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Posted April 1, 2016

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group AB hit its financial goals for annual sales growth and EBIT margin for 2015, and exceeded its goal for the proportion of the energy used in its factories coming from renewable sources.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 1, 2016

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective gear brand Leatt Corporation has hired Andrea Gallarotti, who joins the Leatt marketing team.

Gallarotti, 29, has spent the past five years working for Alpinestars.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted March 31, 2016

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert North America has bought the inventory, including proprietary brands, once distributed by Seattle Bike Supply.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted March 31, 2016
IBDs to have exclusive on Spider 275C for first 180 days after launch.

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense has unveiled the light trail Spider 275C, which has been in development for over two years. And the company is taking a new approach to its sale and distribution.

Posted in North America
Posted March 30, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Steve Blank has joined USA Cycling as the executive director of the USA Cycling Foundation, the non-profit fundraising arm of USA Cycling for U.S. National and Olympic Team athlete development.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted March 30, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Protective gear brand G-Form has added Steve Kwait to its sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted March 30, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' Ride on Atlanta — a 400 mile ride from here to Atlanta, Georgia — got going Wednesday morning with several NASCAR stars joining th efirst day's ride, a challenging 130-mile route to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 29, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mia Kohout has been hired as the new general manager of the new Vancouver Bike Share program, which is scheduled to launch early this summer.

Posted in North America
Posted March 29, 2016

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T Cycling has hired SpinCycle Consulting, a firm launched by Kendall Young, to head up OEM sales efforts in the U.S. 

Young is the former long-time North America sales director for Ritchey Design, and former national sales manager for Catalyst Communciation.

Posted in North America
Posted March 29, 2016

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — DMAC — a new wool lifestyle clothing brand founded by Dave McLaughlin, a well-known member of the bike racing community — has reached its intial $12,000 startup goal on Kickstarter with about two weeks remaining in the campaign.

Posted in Industry News
Posted March 29, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers say they've registered more than 200 attendees for next month's Bicycle Leadership Conference, which will be held April 12-14 in Monterey, California. 

Posted in North America
Posted March 28, 2016

RAPID CITY, N.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes is working with the Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers franchise in Lincoln, Nebraska, to give away 120 Strider Bikes to local youth.

Raising Cane's is hosting a Giveaway Party to hand out the bikes on April 17 at their restaurant. 

Posted in North America
Posted March 25, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike plans a new showcase area and dedicated neighborhood on the show floor to help raise the profile of domestic manufacturers.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted March 25, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Implementing a succession plan that has been in the works for years, SmartEtailing founders Barry Brenner and Mark Graff announced their retirement this week. 

Posted in Industry News
Posted March 25, 2016

CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian bike maker Devinci Cycles is planning a bigger push into the California market. The company recently signed on a sales agency in San Diego that will provide six reps to cover the territory.

Posted in North America
Posted March 24, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now supplying the official power meter and indoor bikes to USA Cycling. The agreement covers USAC's developmental programs and the USA Cycling Team on the road and track for the 2016 season, including the Rio Olympic Games.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted March 23, 2016
The Tectal is new for 2016.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The Sweden-based snowsports and bike brand POC has moved its North American offices from Salt Lake City to Park City following its sale last year to Investcorp.

Posted in International
Posted March 23, 2016
CSG still owns trademark name. Karklins planning domestic carbon frame business.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Tony Karklins, along with a few other investment partners, has acquired the tooling, machinery and intellectual property from Montreal-based Guru Cycles and plans to set up a composite/carbon factory in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted March 23, 2016

WATHAM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Miso Partners, an outside sales and marketing agency in New England, is growing with the addition of two new partners. Miso represents leading brands including Felt Bicycles, Cycles Devinci, Race Face, Küat and Bonk Breaker.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted March 22, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has hired Kyle Wagenschutz to serve as the organization's director of local innovation.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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