Tim Johnson joins USA Cycling Foundation as development director


BMC owner Andy Rihs dies at 75

ZURICH (BRAIN) — Andreas “Andy” Rihs, the owner of the BMC bike company and its pro race team, died Wednesday at age 75, according to the brand. Reports say Rihs was suffering from cancer.  “We will create a special place for Andy inside the company. All employees, friends and business partners will have the chance to leave a personal note here for Andy,” said David Zurcher, the CEO of BMC Switzerland

Wirth departs MBA, magazine promotes staff to fill void


MRP hires Rob Aguero as manager of sales and business development

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mountain Racing Products has hired industry veteran Rob Aguero to its sales team.

Renee Jardine named VeloPress publisher as Costantino retires


Fox launches redesigned Flux trail helmet

CALABASAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Racing introduced its deep-coverage Flux trail helmet back in 2006

Dirt Fest West Virginia attracts 900-plus riders

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — West Virginia’s Big Bear Lake Camplands was the scene for the Dirt Fest West Virginia mountain bike festival earlier this month. The event attracted more than 900 riders from 20 states and Canada

Hawley-Lambert to distribute Pirelli bike tires in US and Canada

LEVIS, Québec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has reached a distribution agreement for the new Pirelli PZero Velo tire range, covering both Canada and the United States. The PZero Velo range will initially be available in three different versions, borrowing nomenclature from Pirelli’s F1 tires: silver for Road Racing, red for Time Trial and blue for the Four Seasons. “We chose to undertake collaboration with Hawley-Lambert for the Canadian and United States markets because of their proven experience and outstanding reputation,” said Johan Molenmaker, director of sales for Pirelli’s bicycle business

Fox Racing supports IMBA’s instructor certification program

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Fox Racing is continuing its support of International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Instructor Certification Program for the third year “Fox Racing wants to help our sport grow and understands that certified instructors play an important role in bringing new riders into the community and showing them the ropes,” said Tammy Donahugh, IMBA’s instructor certification program manager. IMBA launched the program in 2013 to offer professional training and certification for individuals who lead group rides or teach mountain bike skills clinics.  Fox Racing outfits IMBA Instructor Trainers and supports new instructors

Voting opens for 2017 inductees to Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRIAN) — The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame nominating committee has made its selections for the MBHOF ballot for this year’s inductees