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Posted February 14, 2014

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haro Bikes has named Traffic GmbH as the distributor of Haro and Premium-branded products in Germany and Austria.

Posted in International
Posted February 13, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (BRAIN) — PR firm Verde Brand Communications has created an action sports and lifestyle division, which is being led by Verde's Keith Cozzens.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 13, 2014
Company to be renamed BRG Sports

VAN NUYS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. has agreed to sell its Easton baseball and softball business to Bauer Sports for $330 million, the company announced Thursday. It also said it is close to selling its Easton hockey business to "a third party."

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted February 13, 2014

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Assos has hired Beth Leibo as its central territory manager, the company announced this week. Leibo will manage sales and retailer support in 14 states in the middle of the U.S., from the Dakotas south to Louisiana.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 13, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Sports, now headquartered in Utah, is sponsoring the state's high school mountain bike racing league with a program that the company said will ensure any kid who wants to ride has the equipment to do so. 

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 13, 2014

BOSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — BMC is moving its U.S. subsidiary from Boston to San Diego, and expects to be up and running in the new building the first week of March.

Posted in North America
Posted February 12, 2014

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Due to strong demand for booth space, Eurobike organizers are opening additional exhibit space outside the Messe Friedrichafen grounds—between the halls—where it previously featured a bike obstacle course.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted February 11, 2014

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Micargi Bicycles has hired 40-year industry veteran Gary Hoisington as director of design and engineering and brand manager.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Club Ride is reporting sales of $1.7 million last year, a 119 percent increase over 2012, when the company's net sales were $779,000.

The privately held company voluntarily publishes its sales figures.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 11, 2014

CEDAR PARK, Texas (BRAIN) — Fallbrook Technologies, the manufacturer of NuVinci continuously variable planetary drivetrains, has hired Rick Soberanis as its "chief accelerator of sales and business development" for bike North America. Soberanis started working with Fallbrook's NuVinci bicycle division on Feb. 2.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 11, 2014

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is holding its 2014 open house in Peabody, Mass., this year to allow more Boston-area retailers to attend.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 11, 2014

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rudy Project has signed a multi-year agreement that designates Rudy Project as the Official Helmet of Ironman for North America, the company announced this week. 

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 11, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired Dave Maurer as its central region sales manager, the company said. Maurer, who until recently was the central region sales manager for Trek, will start with Giant on Feb. 17.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 11, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Action camera maker GoPro, Inc. said it plans to offer a registered initial public offering of its common stock.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2014

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX International has hired Ken Fagut as U.S. sales manager. Fagut comes to BionX with 30 years of industry management experience.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted February 10, 2014

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Apparel maker Soulforce Cycling has relocated to a new facility in Wheat Ridge. The new 2,300-square-foot facility houses the brand's headquarters administrative offices, design studio and warehouse and shipping hub.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2014
IBD sales dip 2 percent in December, contributing to a 3 percent yearly decline.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Total IBD merchandise sales fell 2 percent in December, according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTrak IBD sales summary. That contributed to a 3 percent decline in total merchandise sales in bike shops for the full year, compared with 2012.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted February 10, 2014

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America Inc. has hired Henry Horrocks as its product and marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 10, 2014

MADRID (BRAIN) — IMBA Europe will hold its two-day summit here starting March 28. The event will include discussion of long-distance European mountain bike routes, mountain bike guide programs, sustainable trail building, advocacy and mountain bike tourism.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted February 10, 2014

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jason Faircloth has left Marin Bikes, where he was vice president of product development, to start an industry design, development and sourcing company called Darkline Design.

Faircloth started at Marin in 2003. 

Posted in North America Tagged People

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