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Posted November 6, 2015
Tim Blumenthal of PeopleForBikes and Chris Speyer of Accell North America were the keynote speakers Thursday morning

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) -- Chris Speyer, CEO of Accell North America, told attendees at the National Bicycle Tourism conference Thursday morning that they play a major role in helping grow the pie in an otherwise stagnant bike market.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences / National Bicycle Tourism Conference
Posted November 5, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports third quarter revenue was flat at $266.5 million, but was up about 9 percent after removing the effect of currency exchange fluctuations — an increase that Dorel Industries credited to its IBD sales.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 5, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland-based distributor Cyclone Bicycle Supply has acquired New Jersey's Action Bicycle USA.

As of Feb. 1, 2016, both locations will operate as Cyclone Bicycle Supply.

Action has been in operation since 1988, while Cyclone opened its doors in 2003.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 5, 2015

MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has named Sergio Iglesias creative director. In his new role, Iglesias will be in charge of Rotor´s brand identity, its visual presence in the marketplace, and the brand´s long-term creative direction.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 5, 2015

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ironman CEO Andrew Messick and USAT president Barry Siff will be among the keynote speakers for its 6th annual triathlon trade conference, being held Jan. 24-26 in Marina del Rey, California.

Posted in North America
Posted November 5, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha and Team Sky will end their four-year sponsorship agreement at the conclusion of the 2016 season, Rapha founder Simon Mottram announced this week on the company's website

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 5, 2015

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has hired Vince Mazzuca as senior marketing manager and Jennie Wong as sales and marketing coordinator.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 4, 2015
Some attendees delayed due to canceled or diverted flights.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Tour Network kicked off its 26th annual conference Wednesday afternoon, returning to the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego. The event brings together the bicycle and tourism industries for four days of networking and sharing of best practices.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / National Bicycle Tourism Conference
Posted November 4, 2015
Company plans to move the brand to Taiwan, will continue some legacy products as it adds new models.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marzocchi is unlikely to contribute much to Fox Factory’s bottom line for at least a year, Fox executives warned investors Wednesday, saying it will take some time and money to resurrect the Italy-based brand, which is currently dormant.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 4, 2015

RICHMOND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cycle Monkey is now going to distribute Tout Terrain bikes and other products in the U.S.

Tour Terrain is a German maker of high-end city and expedition touring bikes, suspended trailers for children and cargo, and the Cinq5 components line.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 4, 2015
Berkshire Partners-fueled Implus has recently bought TriggerPoint and Balega.

DURHAM, N.C. (BRAIN) — Implus LLC, which owns a variety of outdoor and fitness brands, has bought FuelBelt Inc., the maker of hydration belts and running accessories.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 4, 2015

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group will continue to focus on its Outdoor & Bags division, despite some softness in sales of its electronics and camera bags in the Swedish company's most recent quarter.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 3, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — As mentioned in a recent article about the League of American Bicyclists' new executive director, the League's former CEO, Andy Clarke, has joined Toole Design

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 3, 2015

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Alex Strickland has been promoted to editor-in-chief at Adventure Cyclist magazine as its previous editor, Michael Deme, has assumed the position of design and media department director and executive editor of the magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted November 3, 2015

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Craft brewer Oskar Blues has added an extensive bike terrain park to its Colorado hops and cattle farm, and recently hosted an invitational jumping event at the new venue.

Posted in North America
Posted November 3, 2015
Johnson is a former VP at GU.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker has hired Christian Johnson to fill the company's newly created position of vice president of global sales. The company said the new role highlights its rapid expansion.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 3, 2015
Longtime ad sales rep Dick Crumb retires.
Karl Wiedemann.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has hired Karl Wiedemann to handle advertising sales on the East Coast. Wiedemann replaces Dick Crumb, who is retiring after 24 years selling for the magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps / Media/Publishing / BRAIN News
Posted November 2, 2015

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has introduced a three-tiered structure to its Reynolds Assurance Program, a protection program for its carbon fiber wheels.

Posted in North America
Posted November 2, 2015

BERLIN (BRAIN) — German e-bike company Brose has hired Anne Guethoff as its new director of marketing. Guethoff has diverse marketing management and sales integration experience at companies including Johnson & Johnson, Essilor Transitions and Rodenstock.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 2, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers in Taiwan are encouraging members of the bike industry and bike advocacy community to combine trips to next year's Velo-City Global conference and the Taipei Cycle Show.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

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