WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and Independent Fabrication co-founder Mike Flanigan — who spent the past 12 years running his own fabrication shop, Alternative Needs Transportation — has joined custom bike maker Seven Cycles as a welder and bike builder.
BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has promoted Ming Tan to manager of custom sales as the brand experiences an explosion in custom orders. Craft's custom division grew 96 percent last year, the company said.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — CTS is working with Ridley Bicycles on a variety of promotions this year, including a dealer program that will provide Ridley bike purchasers with a free month of CTS training and opportunities for Ridley dealers to participate in CTS camps.
MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Light & Motion has launched its first action camera companion light line, the Sidekick, on Kickstarter. The company has already exceeded its $50,000 goal with the crowd-funding campaign, with nearly $85,000 pledged as of Thursday morning, with 22 days to go.
LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi has hired Verde Brand Communications as its public relations and brand communications agency of record.
AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — American Cycling, a 25-year-old distributor based in Diamond Springs, Calif., is now working with e-bike supplier BionX to fulfill orders in the U.S.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — The USA Triathlon Foundation's first-ever grant program will offer up to a total of $50,000 in funding for individuals, clubs, teams and organizations to support and promote the sport of triathlon in 2015.
BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — A board of directors was recently elected for the CONEBI, the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry, a new group that formed last fall following the merger of the Association of the European Two-Wheeler Parts' and Accessories' Industry (COLIPED) and the Association of the European Bicycle Industry (COLIBI).
PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media, the publisher of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines, has announced a new presenting sponsor for its Dirt Fest mountain bike event.
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics has made two additions to its national sales management team and hired a new creative director.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Guru has promoted Jane Pearson to director of education and business development. She will be responsible for running Guru's training program at the Guru Academy in Bethel, Conn., and will expand global distribution of the Guru Fit System.
By Tony Brown
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The 2015 Minnesota's North Star Bicycle Festival – formerly the Nature Valley Grand Prix – one of the country's oldest and largest pro racing events, is in danger of being canceled.
CARLSTADT, N.J. (BRAIN) — Action Bicycle USA is expanding its outside sales force with the hiring of Bob South for the Michigan, Northern Indiana and Chicago territory.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine has made Ad Age's "2014 Magazine A-List," a list of 10 magazine titles that are innovating and thriving in the Internet age.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Steve Meineke, Accell North America's former president and CEO, said his transition from the bicycle industry into the outdoor market was like packing seven years of work into one.
MILAN (BRAIN) — Luxottica SpA reported Monday that 2014 sales rose 5.3 percent to 7.7 billion euros ($8.9B) as strong performance in North American buoyed the eyewear giant’s bottom line.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes is now sponsoring racer Rebecca Rusch, known for her wins at endurance mountain bike events and gravel races. Rusch has been sponsored by Specialized since 2003.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ritchey Design has made additions to its marketing staff worldwide.
PLEASANTON, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jakroo USA has bought its former Canadian distributor, Hayman Sport Inc. In addition to new employees and reps that came with the acquisition, Jakroo has hired Tsering Alleyne as its new marketing manager.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group, the parent company for Saris Racks and CycleOps, has changed its minimum advertised price policy. Effective Feb. 1, 2015, the MAP policy will prohibit advertising at below MSRP on Saris and CycleOps products.