MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Organizers have set dates and released an early program for next year's Bicycle Leadership Conference.
The conference will be held April 8-10 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, Monterey, California.
Organizers said topics at next year's conference will include:
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN) — Highway Two announced that it has added muscle in its management and operations, recently hiring a supply chain analyst, a controller and a sales director.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is purchasing a 19-acre site in East Hempfield Township in Lancaster County to serve as the location for the distributor’s upcoming 120,000-square-foot distribution center in Pennsylvania.
FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) — Maine distributor Downeast Bicycle Specialists is now carrying CycleOps trainers.
ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) — Emergency ID maker QRide Inc. has hired New Jersey-based Addgravity Sales Agency as an independent sales representative for New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Lazer has stepped up its support of the Clif Bar CrossVegas by sponsoring the Elite Women's race. With Lazer's support the race is offering equal prize lists for the men's and women's events, with more than $8,700 in prizes being offered across 30 places.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Matt Simpson is stepping down as president of Alchemy Bicycle, a custom framebuilder.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano’s popular Interbike tech seminars are getting an extreme makeover for 2013. Record participation in 2012 spurred the company into streamlining the format to allow technicians to cover more topics and participants to get more hands-on training.
HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN) — Bike Medicine has expanded its network of distributors, signing on with J&B Importers to carry its lubricant, degreaser and bike cleaning products, which are now available from J&B’s 11 warehouses throughout the U.S.
STOWE, VT (BRAIN) — Jack Nash, a veteran of the industry with more than 40 years of experience in the bike business, died Saturday from an apparent heart attack suffered during a ride in his home state of Vermont. He was 67.
STOCKTON SPRINGS, ME (BRAIN) — Sidney Kuropchak, president of the Light Electric Vehicle Association, passed away in her sleep over the weekend. Kuropchak had battled cancer over the past year.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond LLC has appointed industry veteran Bryan Melton as its director of sales and marketing.
Melton was most recently sales manager for Felt Bicycles where he has been for six years. He spent six years in sales and marketing at Giant Bicycles prior to joining Felt.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Josh Poertner is leaving SRAM to pursue other business opportunities, the company announced Thursday.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Nuun and Company has hired the Endorphin Group sales agency to represent its line of hydration products to bike, run and outdoor specialty retailers in the Rocky Mountain region.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Plans are underway to unveil a bike sharing system in Philadelphia in the fall of 2014. Mayor Michael Nutter has committed $3 million of the city’s capital budget toward bringing the system to life, and a request for proposals is anticipated this fall.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Consumers who can’t make it to Las Vegas on the final day of the Interbike trade show--through Interbike's invitation program--will be able to get a snapshot of the product and happenings there during a one-hour show on Universal Sports Network.
ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN) — Cycle Group Inc. has hired Colin Esquibel as engineering product developer. He will help expand CGI’s product design, development and manufacturing capabilities.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association is launching a pilot program this fall in Minnesota to introduce middle school students to mountain bike racing.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has won a civil case filed by a 60-year-old cyclist who claimed that his Giro Pneumo helmet contributed to head injuries he suffered from a crash three years ago.