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FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Downeast Bicycle Specialists will now begin offering Gore Ride-On products to its dealers.

Tagged Distributor news

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Carmichael Training Systems will be opening the new Santa Ynez regional training center on the central coast of California on June 27.

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—The QBP Shock Treatment Center (STC) has achieved certification as an official Cane Creek authorized service center for Double Barrel rear shocks.

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BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—GU Energy Labs, will move its corporate operations to a new facility on June 13, offering 50 percent greater square footage.

And while the new digs significantly expand the sports nutrition company’s capabilities, it doesn’t mean abandoning their Berkeley roots.

BOULDER, CO—Former Veltec Sports executive Hugh Walton has taken over distribution of Vredestein Two Wheel Tires in the U.S. and Canada through Move Sport, Inc., a company founded by his wife three years ago.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Fitness and bicycle retailers alike are circling September 14-16 on their calendars in preparation to attend the 2011 Health+Fitness Business Expo (HFB), held in conjunction with the Interbike International Expo at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group has hired Tyler Meyers to head up its global OEM sales. Meyers, formerly with Shimano American, takes over the position from longtime Hayes employee Len Cabaltera, who left the company on Monday.

Tagged People

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.

Tagged People

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.

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