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Posted March 11, 2015

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry's bicycle committee will hold its yearly public meeting at the Taipei Cycle Show in Taiwan next week. 

Posted in International Tagged Competition / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 11, 2015
NBDA, National Retail Federation and the Outdoor Industry Association applaud the latest attempt.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced a new version of the Marketplace Fairness Act, legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from e-commerce dealers who sell into their state, even if the retailer did not have a physical presence in the state.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2015

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Fox Head Inc. has named Paul Harrington as its CEO. Harrington is a former CEO of Easton-Bell Sports.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 10, 2015

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB has hired industry veteran and mountain bike racer Jeff Kendall-Weed as the international sales lead in the company's U.S. office. Kendall-Weed joins WTB from Ibis Cycles, where he served as international sales manager.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted March 10, 2015

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Kent International has signed an agreement to become a licensee of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for bicycle tires and tubes. The products will be available for purchase at Walmart and Dunham's this spring.

Posted in North America
Posted March 10, 2015
The federal Highway Trust Fund is a major focus.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Hundreds of bicycling leaders from around the country are gathering in the nation's capital this week for the 15th annual National Bike Summit, produced by the League of American Bicyclists.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 10, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The 227-page report issued late Sunday by the Cycling Independent Reform Commission to the UCI offers a probing and insightful look into how UCI officials were more concerned with racing’s worldwide growth and how to protect the sport’s reputation rather than aggressively work to clea

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted March 10, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Component brand Deity will be distributed in Canada by Vancouver-based Trident Sports, the companies announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted March 10, 2015
September event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first UCI MTB World Championships.
Wells and Overend are Specialized teammates.

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Famed mountain bikers Ned Overend and Todd Wells are getting behind a "dirt fondo" in their home town of Durango, Colo., that will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, which were held in Durango in 1990 and won by Overend.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted March 9, 2015

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — As a whole, Accell Group N.V. racked up record sales and net profits last year, but the Dutch company's North American profits and sales to IBDs did not meet expectations.

Posted in Industry News
Posted March 9, 2015

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The first Whistler Bike conference, planned for May 31-June 2 this year, is an event being planned for bike industry marketing and PR professionals interested in sharpening their digital media skills.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 9, 2015
Heyyyy Bata Bata Bata.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — The foot of snow that fell in Louisville last week may have complicated exhibitor setup for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, but it had little impact on show-goers, with many exhibitors saying Saturday's attendance was the busiest they've ever seen.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 9, 2015

2015 NAHBS AWARDS GROUPS AND CATEGORIES

RIDING DISCIPLINE DIVISION

Fully complete bikes, paint and component choices factor into the judging (aesthetic impact and correctness of the discipline)

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 9, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association is running a video contest for teams in its Spring League:  NorCal, SoCal, Texas, New York and Alabama.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted March 9, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN) — The owner of BikeHubStore.com is now selling wheel building tools and supplies through a wholesale channel, BWP Distribution. 

Posted in North America
Posted March 9, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has added three new staff members at the company's Irvine, Calif., headquarters and also added three sales representatives to its national sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted March 6, 2015

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycles will distribute Pioneer's power meters, computers and accessories to its P.R.O. Road Retailers, the company announced Friday. Pioneer sponsors the Germany-base Team Giant-Alpecin pro road team.

Posted in North America
Posted March 6, 2015
Update: Affected distributor ‘surprised and disappointed’ at decision.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM announced Friday that it will reduce the number of distributors selling its components effective May 23, eliminating Olympic Supply Co., Hans Johnsen Co., Downeast Bicycle Specialists, Wilson and Action Bicycle. Hans Johnsen owns both Downeast and Wilson.

Posted in North America
Posted March 6, 2015
Retired pro Jens Voigt battles with Lawson Craddock on Zwift.

LONDON (BRAIN) — Online cycling and fitness entertainment platform Zwift has brought aboard former professional racer Jens Voigt of Germany and current World Tour pro Laurens Ten Dam of the Netherlands as its first two ambassadors.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet
Posted March 6, 2015

DENVER (BRAIN) — Rudy Project has signed on with the Toughman Half Triathlon Series as official helmet and sunglass sponsor. The 10-race series travels across the U.S., challenging athletes of all abilities with a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Competition / Events

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