KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Club Ride says its second quarter sales were up 37 percent compared to the same period last year to $718,000.
Sales for the first half of the year grew from $1.2 million last year to nearly $1.6 million this year.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Maxima Bike, a new brand of bike lubricants being offered by the Maxima powersports company, has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Summer Gravity Camps, located in Whistler, B.C.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Former Trek executive Mary Burke, running for governor in her homestate, quickly hit back when her opponent began running a TV ad attacking Trek for its overseas manufacturing. Mary Burke’s brother, Trek president John Burke, also told a local paper that the ad should be taken down.
VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jimmy "Mac" McIlvain is stepping down as editor of Hi-Torque's Mountain Bike Action magazine, he announced on his Facebook page Friday.
LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheels Mfg. is offering race and event promoters a free selection of rear derailleur hangers to help participants get back in the race.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) – Yuba Bicycles has hired veteran bike designer and Volagi Cycles co-founder Barley Forsman as design director. Forsman will help Yuba expand its product line and take the cargo bike brand in new and innovative directions, the company said.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Easton, which was recently sold off from BRG Sports to the owner of Race Face, is now selling its cycling products through BTI, QBP, Hawley and Cyclone.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Bikes has added a new online warranty tool for its dealers and a new business communication site that it calls its .biz site.
Marin has been testing the sites since February this year with some of its dealers.
SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bar Fly has expanded North American distribution of its handlebar mounts and other accessories through Quality Bicycle Products in the U.S. and Ryeka Sport in Canada. Both distributors have product in stock and ready to ship.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — K2 Sports has entered into an agreement to acquire custom cycling and triathlon apparel brand Squadra. The purchase complements K2 Sports’ growing portfolio of endurance sports brands, including Zoot Sports.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has released the nominees for the first round of categories for the 2014 Interbike Awards, to be presented at the Interbike Gala during the trade show in September.
HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA has launched a new dealer business-to-business website.
The company said the new site allows dealers to instantly check inventory and place orders, as well as view their account history and contact customer service.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has added four new staff members: two in sales, one in engineering and one in marketing.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — To reward "the unsung, forgotten heroes" of mountain biking, Marzocchi is offering U.S. trail builders special pricing on a fork and shock.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — With Interbike moving earlier on the industry calendar this year, so are submission deadlines for Bicycle Retailer’s Interbike Show Dailies, distributed at the Vegas expo. To submit new product for consideration, email product description, suggested retail price, Interbike booth number and a high-resolution photo to BRAIN managing editor Toby Hill at email@example.com by Friday, Aug. 8.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — True Communciations has hired James LaLonde to head up the California-based PR and marketing firm's presence in New York City.
LaLonde will focus on a small number of client accounts while maintaining contacts with non-endemic media based on the East Coast.
RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — QBP will distribute Strider balance bikes to dealers in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and several countries in Central and South America, the companies announced Tuesday.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association has added bicycles and bicycle products to its August 2014 trade shows.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America turned on an updated business to business website on Monday morning.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Women Race Bikes, a planned website and app that will cover women's professional cycling, is seeking support via the crowd-funding website Indiegogo. Supporters of the proposed site are also looking for help from angel funding and business partnerships.