Industry veteran Ed Hickey remembered

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Edward Hickey was the kind of bike industry lifer who would travel to the Taipei trade show just to catch up with old friends and keep in touch with bike industry happenings. Hickey, who died recently at 50 after fighting cancer for several years, was a veteran of several West Coast bike brands.

Outside magazine hires Bike Snob NYC’s Eben Weiss and adventurer Brendan Leonard


Burke ushers in ‘Bicycle Advocacy 3.0’ at PlacesForBikes conference

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) – John Burke began with a history lesson. Opening the inaugural PlacesForBikes conference in his hometown Wednesday night, Burke, the president of Trek, recalled the phone call he received 20 years ago from former Rep. Jim Oberstar of Minnesota

VINA promotes Spencer Haugh to marketing associate for road

SALEM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has promoted Spencer Haugh to its North American marketing team where he will serve as marketing associate for the road. Haugh has more than a decade of bike business experience, most recently working for VINA in logistics, after tenures at brands such as TIME, QBP, and Kryptonite

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.