With stock here in the UK- the time for UK flatlanders having to order from overseas - not know how long it is going to take and what the duty, vat and and handling fees will be - is hopefully over. Even frame options not in stock should be able to be supplied in a few days without any extra fees and a price close to the Euro. Heresy is such a great brand with an amazing team of course with the newly crowned UCI World Champion, Aude Cassagne.
Hopefully with the product here on hand, that the customer can get next day will help UK flatland grow. We have been supporting the UK Flatland League and it is Alex there that really made us look at flatland. The final straw was when I watched the Worlds in Glasgow and was blown away with the progression.
John David, the Chief Strategy Officer of USA BMX, the World’s Largest Sanctioning Body for the Olympic sport of bicycle motocross racing (BMX), has been named the new President and CEO of Sports ETA, the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, replacing Al Kidd, who will retire on June 30. Over the past 20 years with USA BMX, John has produced two Olympic Trials, co-coordinated the unification of the sport in the USA, and spearheaded the campaign for the creation of the new USA BMX headquarters, arena, museum, and Hall of Fame in Tulsa, OK. He also serves on the City of Chandler Parks and Recreation Board and is a UCI International Commissaire. In 2021, the Sports Events and Tourism Association named David as the Rights Holder of the Year.
“I am deeply honored to accept the position of President and CEO and join the exceptional team at the Sports Events & Tourism Association,” said David. “With more than 25 years of experience in major event production, membership service, sports marketing, and organizational strategy, I am excited to bring my passion and expertise to the table to drive growth and innovation in this dynamic industry. Together, we will work tirelessly to elevate the sports tourism industry while creating value for our members through our core pillars of education, advocacy, resources, and networking.”
“We are excited to introduce John David as our next President and CEO for Sports ETA,” said Don Dukemineer, CHSP, Director of Sports Development for Decatur Morgan County Tourism & Board Chairman of Sports ETA. “John’s integral understanding of the Association, plus his past
Shop name: 805 Bicycles Location: Simi Valley, California Time in business: 1 Year
What made you buy a bike store recently? 805 Bicycles: The timing was perfect & we simply had an offer that we couldn't refuse. 805 Bicycles was already an established business with a previous owner for 6 years. As it was an already established Shop with great clientele, the opportunity made sense.
On the first day off in Bogotá the plan was to meet up with Hiroshi Euhara and the Palencia brothers to see what the local BMX freestyle scene had to offer. When Esteban and Sebastian told me there were at least 10 core BMX shops I was surprised to hear that. We first stopped at Fuel BMX Distribution. They import brands like Federal, Tallorder and Fiction BMX and have 'core products from several other brands available at their shop. Entering the shop it felt like a real BMX shop which offered only BMX Freestyle products. Fuel distro has been supporting the scene for many years and it was a good first stop of the day.
Up next was a shop called Stike, located at Cra 52a #45a-29sur in Bogota. Also here the feeling was
GT Bicycles welcomes Jason Schiers as Managing Director. In his new role, Jason will oversee the strategy that continues GT Bicycles’ current progress, and he will also create the roadmap for the brand’s future vision. An entrepreneur, Jason came into the bicycle business from a machine shop background in the 1990s, where he machined composite tooling for bike and automotive part manufacturers.
After working for Reynolds Cycling in the early 2000s, he founded ENVE Composites in Utah. Most recently Jason led R&D for the Selle Royal brands, with a particular focus on Crank Brothers product development and quality. Jason’s experience in product design, sourcing, brand building,
Vista Outdoor Inc. (“Vista Outdoor”) (NYSE: VSTO), the parent company of 39 renowned brands that design, manufacture and market sporting and outdoor products to consumers around the globe, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Irvine, Calif.-based Fox Racing, a global icon in performance motocross, mountain bike and lifestyle gear for adventure seekers. The purchase price is $540 million, with the potential for an additional $50 million earnout based on Fox Racing’s financial performance.
For 50 years, Fox Racing has been a leading voice in the motocross and adventure community, with a dedicated consumer following and talented group of employees that embody the brand’s mission to “honor yesterday, conquer today, and invent tomorrow.” Fox Racing’s deep history of producing innovative gear that enables racers and explorers to reach new heights aligns perfectly with Vista Outdoor’s existing portfolio of leading outdoor brands. Fox Racing grew net sales by a compound annual growth rate of approximately 20% from calendar year 2019 to 2021 and is expected to grow in excess of that in calendar year 2022.