WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists announced 55 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities. Eighteen communities received their first BFC award, while 17 new communities received a Bronze designmation and one, Hennepin County, Minnesota, received its first Silver designation.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. has closed on the previously announced acquisition of the assets of Marzocchi's mountain bike product lines.
NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — G Joannou Cycle has hired Jeffrey Young as executive vice president of sales. Young will start Nov. 16 and be responsible for GJC's Jamis and Nirve domestic sales operations.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply will stop distributing Shimano components by the end of November.
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (BRAIN) — Full Speed Ahead is inviting customers to stop by at this weekend's Subaru Cyclo Cup UCI race. The component brand will be hosting customers in its Dealer Appreciation tent, with hot beverages, pastries and an excellent view of the action.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Nick Martin, the founder of eBay seller The Pro's Closet, was mentioned by name in a letter about the Trans-Pacific Partnership that President Obama sent to members of eBay Main Street, an organization of small business people who use eBay as part of their operations.
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest speaker to be confirmed for the Triathlon Business International Conference is U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who represents Arizona's 9th District.
OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hydrapak has selected Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group to lead a public relations program spurring awareness, affinity and sales in the United States.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) -- For the next two years, Scott Sports will support Ride 2 Recovery, a veterans program started in 2008 that promotes physical and mental rehabilitation through cycling. Aside from bikes, the company will support the program with sunglasses and helmets.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Monica is debuting its latest environmental initiative: Breeze Bike Share, presented by Hulu, this week. The program will offer 500 bikes across 75 stations and provide residents with a sustainable way to get around town, according to city manager Rick Cole.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will turn-on its new website — with its much-discussed online bike sales feature — "very, very soon" a company spokesman told BRAIN on Wednesday.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Brooklyn-based Champion System (U.S.) has agreed to unite and control business from the former Champion System (Canada). The brand is now being called Champion System North America, effective immediately.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Two Denver brands, Domahidy Designs and Pactimo, are teaming up to offer race teams and other groups a program to get custom matching bikes and clothing.
DALLAS (BRAIN) — Velowürks has signed an agreement for J&B Importers Inc. to distribute the brand's Prime floor pump to IBDs throughout the U.S. market.
TORONTO (BRAIN) — KindHuman Bicycles is now distributing directly to IBDs in the U.S. and Canada. The high-end bike brand previously was sold primarily consumer direct with a handful of dealers, including a company store in Toronto.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Rather than one Global Fat Bike Summit as in the past, QBP will host four regional summits next year. The summits are meetings to discuss trail access and other issues affecting the growing activity of bike riding on snow. QBP has hosted four previous annual Global events.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Alex Wassmann will be departing SRAM, effective Nov. 30. Wassmann spent more than 20 years at SRAM in a range of roles through two separate stints. Most recently he directed SRAM's sports marketing partnerships in triathlon, road and cyclocross.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes conducted another "fly-in" lobbying trip to Washington last week, when 16 female bike industry executives met with lawmakers to discuss the transportation bill, trade issues and more.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security Inc. is implementing a new minimum advertised price policy. Abus first implemented its MAP policy in 2011 and strengthened it in 2014. The company said the update provides easier to understand advertised pricing and stronger enforcement policies.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired Bryan Mason as domestic sales manager, supporting U.S. dealers as well as inside and independent reps.