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Posted January 23, 2014

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies is hosting the year’s first Technician Training program, sponsored by the Light Electric Vehicle Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted January 22, 2014

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ben Capron, who previously served as chief brand officer at Specialized Bicycle Components, is back at the Morgan Hill, Calif., company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 22, 2014

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — The taxpayers of Montreal are expected to be the biggest losers following the bankruptcy of Bixi, the nonprofit spun off from the city's transportation department to supply international bike share systems.

Posted in International
Posted January 22, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports says its e-commerce vendor servers were affected by malware and that someone may have obtained personal data from customers who made purchases from the Easton-Bell Sports website in December.

The company said about 6,000 customers were affected.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted January 22, 2014
Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The best classroom for kids is the classroom that has no walls. With that pointed remark, Sally Jewell outlined her goal to raise $20 million and boost a national network of volunteers to introduce America's youth to the outdoors.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 22, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The NYC Bike Expo has announced a new location for its May 16-17 event. The consumer show is being held at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue at 26th Street in midtown Manhattan.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 22, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — VP Components has adopted a Minimum Advertised Price policy, the company announced Wednesday.  

Posted in North America
Posted January 22, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — David Bach is manning a booth at his first Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Expo Wednesday. It's the first day of a four-day show and Bach hopes he can convince retailers that riding a fat-tire bike on snow with a ski strapped to the front tire is a sure-fire sale.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 21, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Mark Mollenkopf has joined Portland Design Works as the accessory maker’s national sales manager.

Posted in North America
Posted January 21, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Blackburn is looking for adventure-minded cyclists to serve as brand ambassadors and chronicle their journeys in the company’s “Blackburn Rangers” program for 2014.

Posted in North America
Posted January 21, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hydration system manufacturer Hydrapak has completed an expansion of its San Francisco Bay Area headquarters as the company broadens U.S. distribution of its SoftFlask collapsible bottles for gels and liquids.

Posted in North America
Posted January 21, 2014

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — For the 2014 racing season, Yeti Cycles will focus its international race efforts solely on the Enduro World Series with a fully supported team that includes Junior DH World Champion Richie Rude.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 21, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has hired Adam Chamberlain as its new vice president of marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 21, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts Inc. has named Verde Brand Communications as its PR agency of record. 

Posted in North America
Posted January 21, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness is now the official supplier of trainers to Team Sky, the team and Georgia-based supplier announced Tuesday.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 21, 2014

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries' Sugoi Performance Apparel has acquired the mountain bike and lifestyle apparel brand Sombrio.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 20, 2014

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Finish Line Technologies is sponsoring two new top-level pro cycling teams for 2014: Orica-GreenEDGE and Trek Factory Racing.

Astana Pro Team, Cannondale Pro Cycling and Team Europcar are continuing with Finish Line this season.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 20, 2014
Steve Marcus

NEWTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Steve Marcus, a longtime New England sales rep for several brands and a former retailer and framebuilder, died Thursday, Jan. 16, at age 60.

Marcus had been suffering from cancer for several years, friends said. He died at home surrounded by his family.

Posted in North America
Posted January 20, 2014

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former Easton-Bell Sports marketing director Don Palermini has joined Consumer Review, the publisher of MTBR.com and RoadBikeReview.com, as editorial director.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted January 20, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Competition Cycles, which has been off the market for nearly two years, has been sold; the new owners and management say it will begin shipping 2014 model bikes this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions

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