WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Andy Clarke is stepping down as president of the League of American Bicyclists, after a dozen years in the position.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — After taking a year off from his job as a schoolteacher and moving to Italy with his wife, Cam McRae returned to Canada speaking another foreign language and thinking about a career change. His idea included writing and bikes, and ultimately spawned North Shore Mountain Biking
RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — SwiftCarbon, a China-based bike brand founded by former South African pro cyclist Mark Blewett, will soon begin distribution in the U.S. for the first time via Swift USA, LLC, based in Reno, Nevada.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association has hired Amy Roberts as its new executive director.
RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — A Nevada-based company is suing Wahoo Fitness, Giant Bicycle and Foundation Fitness, alleging that the Wahoo KICKR stationary trainer infringes on its patent. The company, Powerbahn, is seeking at least $1 million in lost royalties and penalties from the three companies.
SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has hired recently retired Olympian Billy Demong as its marketing and sponsorship coordinator. Demong competed in the Nordic combined in five Olympic games, winning gold at the Vancouver games in 2010.
EAST BURKE, Vt. (BRAIN) — The New England Mountain Bike Association's annual festival, NEMBAfest @ Kingdom Trails, attracted 1,900 riders and 71 industry expo booths this weekend.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cycling accessories brand Portland Design Works has hired Ben Popper as its brand ambassador for Seattle.
EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine has hired Alex Jarman as an advertising account manager for the brand. Jarman will manage Bicycling's East Coast endemic territory.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Several bike industry suppliers and retailers are supporting musician Ben Weaver's planned 16-day ride around Lake Superior next month.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing the complete Maxima Racing Oils Bike line from both its distribution centers.
DALLAS (BRAIN) — Hans Johnsen Company, Wilson Bicycle Sales, and Downeast Bicycle Specialists are now shipping bikes from Reid Cycles, a British brand offering bikes that retail for between $280 and $535.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced its community grants for spring 2015, ranging from $800 to $10,000 and supporting infrastructure and advocacy initiatives in seven communities across the country.
Grant recipients this round include:
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has given its public-facing website a new look along with some additional features.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria has announced a new Shop-Team program that offers sponsorship to local teams throughout the U.S. The program will allow local teams and clubs to make reduced-price group orders for Vittoria, 3T and Selle Italia products through their local retailer.
DETROIT (BRAIN) — The watch, leather goods and bicycle company, Shinola, has teamed up with musician and Detroit native, Jack White, to purchase the building that currently houses its flagship retail store in Motor City's Cass Corridor.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — After 14 years on Chicago's Kingsbury Street, SRAM LLC has moved its global headquarters to the revitalized West Loop neighborhood. The company moved into its new facility at 1000 West Fulton Market Street on June 1.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announce the first round of categories and nominees for the second annual Interbike Awards (IB Awards), including product, retailer and supplier designations.