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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (BRAIN)—The Dutch government has ordered Accell Group, Gazelle and Giant to pay a total of more than 19 million euros ($25 million) in fines stemming from a 2000 anti-competition case.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., maker of the Polar Bottle, has partnered with the Team Tony Foundation to raise money to support the foundation's mission of helping cancer survivors.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Rocky Mountain Bicycles has hired David Haberkam and Shawn Barry as sales representatives for the Idaho, Montana and Wyoming territories.

Tagged People

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply has promoted three members of its purchasing and product development team and reorganized them into two departments.

Tagged People

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (BRAIN)—Bianchi has teamed up with OC Gran Fondo as the presenting sponsor of the OC Gran Fondo this Saturday, October 8.

“We have grown quickly, and in our second year we are proud to have Bianchi join us as our presenting sponsor,” said Cameron Jackson, director of the event.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

MOAB, UT (BRAIN)—Outerbike’s promoter Ashley Korenblat is fired up—and with good reason.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

REDLANDS, CA (BRAIN)—Five Ten has appointed Wally Barker as its new chief financial officer.

His professional background includes serving as president and CFO of Quiksilver, Japan.

Tagged People

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Launched as an online business only, State Bicycle Co. has unveiled a new U.S. dealer program.

State Bicycle Co. focuses on the fixed gear bike market, and is based in Tempe, Arizona.

“Since it's gone viral I think I'm stuck. I need to get some routes. I’ll get to see America. Every form of wildlife in the country, I’m so excited.”

REDONDO BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Hermosa Cyclery’s Steve Collins is taking air to the next level.

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Compass Diversified Holdings pulled money out of its revolving credit facility to pay $257.5 million for Camelbak in August. Since Compass has yet to secure a long-term loan for that acquisition, Moody’s downgraded its credit rating from SGL-2 to SGL-3.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors capped off three days of riding in the mile-high city on Friday with visits to Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop, Golden Bike Shop and Wheat Ridge Cyclery.

Tagged BRAIN News

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Two recent studies appear to expose cyclists as a potent urban menace, according to a recent WSJ story.

Click on title and then link to read more.

Tagged Media/Publishing

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for the entire month Giant Bicycle and the Young Survival Coalition are sponsoring a bicycle design contest open to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

RENO, NV (BRAIN)—TEXmarket USA has hired Mike Taylor as its operations manager.

Tagged People

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Components has opened a new European headquarters in Munich, Germany.

Hayes has six locations globally. Headquartered in Mequon, Wisconsin, Hayes has manufacturing facilities and sales offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Taipei, Taiwan, Wugu, Taiwan and Jinhua, China.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The Denver suburbs are home to small clusters of shops, each with a unique formula to stay in business.

Tagged BRAIN News

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products has teamed with SmartEtailing to launch Norco Sync, where retailers get a broader inventory for their online consumers using Norco's warehouses.

Trek and QBP have already teamed with SmartEtailing and are doing similar ventures.

Tagged Distributor news

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—DealerCamp has introduced new and enhanced activities as well as revised hours for 2012.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling has unveiled a new direct-to-dealer business model for the U.S. market.

Tagged Distributor news


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