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Posted February 8, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — American Olympian Evelyn Stevens will attempt to break the world hour record later this month at the newly covered Olympic Training Center velodrome in Colorado Springs. Stevens will attempt to break the record of 46.882 km set Jan.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 8, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced that the registration link for the Ogden Regional Fat Bike Summit is now open. The event is Friday, Feb.26. Registration is at visitogden.com/fat-bike-summit.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 8, 2016

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — E-Thirteen is now sponsoring American pro downhill racer Aaron Gwin and the YT Mob team, which is title-sponsored by YT Industries, a Germany-based consumer-direct bike brand. The team also includes young Spanish star Angel Suarez.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 8, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has hired Groundswell PR to oversee its digital influencer and media relations in the cycling, parenting, outdoor and active lifestyle categories.

Posted in North America
Posted February 8, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has hired the MAP monitoring service provider Oris Intel to support its minimum advertised pricing and sales policies.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP / Distributor news
Posted February 8, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has added two senior staffers to its Colorado headquarters team.

Posted in North America
Posted February 8, 2016

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — A federal appeals court has upheld a tubeless rim patent held by Stan's NoTubes, which has been the subject of a long legal dispute with Specialized. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 5, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is offering five paid internships this summer for female undergraduates. The internships will be offered in each of the following fields: Graphic Design, Engineering, Industrial Design, IT, and Sales.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 5, 2016

SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sidi's U.S. distributor, Ciclista America, is launching a refurb service for the Italian shoe brand. Ciclista America's president, Bill Berroth, is the only Sidi Factory trained technician outside Italy, and he will be handling all the shoe refurbushing, he said.

Posted in North America
Posted February 5, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Larry Lewallen, who began his career at Giant in January 1988, is retiring after 28 years with the brand and more than 40 years in the bike industry.

Lewallen began with Giant soon after the brand was launched in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted February 5, 2016

GREENVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — BMX legend Dave Mirra was found dead here of an apparant suicide late Thursday, according to multiple news reports. Mirra, who was 41, was married with two children. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 4, 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Veteran BMX dirt and park pro Ryan Nyquist has announced will compete as a dual-sport athlete this year, riding for both Haro BMX and Haro MTB.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 4, 2016

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association trade show gained even more traction in its second year, and the dealer group’s board is already planning a bigger show next year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / CABDA
Posted February 4, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — North Carolina-based industry brands Cane Creek, Outrider USA, Grava Bike Co., DeFeet and Industry Nine will exhibit in March at the second annual Get in Gear Fest, a free consumer festival presented by the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 4, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rolf Prima has signed a distribution agreement with Hotlines Distribution for the U.K. market.

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 4, 2016

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers can apply online now to be included in the National Bicycle Dealers Association America's Best Bike Shops 2016 awards. Applications are being accepted through March 31.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 4, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley is now distributing BionX retrofit e-bike systems. All products will be available for ordering at the beginning of March. 

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Distributor news
Posted February 3, 2016

ROSSANO VENETO, Italy (BRAIN) — The Bigolin family, which owns the Selle Italia saddle brand, now also has an interest in the Selle San Marco brand, the companies announced this week.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 3, 2016
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel has appointed Josh Fonner as its director of sales. Prior to Club Ride, Fonner served as COO at ZG Collective in Aspen, Colorado, and has been the North American sales manager for POC and regional sales manager for Giant Bicycles.
Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shares of GoPro plunged in after-hours trading Wednesday after the action camera maker reported a surprising fourth-quarter loss of $11.4 million, or 8 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier profit of $144.9 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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