SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Voting is now open for the industry to select the winners of the second annual Interbike Awards (IB Awards) in five retail categories.
DAYTON, Ohio (BRAIN) — System Cycle is now carrying and distributing Cult Crew BMX products.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has added insulated water bottle supplier Polar Bottle to its network of suppliers. Through this new partnership with the Colorado-based manufacturer, members of The Bike Co-op will now earn rebates on their purchases of Polar Bottle-branded water bottles.
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National BMX Hall of Fame will induct six new members at a ceremony to be held here on Oct. 10.
MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Importers is now distributing Prologo saddles. Prologo reps have been on the road with J&B outside salesmen to visit retailers since April's Sea Otter Classic.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — D6 Sports, Inc., the parent company of Hang Ten (a bike and surf/skate brand) and Airwalk (a skate and bike shoe brand), has been sold to PTX Performance Products USA LLC.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Tim Jackson has joined Lift Creative Studios to handle marketing strategy and communications in the firm's bicycle division.
Jackson is best known for his long-term stint as brand manager at Masi Bicycles.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The trainer brand Kinetic has retained Adventure Advertising to guide its brand positioning and strategy. The agency will also take the lead on Kinetic's creative development and media planning.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — California-based distributor Torcano Industries is now exclusively distributing Handup Gloves.
WHEATON, Ill. (BRAIN) — Verve Cycling, the brand behind InfoCrank power meters, has hired Aspekt Brand Communications to handle its marketing and public relations in the U.S.
WESTPORT, Mass. (BRAIN) — Marka Spalding Wise, a familiar face to generations of New England road and cyclocross racers, died Friday in Fall River, Massachusetts, following a short period of rapidly declining health. She was 80.
MIAMI (BRAIN) — Cipollini USA has recently hired Ming Tan as its national sales and marketing contract manager.
Tan, the head of MC² Sports Specialists, brings over 25 years of experience in the cycling industry and has worked with brands such as Look Cycle, Ritchey Design, and Capo Cycling Apparel.
DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Several more mountain bike race legends from the 1990s are expected to participate in Todd and Ned's Durango Dirt Fondo, an event being held this September to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first UCI mountain bike world championships, held in Durango in 1990.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — This year's New England Builders' Ball, which features displays from many handmade bike makers, will be held at the Roger Williams Park Casino this year. The Ball is held during the KMC Cyclo-Cross Festival Presented by Maxxis.
SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Consumer-direct brand Bulls Bikes USA will launch a U.S. ambassador program for the 2015/2016 calendar year.
KENT, Wash. — A flat market, a proliferation of niche lifestyle brands and the growing dominance of Trek, Specialized and Giant at specialty retail has led Accell North America to reposition its Raleigh brand in the marketplace.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — POC has named Adam Bookwalter the brand's North American bike sales manager. Bookwalter will join POC starting July 15.
ST. LAURENT, Quebec (BRAIN) — Bombtrack Bicycle Company of Cologne, Germany, has signed a multi-year distribution agreement for Canada with Outdoor Gear Canada.
Bombtrack is owned by We Make Things, a BMX supplier; OGC also distributes We Make Things' BMX products in Canada.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — Early-bird rates for the 2016 National Handmade Bicycle Show, offering a $100 savings on any booth space, end this Wednesday, July 15.
Available booth spaces include 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 or New Builder Tables.