Donnelly Sports hires Michael Johnston as European manager

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Donnelly Sports, the licenses of the Clement brand, has hired Michael Johnston as its new European manager as the company looks to restore its presence in the European market. Donnelly Sports, which is owned and managed by Donn Kellogg, plans to offer the full Clement product line to European customers.  “I hope that I can contribute to the mission set out by Donn and am very enthusiastic and motivated about the opportunity to take the mythic Clement brand back to its rightful place in the bicycle world,” said Johnston

NICA adds staff as growth in high school racing continues

Kristine Urrutia and Nic Sims join the high school racing organization. BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has added new development and partnership staff as the organization’s growth continues.

#morekidsonbikes: New youth cycling group works with university to ‘map’ existing youth programs

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Youth Cycling Alliance, which was formed last year following a meeting at Interbike, is working with UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business to map and assess existing youth cycling programs around the country

Retailers join NBDA on congressional visits

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A handful of retailers joined NBDA and PeopleForBikes executives to visit a dozen congressional office here last week. The group talked to policy makers about the impact of the bike industry and about the NBDA’s priorities. “Our industry has a great story to tell about jobs, technology, and our connection to small business, the contributions we make to tax revenues and the ways we help strengthen America’s economy,” said Todd Grant, the NBDA’s president, in a statement this week.

E-bikes power Accell Group past 1B euro mark; while bankruptcies short circuit North America sales

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — On the strength of e-bike sales in Europe — especially in Germany — Accell Group’s sales last year were up 6 percent, breaking the one billion-euro barrier for the first time in company history.

BCA’s US bike factory featured on CBS Evening News

NEW YORK?(BRAIN) —? Kent International’s Bicycle Corporation of America factory in South Carolina was the subject of a segment on CBS Evening News this week, which emphasized the factory’s use of automation to reduce labor costs. Kent opened the factory in early 2015 and got a boost later that year when U.S.

Greg Siple, co-founder of Adventure Cycling, retires

MISSOULA, Mt. (BRAIN) — Greg Siple, Adventure Cycling Association’s co-founder and art director of 40 years, will retire on Jan. 29

Beeline Bikes launches mobile program for brick-and-mortar shops

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mobile bike shop franchiser Beeline Bikes has announced a new Retail Partner Program, enabling brick-and-mortar retailers to add a mobile component to their business with Beeline’s full support infrastructure

Beeline Bikes offering bike assembly for Competitive Cyclist

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes and Competitive Cyclist announced Wednesday that Beeline’s mobile bike shops are now available as an on-site assembly option for bikes purchased on Competitive Cyclist and in select markets. Customers who purchase a bike on either site will be able to choose on-site assembly and personalized setup.

Accell expands omnichannel distribution of Raleigh to Amazon

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh bikes are now sold on Amazon as part of Accell North America’s growing omnichannel strategy. ANA recently began selling on Amazon with a few select models and has gradually increased the SKU count