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Posted April 10, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio (BRAIN) — Boom Nutrition, the maker of Carb Boom! Energy Gels, has announced the hiring of three new sales agencies. 

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 10, 2015
Rubbers tubes are packaged with a free patch.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Novato, Calif.-based distributor BikeSmart Inc. has signed a U.S. distribution agreement with Rubbers, a line of bicycle inner tubes based out of Vancouver, BC.

Posted in North America
Posted April 9, 2015

MURRIETA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Turner Bicycles has begun selling factory-direct to consumers in areas of North America where there is no authorized Turner dealer, the company said Thursday.

Posted in North America
Posted April 9, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Bikerumor has promoted Zach Overholt from tech editor to managing editor, putting him in charge of all freelance and full-time contributors to the cycling tech blog.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted April 9, 2015
My City Bikes offers mobile apps tailored for entry-level riders in 130 U.S. communities.
The Aspen, Colorado, app's homepage.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is working with My City Bikes, the maker of free mobile apps that provide resources for beginner cyclists in specific communities, including 130 so far in the U.S.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mobile bike apps / Interbike
Posted April 8, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — As a strong U.S. dollar continues its tight grip on a weak euro, Campagnolo North America is doing what few companies choose to do. Since February, the high-end Italian component maker has dropped its wholesale prices to U.S. distributors 18 percent.

Posted in International
Posted April 8, 2015

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — Erica Greif, a member of the ZOCA-Halo Sports Hedrick Women's Racing Team, died Tuesday night in an auto accident on the way to this week's Redlands Bicycle Classic in Southern California. She was 23.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted April 8, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Limited tickets are still available for the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to be held Saturday, April 18, at the Harvard Club in downtown Boston.

Posted in North America
Posted April 8, 2015

CARLSTADT, N.J. (BRAIN) — Action Bicycle USA has hired Chris Ballard as an outside sales rep for the New York metro area territory (the five boroughs and Westchester). He will be representing Action Bicycle USA exclusively.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 7, 2015
PROVO, Utah (BRAIN) — The Utah Bike Summit is set to take place Friday at the Provo Library at Academy Square. Mountain biking legend Gary Fisher will be the keynote speaker at the daylong summit.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 7, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland-based frame maker Vanilla Workshop will pack up a truck with bikes and head south later this month for its California Fit Tour, bringing owner Sacha White's fit program to stops in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio (BRAIN) — System Cycle Supply is now distributing Box, Promax and Vee Rubber.

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems has expanded into Canada through a partnership with Live to Play Sports that will introduce the German company's Performance Line e-bike drive system to the market.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 7, 2015
Pizzi to focus on ANA's IBD brands Raleigh, SBS, Lapierre and Redline as well as IBD e-bike strategies.

KENT, Wash.  (BRAIN) — Accell North America has named Larry Pizzi to the role of senior vice president of sales and marketing for the company's IBD channel business.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 6, 2015

MONTEREY, Calif. — Best-selling authors and leaders from industries as varied as running and the National Football League combined with top bike industry executives have swelled Bicycle Leadership Conference attendance to over 200 with a week to go.

Posted in North America Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted April 6, 2015

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling is extending additional margins for dealers who sell its mountain bike wheels this month.

Posted in North America
Posted April 6, 2015

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Giant Canada has promoted Nica Novlesky to a new role as brand specialist for the Liv brand, and named Hugo Lanthier to the new position of event coordinator/public relations/After Service and Quality Assurance (ASQA) supervisor.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 3, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Yuba Bicycles has hired a new sales rep agency for the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region. Bob Sharpe of PedalFree.net will sell Yuba's lineup of cargo bikes in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and western Pennsylvania.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 3, 2015

MARIN, Calif. (BRAIN) — British cycling journalist Carlton Reid is traveling the U.S. this year on a book tour, but also looking to interview industry folk who remember the Bike Boom days of the 1970s, as research for his next book.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted April 3, 2015
BRAIN interviews the guy who runs one of the world's most-visited bike websites — in his spare time.

(BRAIN) — The intersection where bikes and technology collide is one of the busiest in the bike business. Established players like Garmin and Polar, along with new companies like Strava, Zwift, Stages Cycling and 4iiii, are catching the attention of the tech world as much as the bike market.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing

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