OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Surging fourth-quarter fitness sales — led by activity tracking products — helped Garmin Ltd. offset losses in its automotive/mobile and outdoor divisions to close 2014 with a 6 percent year-over-year gain in quarterly revenue.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show announced this week that Shimano has signed on as a sponsor for next month's show.
This year, Shimano is working with several bike builders to showcase the potential of their new e-bike electric assist system, Shimano Steps.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has promoted Adam Ingrao to the position of vice president of key accounts. Ingrao will be responsible for product assortment, sales and marketing across the sporting goods channel in North America.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Kent International has received one of Walmart's 2014 Supplier of Excellence in U.S. Manufacturing awards.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Black Diamond Equipment, which owns the protective gear brand POC, plans to add as many as 160 jobs and make capital investment of up to $7.7 million at its new facility in Utah.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BRAIN) — Küat Racks is joining The National Forest Foundation's “Trees for US” program, which will result in NFF planting one tree for each rack sold this year.
PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tuscany’s famed L’Eroica vintage bike ride will be coming to the United States for the first time this spring.
The L’Eroica event requires participants to use bikes built before 1988; many participants use bikes built prior to World War II and dress in vintage styles as well.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea a new dealer area to its website that will allow stores to manage their supply, accounts, support and technical training from Orbea.
PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Trek will be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Bicycle Times Adventure Fest, a bike festival planned for October in Central Pennsylvania, produced by Rotating Mass Media.
CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs, Inc.. plans to expand its headquarters in Cortez, Colo., as the company also is completing its new distribution center in Ogden, Utah, which will open in mid-April with a staff of 23.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship has reached supplier partnerships with KTM Bike Industries and Light & Motion. The two brands will be available from Rumbleship's distribution platform.
FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is moving away from the tradition of a large annual printed catalog. Instead, Downeast will publish four quarterly mini-catalogs featuring new and seasonally-oriented product and new vendors.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marzocchi Suspension USA has brought aboard Portland, Ore.-based Cyclone Bicycle Supply for distribution throughout North America.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — If it seems as if the West Coast freight situation could not get any worse, Pacific Maritime Association announced that it was shutting down ports Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, days when the PMA would have to pay holiday or weekend wages.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Seattle will be the host venue of the Youth Bike Summit, a three-day conference geared toward youth, bikes, education, advocacy and leadership coming up Feb. 13-15.
MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — Bikes rolling out of Bicycle Corporation of America's South Carolina factory are available to purchase in-store at various Wal-Mart locations nationwide, as well as on Wal-Mart's website.
FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists will hold its annual open house in its traditional format for 2015. Last year the distributor held its open house in Peabody, Mass., but this year the event is back at its headquarters in Maine.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now shipping its 2015 parts and accessories catalog. This year's catalog is 1,344 pages long and includes more than 300 brands. The distributor has added more than 30 new brands for 2015.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – The PeopleForBikes Coalition and several industry executives flew to Washington D.C. last week to meet with members of Congress to discuss the economic benefits of cycling. The visit marked the fifth executive fly-in since the program was launched.
COON VALLEY, Wis. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear has hired Tad Hylkema as customer experience manager. Hylkema will lead a team of customer service representatives and focus on refining Borah's custom experience.