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GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Long-time Hincapie Sportswear marketing director Steve Baker is leaving the company in June to pursue new opportunities personally and professionally.

Tagged People

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle chief executive officer Jim Thompson has exited the company, according to sources close to the matter. Chief marketing officer Cindy Marshall has also left the company.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Downtown Philly shops visited on the last day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour attributed much of their success to finding the right real estate.

Tagged BRAIN News

"The process of going to court and paying that very high fine doesn't seem appropriate for bicyclists."

—Russell Reinhart, Huntington Beach Police Lt., in regards to the city offering a bike traffic school for cycling lawbreakers. Click on link to read full LA Times story.

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has hired three new employees, while bolstering its manufacturing capabilities.

TORRANCE, CA (BRAIN)—Steve Domahidy, co-­founder of Niner Bikes, has left the company.

Chris Sugai and Domahidy first conceived of the 29ers‐only company on their regular Wednesday evening ride and remain friends. The company was founded in 2004.

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IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Tyler Meyers, Shimano American’s national sales manager for OEM sales, has resigned from his position.

Meyers’ last day was Tuesday. He has accepted a new position in the industry, but is bound by a confidentiality agreement against discussing the job until the move is official.

Tagged People

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, stores in New Jersey have achieved longtime success with strong customer relationships that cross generations.

Tagged BRAIN News

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—On March 26, Soma Fabrications and its parent company The Merry Sales Co., pledged to donate 10 percent of its net sales of all Japanese made products to aid in Japan's disaster recovery.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Distributor news

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has hired Scott Wilson for the newly created eastern region field marketing position for the Bicycle Division, USA.

The new position is aimed at providing more first hand experiences aboard the new Foil aero road bike and the TwinLoc suspension technology Scott offers.

Tagged People

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—The Thule Group has acquired Chariot Carriers Inc., a designer and developer of bicycle trailers and multi-functional child carriers.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association wants to hear from the industry on what changes it would like to see made to the problematic lead content law currently under revision in Washington.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—From high-end training to electric bikes, the four stores visited yesterday on the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Philadelphia offered something for everyone.

Tagged BRAIN News

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Star Production SARL, owner of the worldwide TriStar Triathlon Series, has acquired Gran Fondo USA, producers of America’s original series of Italian-themed gran fondo cycling events.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Craig "Gork" Barrette is leaving Seattle Bike Supply after 11 years to join the American Bicycle Association (ABA) as its chief communications officer.

Tagged People

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—After seven years as the magazine’s editor, Megan Tompkins is leaving Bicycle Retailer and Industry News to join Shimano’s OEM sales team. Her last day with the magazine will be June 24.

Tagged BRAIN News

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning to begin a three-day bike tour of Philadelphia and New Jersey shops.

Tagged BRAIN News

ORONO, MA (BRAIN)—The Light Electric Vehicle Association will host a Webinar featuring IBD owner, Mike Wolf of Bloomfield Bikes and Repair Show (CT) on July 20 and July 27.

Tagged Web/Internet

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports is now the exclusive distributor of Squirt Lube in the United States.

Squirt Lube is a wax/water emulsion bicycle chain lubricant.

Tagged Distributor news

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has teamed up with Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) to launch a new bicycle tube and tire recycling program.


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