Brendan Quirk Joins Allied Cycle Works

by editors on September 3, 2019

Brendan Quirk, the former President of Rapha North America, and co-founder of Competitive Cyclist (sold to Backcountry.com in 2011), has stepped in as the interim CEO of Allied Cycle Works, in Bentonville, Arkansas.

“Being a start-up is an uphill battle,” Quirk said. “But in the last few months, Allied has really broken through.”. . . He called out the recent launch of the Able gravel frameset – the bike ridden to victory in both the Men’s and Women’s races at the world’s most prestigious gravel event, the Dirty Kanza 200. . . “The success of the Able proves that our foundation is in place,” Quirk said, in reference to Allied’s U.S.-based frame production. “The market is responding, the momentum is tangible, and I’m excited to be part of the future here.”

As he should be. The bikes look right nice, indeed. Check them out here. For the official word from Allied, follow the jump.

Allied Cycle Works Announces New Interim CEO
Former international cycling executive and advocate to lead emerging Arkansas-based company

BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Allied Cycle Works, a high performance, carbon bicycle manufacturer based in Bentonville, Arkansas, announced Brendan Quirk as the new interim CEO for the company.

Quirk is a longtime cycling industry professional and advocate. Most recently, he served as Cycling Program Director for Runway Group, where he led various efforts to recruit cycling-related brands to Northwest Arkansas, enhance cycling infrastructure in the region, and make Northwest Arkansas a bucket-list destination for bike tourism. He also served as President of North America for London-based cycling company Rapha, Executive Vice President of Customer Experience with Backcountry.com, and CEO and co-founder of Competitive Cyclist in Little Rock for 12 years.

“Being a start-up is an uphill battle,” Quirk said. “But in the last few months, Allied has really broken through.”

He called out the recent launch of the Able gravel frameset – the bike ridden to victory in both the Men’s and Women’s races at the world’s most prestigious gravel event, the Dirty Kanza 200.

“The success of the Able proves that our foundation is in place,” Quirk said, in reference to Allied’s U.S.-based frame production. “The market is responding, the momentum is tangible, and I’m excited to be part of the future here.”

About Allied Cycle Works
Allied Cycle Works, headquartered in Bentonville, Ark. manufactures custom and semi-custom high-performance carbon bikes, including Allied Able, Allied Alfa, Allied Alfa Disc, and Allied Alfa Allroad. Learn more here.


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