LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The U.S. bike industry employs more than 71,000 people and generates $6.5 billion in annual sales. Bike advocates are wielding numbers like that when they visit Capitol Hill in search of support.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jerry Pomije, QBP's vice president of operations and finance, was recently elected Board President of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, NICA.
Pomije said his vision for NICA is to see it grow into a new inclusive mainstream nationwide high school sport.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Squirt Lube, which is imported from South Africa by Boulder International LLC, has added J&B Importers as its second U.S. distributor, in addition to QBP.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Anyone looking for a hotel room or a car to rent in this capitol city on the flank of the Wasatch Range can forget about it.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Urban bag and gear maker Timbuk2 has brought on Tre Pluss AS to manage the brand’s distribution across the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland), the U.K. and Germany.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Universal Sports Network will broadcast a one-hour program featuring the latest trends and technologies from the Interbike trade show.
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Hotlines UK is the first U.K. distributor for the U.S. clothing brand Club Ride. Hotlines will feature Club Ride clothing during its Hotlines UK bike launch this week at Whittlebury Hall in London.
HOUSTON (BRAIN) — Storck's new U.S. office will be in Houston and headed up by Tony Tanner, a former senior vice president of retail for The Mann Group, a retail consultancy.
ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) —POC is now using Channel IQ's third-party MAP enforcement services. Channel IQ will police advertised retail prices for the Swedish brand's products. The company also has recently hired 13 outside sales reps in the U.S. to service bike retailers.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI has re-launched an expanded version of its Factory Service program, offering service for a variety of suspension and brake brands.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Teage X Sizemore's Denny bike has been voted the winner of a design contest sponsored by Oregon Manifest and Levi's.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America's SBS will begin distributing Selle Royal products in the U.S. this month; Selle Royal products will continue to be available from QBP and Highway Two, as well.
OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Users of Garmin's GPS-powered cycling computers and its Garmin Connect website will soon be able to more seamlessly sync their data with third-party fitness aps and websites including Strava, MapMyFitness and Endomondo.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Mike Giraud, who has worked with many top athletes, teams and manufacturers at North Carolina's A2 Wind Tunnel, is joining the independent cycling analytics company Cyclologic as its technical director of cycling analysis.
Editor's note: This article was first published on BicycleRetailer.com on Thursday. On Friday a spokesman for PCMR contacted BRAIN to tell us that he was unaware of any communications between Wrona and the PCMR. His comments have been added to the article.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products Inc. has brought aboard Ryan Martin, formerly a global director at appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp., as its new CEO.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's overall sales were $1.52 billion (156.3 billion Yen) over the first six months of the year, compared to $1.3 billion (133.1 billion Yen) last year.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA Corporation will be taking over Canadian distribution of BMC bicycles from Outdoor Gear Canada, effective Friday, the company announced. Canadian retailers will have access to U.S. inventory and begin working with the U.S. office starting Sept.