BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Old man winter played Minnesota nice and released his icy grip on the Midwest just in time for QBP's annual Frostbike event, which kicked off Friday at its Twin City headquarters.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — ZEN Bicycle Fabrication is launching its own frame line branded, ZEN.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — 45NRTH, the QBP-owned fat bike brand, has launched a consumer website focused on groomed winter fat biking locations.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship is making a B2B website available to any of the brands that are available to dealers through its service.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and life-long cyclist Beverly Barr has recently retired after helping to shepherd Pivot Cycles' credit and collections department through the company's first seven years of business.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Sports International Inc. has announced the dates and locations for its 2015 Strider Championship Series, a national racing series for children.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Giordana Cycling apparel launched an entirely new website, GiordanaCycling.com, this week.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has hired Uwe Reichelt as its European director of OEM sales. He fills the position vacated when Robert Priest left SRAM last June. Reichelt comes from Continental's motorcycle division, where he was global head of sales, marketing, product management, and R&D since 2011.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will distribute Five Ten off-road cycling shoes starting in March.
QBP will ship a full range of men's, women's and kids' Five Ten shoes, featuring the Redlands, Calif.-based brand's proprietary, high-friction Stealth rubber compound.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haro Bikes has brought on a Southern California branding and advertising agency, The Creative Bar, for a complete rebrand of their mountain bike line. The Creative Bar has worked on rebrands with other action sport clients including Intense Cycles, VEE Tire Co., and KTM.
OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Surging fourth-quarter fitness sales — led by activity tracking products — helped Garmin Ltd. offset losses in its automotive/mobile and outdoor divisions to close 2014 with a 6 percent year-over-year gain in quarterly revenue.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show announced this week that Shimano has signed on as a sponsor for next month's show.
This year, Shimano is working with several bike builders to showcase the potential of their new e-bike electric assist system, Shimano Steps.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has promoted Adam Ingrao to the position of vice president of key accounts. Ingrao will be responsible for product assortment, sales and marketing across the sporting goods channel in North America.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Kent International has received one of Walmart's 2014 Supplier of Excellence in U.S. Manufacturing awards.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Black Diamond Equipment, which owns the protective gear brand POC, plans to add as many as 160 jobs and make capital investment of up to $7.7 million at its new facility in Utah.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BRAIN) — Küat Racks is joining The National Forest Foundation's “Trees for US” program, which will result in NFF planting one tree for each rack sold this year.
PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tuscany’s famed L’Eroica vintage bike ride will be coming to the United States for the first time this spring.
The L’Eroica event requires participants to use bikes built before 1988; many participants use bikes built prior to World War II and dress in vintage styles as well.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea a new dealer area to its website that will allow stores to manage their supply, accounts, support and technical training from Orbea.
PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Trek will be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Bicycle Times Adventure Fest, a bike festival planned for October in Central Pennsylvania, produced by Rotating Mass Media.
CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs, Inc.. plans to expand its headquarters in Cortez, Colo., as the company also is completing its new distribution center in Ogden, Utah, which will open in mid-April with a staff of 23.