PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has named Jeremy Griffin national sales manager. He takes over the responsibilities previously handled by longtime general manager John Denson, who left the company early this year shortly after its move from Southern California to Phoenix.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments, which plans to offer a "heads-up display" cycling sunglass, has received an investment from the venture capital division of Motorola Solutions, which manufactures communications devices for business and government.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Bruno Maier, currently president of Boulder-based car-rack manufacturer RockyMounts, has joined the board of directors of the Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA), a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 is launching a new program with several partners to encourage its customers to reuse, recycle and repair its bags.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The first winner of the Bell Built grant program for 2014 has been selected. The Ft. Tuthill Bike Park in Flagstaff, Ariz., will be one of three winning projects that will split the $100,000 in trail-building grants distributed by Bell Helmets.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Cantitoe Road has improved its business-to-business website with a new Web host and platform. For security, existing B2B customers need to log in and update their passwords and related information to enable access to wholesale pricing and to place online orders.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — BRG Sports Inc. has agreed to sell its Easton cycling business to Chris Tutton, an industry veteran who owns Race Face Performance Products and is a former Easton OEM sales manager.
FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle has added Yakima car racks to its lineup.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Bag and accessory maker Chrome Industries has shifted sales from a force of independent reps to its in-house sales team. The move is part of Chrome's plan to provide more exclusive distribution and establish deeper relationships with its dealers, the company said.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — By asking retailers if they would like to "round-up" their payment to the next whole dollar, distributor BTI has raised $2,400 for the PeopleForBikes Foundation in the last year.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems has promoted Jason Earick to customer service manager and hired Brien Prescott as an inside sales account manager.
Earick has worked for NiteRider for nine years in customer service, repair, sales and event support.
BERKELY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano/Pearl Izumi has already pledged $20,000 in the campaign by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association to earn a $75,000 matching grant from a Dick's Sporting Goods program.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — This week Easton-Bell Sports officially changed its name to BRG Sports, a change the company announced in February when it sold its Easton-branded baseball and softball business to Bauer.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — BionX, Currie Technologies, Pete's Electric Bikes, Prodeco and other electric bike suppliers have committed to a presence at Charged Up, a first-time electric bike and outdoor technology media event planned for New Jersey next month.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Chase Pinkham, a domestic pro road racer who competed on the Jamis–Hagens Berman, Trek-Livestrong and Bissell teams during his career, died Monday, according to the Jamis team and news reports.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mark Bibb has left SRAM, where he was director of global testing, to join his wife in expanding their horse training business.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Skratch Labs will begin supplying all hydration products to Slipstream Sports, the owner of the Garmin-Smart pro cycling team.
TheFeed.com, a subscription sports nutrition company owned by Matt Johnson, the president of Slipstream, has worked with Skratch Labs since its inception.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Accessory brand Portland Design Works (PDW) has hired Jocelyn Gaudi as marketing manager.
EAST HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa (BRAIN) — QBP has broken ground on a new 120,000-square-foot building here. The building will serve as the distributor's East Coast distribution center. The Minnesota-based company has operated its East Coast operations out of a leased facility in Middletown, Pa., since 2011.
EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Zack Grice has been named publisher of Bicycling magazine. Grice had been the magazine's associate publisher for sales and marketing since last September.