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By Marc Sani

As long as retailers effectively manage preseason orders tied to supplier dating programs, the current ordering structure for bikes—coupled with summer-season dealer events—appears to work.

SALT LAKE CITY, CA (BRAIN)—As the bike industry trade show season started heating up, SOAR Communications has picked up several new clients.

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Hawley is now distributing Halo Headbands.

Tagged Distributor news

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—From mayors to mass merchants to minority markets, organizers of the 2012 Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC) are including these topics in the agenda for the April 17 - 19, 2012 conference.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is adding a little friendly competition to its OutDoor Demo event with the Strava OutDoor Demo Challenge.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—As a warm up for Interbike, Leisure Trends Group is hosting an informative webinar to discuss Cycling retail sales trends.

Tagged Web/Internet / Interbike

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Move Sport, Inc., of Boulder, Colorado, the exclusive distributor of Vredestein Two Wheel Tires for the United States and Canada, has named Johnny Halliday a sales rep for British Columbia, Stu Lungteign for Alberta, John Hunter and associates Jeff Cook and Laura Watson for Ontario, and Jean Marc

SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press has hired publishing veteran Robert Rex as advertising manager.

Tagged Media/Publishing

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN)—Tom Caldwell and Marisa Klein of Great Pacific Sales are Ibex Outdoor Clothing's new West Coast sales reps covering California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii.

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN) — Pedro's president and general manager Matt Simpson has decided to leave the company in mid-September.

He announced his departure in an email to friends and colleagues.

Tagged People

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Sales reps are often the forgotten souls of the bike industry, so Interbike is considering sponsoring the formation of a non-profit sales representative association.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Smart, a rectangular booth tucked away amid much more elaborate setups in one of Eurobike’s large trade halls, was a hive of activity Thursday morning as photographers jockeyed for optimal shooting position and a television crew conducted interviews.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM president Stan Day spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday about the component company’s plans to go public, saying the move would lay the financial foundation for future growth, improve transparency in the industry and ensure SRAM’s existing management would steer the compa

Bicycling magazine kicked off its 50th Anniversary with a VIP event at the Classic Car Club in NYC with cycling legend Eddy Merckx. Pictured (L-R) are Bicycling editor-in-chief Peter Flax, Eddy Merckx, Bicycling SVP/publishing director Chris Lambiase and Gita Sports marketing director Sandy Nicholls.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Silas Hesterberg has joined Giant’s Global Development team in the role of global product developer - off-road.

In his new position he’s responsible for enhancing and expanding Giant’s line of off-road bikes, with a strong focus on the sport and hardtail segments.

Tagged People

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has promoted Sarah Harper Burke to the position of retail marketing manager.

Tagged People

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Gary Newkirk, an industry veteran and a professional photographer, joins the staff at Bicycle Retailer & Industry News today as its director of sales and marketing.

Tagged BRAIN News

HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group announced Wednesday that it would increase its minority stake in Derby Cycle AG to approximately 22 percent.

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—The Munich District Court in Germany has granted a preliminary ex parte injunction against several Dahon North America products for design patent violation. The design patent covers Dahon’s Ios and Vector models, which Dahon North America has been offering as part of its 2012 range.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Dealers, distributors and press will stream into Messe Friedrichshafen this morning by the thousands as the Eurobike tradeshow opens in Southern Germany. (Click on title and then open file to right of headline to view Eurobike PDF Newsletter).

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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