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Published May 16, 2012

Jagwire taps Hans Johnsen for Texas distribution • Clif Bar celebrates 20th anniversary, achieves green building certification • ENVE hires outside sales force • SoCal High School Cycling League plans Outreach Tour • Sportique donates proceeds from promotion to World Bicycle Relief

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) Wednesday May 16 2012 8:12 AM MT—Cable brand Jagwire has named Hans Johnsen Company as a distributor starting this month.

HJC, a Texas-based bike distributor, provides one-day ground shipping to Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. HJC provides two and three-day ground shipping to dealers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, New Mexico and Missouri.

HJC joins Action Bicycle, Hawley, KHS, Olympic and QBP in distributing Jagwire in the U.S. QBP continues as Jagwire’s master distributor. International marketing and product management is handled by Jagwire USA, based in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Clif Bar celebrates 20th, achieves LEED certification

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday May 16 2012 8:32 AM MT—Clif Bar & Company's headquarters building has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, the highest standard buildings can earn as a measure of their sustainability.

The 115,000 square foot office space is the first building in Emeryville to achieve LEED Platinum certification in the commercial interior category.

"At Clif Bar we are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year. Achieving LEED Platinum for our headquarters represents an important milestone in our ongoing journey towards sustainability," said Kit Crawford, Clif Bar & Company's co-owner and co-CEO. "The space we've created captures our company's values, inspires our people and is kind to the planet."

Built by San Francisco-based DPR Construction and designed by ZGF Architects, based in Portland, Oregon, the building was completed in 2010.

The building's roof has a solar array that provides the building with the majority of its power. Additionally, solar thermal panels provide 70 percent of the heat needed for hot water. Low flow faucets and showers help reduce overall water use. The solar power, in addition to energy conservation efforts in its R & D kitchen and energy-efficient office equipment, makes Clif Bar & Company's headquarters one of the first buildings in the state to comply with the 2008 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

"I started Clif Bar with the idea for a better tasting energy bar. Today, we continue to challenge ourselves to do business in a better way," said Gary Erickson, founder, co-owner and co-CEO. "Our LEED Platinum building reflects Clif Bar's ongoing commitment to long term sustainability for our business, brands, people, community and the planet."

ENVE announces outside sales force

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) Wednesday May 16 2012 8:37 AM MT—ENVE has hired outside sales representatives that will begin servicing dealers in their respective territories by the end of this month.

The regions that will see service immediately are:

  • Southern California, Arizona, Las Vegas and Hawaii: Elliot Doyle TCG
  • Utah, Colorado and New Mexico: Fred Grinnan and Chris Scott
  • Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana: Nathan Frazier and Philip Delfeld
  • Florida: Matt Long
  • Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland: Josh Feazell

SoCal High School Cycling League plans Outreach Tour

SAN MARCOS, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday May 16 2012 8:06 AM MT—The SoCal High School Cycling League is taking its show on the road and providing a series of informational events to people interested in seeing a high school mountain bike club form at their local high school.

"Many people have heard of the League and want to start or be involved with a high school club but they just don't know where to begin," said SoCal League director Matt Gunnell. "These events are designed to give people a brief overview of the League to allow them to confidently head down the path toward participation as a team founder, coach, or student-athlete. Learning how to get the ball rolling before school is out for summer will allow folks to get a head start on forming clubs for the spring 2013 season."

Events are aimed at prospective club founders, prospective coaches, teachers, school administrators, parents, riders, and supporters. All stops are held at local bike shops that support the SoCal League and the clubs in the League.


  • May 26 at Trek Superstore 10AM-6PM, 1617 Capalina Road, San Marcos, CA 92069
  • May 29 at Casino Bicycles 7PM 43906 East Florida Ave (Hwy 74) Hemet, CA 92544
  • May 30 at Rock n' Road Cyclery 7PM 6282 Irvine Boulevard Irvine, CA 92620
  • May 31 at Cynergy Cycles 7PM 2300 Santa Monica Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • June 5 at Main Street Cycles 7PM 311 East Main Street Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • June 6 at Pasadena Cyclery 7PM 1670 East Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91106

Sportique sales support World Bicycle Relief

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) Wednesday May 16 2012 8:23 AM MT—Sportique is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of of some of its skin care products to World Bicycle Relief, the company announced this week.

World Bicycle Relief, provides access to independence and livelihood through the use of bicycles in underdeveloped countries.

From May 1 through July 30, buyers of Sportique Century Riding & Chamois cream or Sportique Warming Up Massage Oil will receive a 25 percent discount and every dollar from the sales of these two products will be donated to World Bicycle Relief.

Customers can participate by purchasing directly from the company's website and using a coupon code: WBR582012.

Handsome offers free PDW accessories to bike buyers

Handsome Cycles is offering a free set of PDW Whiskey Grips and PDW Cuff Link to consumers who buy Devil Complete bikes between now and the end of this month.

The accessories have a retail value of $90. The bike, a steel-framed multi-purpose design for touring or cruising, retails for $1,195.95.

Handsome will ship the accessories directly to customers. Shops interested in carrying Handsome bicycles can contact

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