COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—A group of independent retail organizations and small business owners gathered to discuss common challenges including Internet sales at the first ever AIR (Advocates for Independent Retail) National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Canadian women’s mountain biking label Loeka Clothing launched the first clothing recycling program for the industry.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Both laughter and tears were shared Friday afternoon at a memorial service for Russ Okawa.
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Profile Design has appointed Thorsten Frahm as its new European sales and marketing manager.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Bicycling.com has added three new hires to its web staff.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group said that The Hawley Company will carry Answer Products for the 2011 season.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Spring has sprung (at least according to our editorial calendar and the recent SoCal weather), which means one Jason Norman is looking for some fresh product picks.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The UCI has delayed its new labeling program for race frames and forks until early February.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp, have formed a promotional partnership with Triathlon America, an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, to create a Triathlon America GearCamp at DealerCamp this July in Utah.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc. has promoted former Inside Triathlon senior editor Courtney Baird to editor-in-chief of the magazine.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Organizers have finalized the agenda for the 2011 Bicycle Leadership Conference to be held this April.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Few U.S. distributors and retailers have heard the name Zixtro. But most instantly recognize names like OGIO, Callaway, Cleveland and Oakley.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group this week ended its long-term relationship with its independent European sales agent and will take over distribution, sales and marketing from a new company-owned office.
TACHIA, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant employees welcomed home a group of its global general managers earlier this week as they completed their eight-day cycling tour through Taiwan and finished right back where they started—at Giant headquarters in Tachia.
CHARLOTTE, NC – Gita Sporting Goods has hired Travis Coleman as its sales representative for the mid-Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Chris Morgan and John Huenink (pictured) as sales representatives in strategic markets.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—H3 Publications will be adding a digital magazine to its lineup in March called Tri-Magazine.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Forrest Yelverton, who had been with GT for 21 years as an engineer, has left Cycling Sports Group (CSG). He had been serving as CSG’s vice president of advanced product. CSG owns GT.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan’s top two bike manufacturers ended 2010 up double digits after wrapping up the year with solid growth in December.
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