WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — After years of managing its Trek University retail training program in-house, the bike maker has partnered with online training provider Sparc to a create more streamlined and accessible training platform for Trek retailers and their staff.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has brought aboard Lauren O’Connor as its new senior marketing manager.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Sales and marketing executive Mike Ely is leaving NiteRider after 15 years with the company to lead Australian parts and accessories brand JetBlack Products’ expanded push into the U.S. market.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Al Fritz, one of the legends of the U.S. bicycle industry, died Tuesday in Chicago at 88.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Reporting its first-quarter earnings Thursday, Dorel Industries singled out the delayed arrival of spring and its effect on bicycle sales as a key factor holding down sales and profit for the start of 2013.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Perhaps it’s the growing network of bike paths, trails and green lanes. Or Chicagoans coming to the realization that it takes longer to drive somewhere than to bike.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Nuun is now working with the new public relations agency ModCraft for PR and branding strategy, the companies announced Wednesday.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — If there was one common thread among the four shops visited during the first day of the Chicago Dealer Tour, it’s that the retail business here is a family affair.
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh has hired 30-year bicycling and outdoor industry veteran Alan Rowland as director of sales for the West territory.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Voting is open for Saris Cycling Group's third National Poster Contest.
The company has selected first-place posters from each of the states that participated in the contest. Each state winner received a bike, light and helmet.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors roll out Tuesday morning on a three-day tour of bicycle stores in Chicago.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Augmenting its retail development team, Giant USA has promoted Josh Fonner to West regional retail services manager.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Strong Santa Ana winds in Southern California coupled with record high temperatures and low humidity have led to a series of wildfires.
SOUTHBURY, CT (BRAIN) — Aaron Bethlenfalvy, formerly Cycling Sports Group’s global vice president of design, has launched a design consulting business, Alpha Dog Design.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant outlined a new unilateral minimum advertised pricing policy in a letter that went out to dealers this week.
HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN) — Federal officials have seized 10 web domains that were allegedly selling counterfeit products including Specialized bikes, clothing and shoes. Officials said other bike vendors including SRAM, Cervelo and Pinarello assisted in their investigation.
SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies is offering a mail-in consumer rebate on 2013 models of IZIP branded e-bikes and Electro-Drive conversion kits. The program, which applies to models sold from May 1 through July 31, will offer rebates starting at $25 and going up to $250.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado distributor Cantitoe Road is now offering dynamo lights and locks from Trelock, a German aftermarket supplier.