CLARENDON, S.C. (BRAIN) — With South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and Walmart and industry executives in attendance, Kent International opened its new bike factory Monday. Since the opening the factory has assembled 1,500 bikes — 500 a day.
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (BRAIN) — A Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against Competitor Group Inc. (CGI) and its series of Rock ’n’ Roll marathons and half-marathons that could upend how the company does business.
RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — Strider Sports is giving away seven balance bikes every day between Oct. 13 and Dec. 12 as part of its Strider Gives Back promotion. The holiday campaign is designed to help children with special needs learn to ride.
KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — Which brands came out on top at the most recent Ironman World Championship in Kona? Lava Magazine once again tallied the bikes and components used by more than 2,000 athletes competing in this year’s event, held on Saturday.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat raised $625,716 for local nonprofits this year, which is up more than $84,000 from last year. The free event donates all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations from parade participants to bike nonprofits.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Pronto Cycle Share, offering 500 bikes across 50 stations in Seattle, went live Oct. 13, providing residents and visitors a fleet of bikes to get around the Puget Sound.
EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) —Rolf Prima has added Ming Tan to its outside sales rep force to help manage and grow the wheel maker’s Northern California territory.
ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — A Southern California retailer has launched a policy mandating that customers sign a code of conduct on cycling behavior before purchasing shop-branded jerseys or cycling kits.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has hired Smak Strategies as the show's public relations agency fo record. Smak, based in Boulder, Colorado, will provide strategic public relations and marketing services.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau Sports is recalling about 1,180 aero bike helmets because of concerns about how the helmet material provides head protection in cold weather. The company is cooperating with the U.C. Consumer Product Safety Commission on the recall.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — John K Levi, Kent International's former senior vice president, passed away Monday at the age of 77.
MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — FSA-USA said Wednesday that due to more cost-effective manufacturing process, the company has lowered prices on its K-Force and Afterburner hydraulic disc brakes but is maintaining existing margins.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Representatives from Advanced Sports International, Accell Group, Specialized, Continental Tires, the Outdoor Alliance and Bosch met with members of Congress and other Washington, D.C., power brokers during PeopleForBikes' fourth Executive Fly-In last week.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — In an interview with Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, BikeStreet USA president and chief operating officer Dustin Netral said that the retail chain expects to finalize the sale of assets and inventory by the end of November.
TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Atomik Carbon, a new brand out of Florida, is hitting the market this year with carbon rims and handlebars.
RIVERSIDE, Conn. (BRAIN) — Tom Osgood, the former senior vice president and global chief human resources officer at Dorel Industries, has joined K. Russo Consulting, where he will launch a new human resources advisory practice.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (BRAIN) — Retailer Two Wheel Tango has closed its three Ann Arbor-area stores. In a statement posted on its Facebook page Oct. 7, owner Dennis Pontius said that the dealer agreement with his primary vendor ended unexpectedly last week.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has brought aboard Kellen Trachy as the brand’s global marketing manager. Trachy, who is based out of Crankbrothers’ main office in Laguna Beach, California, is handling marketing initiatives worldwide and the main point of contact for media relations.
BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) – Craft Sportswear North America has hired Ming Tan as its sales rep for Northern California. Tan will represent all Craft categories including cycling, run, nordic and custom.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling will conduct the first ever U.S. national championship event for fat tire bikes next year. The Fat Bike National Championships will be held in Ogden, Utah, on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.