TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The trade show shuffle has left Interbike right where it started, for this year at least, in Las Vegas' Mandalay Convention Center in September. For 2018, the show is looking at results from a recent industry survey that found dealers favor Denver or Salt Lake City for the show.
WILLISTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Julbo, a 125-year-old French eyeglass brand best known for its ski and mountaineering products, is increasing its commitment to the mountain bike market this year.
THOMPSON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the KMC Cross Fest, a long-running event that includes races, recreational rides and an expo, said they will expand the event to four days this fall and add dealer and media event.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a letter to retailers this week, Specialized said that it has enabled automated inventory data exchange with four major retail point-of-sale providers. The company is inviting dealers to subscribe to share their inventory data.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Rotor America has hired a new dealer technical support team member, Aaron Peet.
Peet previously worked as a demo driver for Specialized before building a demo program at Industry 9 Wheels.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is the new title sponsor of the IMBA National Enduro Series.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has announced the 2017 class of participants in its mentoring program. The organization made the announcement to coincide with National Mentoring Month.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mobile bike shop franchiser Beeline Bikes has announced a new Retail Partner Program, enabling brick-and-mortar retailers to add a mobile component to their business with Beeline's full support infrastructure.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC has hired cycling and snow sports veteran Mallory Burda to head its North American marketing efforts. Burda joined the Swedish brand on January 9 and will focus her efforts on POC's growing snow and bike categories.
LEVIS, Quebec, and LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has added Andrew Pajak and Patrick Turgeon to its product management team.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Joseph Hagin, a member of the Fox Factory Holding Corp. board of directors, is stepping down from the board on Jan. 12 to accept an appointment as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Brett Lindstrom, who has been involved with Lake Cycling for several years, has joined Magura USA as the Lake Cycling Shoes' brand manager.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Bike2020.com, an online marketplace for new, closeout and overstock bikes for pickup at local bike shops, has expanded its sales rep team.
ALMERE, The Netherlands (BRAIN) — Pon Holdings, owner of several bike brands including Cervélo, Gazelle, Focus and Santa Cruz, has acquired lifestyle e-bike company Faraday Bicycles. The purchase price was not disclosed.
WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings has appointed outdoor industry veteran Sally McCoy to its board of directors, effective Jan. 6.
CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has signed a distribution agreement with Quality Bicycle Products and has joined the distributor’s Dealer’s Choice program. Osprey products will available at QBP.com starting in February.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The 16 recipients of the 2017 Women's Bicycle Mechanics Scholarship have been announced by the program's organizers: QBP and co-title sponsors SRAM, Park Tool, Michelin and UBI.
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Online consumers who buy an Eddy Merckx bike through the company's new e-commerce site can choose whether to pick up the bike at a Merckx dealership or have it delivered by a Velofix van, if there is one in their area, the company said.
AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) —Triathlon Business International will honor Valerie Silk and Richard Bryne at its 7th Annual Business Conference in Dallas later this month. Silk will be presented with the Ron Smith Award and Bryne with the Steve Hed Award for Innovation.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (BRAIN) — Zagster, Inc., a provider of private and public-private bike sharing systems, has raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding led by Edison Partners, a growth equity capital firm.