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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles has added new sales reps in the U.S, in addtion to new inside sales and demo staff members.

Tagged People

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has designated nine new  schools to its "Bicycle Friendly Universities" list, bringing the total to 44 institutions in 25 states. Among the new names on the list are Ivy League schools Yale and Princeton, League officials noted. 

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — Sales agency New England Athletic has a new name and has added Cervélo and Focus bikes to its portfolio.

The agency has been renamed GPM Sports Group.

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NORTHVALE, NJ (BRAIN) — Jamis Bicycles has hired Mike Abrams as Eastern regional sales manager. 

Tagged People

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — Southern California race promoter Over the Hump Bike Race Series is offering limited license agreements to expand the event's brand to new territories.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — Former UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team trainer and soigneur, Bill Haelsen, died Monday at his home in Asheville, North Carolina. Haelsen was 45 years old.

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MONROVIA, CA (BRAIN) — If you’ve called American Cycle Systems (ACS BMX) in the last 40 years, chances are you’ve spoken with Sheri Johnson, who is retiring this week after a long career with the brand.

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SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Emilio De Soto has recently bought back shares in the privately held De Soto Clothing, Inc. from one of last remaining original shareholders, giving the company's founder full control of the brand.

The last original shareholder was triathlete Dan Neyenhuis.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

The fourth edition of DealerCamp will be held a few days later than prior editions and will feature a consumer day, organizers announced late Tuesday.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) — Maine distributor Downeast Bicycle Specialists has joined SmartEtailing’s Supplier Sync program, which makes it possible for subscribing retailer to display Downeast's inventory on their websites.

Tagged Web/Internet / Distributor news

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has promoted Dwayne Weddle to its global sales team, where he will be responsible for OEM sales support.

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MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Organizers of this Friday's 9th annual Saris Gala expect the event to maintain its status as the largest single-night advocacy fundraiser in the U.S. The Gala has raised more than $650,000 in its first eight editions.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has added Profile Design and Bellwether products to its offerings, the companies announced this week.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwanese manufacturer JD Group will show a new electric bike motor targeted at North American bike makers at next month's Taichung Bike Week, a major original equipment spec' event.

Tagged Electric bike / Tradeshows and conferences

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic has added Mike McCormack and Wendy Booher to its communications staff. The two replace outgoing communications director Donna Brown.

Tagged People / Sea Otter Classic

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic, Inc. has updated its dealer website and added a new portal site to centralize online dealer resources in the U.S.

Mavicpro.com is a gateway to wholesale ordering, product technical information, media tools and marketing materials.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Jim Spring, the founder of Leisure Trends Group and a leader in tracking and analyzing the retail sports industry, died Monday at 75.

Bill Watkins crosses the finish line to win the 2011 USA Cycling Masters Road Nationals Criterium Championship in Bend, Oregon, riding a Serotta.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — William Watkins has been appointed CEO of Serotta and its parent company, Great American Bicycle, the company announced Monday.

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The international cycling union UCI on Monday drove the final nail into Lance Armstrong's doping punishment, announcing that it would not appeal the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's finding that Armstrong doped for much of his professional career.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
The ride rollout in Manhattan Beach

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN) — From Giant Bicycle headquarters to Oakley headquarters, more than 120 riders wrapped up a three-day, 200-mile trip on Sunday to benefit the Young Survival Coalition, a global organization dedicated to helping young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

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