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Posted November 15, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — TSG Consumer Partners has acquired a minority share in the nutrition brand Nuun and Company.

Seattle-based Nuun was founded 13 years ago and is known best for its low-sugar electrolyte tablets. 

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 14, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A tax plan released by the Senate majority leadership this week does away with a program that allows employers to reimburse workers, tax free, up to $20 per month for expenses related to bike commuting. The benefit has been in place since 2009 and it is continued in the House tax plan. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 14, 2017

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is slipping over the border into New Hampshire after 22 years in its location here. The distributor, owned by Hans Johnsen Company since 2013, said the new space is significantly larger and less remote.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 14, 2017
The Milwaukee retailer has purchased the assets and inventory of Middleton Cycle.

MIDDLETON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Wheel & Sprocket has purchased the assets and inventory of Middleton Cycle from its longtime owner, Dan Fass, and will reopen the store as Wheel & Sprocket's ninth location.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 14, 2017
The Leatt 3.5 Neck Brace was introduced at Eurobike.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective brand Leatt Corporation saw a 17.8 percent sales increase in its third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, as well as an increase in revenues in the year to date.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 14, 2017
Bike maker cites a variety of celebrity lawsuits as precedents in asking judge to dismiss the case.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a legal motion that contains more A-list names than a TMZ report, Trek Bicycle's lawyers have responded to a trademark infringement case filed by a company that claims to own the rights to the late actor Chris Farley's name.

Posted in North America
Posted November 14, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is teaming up with USA Cycling to produce a four-day clinic for aspiring race mechanics.

Posted in International
Posted November 13, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Martha Roskowski, PeopleForBikes' vice president for local innovation, has left the organization after six years.

Posted in North America
Posted November 13, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Urban Arrow, a Dutch cargo bike maker, has appointed Ed Rae of Portland its U.S. agent.

Posted in International
Posted November 13, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vintage Electric Bicycles is donating a custom-painted fire engine themed bicycle to North Bay wildfire relief effort. Vintage Electric joins the San Jose Sharks, Bell Helmets, GoPro, Timbuk2 and dozens of other contributors donating items will be auctioned at a charity dinner hosted by Black Sheep Brasserie on Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted November 13, 2017

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)  — It's been a tough year so far for Giant Manufacturing, and its third-quarter results have shown little improvement in its global position as the world's leading bicycle maker.

Posted in International
Posted November 13, 2017

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has made a series of changes under its new ownership, Rossignol Group.

Posted in North America
Posted November 13, 2017

NEVERS, France (BRAIN) — Look Cycle Group has hired industry veteran Mike Gann as vice president of sales and marketing in the United States. Gann brings more than 25 years of experience spanning several facets of the business of cycling.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2017

JULIAN, Calif. (BRAIN) — Clear Bicycle Company, the latest endeavor by industry veteran Skip Hess, has hired Steve Boehmke for sales and marketing support.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2017

DETROIT (BRAIN) — The Detroit Fitness Foundation has announced that Lexus has paid for naming rights at its indoor multi-sport complex, which includes a 166-meter velodrome. The complex is officially named the Lexus Velodrome and is set to open to the public in January.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2017

WEST HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Longtime cycling industry photographer Chris Hatounian was severely injured in a mountain bike accident last month while riding at Mt. Pinos, just north of Los Angeles.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2017

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — World Champion Peter Sagan will participate in a Nov. 28 ride to raise funds for the survivors of the Sonoma County wildfires. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 9, 2017

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired industry veteran Chuck Sikora to represent the brand in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted November 9, 2017

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — ACT Lab, an independent third-party accredited laboratory that conducts safety and compliance testing for consumer products, has retained SOAR Communications of Salt Lake City to manage its public relations, media relations, and corporate communications.

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 9, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Borealis Fat Bikes is the latest bike company to appear on a televised entrepreneurs show. Steve Kaczmarek, the brand's owner, appeared on CNBC's "Adventure Capitalists" during a prime-time episode Tuesday.

Posted in North America

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