sports

NSGA records one-year decline in youth team sports participation

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill.

Mavic’s Larry Burke leaves company to take a VP sales role at Polartec

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Larry Burke, an 18-year veteran at Mavic, has had a front-row seat during some of the most tumultuous changes in the global wheel business.

Sporting goods giant, Decathlon, taking another stab at US market

The France-based chain, with more than 1,300 stores globally, will offer its house-brand B'Twin bikes at U.S.

Latest NSGA report shows ’Wheel Sports’ participation is flat

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — Early figures from the 2018 edition of the National Sporting Goods Association’s Sports Participation in the U.S. report shows participation in the study’s “Wheel Sports” category, which includes cycling, remains flat, up just 0.1 percent over the prior year

Fyxation Bicycle Co. buys Pedal Milwaukee Building

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Fyxation has acquired the Pedal Milwaukee Building, a 1929 brick building that will house the brand’s design center and corporate offices as well as warehouse space. The building also is home to Wisconsin Bike Fed, Velobahn Coffee and Team Sports, Inc, which is owned and managed by Tom Schuler, the building’s previous owner. Schuler, a former Olympic cyclist and founding member of the 7-Eleven Cycling Team, bought the building in 2011 and had always intended to make the building a hub for cycling-related businesses

Restrap produces bags for Wald bike baskets, launches new Rando bags

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — British bag maker Restrap has  signed a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Wald Sports to produce a collection of Basket Bags specifically made for Wald bike baskets. The company also has launched a new front bag, the Rando.

Ergon launches women’s saddle line with demo series

BOULDER, Colo.

BLC speaker lineup intended to ’reignite’ the bike industry

Mike Mercuri of SRAM to receive BPSA Lifetime Achievement Award at next month's Bicycle Leadership Conference. MONTEREY, Calif

Steadyrack USA hires Mark Martines as national sales manager

CINCINNATI, Ohio (BRAIN) — Steadyrack USA has hired Mark Martines as its national sales manager. Martines has more than 25 years of experience in the bike, ski and outdoor industries

David Wang joins ASE as vice president of purchasing

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises has added industry veteran David Wang to its executive team as vice president of purchasing. The position is new to ASE and entails working with the product groups and merchant teams at Advanced Sports International, Performance Bicycle, and Nashbar to manage current purchasing processes and procedures