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Posted November 10, 2014

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yuba Bicycles has signed eLastenrad, a German online seller of electric cargo bikes, as its new European distributor.

Posted in International
Posted November 10, 2014
Athletics director thanks local retailers for supporting the plan.

LEBANON, Ill. (BRAIN) — McKendree University is joining the list of universities and colleges that offer cycling as a full fledges varsity sport with a full time paid coach.

Posted in North America
Posted November 7, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Bicycles has hired Orli Chinea as the brand's Western regional sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / People
Posted November 7, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has announced the four finalists to host the 2017 and 2018 Cyclo-cross National Championships, a list that has been narrowed from 11 applicants.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted November 7, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pat Cunnane stepped up to the podium at the National Bicycle Tourism Conference Friday and said he had to apologize.

Posted in Industry News Tagged National Bicycle Tourism Conference
Posted November 7, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles USA has hired several new employees, including a new sales manager and director, as it transitions from consumer direct sales to IBD sales. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 7, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spy Inc. reported this week that third-quarter sales rose 8.1 percent to $11 million, driven by strong sales of goggles and prescription frames. Income from operations increased by $100,000 to $600,000 in the quarter, compared with $500,000 a year earlier.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 7, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Supporters are planning an event with a silent auction this month to raise funds for Adelaide Perr, a Boulder-based race organizer and SmartEtailing employee who was seriously injured when she collided with a car while training for a triathlon.

Posted in North America
Posted November 7, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has hired industry veteran Robert Kahler as its new lifestyle brand manager and has promoted Scott Matsuda from dealer support to the brand's product development department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 7, 2014

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) – Fewer shoppers are visiting bike shops, according to The Gluskin Townley Group, an industry research firm.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 6, 2014

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries posted yet another quarter of positive growth in its bike business.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 6, 2014
One- or two-day organized tours are increasingly popular.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Jim Sayer, Adventure Cycling Association's executive director, said bicycle tourism in the U.S. and internationally has become more prominent, more lucrative and is rapidly changing to meet consumer demand.

Posted in North America Tagged National Bicycle Tourism Conference
Posted November 6, 2014
Sue George

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com has brought on board Sue George to further develop and manage the bike shipping company's global communications and marketing.

The five-year-old company said it hired George to guide its communications and marketing initiatives worldwide.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 6, 2014

LONDON (BRAIN) — Investcorp has agreed to buy Dainese, the Italian protective gear maker, from Lino Dainese for €130 million ($162 million). Mr. Dainese will retain a minority stake in the business alongside Investcorp.

Posted in International
Posted November 6, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Polar Bottle's parent company, Product Architects, Inc., has created and filled two new positions in its operations department.

Ken Austin joins the Boulder-based company as director of operations and Tracy Lindsey becomes the company's first purchasing agent.

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 6, 2014
Local suppliers, retailers to advise mayor on ways to promote cycling.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International’s vice president of marketing Karen Bliss is chairing a newly created bicycling advocacy board in this city that will advise the mayor on public policies that affect cyclists, encourage private sector support of cycling, and promote national and international races in Philadelphia.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted November 5, 2014
Longtime show director Kenji Haroutunian let go; OR sales director Marisa Nicholson takes over role.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kenji Haroutunian, Outdoor Retailer’s veteran show director, has been let go by Emerald Expositions, Haroutunian told BRAIN on Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 5, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Is Detroit now a biking city?

Maybe not quite, but on a recent visit to the Motor City, BRAIN's Val Vanderpool found a surprisingly vibrant bike scene, with well attended group rides, thriving retail operations and a growing array of industry suppliers.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted November 5, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Tourism Conference begins a three-day series of seminars Thursday that takes a look at the growing interest in bicycle tourism and organized event rides.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / National Bicycle Tourism Conference
Posted November 4, 2014
Much of Taiwan's bike industry is based in and around Taichung.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Walk into the Splendor Hotel, and it is hard to believe that Taichung Bike Week organizer Steve Fenton promised last year to cut the show back in size. The show is almost a third larger this year, yet the 430 exhibitors say the intimate feel of the event remains intact.

Posted in International

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