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Posted November 28, 2016

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mission Sports Group, a marketing company founded by former pro racer Michael Engleman, is now handling marketing and logistics for Tyler Hamilton Training and Tyler Hamilton himself.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 28, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International is taking submissions for the best published triathlon article and photo of the year, and best event and product videos of the year. The nominations are due by Dec.

Posted in North America
Posted November 28, 2016

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Distributions Lyncée will begin distributing Onza tires to Canadian IBDs starting in February.

Posted in North America
Posted November 28, 2016

MENDHAM, N.J. (BRAIN) — Van Dessel Cycles has launched a new website allowing customers with pricey carbon wheels or carbon cockpits to integrate those components into bike builds, giving dealers greater flexibility to complete builds.

Posted in North America
Posted November 28, 2016

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS Inc. has hired Jerry Vanderpool as its new rep for Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. He is based out of Boise, Idaho.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted November 28, 2016

LONDON (BRAIN) — The Mail on Sunday is reporting that the British cyclewear brand Rapha is in discussions about a possible purchase by the luxury goods company LVMH, the owner of Louis Vuitton and other brands.

Posted in International
Posted November 28, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland-based distributor Cyclone Bicycle has restructured its sales and management staff as the company said it is expanding its focus on exclusive brand partnerships.

Posted in North America
Posted November 23, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has hired Ken Sheldon as a sales rep for Upstate New York. Sheldon, who officially started this month, has more than 20 years of sales experience in both the bicycling and skiing industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted November 23, 2016

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Following a secondary stock offering this week, Compass Diversified Holdings, the former majority owner of Fox Factory, now owns just 14 percent of the company.

Posted in North America
Posted November 23, 2016

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Knight Composites has hired Tyler Robertson as its director of sales and marketing. Robertson will direct sales team expansion, as well as head up global marketing initiatives for the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 22, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former mountain bike world champion and Liv Cycling ambassador Leigh Donovan is launching a new instructional video series: Intermediate Mountain Bike Skills 201, the follow-up to her Mountain Bike Skills 101 series.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 22, 2016

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rob Moore, the director of engineering for Race Face and Easton Cycling, has died at 46, the company said. He died Sunday of an aggressive form of melanoma cancer, surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his wife Catherine and their three young children.

Posted in North America
Posted November 22, 2016

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Brompton Bicycle is running a 2-minute ad spot in Times Square. The campaign, the brand's first outdoor ad in the U.S., is aimed at city residents and visitors. The U.K.-based brand opened an office in Brooklyn last year. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 22, 2016

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Cycling blog RedKitePrayer.com has begun soliciting voluntary reader subscriptions. The site also continues to accept advertising in what publisher Patrick Brady called an "NPR-style" model. 

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted November 22, 2016

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Knolly Bikes is launching an online sales program for its bikes that includes its IBD clients.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted November 22, 2016
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout Distribution, which owns the Kink and Mission BMX brands, has acquired Cinema BMX,.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 22, 2016

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — "Like it or not, Mr. Trump will be the President and we should give him a chance. I am not a Republican. I am not a Democrat. I am someone who cares deeply about the future of OUR country."

Posted in North America
Posted November 22, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Beeline and Velofix, the two fastest-growing mobile bike service franchise businesses in the U.S., have signed on to enlist all of their mechanics as mechanic members of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2016

FREMONT, Calif. (BRAIN) — CentriPEDAL, a store that Cali James Rardin opened in 2012 that had outgrown its original 2,400 square foot location, has re-opened as a 5,000 square foot Giant Partner Store next door to its original location.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 21, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Portland Design Works is the latest brand to join The Bike Cooperative' list of supplier partners. Effective immediately, member retailers of The Bike Cooperative will earn rebates on direct and distributor purchases of all PDW products.

Posted in North America

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