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Posted December 12, 2017

EAGLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Uncommon Communications has added Jordan Carr to the agency's public and media relations team. Effective immediately, Carr joins Uncommon as account manager.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted December 11, 2017

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — On Saturday, Dec. 9, 42 bike shops in 23 states and one in Stavropol Kai, Russia, held community events, fundraisers, sales and group rides in honor of the first-ever Bike Shop Day.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 11, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has added Darnell "Dr. Dunk" Hillman to its ambassador program. The former NBA and ABA player is the first member of the brand's new program that is intended to get retired pro athletes to take up bike riding.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 11, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, a U.S. manufacturer of three-wheeled recumbents, is working with Adventure Cycling to offer a free year's membership to the organization with the purchase of some models. The company also is offering a $200 discount on TerraTrike accessories with a new trike purchase.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 11, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  The National Bicycle Dealers Association is partnering with Quality Bicycle Products to support and facilitate its Profitability Project (P2).

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 11, 2017

STURGIS, Mich. (BRAIN) — Retailers Carol Ann and Phil Pattengale will retire in early 2018 after running their store, The Kickstand, for 37 years. Located in this small town about one hour from Kalamazoo, The Kickstand is a full-service shop that carries Trek, Schwinn and Haro.

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Posted December 11, 2017

NEVERS, France (BRAIN) — Look Cycle has adopted a minimum advertised price policy for the U.S. and Canada, which goes into effect immediately. The company will sell only to authorized wholesalers, retailers, internet retailers and distributors.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news / MAP
Posted December 8, 2017

TORONTO (BRAIN) — E-bike brand Elby says its growth has surpassed its own expectations in 2017, as it signed its 50th North American retailer three months ahead of schedule. 

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted December 8, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Coalition board of directors held its biannual meeting Tuesday. Among other business, the board approved the organization's 2018 budget and approved eight new recipients of PeopleForBikes' Community Grants program. The list of recipients is below. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 8, 2017

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — Kenda Tire continues to restructure its North American bicycle sales team with the promotion of Matt Boissy to the position of North American sales manager. Boissy steps in to service Kenda’s OEM customers after having spent several years in aftermarket sales.

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Posted December 8, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — As part of its plan to re-enter the U.S. market, Japanese tire maker IRC Tire named LiFT creative studios as its creative and interactive agency of record.

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Posted December 8, 2017

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has hired Tyler Meyers as international sales manager. Meyers has a long history in the industry, previously holding senior roles at Shimano, Electra, Trek, BionX and most recently launching Elby bicycles.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted December 8, 2017

SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Nuun is expanding the availability of its recently introduced vitamin hydration product into Canada. Nuun Vitamins will debut in Canada at Whole Foods and MEC.

Posted in North America
Posted December 7, 2017
Keener at a presentation in Boulder last month.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new 20-video series to help retailers teach staff the basics of customer interaction is now available online. The one-minute Customer Satisfaction Training videos cover everything from basic greetings and manners to more specific topics like merchandising and selling service.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 7, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike said it has completely revamped its educational content offerings for its 2018 show. Headlining the show's content will be keynote speaker John Venhuizen, the CEO of Ace Hardware Corporation.

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Posted December 7, 2017

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — Kenda Tire has promoted Sam Whitley to the position of North American aftermarket sales manager.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted December 7, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP will hold its 2018 SaddleDrive event Aug. 20-24 at Seven Springs Resort, which is an hour away from Pittsburgh.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 6, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — President Trump's proclamation Monday shrinking two National Monuments in Utah jeopardizes at least 150 miles of roads and trails used by cyclists and could lead to the loss of protection for much more cycling terrain around the country, according to PeopleForBikes.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 6, 2017
Jarchow.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ergon USA has added Karen Jarchow to the brand's marketing department as assistant marketing director. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted December 6, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is launching the QBP Equity and Diversity Internship as part of its diversity intiative.

Posted in North America

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