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VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Gravity Cartel, the U.S. office for Taiwan component maker Spank Industries and Switzerland’s iXS protective gear, has hired industry veteran Mike Novak in its sales department.

Posted in North America
3 hours 11 min ago
Scot Breithaupt. Copyright: Creative Commons.

INDIO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Scot Breithaupt, an early BMX champion and founder of the SE Racing bike brand, was found dead Saturday in a tent in Indio. Local officials identified the body Sunday.

Posted in North America
4 hours 18 min ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN)—Former Yakima executive Chris Chadwick is stepping back into the bicycle business to run ParkaBike, a manufacturer of commercial bike racks, bike lockers, bike shelters and racks for skateboards and snowboards.

Posted in North America
3 days 3 hours ago
Dutch conglomerate adds a major mountain bike brand to its portfolio.

ALMERE, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Pon Holdings, a Dutch conglomerate that owns several bike brands including Cervélo, Focus and Gazelle, has purchased California-based Santa Cruz Bicycles.

Posted in International
3 days 19 hours ago

EAGLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Logan VonBokel is joining the PR and media communications firm Uncommon Communications as a senior account manager. VonBokel was previously a tech reporter for Velo magazine.

Posted in North America
3 days 20 hours ago

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The VH1 cable network is trying to line up 150 sets of twins to ride tandem bikes for a promotion to be shown live on Good Morning America on July 15. Organizers hope to break a Guinness world record for the largest parade of tandem bikes.

Posted in North America
3 days 21 hours ago
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has hired Scott Christenson as California territory manager, filling the position left open by Steve Hays, after his transition to a product and procurement role this spring.
Posted in North America
3 days 23 hours ago
Rack company is buying a $20.1 million building on 13 acres.
Yakima is buying the West End Building for $20.1 million.

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products plans to move from its current leased space here to a new, much larger building it is buying in nearby Lake Oswego.

Posted in North America
4 days 7 min ago

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America has hired the Peter Kidd Agency to represent the electronics and accessory brand in New England, quadrupling it's rep coverage in the region.

Posted in North America
4 days 2 hours ago

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in our 2015-2016 State of Retail panel.

Retailers selected for the panel will weigh in on business-related topics affecting the industry. Responses are printed in each issue of the magazine.

Posted in Retail News
4 days 4 hours ago

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — TSG Consumer Partners LLC, a strategic equity investor, has acquired the online outdoor sports retailer Backcountry.com, including its CompetiveCyclist.com division, from Liberty Interactive Corporation.

Posted in Retail News
4 days 20 hours ago
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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Andy Clarke is stepping down as president of the League of American Bicyclists, after a dozen years in the position.

Posted in North America

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