VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kozo Shimano, the former president of Shimano American Corp., has joined Wren Sports as an investor.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Rep Association's summer trade shows are filling up fast, the organization said this week.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Spinlister, a peer-to-peer bike rental program, is increasingly being used by new bike shoppers to demo models before making a buying decision.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif (BRAIN) — Highway Two has hired the Peter Kidd Agency for sales representationin New England.
"With four highly qualified sales representatives the Peter Kidd Agency brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the New England region," the company said.
SUBIACO, Australia (BRAIN) — Cycliq has signed new agreements with key U.S.
WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings, the owner of Camelbak, has agreed to buy Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd., a Winnipeg, Manitoba, company that markets hemp-based foods under the Manitoba Harvest brand.
MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes is bolstering its sales and marketing team by adding four new personnel to the department.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club of Knoxville, Tenn., garnered the most votes — more than 26,000 —and is the recipient of the full $100,000 Bell Built grant to build its gravity trail at the Urban Wilderness Trail Park.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — A Texas retailer whose employee completed the 1 millionth Shimano S-TEC training module has won a trip to Japan to visit the component giant's factories.
DALLAS (BRAIN) — Jeff Cavicchi has been named national sales manager for the Hans Johnsen Company and its two subsidiaries Downeast Bicycle Specialists and Wilson Bicycle Sales.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has promoted Alan Rowland to senior director of IBD sales. Rowland was previously director of sales for Lapierre USA and is a 25-year veteran of the bike industry.
MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — A lot has changed at Orbea USA over the past six months as Gonzalo Garcia de Salazar took over leadership of the wholly owned subsidiary of the Spanish brand.
ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. has hired Tim Tebbe as national sales manager of dealer accounts in the U.S. Tebbe previously worked at EVS Sports and Marin Bikes for the past four years. He joins the company as it aims to grow its dealer network.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Those planning on camping at next year's Sea Otter Classic can begin making Early Bird reservations on Monday, June 8, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. The registration period for campgrounds A, B and C will extend until the end of the day on June 14.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona has entered an exclusive partnership with Retallack Lodge of Nelson, British Columbia, a backcountry skiing and snowboarding destination that has also invested in and expanded its mountain bike trails.
SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing, which recently acquired Lifeboat Events, is expanding the PressCamp brand to the outdoor industry.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Active Interest Media, publisher of Backpacker, SKI, Skiing, Climbing and a host of other outdoor consumer magazines, has acquired the Outdoor Guide, a direct mail service, from Catalyst Communication. The terms of the sale weren’t disclosed.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CycleHop has signed a long-term lease for a new space in Santa Monica, which will be the new home for local bike-share operations and serve as the company’s national headquarters. The company used to be located in Miami Beach, Florida.
ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — ZG Collective, a new distributor of outdoor, snow, cycling and active lifestyle brands, is introducing German helmet brand Melon Helmets to the North American market.