SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — POC has named Willie Ford its managing director for North America. Ford will lead sales, marketing, customer service and operational efforts in the U.S. and Canada.
AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Peer-to-peer global bike share provider Spinlister has launched a decentralized bike share model at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, that takes place from March 13-22.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick, a U.S. producer of athletic compression socks, is now having its products distributed by Quality Bike Products.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI is now distributing Doc's Skincare for Athletes products.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Terry Bicycles has added two new independent representatives to its sales team.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Media and cycling industry veteran Jasen Thorpe, has joined the board of directors of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship has added parts and distribution company BikeSmart to its growing list of suppliers.
BikeSmart is a distributor of BikeSmart-branded parts & accessories, Creme Cycles and Pure green bicycle lubricants and solvents.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Guru Cycles has appointed Lorenzo Salvaggio to serve as the bike brand's CEO.
Salvaggio has more than 35 years of experience in developing and executing organizational strategic directions in the private sectors.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the PressCamp Summer event on Thursday released a list of the confirmed media titles that will attend the June event.
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — The first Spring Outerbike consumer expo event opens here Friday, with about 500 participants and 32 exhibitors expected for the three-day event.
BOSTON (BRAIN) —Vittoria Industries North America, the U.S. affiliate of the Italian tire and wheel manufacturer, has appointed Ken Avery vice president of marketing and product.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced a new version of the Marketplace Fairness Act, legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from e-commerce dealers who sell into their state, even if the retailer did not have a physical presence in the state.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Fox Head Inc. has named Paul Harrington as its CEO. Harrington is a former CEO of Easton-Bell Sports.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Kent International has signed an agreement to become a licensee of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for bicycle tires and tubes. The products will be available for purchase at Walmart and Dunham's this spring.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Hundreds of bicycling leaders from around the country are gathering in the nation's capital this week for the 15th annual National Bike Summit, produced by the League of American Bicyclists.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Component brand Deity will be distributed in Canada by Vancouver-based Trident Sports, the companies announced Tuesday.
DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Famed mountain bikers Ned Overend and Todd Wells are getting behind a "dirt fondo" in their home town of Durango, Colo., that will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, which were held in Durango in 1990 and won by Overend.
SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The first Whistler Bike conference, planned for May 31-June 2 this year, is an event being planned for bike industry marketing and PR professionals interested in sharpening their digital media skills.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — The foot of snow that fell in Louisville last week may have complicated exhibitor setup for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, but it had little impact on show-goers, with many exhibitors saying Saturday's attendance was the busiest they've ever seen.
2015 NAHBS AWARDS GROUPS AND CATEGORIES
RIDING DISCIPLINE DIVISION
Fully complete bikes, paint and component choices factor into the judging (aesthetic impact and correctness of the discipline)