BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Giant USA's general manager, Elysa Walk, is a new member of the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition Board of Directors, the OIWC announced Wednesday.
Walk joins the board for a two-year term along with Audrey Hicks, the CFO of Outdoor Research.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle employees and dealers are mourning the death of Fred Teeman, who died March 9 of cancer at age 67. Teeman worked for Giant for 19 years before retiring in 2007. Prior to joining Giant he worked for Schwinn.
OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN) — Juniper Action Strategies, the U.S. agent and distrbutor for Syntace and Liteville products, has changed its name to Radsport USA.
"Radsport" is the German word for "cycle sport" — appropriate as the company works with only German bike brands.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Ian Hylands as its full-time photographer and videographer.
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles has promoted George Simone to national sales director, the company announced Monday.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Robert Fortune, a member of the family that owns Saris Cycling Group and an active cycling advocate, died recently at age 90 after a long illness.
Bob Fortune was the father of Chris Fortune, who co-owns Saris with his wife Sarah.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — A San Francisco man is set to become one of the few bicyclists in the country to face felony manslaughter charges, for running into an elderly pedestrian in a busy intersection last March.
WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings, parent of Camelbak and Fox, reported strong growth in sales of both brands during 2012.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Despite a shutdown of the federal government here ahead of an approaching snowstorm Wednesday, advocates attending the National Bike Summit this week took to Capitol Hill to meet with legislators and aides to improve safety for cyclists, among other goals.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — ModCraft, a new public relations agency founded by Shanna Burnette, is representing nutrition brand Infinit, running apparel brand Oiselle and the Soleus sports watch company.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries’ bike division saw a 7 percent gain in revenue in 2012. Total revenue across the recreational and leisure segment was $928 million, up from $861 million the previous year. The segment includes all of its bicycle brands.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — The public can begin voting Thursday to select among finalists for $100,000 in trail building grants being distributed by Bell Helmets.
DAHLONEGA, GA (BRAIN) — The U.S. road racing team 5-hour ENERGY/Kenda has a new sponsor for off-the-bike footwear this season: Cushe Footwear.
The agreement is the first pro team sponsorship for the casual shoe brand, whose name is pronounced "cushy."
VANCOUVER, BC, Canada (BRAIN) — Canadian electric bike manufacturer OHM Cycles is developing a new model aimed at the developing North American market for electric bikes.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — More news from the National Bike Summit
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — News from the National Bike Summit
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Skins Compression has appointed Johnny West as its new North American general manager.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Portland distributor Cyclone Bicycle Supply is mailing its 10th anniversary catalog to its dealers this week.
The new catalog features more than 1,500 new items, the company said.
NASHVILLE, TN (BRAIN) — Tucker & Bloom, a Nashville-based commuter and travel baggage maker, has signed Groundswell PR to head up their public relations efforts. Groundswell PR will handle all media relations, brand communications and social media outreach.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — For the second year, Tern will provide a bike share service at the SXSW new media and music conferences in Austin, which are held March 8-17 this year.
This year Tern's bike share program is being sponsored by NBC’s Revolution TV show.