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AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has announced that Lance Armstrong will be the opening speaker at its seventh annual TBI Conference in January. TBI also announced that it is extending early bird registration through Dec. 9.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — This Saturday Bosch eBike Systems is organizing public ride with 1984 Olympian Nelson Vails at the Santa Monica Electric Bike Expo in Southern California.

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has promoted Brendan Gecik to North American outside sales manager. Gecik has most recently been Highway Two's territory manager for Northern California.

Tagged Sales Reps

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes has announced dates and locations for its 2017 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Australia-based compression clothing brand 2XU has named Brian Anderson the president of its North American subsidiary. 

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Praxis Works has appointed Antoine Berte to the newly created position of European sales and marketing director. The company said the creation of the position was in response to increasing global demand for Praxis' line of cranksets, chainrings, wheels and bottom brackets.

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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Senate on Monday passed H.R. 4665, the Outdoor REC Act, which would instruct the Department of Commerce and federal land management agencies to provide statistics on how the outdoor industry, including bicycling, contributes to the U.S. economy. The legislation, which the House passed earlier this month, now goes to the president's desk.


BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors is launching its first-ever fund drive Tuesday in partnership with #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving. The organization joins other bike-related non-profits, including Trips for Kids, which has participated in Giving Tuesday for several years.

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Argon 18 has opened its first international office, which comes as the Canadian bike brand begins sponsoring and supplying the Astana Pro Team, the first World Tour team that the company has supplied. The new office is Busnago, Italy. 

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mission Sports Group, a marketing company founded by former pro racer Michael Engleman, is now handling marketing and logistics for Tyler Hamilton Training and Tyler Hamilton himself.

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AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International is taking submissions for the best published triathlon article and photo of the year, and best event and product videos of the year. The nominations are due by Dec.

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Distributions Lyncée will begin distributing Onza tires to Canadian IBDs starting in February.

MENDHAM, N.J. (BRAIN) — Van Dessel Cycles has launched a new website allowing customers with pricey carbon wheels or carbon cockpits to integrate those components into bike builds, giving dealers greater flexibility to complete builds.

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS Inc. has hired Jerry Vanderpool as its new rep for Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. He is based out of Boise, Idaho.

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LONDON (BRAIN) — The Mail on Sunday is reporting that the British cyclewear brand Rapha is in discussions about a possible purchase by the luxury goods company LVMH, the owner of Louis Vuitton and other brands.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland-based distributor Cyclone Bicycle has restructured its sales and management staff as the company said it is expanding its focus on exclusive brand partnerships.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has hired Ken Sheldon as a sales rep for Upstate New York. Sheldon, who officially started this month, has more than 20 years of sales experience in both the bicycling and skiing industry.

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WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Following a secondary stock offering this week, Compass Diversified Holdings, the former majority owner of Fox Factory, now owns just 14 percent of the company.

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Knight Composites has hired Tyler Robertson as its director of sales and marketing. Robertson will direct sales team expansion, as well as head up global marketing initiatives for the company.

Tagged People

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former mountain bike world champion and Liv Cycling ambassador Leigh Donovan is launching a new instructional video series: Intermediate Mountain Bike Skills 201, the follow-up to her Mountain Bike Skills 101 series.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship


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