looking-forward

Kona raffle and party during Sea Otter will benefit California trail groups

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles will hold a pair of fundraising events at next week’s Sea Otter Classic to benefit two mountain bike advocacy groups and their efforts to rebuild trails damaged in last year’s California wildfires. At Booth 576 during the Sea Otter expo, Kona will raffle off a limited-edition bike (just 200 made) valued at $2,299. Only 250 tickets will be sold at $20 each.

Hubway Is Expanding In Boston Voice Your Input On New Station Locations

Hubway is getting bigger and even better! The Boston Transportation Department is adding more than 70 new stations over the next two years.

The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) needs your help finding new locations in Boston for bike share stations! Starting this Saturday, BTD is hosting more than 28 workshops in neighborhoods all across Boston. You know your community best, so they need your input!

These workshops will be an opportunity for you to connect with your neighbors and discuss the best potential locations for bike share stations together.

Join the team and your neighbors at these September workshops:

Jamaica Plain – September 13, 6 PM – BCYF Hennigan, 200 Heath St
Dorchester – September 14, 6 PM – Grove Hall Library, 41 Geneva Ave
South End – September 16, 10 AM –  BCYF Blackstone, 50 W Brookline St
Mattapan – September 19, 6 PM – BCYF Mattahunt, 100 Hebron St
Roslindale – September 20, 6 PM – BCYF Menino, 125 Brookway Rd
Jamaica Plain – September 23, 10 AM – Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St
Back Bay – September 27, 6 PM – Central Library, 700 Boylston St
Charlestown – September 28, 6 PM – Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St

Visit boston.gov/bike-share-expansion for a full list of workshops and to learn more about how you can get involved in the planning process.

Can’t make it to a workshop in your neighborhood? No worries! Although each workshop will focus on the neighborhood where the meeting is held, BTD will have materials available to discuss all neighborhoods that are under consideration for the expansion. You are welcome to join any workshop.

BTD is looking forward to your feedback on this big expansion!

PinkBike.com hires Brian Park as head of editorial

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Pinkbike.com has hired Brian Park as its head of editorial. Park most recently was global content marketing manager at Rocky Mountain Bicycles and editor in chief of Rocky Mountain’s Trail Journal

WTB hires Johs Huseby as global OEM sales manager

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB has hired Johs Huseby as global OEM sales manager and for product development. Huseby’s first day at WTB is June 19.

Primal joins The Bike Cooperative supplier network

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Primal is the latest brand to join The Bike Cooperative’s network of supplier partners

The Bike Cooperative adds MC2 brands to supplier list

MC2 brands include Bont shoes, Astute saddles and Race One accessories. MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The MC² Sports Specialists, an importer and distributor of high-end brands including Bont shoes, has joined The Bike Cooperative as the retailer co-op’s newest supplier partner

Flaér, maker of automatic chain luber, to be distributed by Todson in US

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Todson is now distributing products from Flaér, a company that makes an automatic on-bike chain luber system.

Flaér, maker of automatic chain luber, to be distributed by Todson in US

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.

Giro partners with Fabric to produce a Grinduro event in the UK

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design has partnered with Fabric to produce a Grinduro event in the UK this July. The event, open to 400 riders, will be held on the Isle of Arran in Scotland.  “We’re proud to be a presenting sponsor of Grinduro and to help bring this unique event to Scotland,” said Neil Cousins, global marketing manager for Fabric, a Dorel Sports brand

Chris Sword named president of Pearl Izumi

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi has hired Chris Sword as president.