EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Wheel maker Rolf Prima has signed with Paragon Technologies to distribute the brand in South Africa and Namibia and handle all business in the region.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rack maker Yakima says Costco Wholesale is not authorized to sell its products, despite two Yakima items appearing at its stores recently. The company said it's committed to selling only through its authorized dealers.
FORT MADISON, Iowa (BRAIN) — When Slipstream Cycling owner Mike Winnike began serving smoothies to customers in his shop, he had no idea how far the food side of his business would ultimately take him.
TORONTO (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada has retired its BTAC brand and renamed itself the Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailers' Association, CIBRA.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton Cycling raised $45,000 for charity with the raffle of five handmade road bikes equipped with Easton components and wheels.
DALLAS (BRAIN) — Hans Johnsen Company's new 2014 catalog is now arriving in dealers' stores and is available on the distributor's website.
The new catalog has added hundreds of new products. New suppliers include BKOOL, Burley, Clement, Fyxation, Sigma, Skratch Labs and WD-40 Bike.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lifeboat Events said its sixth annual PressCamp Summer event has reached its participating manufacturer capacity count of 25.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA is targeting new, entry level bike consumers with a new campaign that includes lower retail prices on 30 models of bikes starting March 31.
FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition has been named the new official hydration sponsor of next month's Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, Calif. Osmo will be served exclusively at all feed zones on course and be offered onsite to athletes and attendants.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Specialty outdoor retailer and member co-op REI has reported record annual sales of $2 billion for 2013. According to its year-end earnings statement, the company's sales were up 5.9 percent from $1.9 billion in 2012.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) – Online retailer Backcountry.com is launching its first pro mountain bike team. The four-person squad will race in cross-country and stage races across North America this year. The team also expects to compete at the Mongolian Bike Challenge.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is starting distribution of HED Cycling products this week, the companies announced Tuesday.
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (BRAIN) — Fatback Bikes has hired mountain bike racer and industry vet John "Fuzzy" Mylne as brand manager.
"Fuzzy brings years of racing, riding, and industry expertise to the table," said Fatback owner and designer Greg Matyas. Mylne most recently worked for Niner Bikes.
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NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv/giant has hired Amanda Schaper as its global product marketing specialist. Schaper will work with Liv/giant's global marketing and product development teams on product strategies, positioning, messaging and launch plans for Liv/giant bikes and gear.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Big Shot Bikes is expanding its shop and distribution center from 7,000 square feet to just over 12,000.
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (BRAIN) — Retailer Don Van Cleave, better known to many as "Bicycle Don," died Sunday at age 56 of bladder cancer.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Greg Blackwell, who took over as president of Seattle Bicycle Supply last year after the retirement of longtime leader Chuck Hooper, is leaving the Accell North America-owned distributor due to a reorganization, Accell N.A.'s Steve Meineke told employees Monday.
TORONTO (BRAIN) — Start-up Canadian bike brand No. 22 Bicycle Company has hired four former employees of Saratoga Frameworks, which closed last week, and plans to open a production facility in upstate New York.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The 10th edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show wrapped Sunday with the naming of the Best of Show bike and the location of next year's show: Louisville, Ky.
NAHBS founder and president Don Walker, a Louisville native, said next year's show will be "huge."