Month: August 1996

Bike share operator CycleHop moves to California; appoints regional manager

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CycleHop has signed a long-term lease for a new space in Santa Monica, which will be the new home for local bike-share operations and serve as the company’s national headquarters. The company used to be located in Miami Beach, Florida. CycleHop also has hired Ron Durgin as the regional bike …

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ZG Collective to distribute Germany’s Melon Helmets in U.S.

ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — ZG Collective, a new distributor of outdoor, snow, cycling and active lifestyle brands, is introducing German helmet brand Melon Helmets to the North American market. Melon Helmets manufactures lightweight, fashionable urban helmets. The company has been awarded several international accolades including the 2013 Eurobike IF Award, the 2014 Swiss EMPA Test …

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Bike sales up in units, down in average value in 2014, says NSGA

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association found that consumer-reported retail sales of sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and athletic apparel increased 2 percent in 2014. The NSGA published its 2015 edition of its Sporting Goods Market report this week. In the cycling category, Dustin Dobrin, director of research and information for …

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Sigma USA hires regional sales managers as it begins to sell direct to dealers

Retailers can now buy directly from Sigma as well as through distributors. ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sigma USA has hired Chuck Sikora and Morgan Fluhrer to handle sales for the Midwest and South/Southeast, respectively, as the company transitions to selling direct to dealers. They join Brian McGarrahan, who handles sales for the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic.  Sigma …

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Zwift teams with Evelyn Stevens to get more women on bikes

LONDON (BRAIN) — Indoor cycling software Zwift has partnered with professional road racer Evelyn “Evie” Stevens to inspire and encourage more women to ride. Stevens will host regularly scheduled women’s rides on Zwift’s virtual course. Stevens was an early adopter of Zwift and uses the game as part of her warm-up routine for events like …

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Lambert now distributing Wolf Tooth

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Lambert has added Wolf Tooth to its expanding product offerings. “We’re very excited about this new partnership,” said Patrick Giguère, product manager at Lambert. “There is an undeniable appeal to a single chainring setup. The major benefits are mechanical reliability gained from ditching the front derailleur and shifter, more …

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