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Posted April 21, 2015

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Lifeboat Events has sold PressCamp to Ohio-based Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing, a 21-year-old company that produces trade events in a variety of industries.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted April 21, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — In one of three ongoing collaborative efforts between PeopleForBikes and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, a wide-ranging survey will be sent out Tuesday to more than 400 current and potential members of each association.

Posted in North America
Posted April 20, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Canadian company Bewegen will supply about 400 bikes, including 100 e-bikes for a citywide bike share program in Birmingham, Alabama. The program will launch this fall and include 40 docking stations. The company said it's the first bike share program in North America to include e-bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 20, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features a look at how the surging value of the U.S. dollar is affecting prices of bike goods in the U.S. and abroad.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted April 20, 2015
Peter Reid.  photo credit: Matthew Clark/stirlandraephoto.com

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Squamish apparel brand 7mesh has named an Ambassador Team that will share their adventures wearing the company's clothing on multi-hour and multi-day rides.

The team, which consists mostly of athletes local to 7mesh's home base of British Columbia, includes:

Posted in North America
Posted April 20, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Wheel and rim maker Rolf Prima has moved its manufacturing and offices to their new facility in Eugene, Ore., about three miles from the company's previous location.

Posted in North America
Posted April 20, 2015
A page from the new site.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Diamondback's new consumer website is focused on stories about people whose connection to bicycles can inspire and encourage others.

Posted in North America
Posted April 20, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com, which facilitates the shipping of bikes to events, announced a new athlete ambassador program at the Sea Otter Classic last week. 

Posted in North America
Posted April 20, 2015

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suspension brand MRP has hired two industry veterans for its sales and marketing team. 

Adam Micklin, more recent the director of global sales for Hayes Bicycle Group, joins MRP as its vice president of sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 20, 2015
Who needs a photographer when you've got a selfie stick that will do the trick.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — From plus-sized tires to lightweight 'cross bikes, high-end kids' bikes and the latest in helmets and eyewear, the Sea Otter Classic offered something for everyone. 

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 17, 2015
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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Two U.S. Senators have introduced legislation that would lower tariffs — currently as high as 30 percent — on some types of "recreational performance outerwear." Some cycling rain gear might be included in the clothing items that would see a tariff reduction.

Posted in North America
Posted April 16, 2015
Plus, a photo gallery of new product, and happenings, at the annual festival and race.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tired of hearing about 27.5-plus tires? Does a new helmet line generate a big yawn? And has the chatter over the new 148-millimeter thru-axle left you shaking your head? Then what is the most novel, most useful new product at Sea Otter?

Posted in Industry News Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 16, 2015

MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — Following an in-depth system audit, Orbea has decided to cease manufacturing in Kunshan, China, at the end of June and expand its facility in Portugal.

Posted in International
Posted April 16, 2015

QUINCY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design is producing a new event this fall near its California headquarters. The Grinduro is a 60-mile competition on dirt and pavement with elements of gravel road racing and mountain bike enduro competitions.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted April 16, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — Wiggle, which bills itself as the U.K.'s largest online bike and tri-sports retailer, is planning a new multimillion-dollar marketing campaign aimed at increasing its penetration with cycling enthusiasts in the U.K. and Australia. 

Posted in International
Posted April 16, 2015
(l-r): Yasso, Wilhelm and Cosentino.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — With 5 percent growth in overall participation in 2013 and sales growth hitting double and single digits since 2010, the running market has stemmed recent sales and participation declines seen in other sports including biking and golf.

Posted in North America Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted April 15, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Sports Intl., Inc. has rolled out a new authorized dealer agreement and MAP policy. 

Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Beginning late summer, Highway Two will be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Knog accessories. Highway Two also will distribute Knog in Canada, alongside Live to Play Sports.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2015

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles USA has launched an outside sales team following its transition from consumer direct sales back to IBD sales in the U.S. The company said the transition has been successful as it now has more than 80 retail locations.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 14, 2015
Accessory brand also announces a new MAP policy.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is now the exclusive U.S. distributor for Birzman's tools and accessories. QBP has distributed the brand for about 18 months; the exclusive agreement is new.

Posted in North America

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