GT Bicycles, a premium brand of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), today announced that Jeff Zielinski, a legendary photographer on the Freestyle BMX scene for 20 years, has joined the GT BMX Freestyle crew as Team Manager. As Team Manager, Jeff will take charge of growing the GT Freestyle BMX program and keeping stoke and motivation high among the team. He will collaborate with the athletes including Brian Kachinsky, Albert Mercado, Dan Conway, Jeff “With Glasses” Ludwig, Leandro Moreira, Tate Roskelley, and Rob Wise to develop unique and interesting content, events and more.
“I’ve had the pleasure to work extensively with the GT BMX team for the last five years and I couldn’t feel more at home traveling, riding, and shooting photos with any other crew in BMX,” said Zielinski.
Zeal BMX Distribution will close its doors on 1st September 2019. Its UK dealers are invited to check its B2B website now for a closing down trade sale. “As a rider-owned company, this was a gut-wrenching decision to make,” said a statement. “However, as a business, we cannot ignore the downturn the BMX industry has taken in the last few years. After seeing many brands, dealers and companies come and go over our last 12 years (nearly 17 years if you include our predecessor ‘Padded Cell Ltd’ which we started this company off the back of in 2007 when its parent company folded). That downturn, along with a major change in the traditional brand-distributor-retailer supply chain framework to a more
It has been announced that from July 2019 US based BMX distributor Full Factory will start distributing BMX brand BSD in the US alongside its own premium brands Odyssey, Sunday, G-Sport and Fairdale Bikes. This will happen in tandem with BSD’s own distributor Back Street Distribution taking over the UK distribution of Odyssey, Sunday, G-sport and Fairdale Bikes in the UK. Currently both companies only distribute their own brands, so this expansion offers an exciting new opportunity for Full Factory and Back Street Distribution. It will create a unique transatlantic partnership between the companies, representing each other’s brands in their respective countries.
Grant Smith, Director of Back Street Distribution and BSD, commented:“This is a hugely exciting time
JD Cycle Supply, a BMX Distribution Company, is looking to hire a full-time and part-time position. You have to know a lot about bicycles especially BMX. You also need to be comfortable with selling over the phone working in a warehouse, packing orders and various other tasks. We are looking for a motivated person that works well with others. No bad attitudes.
The job is Monday through Friday mostly 9 to 5 and the rate of pay will vary between 13 and $17 an hour depending on your skill. The position will become available in 4 to 6 weeks.
BMX Jobs available at The Source in England. If you want to step into the BMX industry and have experience as a Customer Service representative or Web Content Editor you should check out the following two job openings at the beach in Hastings. Maybe you get to ride the park in the after hours...
Name shop: Rampfest Indoor Skate Park Location: Melbourne, Australia Years in business: 10 years open, I’ve owned it for the last 5 years (I’m the 3rd owner of the park) Employees: 8-10
I want to add a little preface to this - we aren’t a pure BMX Shop - we’re an indoor skate park mainly, with a shop attached to it. The park has been around for 10 years, I’ve owned if for the last 5. It always had a shop attached, but since my own thing is BMX, I guess the BMX Shop side just grew naturally since I’ve been there. So I think my take on local scene, retail etc is a little bit different to most.
Did you ever go to school to learn how to run a BMX business or did you just 'send it'? Rampfest: I started in business pretty small - got involved with running events for my local council,
Peaty’s Products has announced that Martin Murray who previously worked at Fisher Outdoor Leisure and Greenover Sports, will be joining the brand as commercial director from 1st February. Murray previously spent 15 years with Fisher Outdoor Leisure as head of sales and has also worked at Greenover Sports as director of bikes.
Steve Peat said: “Martin and myself go way back as he used to race BMX with my wife so we’ve been friends for over 20 years. To be honest, I’ve always thought he was a weapon! He’s a good kind of weapon though and definitely one you want with you as we build Peaty’s." He continues: “Tom, Bryn and myself have been able to build the brand to a certain size over the last 18 months but having Martin join us as commercial director will free up lots of things so we can concentrate on product
Name shop: BMX24SEVEN.COM Location: Boxmeer, Netherlands Years in business: Since April 1st 2000 (almost 19 years) Employees: 5 fulltime and 3 parttime
Your shop must be the biggest BMX shop I've ever seen. How big is it exactly so we can see if it is in fact the biggest BMX-only shop in the world? BMX24SEVEN: I think we are, or at least come close to, one of the biggest BMX Race shops in the world. We have a 550 m2 showroom, 108m2 workshop, 1045 m2 Warehouse and 44m2 office space. We share the building with Meybo Bikes and their distribution centre.
What bike brands do you carry next to your own brand Meybo Bikes? BMX24SEVEN: We have all the products in the showroom and website that we distribute through Meybo Distribution which is Meybo, Free Agent, Yess, Speedco, StayStrong, Box components, Answer,
Head Sport, the Austrian firm best known for its skis and tennis rackets, has acquired Advanced Sports Enterprises (ASE), the parent of Performance Bicycle and cycling brands including Fuji, SE Bikes, Kestrel, and Breezer, for $21.5 million at a bankruptcy auction. Advanced Sport Enterprises, parent to BMX brand SE Bikes, as well as other marquee brands in the cycling industry, such as Fuji and Kestral, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection on November 16. The company was heavily invested in retail, via its Performance Bicycle shops, which operated in 19 states, with over 100 locations. The retail bicycle business is definitely not what it used to be– and that, coupled with being admittedly undercapitalized, led to the circumstances that precipitated the filing.
Last week, an auction was held in order to sell off key assets of ASE, which reported liabilities of over
Name shop: 360 Grad Sportshop Location: Lohhof/Munich, Germany Years in business: 28! years Employees: 3
What was the reason for you to start a BMX shop? 360 Grad Sportshop: In 1990 there was no real BMX shop in the Munich area no more. As my friends and me were still riding and always needed spare parts, I started to order a bunch of spare parts, so we didn’t have to wait to get them via mailorder. As I was never really into working a regular (and boring) job, the idea of opening my own BMX store became more and more interesting. In 1991 I started the