NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Todson has promoted Rob Girvin to director of product development, while hiring Eric Lightbody as inventory control analyst and Rosalie Garver as customer service manager.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Insurance company Aviva plc bought slightly more than half of the late Trek founder Richard Burke’s 818,681 shares in the Dutch bicycle conglomerate Accell Group when the Burke estate put them out to sale last month.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Bicycle Industry News, a trade publishing Web site in Australia, may hit your e-mail box soon. Tom Sherlock is taking over the site effective July 1.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes' 2008 Quad XC series Mount Vision full suspension bike has won the Bike of the Year award from “What Mountain Bike” magazine.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Cycling web- and DVD-based staff training program recently set a new record by surpassing its 300,000th training incident for the 2008 season, according to Ray Keener, Growth Cycle President.
The success is the result of several factors, Keener said.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA employees are preparing to move into a new building the first week of July. Just a short walk down the street from its current office, the new U.S. headquarters offers three times the space and a host of amenities.
LIVIGNO, Italy (BRAIN)—GT reinvented its road, downhill and 6-inch travel all-mountain bike frames for 2009, introducing carbon fiber to the latter two platforms and increasing stiffness in its GTR road frame.
It seems The Daily Show isn't the only one specializing in fake news these days. DH/freeride apparel maker Evomo riled up a few people—even the real LAPD—on a so-called bike photo shoot gone bust.
Needless to say, traffic has been up on the Evomo site as of late. Click on link for complete (fake) story.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries' Pacific Cycle division has acquired the assets of PTI Sports, a leading U.S. designer, manufacturer and distributor of bicycle parts, helmets and other accessories, for $28.1 million (USD).
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—After two years of collecting potential host city data and retailer, manufacturer and industry partner feedback, Interbike management has announced the trade show will remain in Las Vegas, and that they are currently finalizing an agreement with the Sands Expo and Convention Center to
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—After five years in the U.S. market, Scott will deliver retailers an option in the midrange travel segment. The revamped Genius rounds out the company’s trail offerings, giving it a complete line of full-suspension mountain bikes in a broader price range for 2009.
ROCKY RIVER, OH (BRAIN)—Century Cycles has been honored by Smart Business magazine with a World Class Customer Service Award, which is bestowed upon Cleveland-area companies for their superior customer service.
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)–CamelBak has expanded its research and development team with the hiring of two industrial designers who will be responsible for all new soft and hard goods product design.
John Duran joins the team as senior product designer, and Derek Sullivan joins as product designer.
FELTRE, Italy (BRAIN)—After many whisperings about Campagnolo’s 2009 line, it became official in Italy as Campy will be fitting its 2009 Chorus, Record and the revived Super Record gruppos with 11-speed rear ends.
"I'm not on vacation. I'm not out for a weekend. This is where I live. When you do that, all the other trappings of life fade away."
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle, along with owner North Castle Partners, have named Jim Thompson as chief executive officer.
Last July, the private equity firm North Castle Partners acquired Performance.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The Mountain’s Edge 2008 Cactus Cup Las Vegas is September 19–21, 2008 in Las Vegas.
Event organizers picked those dates with the hope of capturing those already in town for Interbike.
CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports has appointed Charlie Allen outside sales representative for Florida.
ELKTON, MD (BRAIN)—Gore Bike Wear has picked up Cycles Lambert as its distributor in Canada.
Sell-in begins this July with product hitting retail in February 2009.