MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized and Strava have collaborated on a new social media platform, Strava Shop Pages, for retailers to build community around their businesses, better serve customers and get more people on bikes.
SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Carbon fiber and aerodynamics expert Paul Lew will oversee U.S. and overseas marketing for Reynolds Cycling as sales and marketing manager Rob Aguero shifts his focus exclusively on sales. Reynolds said the move was prompted in part by growth in key accounts and OEM business.
ST. AUGUSTIN DE DESMAURES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau will start a demo tour this month that will visit stores across Canada and in select U.S. locations, allowing consumers to test ride Garneau bikes.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif (BRAIN) — Highway Two is introducing a new B2B website and is promoting it with a retail raffle tied into its launch. Retailers who place orders on h2b2b.com will qualify for the raffle drawing.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Power meter supplier Stages Cycling has hired former USA Cycling coach Benjamin Sharp as its power education specialist. Sharp will create content and support Stages-sponsored teams as well as dealers and coaches.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — An interview with former Trek executive Mary Burke, who is running for governor in Wisconsin, highlights the April 1 edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, which is arriving in subscribers' mailboxes this week.
VAN NUYS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports sales were down nearly 6 percent last year, as the dynamic company wrestled with market changes across its categories.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — After launching this year at the seaside Terranea Resort in Southern California, Lifeboat Events’ PressCamp Winter will head inland to Westlake Village for its second edition, set for Jan. 27-30, 2015.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant has hired former Mountain Bike Action staffer Doug Barnett as its new global road product marketing specialist.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — To better serve dealers, SRAM is extending its U.S. Dealer Service Call Center hours by two hours to 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Thursday starting Monday. Friday hours for the Indianapolis-based call center will remain 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (BRAIN) — USA BMX has launched “Read to Ride,” an initiative for young schoolchildren aimed at helping kids make up for learning loss they experience when out of school.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Outdoor Retailer have signed on a number of key brand participants and media for their upcoming event The Women’s Story, which will connect outdoor manufacturers with New York-area consumer journalists to test the latest women’s-specific products.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Lifestyle brand Pure Fix Cycles has hired Mike Russell as its new sales director. Russell was most recently director of sales at Mirraco Bicycle Co., where over the course of eight years he helped build the BMX brand’s U.S. dealer base from scratch up to 1,100 retailers.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano is putting more emphasis on one-on-one meetings with its dealers — at its place and theirs — as it reduces its presence on the floor of this fall’s Interbike Expo.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Fuji Bikes has been chosen by Oregon Manifest and Levi's as the manufacturing partner for The Bike Design Project, a design contest pairing high-profile design firms with U.S. bicycle craftsmen to create the "ultimate urban utility bike." Fuji will mass-produce the winning design.
HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc. is now working with Channel IQ to monitor online pricing of its products. The company will use Channel IQ to ensure vendors are honoring its minimum advertised price (MAP) policy.
GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) – Business is booming for Weehoo, the maker of i•GO bicycle trailers, which allow small children to help pedal or safely rest during a ride. The company recently moved its headquarters into a new facility after outgrowing its previous space in two years.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Energy bar make Bonk Breaker has expanded its relationship with USA Cycling, which began last year.
LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Clif Bar CrossVegas cyclocross race will be held for the eighth year this September in Las Vegas during the Interbike show.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Topeak is partnering with Bike MS, the largest charity cycling series in the country, to provide its more than 110,000 Bike MS participants this year with a special price on Topeak's BikeMS Cycling Accessory Kit, which includes a seatbag, tools and a mini-pump.