ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is announcing the winners of its Community Tool Grant Program, which provides community non-profits with more than $1,400 worth of Park Tool products, including a repair stand, tools and Park's bicycle repair book.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — John Bliss, a former president of IMBA's board of directors, has joined the board of the Sustainable Trails Coalition. Bliss, who lives in Boulder, is an active cyclist and is currently general counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for the technology company Atigeo Corporation.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Car rack maker RockyMounts has hired Soar Communications to handle its public relations and brand communications, effective this month.
DETROIT (BRAIN) — Detroit Bikes has hired Chris Kiesling as chief operating officer. Kiesling will focus on strengthening and expanding Detroit Bikes’ manufacturing operations to meet growing customer demand.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The mobile bike shop franchise operation Velofix will provide support for races and recreational rides at this year's Subaru Sea Otter Classic.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Framed Bicycles has added several sales reps for its new series of "Non Internet" Framed Fat bikes, sold under the Wolftrax series name.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (BRAIN) — A Celebration of Life ceremony is being planned in honor of Bill Austin, a longtime bicycle industry leader who died last month at 78.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Selle Royal has hired Jason Schiers to head U.S. research and development.
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — American Kenda Rubber, the North American sales and marketing office for Kenda Tire, has announced the hiring of Al Clark as the global products manager for its bicycle division.
NAMPA, Idaho (BRAIN) — Deity Components has updated its dealer programs for 2016, adding volume discount programs, an annual dealer reward program, shop team pricing, an expanded employee purchase program and more.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Gravity Cartel, the U.S. sales and service office for Spank Industries and iXS Protective Gear, has moved to a larger warehouse and office in Vancouver, Washington.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles has hired Brian "Sally" Fornes as its new brand manager. Fornes was previously at Raleigh USA where he began his 10-year career in the warranty department, eventually holding titles including "marketing guy" and product manager before parting in December.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes has three locations and dates confirmed in its 2016 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Jagwire has announced that Quality Bicycle Products will serve as its exclusive distributor in the United States.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jeff McGuane has joined Specialized as the company's global sales and market development leader. McGuane most recently was the CEO of One Industries, a supplier of protective gear, helmets, gloves, graphics, hard parts and race wear for motocross and mountain bikes.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers' Association has sold out of exhibitor space for its upcoming trade show, which is Feb. 3-4.
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing Funkier Bike Apparel to U.S. IBDs.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Matthew Feier as its sales rep for Western Colorado, a territory the company described as "left of the Rockies."
WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition says it is streamlining its distribution by eliminating two of its distributors. The company said it is retaining seven other distributors and said it expects product availability to improve at the remaining distributors.