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Posted October 20, 2015
Alex Doty with League board chair Karen Jenkins.
Doty, the executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, will replace the League's longtime director Andy Clarke, who resigned in July.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted October 19, 2015

ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Source Endurance will offer a three-day training camp for participants in next year's Belgium Waffle Ride, a San Diego-area endurance road event popular with many industry members. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 19, 2015
Fox indicates it will expand to more price points with Marzocchi brand.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding has agreed to buy "certain assets" related to Marzocchi's mountain bike suspension product line. The company did not say what assets it will buy, but indicated that it will market the Marzocchi brand worldwide and use the brand to hit new price points.

Posted in International
Posted October 19, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Gita Sporting Goods Ltd. has hired the Vivion Group as its sales representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted October 19, 2015

RUTLAND, Vt. (BRAIN) — A new organization, North American Cycle Sport, says it will support grass-roots bike racing by offering lower membership and insurance costs than USA Cycling. 

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 19, 2015
The new Flying V logo.

NEWBURG, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Custom clothing supplier Verge Sport is rebranding with a new logo that comes along with a new back-end order management system.

Posted in North America
Posted October 19, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea USA, which is now in its second year since becoming solely owned and operated by its Spanish headquarters, announced Monday that it is restructuring its sales force.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2015
A De Marchi store within a store.

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike, the North American distributor of De Marchi clothing, is looking for limited partnerships with shops in the U.S. and Canada, which will include custom store-within-a-store buildouts with a minimum order. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — To coincide with the fall lighting season, CatEye America has announced an upgraded Volt series of USB-rechargeable headlights. All models in the Volt line receive substantial lumen increases, with marginal or no price increases to the models they replace.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2015

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Scott Montgomery has left Club Ride Apparel, where he has been CEO for three and a half years. Club Ride founder Mike Herlinger will take the reins as interim CEO, the company announced.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced plans to open a distribution center in the Reno, Nev., area to serve its Western U.S. dealers.

The company's fourth U.S. facility is set to begin operations on Dec. 10 of this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 15, 2015

GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports S.A., has agreed to acquire the Dolomite footwear brand from Italy's Tecnica Group S.p.A, for an undisclosed amount.

Posted in North America
Posted October 15, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (BRAIN) – Hutchinson Tire North America has announced a new minimum advertised price policy for all dealers and distributors in North America, effective Nov. 1.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 15, 2015
Steve Hawley (right) passes a handlebar to Sylvain Caya.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley and Lambert, which have shared ownership for about five years, are taking the next step to becoming one global team by combining the leadership teams of both companies.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 15, 2015

HERTOGENBOSCH, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Carbon wheel and component manufacturer Edco Engineering has hired Clayton Goldsmith as their international sales manager.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted October 15, 2015

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has hired independent sales rep Dean Kuzara to cover the Pacific Northwest, including Washington state, Oregon, Montana and Alaska.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted October 14, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The city of Santa Monica’s Breeze Bike Share program has landed premium streaming television service Hulu LLC as the program’s sponsor, securing a five-year commitment. Hulu employs more than 500 workers in Santa Monica.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 14, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — World Bicycle Relief distributed 220 bicycles to students in Eritrea on Tuesday in collaboration Team Africa Rising, the National Eritrean Cycling Federation, the Eritrean Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Ministry of Education and the UNDP.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 14, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — After one year in beta, cycling software company Zwift is offering a paid subscription service starting Oct. 29.

Users gain access to the indoor cycling software with non-contract monthly pricing of $10 for all markets, except the UK, which will be priced at £8 per month.

Posted in North America
Posted October 13, 2015

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Knight Composites has entered into a distribution agreement with J&B Importers to service the IBD market in the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news

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