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Posted May 17, 2016

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — American Classic has hired Rico Sports Group Inc. for North American OEM sales.

Posted in North America
Posted May 16, 2016

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Champion System is auctioning a SRAM-equipped Parlee Cycles Chebacco bike with proceeds to benefit World Bicycle Relief.

Posted in North America
Posted May 16, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Borealis Fat Bikes is working with K9 Outdoor Sports of Fort Erie, Ontario, in an effort to reduce its bike prices in Canada. Borealis, based in Colorado Springs, said it has seen a decline in Canadian sales in the past year because of the unfavorable currency exchange rate. 

Posted in North America
Posted May 16, 2016

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective gear maker Leatt Corp. said its revenue increased 20 percent in the first quarter, to $4.8 million, up from $4 million in the same period last year. 

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 16, 2016
Photos by Ken Viale Photography

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB partnered with the Semper Fi Fund to put on a mountain bike skills camp earlier this month, where 16 Team Semper Fi riders received three days of instruction and riding with WTB/Cannondale Over Mountain Team athletes Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler.

Posted in North America
Posted May 16, 2016

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau Sports has announced that Jason Simmons Cabral will be transitioning from representing the southwestern Ontario territory to covering the Alberta-Saskatchewan-Manitoba territory for Garneau Sports.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted May 16, 2016

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — Emerald Expositions recorded revenue of $128 million in its first quarter this year, a 6 percent increase over last year. The company said the increase was due to acquisitions and organic growth. 

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports / Interbike
Posted May 16, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle has hired Mark Mollenkopf as its national sales director. Mollenkopf will help direct sales team expansion for the company.

Mollenkopf comes to Cyclone with nearly 10 years of experience in the cycling industry. He also has sales experience in the golf industry.

Posted in North America
Posted May 13, 2016

CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kryptonite has hired Kevin Fitzgerald as key account manager for its North American sales team. Fitzgerald joined Kryptonite on April 25 and is based in Chicago.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted May 13, 2016

STAMFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) —  NBC Sports Group and AEG have announced a three-year media rights renewal for the Amgen Tour of California. The agreement provides for live coverage of the race on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra through 2019.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted May 13, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — Registria has hired Ben Lockett as vice president of sales. Lockett will co-lead sales efforts for Registeria's mobile warranty registration service, Photoregister.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 13, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America has signed with MISO Partners for sales representation in the New England area.

Effective May 1st, MISO began representing CatEye along with its portfolio of existing brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted May 13, 2016
A Green Guru pannier/backpack made partially of recycled tubes.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Eco Brands Group, the parent of Green Guru Gear and Ecologic Designs, has acquired another recycled products manufacturer, Seattle-based Alchemy Goods.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted May 13, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava users recorded 79,879 bike commute trips on Tuesday, which the company declared its first Global Bike to Work Day.

Posted in International
Posted May 12, 2016

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association found that consumer-reported sales of sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and athletic apparel was up 4 percent in 2015. The NSGA published its 2016 edition of its Sporting Goods Market report this week. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 12, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association said it has added 53 new members so far this year, and space at the group's upcoming trade shows is filling fast.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 12, 2016
Ott and the new Road Show van.

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Performance Systems has hired Philip Ott for its Hayes Bicycle Group's marketing team. Ott, based in Crested Butte, Colorado, will serve as a mobile marketing specialist for Hayes, as part of the "Hayes Road Show."

Posted in North America
Posted May 12, 2016

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired T.R. Maloney as senior manager of OEM sales. The company also promoted Sam Anderson to be junior OEM sales manager.

Maloney has more than 20 years of experience in the cycling and outdoor industries.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted May 12, 2016
Vista says it remains in the hunt for acquisitions.

CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — The new owner of Bell, Giro, Blackburn and CamelBak reported a sales increase of 9 percent in its fiscal year, which ended March 31. The sales total of $2.27 billion includes new revenue from Vista's acquisitions.

Posted in North America
Posted May 12, 2016

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant executives are forecasting a generally flat year of growth in Europe and caution that sales in the U.S. could be hampered by excess inventory.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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