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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has hired Ian Ferguson as its new U.S. sales manager.

Tagged People

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The 2010 Cycling Guide started arriving in homes of bike shop customers around the country the week of March 15. The annual direct marketing program will reach over a half million cycling consumers from 110 stores in 50 markets.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—New Department of Transportation guidelines that encourage investments that provide facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians have drawn heated response from Republican congressmen.

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Sparc Retail, a provider of integrated web-based B2B solutions, has partnered with Felt Bicycles for use of Sparc's Hubsoft suite of online dealer and rep order management tools.

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has expanded distribution for its Asia Pacific Sales Department.

Tagged Distributor news

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Argon 18 has recently completed an expansion of its warehousing at the company's facility in Montreal.

Genuine Innovations held its first annual Athlete Appreciation Day on March 20. GI's CEO Marty Mares opened his home to some of the company's visiting and local pro triathletes and MTB friends.

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro’s has let go of Chris Zigmont as its chief executive officer. Matthew Simpson, Pedro’s chief operating officer will step up to replace Zigmont as Pedro’s interim chief executive officer.

Tagged People

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—The Western Publishing Association (WPA) announced its 2010 Maggie finalists last week, nominating Bike magazine in five categories.

Tagged Media/Publishing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Importers brought in 139,794 fewer units this January compared with the year before—a 13 percent drop in business, the lowest January for importers since 2002.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired Ming Tan as its new general manager. He’ll be responsible for the Ritchey Design and Syncros Applied Technology brands in North America.

Tagged People

WHISTLER, BC (BRAIN)—The 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games have come and gone and although the snow keeps falling the opening day for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is less than two months away.

Tagged Events

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, the producers of the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship—the nation’s largest and longest-running professional cycling race—is bringing a new dynamic to “race weekend” this June 4-6 called the Philadelphia Cycling, Health & Fitness Show.

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LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—After more than seven years with Crankbrothers, Christina Orlandella is leaving her role as the company’s marketing director for sights (far) north.

Tagged People

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle retailers who order products online are finding significant improvements in ordering and determining inventory availability via Giant’s new dealer Web site called the “G-Store.”

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM’s Schweinfurt Germany location will move from being a production facility to a R&D and service center for its road, MTB, suspension and trekking components.

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Jon Swanson has joined Reynolds Cycling as vice president of product management.

Tagged People

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—The March 31 deadline for DealerCamp exhibitors to provide targeted retailer lists is rapidly approaching.

Tagged Events

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) has launched a new research & development department. Leading this new department will be Stanford University exercise and sport sciences researcher, Dr. Stacy Sims.

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Thule is selling Yakima products it purchased from a retailer through a dedicated Web site,


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