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Posted February 24, 2016

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike has chosen Backbone Media as its U.S. public relations agency of record.

Haibike was established in Germany in 1995, and has been distributed in the U.S. since 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 24, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Nelson Vails, the only African-American cyclist to win an Olympic medal, will preside over five screenings of a new film about his life, "Cheetah – The Nelson Vails Story," at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International is working with Philadelphia bike advocates to support a "community bike build" this weekend.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Joan Hanscom has joined USA Cycling as its new director of event services. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 23, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Josh Hon, the founder and team captain of Tern Bicycles, will deliver a talk on "Accelerating the Goal of Sustainable Transportation in Asia" at the Velo-city Global 2016 conference, behind this weekend and early next week in Taipei.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted February 23, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Tom Roth and Framed Bikes have agreed to part ways, Roth announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jeff Wilbur has left CatEye America after 12 years with the company. "The timing was right for separation, as I understand the challenges midsize, dealer-direct models face when it comes to their marketing needs," Wilbur said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 22, 2016
Baylis to be remembered at NAHBS this weekend.

LA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Brian Baylis, one of the giants of U.S. custom steel framemaking, died Saturday at age 63 of complications from pneumonia. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Zen Bicycle Fabrication has discontinued operations and is in the process of vacating its premises. The company is working to find production capacity at other builders for its current customers, but it will not be getting back into production framebuilding itself.

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Amer Sports Corp., the owner of Mavic and several other outdoor brands, has bought Utah's Enve Composites for $50 million. 

Enve makes carbon rims, wheels and components and has annual sales of about $30 million.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 22, 2016
20Collective says a 'Got Milk" for cycling could boost participation — and sales at all levels of the industry.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A group of retailers dubbed the 20Collective has launched an initiative to grow cycling participation by establishing an industry-funded “Got Milk”-style marketing campaign for cycling targeted at the general public.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 19, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Monuments of Cycling, founders of the Belgian Waffle Ride, have signed a two-year title sponsorship deal with Cervélo Cycles, a pairing that the companies described as “more harmonious than Roubaix and cobbles and moules and frites.”

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition is seeking $10 million in state funding for what would be a groundbreaking program: giving consumers rebates for buying bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 19, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Stromer will give away a limited-edition ST1 e-bike to one winner after next weekend’s Electric Bike Expo in San Diego.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 19, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association have selected the recipients of the women’s scholarship program that will enable three women to attend the Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, California, this April.

Posted in North America Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted February 19, 2016

El SEGUNDO, Calif. (BRAIN) — “The Program,” director Stephen Frears’ feature film recounting the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong, has been made available by AT&T on the DirecTV Cinema pay-per-view service a month ahead of its theatrical release.

Posted in North America
Posted February 19, 2016
Left to right: Anne Marie Kehoe, vice president of Walmart, Tiffany Blankenship, vice president of Kent, Arnold Kamler, chairman of Kent, Reid Thornton, senior buyer

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Wal-Mart has awarded Kent International its Supplier of the Year award at the company’s beginning-of-the-year meeting. Kent won the same award last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 19, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Kory Pitcher’s Confluence Sports Inc. as sales representative for Utah, Idaho and temporarily for Wyoming and Montana.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news / People
Posted February 19, 2016
Around Town Bicycles of Pennsylvania had Wheel Factory hand build this set of wheels created from Hope Pro4 Boost Hub / WTB Scraper rims

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI is now offering a custom, made-to-order wheelbuilding service. The company is handbuilding a wide range of premium wheels for mountain, road, touring and bikepacking.

Dealers can choose from hundreds of hubs and rims that BTI offers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 18, 2016
Registration also open for Ogden Fat Bike Summit to be held next week.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  Quality Bicycle Products has announced that its Northeast Fat Bike Summit will be held March 4 as part of the Winterbike event in East Burke, Vermont. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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