NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Mike Abrams is joining Giant USA as East Region sales manager, the company announced Tuesday. Abrams was previously the Eastern Region sales manager for Jamis and prior to that was with Specialized for about a decade.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has added Brooklyn Cruiser to its product offerings. Effective immediately, members of co-op will earn additional rebates on all purchases of Brooklyn Cruiser products.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN) — Hawley's longtime product manager, Sandy Emanuel, is retiring Wednesday after 19 years with the company.
STATESVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — First Flight Bicycles — a bike retailer that also manufactures Mountain Goat Cycles and operates an online and brick-and-mortar mountain bike history museum — has added the legendary Hi-E component brand to its offerings.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Lapierre Bicycles has hired Verde PR & Consulting to represent it for public relations and related support, the companies announced Monday.
EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Capo Cycling Apparel has named industry veteran Jay Thomas vice president of sales. Thomas joins the clothing brand from Midwest Cycling, a chain of six Trek concept stores he co-founded in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. He starts with Capo on July 1.
VERDI, NV (BRAIN) — Sinclair Imports, known for throwing the most anticipated parties at Interbike each year, is making full use of Interbike's new venue this September, hosting its 14th annual bash at a brand new club that is in the same hotel as the show.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Descente North America has hired several independent sales reps to represent its cycling division in North America.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland recently opened a Stromer service center in the San Francisco Bay Area to support dealers and customers of its electric bike line. BMC Switzerland owns Stromer as well as Bergamont.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The National Park Service and the Adventure Cycling Association recently signed a five-year agreement in which both groups will work collaboratively to build a nationwide bike route through national parks.
LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Lambert is now distributing Kronobar energy and protein bars.
MIAMI, FL (BRAIN) — Sherwood Ross, better known in the industry as Jerry Ross, passed away Tuesday at the age of 92.
BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — A 13-year industry veteran, Nora Lohrenz has been promoted to the newly created position of bike sales manager for apparel maker Craft North America. Craft established the new post to better differentiate between efforts for its bike and run businesses, the company said in a release.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — San Francisco judge Marla Miller dismissed the negligence suit filed against Strava almost a year ago by the family of Kim Flint, Jr., earlier this week.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Sales of bicycles and related parts and accessories totaled $360 million for the month, a 7 percent drop from April 2012.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — While some suppliers have been scratching their heads, wondering where they will set up their booth come September for the Interbike trade show, organizers assured them that the final floor plan for the Mandalay Bay Convention Center will be released in mid-June.
GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — USA BMX/BMX Canada has awarded $31,000 in scholarships to 25 students as part of its Bob Warnicke Scholarship Program. Founded in 1996, the program honors the memory of Warnicke, an instrumental figure in organizing and promoting BMX in North America, who died in 1994 at age 48.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Outdoor footwear brand Keen has brought Mike Abbott on board as its president. Abbott assumes the new job July 8.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Panache Cyclewear, best known for its custom team clothing program, is branching out with the addition of a casual clothing line designed for ... well, it might be easier to say what the line was not designed for.