GUNNISON, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jason Gibb has joined Mountain Flyer Magazine ’s sales staff, the publisher announced this week. Gibb will be joining associate publisher Scott Leonard to help build online, print and sponsorship opportunities for the Gunnison, Colo.-based publication
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired Dave Maurer as its central region sales manager, the company said
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America Inc. has hired Henry Horrocks as its product and marketing manager. “I am thrilled to be joining the VINA team; all of the brands we work with are rich in tradition and have a very exciting future.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is offering a free exchange service for its recalled hydraulic brakes at the U.S. Cyclocross Nationals event at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, Colorado, this week
LADERA RANCH, CA (BRAIN) — SmartStop Self Storage has donated $17,000 to the Bahati Foundation’s Adopt-a-School Program. The Bahati Foundation was founded by pro cyclist Rashaan Bahati, who grew up in Compton, Calif. The foundation supports inner-city youth in underserved communities
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling writer Neil Browne has joined Felt Bicycles’ marketing department, where he will handle copywriting and documentation as well as marketing materials. Felt calls Browne’s new position “brand journalist.” Browne was editorial director for Road Magazine from 2004-09, a cycling analyst for Versus.com/NBCSports.com from 2010-11 and has freelanced for several U.S. cycling magazines and websites
PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN) — Ridley co-owner and CEO Jochim Aerts and an investment group have bought out the Kumpen family’s share of the Belgium bike brand. The Kumpen family stepped in as “angel” investors 12 years ago to help the brand grow. Paul Kumpen is the father of Ridley sales director Anthony Kumpen.
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements Editor’s note: This blog post was written by Fred Clements , executive director of the National Bicycle Dealers Association . Clements’ previous blogs can be read on bikedealerblog.wordpress.com . Most of us in the specialty bicycle industry want to see more people on bikes more often.
STOWE, VT (BRAIN) — Jack Nash, a veteran of the industry with more than 40 years of experience in the bike business, died Saturday from an apparent heart attack suffered during a ride in his home state of Vermont.
VALLEJO, CA (BRAIN) — When Authorized Bicycle Shop owner Mike Kramer made the decision to retire, he didn’t want to sell the store to just anyone. “I went to my employees and told them it was time for me to get out,” said Kramer. “And I proposed a plan that would make it easy for them to buy the shop.” Scott Hill and Dave Kerr, each longtime Authorized employees, took the opportunity to buy the store from Kramer over the course of several years