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Posted May 6, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — A major shake-up in staffing at Accell North America has resulted in a variety of layoffs, new hires and promotions that affects the company's key bicycle brands as well as Seattle Bike Supply, a longtime distributor of bicycles, parts and accessories.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 6, 2014

MACON, Ga. (BRAIN) — As of May 1, Thomson Bike Products is requiring retailers to have signed its minimum advertised price and online sales policies before they can order products from the company's distributors.

Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2014

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has promoted Ben Luster, formerly a regional sales manager, to the newly created role of brand manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 6, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Outdoor supplier Black Diamond Inc., which owns the protective brand POC, is reporting that its first-quarter 2014 sales were up 7 percent, to $54.5 million, while gross margins were up 70 basis points to 38.4 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 5, 2014

MONROVIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Charles "Chuck" Stephens, the founder of the BMX brand ACS, died Friday at his home.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 5, 2014
Ketterer on Team DBR in 1992.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Keith "KK" Ketterer, who has been an inside sales rep at Giant USA for more than a dozen years, is hitting the road as a Giant account executive, the company said Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 5, 2014
Titev.

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BRAIN) — WTB has hired Nikolay Titev, who will augment WTB Europe's sales staff, managing Southeastern Europe's aftermarket as well as OEM sales. Titev is based in Bulgaria.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted May 4, 2014

POTOMAC, Md. (BRAIN) — Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar is being remembered as perhaps cycling's greatest supporter in congressional history.

Oberstar died at his home in Maryland early Saturday. He was 79 and his family said the cause of death was unknown.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted May 2, 2014

SURREY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bike parking rack supplier Reliance Foundry is holding a competition for bike commuters that will award a grand prize of $5,000 in bike equipment to the commuter who can "best express how biking to work has impacted their life and/or the lives of their co-workers or employees."

Posted in North America
Posted May 2, 2014

CARBONDALE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Brian Holcombe, the Web editor for Competitor Group Inc.'s VeloNews.com site, has joined PR agency Backbone Media.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted May 2, 2014
Raleigh Bicycle and local retailer Century Cycles support the event
Packed bike parking outside a school during last year's chalenge.

CLEVELAND (BRAIN) — The 7th annual Century Cycles' Bike to School Challenge will get underway Monday as more than 4,000 students from six schools will try to rack up even more numbers than they have in previous years.

Posted in North America
Posted May 1, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is arriving in mailboxes this week, and subscribers now have the option to receive a dynamic digital edition of the magazine. 

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted May 1, 2014
John Quinn

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — John Quinn has been promoted to USA executive vice president at Scott Sports, as long-time executive vice president Larry Morton and winter sales and soft goods manager Shauna Unser leave the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 1, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling hopes to raise $125,000 this month for the U.S. Bicycle Route System, a plan to map and designate bike-friendly corridors across the country.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 1, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jim Kelley has been promoted to president of The NPD Group's Sports and Leisure Trends businesses.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 1, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Distributor Torcano Industries has moved into a new 2,000-square-foot headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif., that features a warehouse, lobby area, office space and an upstairs loft.

Posted in North America
Posted May 1, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers interested in getting an 8 percent discount on Intebike booth space must be current members of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association as of May 16, the organization is reminding.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted April 30, 2014

EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Peter Flax is leaving Bicycling magazine, where he has been editor in chief since 2010. Flax is being replaced temporarily by Bill Strickland, Bicycling's current editor at large, according to a letter sent to staffers by Rodale president Scott D. Schulman on Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted April 30, 2014
But company acknowledges slower-than-expected start in action-camera market.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin on Wednesday reported double-digit growth in first-quarter revenue for all business segments except automotive/mobile, where declining demand for personal navigation devices dragged sales down 4 percent compared with a year earlier. 

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 30, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has entered into a three-year deal with Osmo Nutrition making the brand the official hydration partner to USA Cycling and Team USA Cycling.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition

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