MINNEAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's new Dealer’s Choice program is an early step in building what company president Rich Tauer called the Q Ecosystem at this weekend's Frostbike open house and expo. “That's a powerful business strategy for both dealers and suppliers to thrive and survive today and into the future. It's a partnership between suppliers, QBP and dealers," he said.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has announced the appointment of Peter Duynslaeger as its global sales director. Duynslaeger will be based in Crankbrothers' headquarters in Laguna Beach.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 12th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show opened Friday at the Sacramento Convention Center and runs through Sunday. The show has more than 150 exhibitors and organizers expect attendance to exceed the record set the last time the show was in Sacramento, in 2012.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The QBP Fund — Quality Bicycle Products’ $1 million charitable trust benefiting bicycle advocacy, projects and organizations — has earmarked $50,000 for programs in Nevada and other states where QBP has operations.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike has chosen Backbone Media as its U.S. public relations agency of record.
Haibike was established in Germany in 1995, and has been distributed in the U.S. since 2014.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Nelson Vails, the only African-American cyclist to win an Olympic medal, will preside over five screenings of a new film about his life, "Cheetah – The Nelson Vails Story," at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International is working with Philadelphia bike advocates to support a "community bike build" this weekend.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Joan Hanscom has joined USA Cycling as its new director of event services.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Tom Roth and Framed Bikes have agreed to part ways, Roth announced Tuesday.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jeff Wilbur has left CatEye America after 12 years with the company. "The timing was right for separation, as I understand the challenges midsize, dealer-direct models face when it comes to their marketing needs," Wilbur said.
LA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Brian Baylis, one of the giants of U.S. custom steel framemaking, died Saturday at age 63 of complications from pneumonia.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Zen Bicycle Fabrication has discontinued operations and is in the process of vacating its premises. The company is working to find production capacity at other builders for its current customers, but it will not be getting back into production framebuilding itself.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A group of retailers dubbed the 20Collective has launched an initiative to grow cycling participation by establishing an industry-funded “Got Milk”-style marketing campaign for cycling targeted at the general public.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Monuments of Cycling, founders of the Belgian Waffle Ride, have signed a two-year title sponsorship deal with Cervélo Cycles, a pairing that the companies described as “more harmonious than Roubaix and cobbles and moules and frites.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition is seeking $10 million in state funding for what would be a groundbreaking program: giving consumers rebates for buying bikes.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Stromer will give away a limited-edition ST1 e-bike to one winner after next weekend’s Electric Bike Expo in San Diego.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association have selected the recipients of the women’s scholarship program that will enable three women to attend the Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, California, this April.
El SEGUNDO, Calif. (BRAIN) — “The Program,” director Stephen Frears’ feature film recounting the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong, has been made available by AT&T on the DirecTV Cinema pay-per-view service a month ahead of its theatrical release.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Wal-Mart has awarded Kent International its Supplier of the Year award at the company’s beginning-of-the-year meeting. Kent won the same award last year.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Kory Pitcher’s Confluence Sports Inc. as sales representative for Utah, Idaho and temporarily for Wyoming and Montana.