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Posted February 24, 2014

SHARON HILL, Pa. (BRAIN) – Nathan's CEO, Bridgit Lombard, has been accepted into the International Young Presidents' Organization, the company said.

Lombard was promoted to the brand's CEO role in July.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted February 23, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will open a new office in Taichung, Taiwan, in June to better support its bike manufacturing partners on the island.

Posted in International Tagged Frostbike
Posted February 23, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —Highlights of what we saw at Quality Bicycle Products' 2014 open house and expo. Look for more coverage in the March 15 issue of BRAIN.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Frostbike
Posted February 21, 2014
But QBP sees few complications for annual open house despite fierce winter storm.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Dealers and suppliers flocking to Quality Bicycle Products’ Frostbike were greeted by the harshest winter storm to hit Minnesota this season, dumping as much as a foot of snow overnight Thursday to Friday in the Twin Cities and prompting widespread school closures as well as traffic snarls on icy highways. But QBP said there has been only mild disruption to its annual open house, which started Friday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Frostbike
Posted February 21, 2014
WTB Nano 40c

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — WTB released a new, gravel-specific tire named the Nano 40c during the first day of QBP's Frostbike. The tire has a high volume 40mm casing, rounded profile, and centerline tread pattern designed for speed, consistency, and ample cushioning for the gravel market.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Frostbike
Posted February 21, 2014
Spendid Cycles' Portland store.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Since it opened in 2010, Splendid Cycles has become one of the largest cargo bike retailers in the country, and the biggest U.S. distributor for Danish cargo brand Bullitt by Harry vs Larry.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 21, 2014
Tockman (right) with a friend and her new Public Bike.

NEW ORLEANS (BRAIN) — When Marin Tockman moved from New York to New Orleans in 2010, one of the first things she noticed about the city's bike scene was a lack of shops that made serving women a priority.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 21, 2014
Dutch company seeks to build scale with new acquisitions in 2014.

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — E-bikes and sales in the North American market boosted full-year revenue for Accell Group N.V.

Posted in International
Posted February 21, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Velocity USA is introducing its first disc-specific road rim at QBP's Frostbike event this weekend.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Frostbike
Posted February 21, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has chosen its next state for expansion of its high school mountain bike race program: Wisconsin. And Trek Bicycle will be a major sponsor of the league in the company's home state.

Posted in North America Tagged Frostbike
Posted February 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Amgen Tour of California have announced the route of the 2014 edition of America's highest ranked stage race. This year's route progresses north to south from May 11 to May 18, covering 740 miles.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 21, 2014
Dahon will continue dealer direct sales and service from its California office.

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will become the only U.S. distributor of Dahon folding bikes and accessories, the companies announced Friday. Dahon will also continue to sell direct to dealers and provide parts and warranty support to dealers. 

Posted in North America Tagged Frostbike
Posted February 20, 2014

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wilier Triestina USA has reached an agreement with Creagh Keller Sales to represent the Italian brand in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions.

Posted in North America
Posted February 20, 2014

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dahon is drawing inspiration from classic and contemporary Ford vehicles for new range of standard and folding bikes.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 20, 2014
Alchemy's new POP display.

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Alchemy Bicycle Company is consulting with industry veteran Ben Serotta as it develops new retailer strategies. The company said it is developing a plan to help retailers increase profit margins, manage inventory and lower financial risk.

Posted in North America
Posted February 20, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Sports is sponsoring US Military Endurance Sports, a non-profit organization that supports recreational and competitive endurance athletic activities for current and Veteran members of the United States military.

Posted in North America
Posted February 20, 2014

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Rapha's Cycle Club New York store is hosting an exhibition of Greg LeMond memoribilia, which opened with a VIP party attended by Greg LeMond last Thursday.

Despite continuing winter storms, the event was packed, Rapha's Chris DiStefano said. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Expo space is now being sold for the 2014 Providence Cyclo-cross Festival. The Oct. 3-5 event includes Category 1 UCI racing the New England Builder's Ball, the Gran Fondo New England and more. The event is held at Providence's hostoric Roger Williams Park.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 20, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (BRAIN) — PowerBar, recently purchased by Post, has agreed to extend its sponsorship of the Tour de France through 2018, the company announced Thursday.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted February 20, 2014

GUNNISON, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jason Gibb has joined Mountain Flyer Magazine's sales staff, the publisher announced this week.

Gibb will be joining associate publisher Scott Leonard to help build online, print and sponsorship opportunities for the Gunnison, Colo.-based publication.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing

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