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Posted February 9, 2017

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) – Accell Group N.V. said longtime chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors, René Takens, will step down April 25 at the general meeting of shareholders. The decision was taken my “mutual consent,” according to a press release issued by the company.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted February 8, 2017

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (BRAIN) — A celebration of life and a funeral mass will be held for Chris Kegel next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, his family has announced.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Chris Kegel
Posted February 8, 2017
Yeti's Chris Conroy named board chairman.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retired racer Dave Wiens has quickly moved from the board chair of the International Mountain Bicycling Association to becoming its executive director. He replaces Mike Van Abel who resigned as executive director last summer.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 8, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association are offering scholarships to bring four people to the Bicycle Leadership Conference this April in Monterey, California. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted February 7, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Retailer Bradley Woehl, owner of American Cyclery in San Francisco, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a cycling-themed parklet he plans to build in front of his store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 7, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoors is facing a $5 million lawsuit over allegations that it misled investors about the financial condition of its shooting sports division during a six-month period from Aug. 11, 2016 through Jan. 13, 2017.

Posted in North America
Posted February 7, 2017
UPDATED with reactions from John Burke and others.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (BRAIN) — Chris Kegel, owner of the Milwaukee retail chain Wheel & Sprocket and a longtime advocate for cycling, died Tuesday after a months-long struggle with bile-duct cancer.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Chris Kegel
Posted February 7, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Outdoor Retailer show, currently held in Salt Lake City, are soliciting proposals from cities interested in hosting the show in 2018 and beyond.

Posted in North America
Posted February 6, 2017

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic is now offering a mobile app for owners of the brand's equipment.

The app will allow consumers to register their product and receive a free third year of warranty coverage for doing so via the app.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 6, 2017
Don't blink! A rider in an H&R Block ad.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — With ads costing over $5 million per 30-second spot, any appearance in a Super Bowl ad is worth something, right?

Posted in North America
Posted February 6, 2017

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling is raising money for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and the work of the Huntsman Cancer Institute by hosting a fundraising raffle that has already started and will conclude at the 2017 North American Handmade Bicycle Show on Sunday, March 12.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 6, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News includes our annual Electric Bike Report, which includes results from BRAIN's recent survey of U.S. retailers on their experiences selling — or their reasons for not selling — e-bikes in their stores.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted February 6, 2017

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has added four new board members, done some organizational restructuring and added new staff to meet the needs of continued growth in high school mountain bike racing.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 6, 2017

HONOLULU (BRAIN) — TEAM Unlimited LLC, the owner and producer of the XTERRA World Tour, has appointed Suunto as the official GPS sports watch of XTERRA in the United States and a marquee patron of the XTERRA Pan America Tour.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 3, 2017

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo Cycles appointed Robert de Jonge as its managing director effective Feb. 1. The company also announced that Jesse Porter had joined the company on Jan. 1 as global sales director.

Posted in International
Posted February 3, 2017
Bill Duehring

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The coupling of a 110-year-old French winter sports brand and a teenaged American bicycle company was a perfect match, said Bill Duehring, president of Felt Bicycle.

Posted in International
Posted February 3, 2017
UPDATED: It all started at a bike shop, of course.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Super Bowl viewers may see at least one bicycle during the ad breaks on Sunday (and on Youtube before and after the game). In a Skittles candy ad, retired NFL player Marshawn Lynch pedals an SE Bikes Fat Ripper around Houston.

Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Rossignol Group, the French ski company, has agreed to acquire Felt Bicycles.

Posted in International
Posted February 2, 2017
BRAIN photo.

ARLINGTON, Va. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has acquired Revolution Cycles, with locations in and around Washington, D.C. Nearby Trek dealers are mostly positive about the move.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 2, 2017
Portable, pressurized shower system is marketed for use on people, gear and pets.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — The  founder of RinseKit, a portable shower system, is appearing on Friday's Shark Tank program on ABC. The company, which alreadysells through more than 1,500 retail locations, is hoping to expand further with help from the program's investors.

Posted in North America

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