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Posted December 13, 2013

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — With charity rides and other cycling-based fundraisers booming, the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Conference is dedicating a breakout program to the field at its upcoming conference in February. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted December 12, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Power meter brand Stages Cycling is opening an office in Kirchzarten, Germany, that will handle sales and distribution of its products within Europe. Saddleback LTD will continue to exclusively distribute Stages to dealers in the U.K. and Ireland.

Posted in International
Posted December 12, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has launched new pro deal programs for its brands to help shop employees and bike industry enthusiasts get discounts on the company's cycling, snow and power sports products.

Posted in North America
Posted December 11, 2013
Updated with Sinyard's visit to Cafe Roubaix

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN) — Cafe Roubaix owner Dan Richter said on the store's Facebook page Tuesday that Specialized president Mike Sinyard had called him to discuss a much publicized trademark dispute between Specialized and the store.

Posted in North America
Posted December 11, 2013

ORANGE, CA (BRAIN) — Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, will be among the keynote speakers at the three-day Triathlon Business International conference next month. 

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted December 11, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Strava CEO Michael Horvath is stepping down to become president and chair of the company's board on Jan. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Mobile bike apps
Posted December 11, 2013
Furtado (left) with Price

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Marilyn Price, the founder of Trips for Kids, has been named an ambassador for the Juliana Bicycles brand, the women's line of mountain bikes launched by Santa Cruz Bicycles last summer.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted December 11, 2013

PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival are planning to make a bid to host a stop on the 2015 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, they announced Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Competition / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted December 11, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Sports drink mix brand has a new CEO as Mason Reay steps down from that position. The new CEO is Kevin Rutherford, who most recently was president and CEO of The Caldrea Company, best known for the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day brand.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 10, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is prepping to launch a new website that will go live Jan. 6. Leading up to the changeover, the distributor said it will have modified hours of operation and limited services. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 10, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — A management shakeup at Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) has led to the ouster of Scott Dickey, president and CEO, and Steve Gintowt, chief financial officer. Two executives with extensive financial backgrounds have temporarily replaced them.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted December 10, 2013

LEVIS, Quebec, and BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Distributor Lambert is adding Fizik, Selle Royal WD-40 Bike and First Endurance to its selection of brands for the Canadian IBD market, effective early 2014.

Posted in North America
Posted December 10, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — British frame tubing maker Reynolds Technology Ltd has added a new U.S. distributor, Torch and File.

Posted in North America
Posted December 9, 2013
The trademark owner says Specialized's enforcement of the trademark was out of line

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle overstepped its bounds when it registered the Roubaix trademark in Canada and then tried to prevent a Calgary retailer from using the name, Advanced Sports International’s CEO told BRAIN on Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted December 9, 2013

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply has closed its Dallas, Texas, facility as it restructures its warehouse network. It also will close warehouses in Rancho Dominguez, California, and Reynoldsburg, Ohio, within the month.

Posted in North America
Posted December 9, 2013

COCHRANE, Alberta (BRAIN) — A Canadian retailer says Specialized Bicycle is suing him over his use of the name Roubaix, which Specialized has trademarked in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted December 9, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Organizers of the Interbike and Outdoor Retailer trade shows are debuting a new media event that will showcase women’s-specific products to non-endemic journalists June 10-12, 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 6, 2013

PARIS, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian Cyclist magazine has named Canada’s top bike shops via the results of its second-annual online readers’ choice survey.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / Awards
Posted December 6, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Swarm, a startup that provides analytics and marketing tools for small and medium-sized retailers, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding, led by Icon Venture Partners.  

Posted in North America
Posted December 6, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — IBD merchandise sales gained 3 percent in October over the same period in 2012, hitting $175 million according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTrak IBD sales summary.

Posted in Studies/Reports

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