IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — New kids’ brand Guardian Bikes has signed up new independent reps earlier this year as it looks to grow the number of bike shops that carry its line of kids’ bikes equipped with SureStop brakes.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Todson Inc. has hired Rick Dyer to be its new national sales manager for the IBD channel. Dyer will be joining Todson after 19 years at Vittoria Industries North America (formerly BikeMine), where he was the national sales manager.
WEST NEWBURY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Steve Pucci, a well-known face in New England bike shops and at road races for decades, is retiring from a career that has included owning a retail store, co-owning a distributor, and serving as a sales rep and sales director.
CINNCINNATI (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition and U.S. Masters Swimming have announced an agreement that includes the creation of a custom line of sports drinks formulated specifically to meet the needs of masters swimmers.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Custom clothing apparel manufacturer Champion System continues to move into new sports categories. The brand has bee designated as the official apparel brand of the newly established Professional Rugby Organization, a pro rugby league in the U.S. and Canada.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Bigtruck, a lifestyle brand best known for its trucker-style caps, has selected True Communications as its media relations and marketing agency.
True will help Bigtruck with PR, social media and marketing services.
DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — The second edition of Todd & Ned's Durango Dirt Fondo will be a two-day event, with a singletrack mountain bike ride on Saturday, Sept. 17, followed by a gravel road ride on Sunday, Sept. 18.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling told members on Friday that the organization's website had been breached.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Todson has hired Oris Intel for automated monitoring of the accessory maker's minimum advertised price (MAP) policy.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America is rolling out a new freight program that upgrades IBD orders within the continental U.S. to three-day shipping at the cost of ground.
HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi is joining forces with U.S. Olympian Connie Paraskevin's Connie Cycling Foundation to get kids on bikes. As part of the program, Bianchi will supply its Pista track bikes for use in the program's training clinics.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Dealers and distributors could feel the bite from a one-sentence provision in a 160-page trade bill that, in effect, has made it easier for consumers to buy more bicycle parts and accessories from foreign websites.
WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Suspension brand Fox Factory has bought back some shares from its previous parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings. Compass' share in Fox has been cut from 41 percent to 33 percent.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel has named Momentum Media PR as its public relations agency of record.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized’s nonprofit arm, the Specialized Foundation, is rolling out its cycling program to 10 additional schools throughout the U.S. this fall. The application period for schools is from March 15 to April 16.
DETROIT (BRAIN) — Detroit Bikes has hired Scott Montgomery as national sales director. Montgomery brings more than 30 years of experience in the industry including a long tenure with Cannondale, he helped re-establish Scott Sports in North America, and more recently joined Nutcase.
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima has promoted Jason McGibbon to vice president of sales and Chris Sautter to Product Development Center director, a new role at the rack and cargo product maker.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Tennessee is considering new legislation that would restrict the use of state gas tax revenues from being used on pedestrian and bike facilities, including pedestrian and bicycle trails, lanes, paths, sidewalks, parks and greenways.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) —FedEx has signed on as the title sponsor for the 2016 Strider Cup World Championship for the third year. The sixth annual event is set to be held July 29-30 at Pier 35 in San Francisco.