s dealers and bolster its outside rep force.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has added Fiks: Reflective, a Pittsburgh-based maker of reflective bike safety stickers, to the distributor’s line of brands.