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Posted January 22, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Car rack maker RockyMounts has hired Soar Communications to handle its public relations and brand communications, effective this month.

Posted in North America
Posted January 22, 2016

WILRIJIK, Belgium (BRAIN) — Sapim has just moved its headquarters to a new location.

Posted in International
Posted January 21, 2016

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian e-bike electric propulsion system manufacturer BionX International has named Casey Anderson as its new sales manager for North America and emerging markets.

Posted in International
Posted January 21, 2016

DETROIT (BRAIN) — Detroit Bikes has hired Chris Kiesling as chief operating officer. Kiesling will focus on strengthening and expanding Detroit Bikes’ manufacturing operations to meet growing customer demand. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 21, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The mobile bike shop franchise operation Velofix will provide support for races and recreational rides at this year's Subaru Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted January 21, 2016

ADELAIDE, Australia (BRAIN) — The new Canyon/SRAM Racing women's team is holding "tryouts" for a new team member via the Zwift online cycling application. 

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 21, 2016

CANBERRA, Australia (BRAIN) — Australia-based Today's Plan is expanding into the U.S. and Canada with its customized training plans and analytics that it offers for specific bike events.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 20, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Framed Bicycles has added several sales reps for its new series of "Non Internet" Framed Fat bikes, sold under the Wolftrax series name.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted January 20, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (BRAIN) — A Celebration of Life ceremony is being planned in honor of Bill Austin, a longtime bicycle industry leader who died last month at 78.

Posted in North America
Posted January 20, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (BRAIN) — TriSports.com, a multi-sport retailer, is supporting World Bicycle Relief with a donation that will purchase five WBR Buffalo Bicycles to be used in Africa.

Posted in International
Posted January 19, 2016
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OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Selle Royal has hired Jason Schiers to head U.S. research and development.

Posted in North America
Posted January 19, 2016

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — American Kenda Rubber, the North American sales and marketing office for Kenda Tire, has announced the hiring of Al Clark as the global products manager for its bicycle division.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 19, 2016

NAMPA, Idaho (BRAIN) — Deity Components has updated its dealer programs for 2016, adding volume discount programs, an annual dealer reward program, shop team pricing, an expanded employee purchase program and more.

Posted in North America
Posted January 19, 2016

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Gravity Cartel, the U.S. sales and service office for Spank Industries and iXS Protective Gear, has moved to a larger warehouse and office in Vancouver, Washington.

Posted in North America
Posted January 19, 2016

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles has hired Brian "Sally" Fornes as its new brand manager. Fornes was previously at Raleigh USA where he began his 10-year career in the warranty department, eventually holding titles including "marketing guy" and product manager before parting in December.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 19, 2016

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports Corporation announced Tuesday that president and CEO Heikki Takala is assuming direct responsibility for the company's apparel business unit and its Arc'teryx brand.

Posted in International
Posted January 19, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes has three locations and dates confirmed in its 2016 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 19, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Jagwire has announced that Quality Bicycle Products will serve as its exclusive distributor in the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 18, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jeff McGuane has joined Specialized as the company's global sales and market development leader. McGuane most recently was the CEO of One Industries, a supplier of protective gear, helmets, gloves, graphics, hard parts and race wear for motocross and mountain bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 18, 2016

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers' Association has sold out of exhibitor space for its upcoming trade show, which is Feb. 3-4.

Posted in North America Tagged CABDA

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