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Posted April 27, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA Corporation has announced several changes and additions to their sales representatives and inside sales staff.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — A groundbreaking e-bike measure backed by an industry lobbying effort gets its first hearing Monday in the California legislature. The hearing comes after the sponsor of a competing bill, supported by Pedego Electric Bikes, agreed to drop his bill in favor of the other measure.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 27, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Raleigh UK LTD will be Salsa Cycles' exclusive distributor to United Kingdom bike shops effective May 1.

Posted in International
Posted April 27, 2015

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has elevated Steve Hays from a territory management position to the newly created logistics management role. Hays has been with the helmet and protective gear company since 2012, and has spent the past 15 months managing the California territory.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 24, 2015

CARLSTADT, N.J. (BRAIN) — Action Bicycle USA has expanded its outside sales force with the hiring of William P. "Pat" Mahoney for the state of Ohio.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 24, 2015

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Products from cargo bike brand Yuba Bicycles are now available through The Bike Cooperative.

The Bike Co-op's 340 retail member earn rebates on their purchases from its supplier partners, which includes Yuba, effective immediately. 

Posted in North America
Posted April 24, 2015

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has hired a new inside sales representative, Andrew "AJ" Ariss. 

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 23, 2015

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic sales in the first quarter of 2015 were about flat compared with last year, the brand's parent company, Amer Sports Corp., announced Thursday.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted April 23, 2015

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group released a brief statement Thursday saying that it has "recorded an increase in both turnover and profit in the first months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014."

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed legislation to give the President trade promotion authority (TPA), legislation that the Outdoor Industry Association and the National Retail Federation support.

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2015

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima has launched an online photo contest, called #sharethetrail, aimed at promoting outdoor stewardship. The contest is co-sponsored by Leave No Trace, IMBA and Subaru.

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Next year’s IBD Summit will return to the Marriott Tempe at The Buttes in Phoenix, January 12-14, organizers announced Thursday. The fifth annual event is presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted April 22, 2015

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — The fast-growing Australian urban/commuter bike brand Reid Cycles will be distributed in the U.S. for the first time starting next month.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2015
Fat bikes and 650b front-suspension bike sales were up, as were sales of sub-$1,500 road bikes.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — U.S. bike wholesaler sales grew 6 percent through March compared with the first three months of last year, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association wholesale business report released this week. Sales were up more than 7 percent in March. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 22, 2015

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies, a division of Accell North America and maker of IZIP and eFlow electric bikes, has appointed Mark Rushmann as its Midwest territory manager.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 22, 2015
Brand synergy?
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has completed the acquisition of Louisville Slugger, which it first announced about a month ago.
Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted April 22, 2015

CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Devinci is starting a demo program for U.S. dealers out of the Northwest.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — JAM Media Collective has been named the PR agency of record for sports hydration brand Osmo Nutrition.

Founded by Dr. Stacy Sims, Fairfax, Calif.-based Osmo is the first and only hydration and protein line scientifically formulated for the unique physiology of female athletes.

Posted in North America
Posted April 21, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Racks has launched an advocacy campaign called #LongForTheRide that aimed at helping create great places to ride.

Posted in North America
Posted April 21, 2015
Updated: Back-office functions relocated to Connecticut from British Columbia. Bike apparel sales to be handled by Dorel's outside rep force in the U.S. Independent reps continue to sell Sugoi running apparel.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) – Dorel Sports is reorganizing its apparel division. The company is opening a new facility later this year that it's calling the Apparel Center of Excellence in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Posted in International

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