MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has formed a nonprofit arm to fund research and programs that show cycling's positive effect on children suffering from attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Profile Design has launched its redesigned website, profile-design.com, as part of the company's digital strategy to improve service for customers worldwide.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association informed its membership that it cannot endorse the recently released "Manifesto for Change" that Interbike drafted following its IBD Summit in January.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bia Sport, which marketed a women's specific GPS sports watch, is shutting down, the company has announced on its website.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco is again a sponsor of the Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York and is offering a custom saddle to participants. The event, the fifth annual, will be held May 17.
The Italian saddle brand has agreed to a multi-year extension of the contract with GFNY.
HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports, the owner of Mavic and several other outdoor sports brands, has added to its ball sports division with the purchase of the Louisville Slugger brand.
TORONTO (BRAIN) — KindHuman Bicycles has hired Samantha Richter as a sales specialist.
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Western Spirit Cycling, a long-standing bike tour company, will use Squirt Lube and Bio-Bike Wash on all its trips this season. The company said it was attracted to Squirt's 100 percent biodegradable formula in making the agreement.
SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The German bike brand Bulls is coming into the U.S. market this spring, launching to consumers at next month's Sea Otter Classic. The brand has hired California-based OutsidePR as the public relations agency of record for Bulls Bike USA.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accessories brand XLAB is pledging its allegiance to the IBD by enacting a "XLAB Loyalty Program." The company, which makes hydration, nutrition and repair storage products for bicycles said it will now sell only to authorized dealers and distributors in the bike industry.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — New Mexico-based distributor Bicycle Technologies International is the new exclusive U.S. distributor of Rivet Cycle Works leather products.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic will literally show attendees how to get to a brand's booth, where the daily morning yoga sessions are and the closest route to the beer garden with a new smartphone app.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Professional cyclist Tim Johnson is once again leading a long group road ride to benefit PeopleForBikes and increase awareness of bike advocacy efforts.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Zwift has appointed Steve Beckett as VP of marketing and customer acquisition. Beckett will begin immediately and will be based in London.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Supacaz has opened a facility here to service retailers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has opened a sales office in Temecula, Calif. The company said the new office was a "logical and planned next step in our further globalization efforts."
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (BRAIN) — Life Time Fitness, Inc. has agreed to be purchased by the private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and TPG in a deal valued at more than $4 billion. Other key investors include LNK Partners and Bahram Akradi, Life Time's chairman, president and CEO.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — The bike business continued to rebound through the final quarter of 2014 for Dorel Industries, the Canadian parent of Cannondale Sports Group and Pacific Cycle, which includes the Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, IronHorse, Guru Fit and Sugoi brands.