SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has signed up the Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue band to headline the Fall CycloFest festival at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
MADONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries has invested in Zehus, a Milan, Italy-based start up that makes the BIKE+, a rear hub that contains a motor and all associated electronics and battery to power a bike. The product creates a hybrid-type vehicle as it regenerates energy from riding to charge the battery.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply is now distributing the Maxima Racing Oils BIKE line of chain lubricants, cleaning products, brake fluid, suspension oils and detailer.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura USA has hired Aaron Bilsing for Magura and Bosch sales and technical support for the East Coast.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has added Mathew Wiest and Riley Thiesfeld to its engineering team.
The company said the new hires will contribute to designing the 20-30 new products Park Tool launches each year.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation has added two new positions on its engineering team.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Todson has introduced a dealer-direct program, effective June 1, that employs independent agents throughout the U.S. to represent all of Todson’s brands — Topeak, OnGuard, Elite, MET and Velox.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has hired two new sales agencies for the Pacific Northwest and Southwest.
SAINT AUGUSTIN-DES DESMAURES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau Sports is launching a new program that will share revenue from online sales and custom clothing sales with committed Garneau dealers in the same sales territory.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Reflecting the shifting product mix over PressCamp Winter’s three editions so far, owner ECRM has rebranded the event Bike PressCamp Road.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Rob Aguero has joined Magura USA as brand manager for Lightweight. Magura USA is the exclusive distributor of Lightweight wheels and frames in North America.
AUBURN, Wash. (BRAIN) — Ortlieb USA has updated its website, adding a “more robust” B2B portal and SmartEtailing’s Buy Local Now function for connecting consumers to shops selling the brand’s waterproof bicycle bags and accessories.
WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek has launched a scholarship-based program to sponsor women technicians to attend the School of Certified Service at the company’s Waterloo headquarters.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike announced Monday that it will offer a new Marketplace opportunity at this year’s OutDoor Demo (ODD) designed to encourage on-site sales of new products and closeouts to retailers and their staffs.
LEXINGTON, South Carolina (BRAIN) — Hawley has signed on as Blackburn’s exclusive distributor for bike products in the U.S., complementing the accessories brand’s existing direct business.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Edco Engineering BV has announced that carbon innovator Paul Lew will join the Swiss component company as a partner. Lew will expand and build Edco’s line of cycling components, including its carbon and alloy wheels. He will work alongside CEO and owner Rob van Hoek, who purchased the company in 2007.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has hired Bernie Doering from Vista Outdoor. Doering will head marketing and sales for Stages Cycling's outdoor business, a new position for the company, which sells power meter cranks for bikes as well as stationary bikes for the fitness club market.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has appointed Verde Brand Communications as its public relations agency of record.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel has restructured its sales force, switching from independent to factory reps in many areas of the country.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 has made four key executive appointments, saying the new hires signal "a new era in leadership" at the company. The new hires include Azul Couzens who was most recently the director of marketing at BRG Sports. Couzens is joining Timbuk2 as head of marketing.