MC2 Sports hires Aspekt Brand Communications for Astute Italia PR

SAN JOSE, Calif.

Rocky Mounts now shipping its locks

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rocky Mounts has started shipping its new line of bike security products to independent bicycle dealers and distributors ahead of schedule.  “From the beginning, when we introduced this line at last year’s Interbike, response has been terrific,” said RockyMounts sales director Rod Judd. “It’s very fulfilling to see these first orders leave the warehouse.”   “In addition to selling the locks directly to shops and through our new sales reps on the East Coast, we’ve partnered with three distributors: Bicycle Technologies International, Hans Johnsen, and J&B Importers.”   The security line, originally scheduled for March delivery, includes 24 U-locks, cable locks, folding locks, and padlocks. They are rated on a 1 – 10 security rating scale based scenarios such as college campuses, residential neighborhoods, and high-density urban areas

PressCamp to stay in Utah for 2017, while exploring options and encouraging discussion

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Organizers of the PressCamp media events said they will continue to hold events in Utah this year, while exploring options for other venues and encouraging discussion at its events. Emerald Expositions, owner of the Outdoor Retailer and Interbike trade shows, announced last week that it would not hold its events in Utah due to the dispute  over the issue of public land use. Several outdoor and bike industry suppliers, including Patagonia and GU, have said they will not support events in Utah

Frostbike 2017: QBP mixes up annual winter gathering with several new changes

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — According to QBP founder Steve Flagg, the first winter gathering at QBP’s headquarters, at the time a much more modest facility, took place in 1984 or 1985

H3 Publications shutters Decline and Road magazines

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — H3 Publications owner Dave House has closed down industry titles Decline and Road after a 13-year run. The staff of six employees at H3’s headquarters in Southern California were let go Tuesday morning, sources said.

Mind your T’s: Bike Fixtation is now Bike Fixation

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation, founded about six years ago as a manufacturer of public bike repair products, has tweaked the spelling and pronunciation of its name to reflect its broadened product line. The new name is Bike Fixation. The company was acquired by Saris Cycling Group last October and remains in Minneapolis.

Eurobike creates a platform and code of conduct for bike bloggers

The trade show is seeking to increase trust and communication between the industry and bloggers. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The owners of the Eurobike trade show are forming a platform, or club, of bike bloggers. The Wrider’s Club is intended to provide a central home for bike blogs and to increase the communication and trust between bloggers and the industry.

Pedego hires Michael Fritz as engineering director

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes has hired veteran bicycle engineer Michael A.

PeopleForBikes releases survey to identify best communities for bikes

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is soliciting public opinions via a web survey to help identify bike friendly communities for its new PlacesForBikes program. The survey results will be combined with data from cities to produce the ranking.

Shimano sales slump in 2016

Annual financial summary includes impairment charges for Pearl Izumi.