LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Lazer has stepped up its support of the Clif Bar CrossVegas by sponsoring the Elite Women's race. With Lazer's support the race is offering equal prize lists for the men's and women's events, with more than $8,700 in prizes being offered across 30 places.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Matt Simpson is stepping down as president of Alchemy Bicycle, a custom framebuilder.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano’s popular Interbike tech seminars are getting an extreme makeover for 2013. Record participation in 2012 spurred the company into streamlining the format to allow technicians to cover more topics and participants to get more hands-on training.
HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN) — Bike Medicine has expanded its network of distributors, signing on with J&B Importers to carry its lubricant, degreaser and bike cleaning products, which are now available from J&B’s 11 warehouses throughout the U.S.
STOWE, VT (BRAIN) — Jack Nash, a veteran of the industry with more than 40 years of experience in the bike business, died Saturday from an apparent heart attack suffered during a ride in his home state of Vermont. He was 67.
STOCKTON SPRINGS, ME (BRAIN) — Sidney Kuropchak, president of the Light Electric Vehicle Association, passed away in her sleep over the weekend. Kuropchak had battled cancer over the past year.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond LLC has appointed industry veteran Bryan Melton as its director of sales and marketing.
Melton was most recently sales manager for Felt Bicycles where he has been for six years. He spent six years in sales and marketing at Giant Bicycles prior to joining Felt.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Josh Poertner is leaving SRAM to pursue other business opportunities, the company announced Thursday.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Nuun and Company has hired the Endorphin Group sales agency to represent its line of hydration products to bike, run and outdoor specialty retailers in the Rocky Mountain region.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Plans are underway to unveil a bike sharing system in Philadelphia in the fall of 2014. Mayor Michael Nutter has committed $3 million of the city’s capital budget toward bringing the system to life, and a request for proposals is anticipated this fall.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Consumers who can’t make it to Las Vegas on the final day of the Interbike trade show--through Interbike's invitation program--will be able to get a snapshot of the product and happenings there during a one-hour show on Universal Sports Network.
ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN) — Cycle Group Inc. has hired Colin Esquibel as engineering product developer. He will help expand CGI’s product design, development and manufacturing capabilities.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association is launching a pilot program this fall in Minnesota to introduce middle school students to mountain bike racing.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has won a civil case filed by a 60-year-old cyclist who claimed that his Giro Pneumo helmet contributed to head injuries he suffered from a crash three years ago.
SANDY, UT (BRAIN) — Todd Tanner is joining wheelmaker Reynolds Cycling as a product manager, the company announced Tuesday.
Tanner, a former pro downhiller with 20 years' experience in the bike industry, reports to Reynolds general manager Jimi Paulsen.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is hosting a UCI-sanctioned cyclocross race at its Wisconsin headquarters next month.
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Competitive Cyclist has launched an improved website that includes a new Bike Build tool and better navigation and search functions. It’s also faster and optimized for use on tablets and handsets, the company said.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — REI plans to open a new store in Knoxville, Tennessee, in fall 2014. The Knoxville store will be REI’s second location in the state, joining a store in Brentwood.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — At Trek World last week, company president John Burke introduced a new program to support its dealers’ efforts to create more bicycle-friendly communities across the country.