ACT Lab adds Phil Bash to global sales team

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — ACT Lab, an independent third-party laboratory that conducts safety and compliance testing for the bike and outdoor industries, has added bike industry veteran Phil Bash to its global sales team. Bash previously worked at Polar Bottle as sales director, where he managed domestic, international, and custom/OEM sales.

Santa Cruz, BTI, Polar support hurricane rebuild efforts in Houston

Crowdfunding campaign established to help retailer's employees. HOUSTON (BRAIN) — Several bike industry suppliers are pitching in to help the hurricane recovery in Houston, including efforts to help bike shop employees whose homes were damaged or destroyed. Several bike retailers had stores damaged in the storm , while others lost personal homes and possessions

Polar happy hour to benefit PeopleForBikes

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Polar Bottle is holding a happy hour at its headquarters Friday evening, with proceeds to benefit PeopleForBikes

Supporting shops who support the sport

By Adeline Bash, Public Relations Associate for Product Architects, Inc.  — the manufacturer of the Polar Bottle insulated water bottles.   Last week Polar Bottle asked our Facebook fans to tell us the name and location of their favorite bike shop for a chance to win $100 gift card to their suggested retailer.  The response from our fans was overwhelming, with close to 100 of our followers immediately commenting on the post and oohing and awing over their favorite shops.

A non-biker attends the National Bike Summit

Editor’s note: Adeline Bash is a p ublic relations associate at Product Architects, Inc., the manufacturer of the Polar Bottle insulated water bottles. For the sake of full disclosure I think I should admit something before I get too far into this: I am not and have never been a “biker.”   Unlike my siblings, friends and apparently every other kid in the world, I did not live by the motto: “It’s like riding a bike, once you learn you never forget it.” I did manage to forget how to ride a bike — every summer until I was about 11

Tuesday morning news briefs

Polar Bottle is official bottle at USAPC • Serfas celebrates 20th, unveils new logo • Denver celebrates biking FROM work BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Tuesday June 26 2012— Polar Bottle has inked a deal with organizers of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge to make its products the official water bottles of the event this year and next.

News Briefs: Polar, Volagi, Darn Tough

BOULDER, CO; PORTLAND, OR; NORTHFIELD, VT (BRAIN)—Product Architects, maker of the Polar insulated water bottle, has expanded its sales and accounting staff with the hire of Mike Goldberg as sales associate and Montana Marsden as accounting manager. The company now employs 34 full-time staff. “Business has been good, and we’re ready to take it to the next level,” said Judy Amabile, president of Product Architects