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Posted April 25, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle is working with Bicycle Blue Book, encouraging its dealers to use the company's used bike trade-in program to drive new bike sales.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2016

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic sales were down 2 percent in the first quarter, according to its parent, Amer Sports, which reported its total sales were up about 10 percent.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 22, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Danish ceramic bearing manufacturer CeramicSpeed has hired ORIS Intel for U.S. retail price monitoring services, and is announcing new policies it says will protect its resellers.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted April 22, 2016

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz Bicycles has added Mike Mautner as the company's second outside factory rep for the state of California as well as the Nick Henjum
 of the Tsunami Sales Group to cover Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Nevada.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2016
Distributor also adds two account managers to service California retailers.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has added three new full-time sales representatives: Tyler Anderson, Neil Hailstone and Jesse Moran.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2016

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Donald J. Goniu, who founded Olympic Cycle Supply with his father, died Wednesday at 89.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 21, 2016

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) —Jamis Bicycles hired Doug Martin as the company's new director of sports marketing and communications. Martin will be based in the company's Santa Ana, California, office.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 20, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition says it is supporting its member companies in opposing North Carolina's HB2 law, as well as similar proposed legislation in other states.

Posted in North America
Posted April 20, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — German bike brand Storck has become the latest preferred supplier partner of The Bike Cooperative. Members of the retailer co-op will earn rebate on purchases of Storck products, including its lineup of bicycles, components, accessories and clothing.

Posted in North America
Posted April 20, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — BMX and mountain bike icon Mike King has been appointed a brand ambassador for the Turbine, a nasal dilator offered by Rhinomed. King joins Tour de France champion Chris Froome as an ambassador.

Posted in North America
Posted April 20, 2016

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bicycles has added two field marketing positions, to support the brand's sales reps with marketing in the brand's East and West regions. The company also announced that it is opening a factory store in Fort Collins. 

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2016

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Boris W. Migliori, the longtime owner of H.R. Sawyer Schwinn Bicyclery, died here Saturday at age 94. For decades, Migliori operated a local landmark retail store that was known nationally as one of the leading Schwinn retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2016
The freestyler, who died in February, is among the six to be inducted at June ceremony.

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Freestyler Dave Mirra, who died in February this year at 41, is among the six people who will be inducted into the BMX Hall of Fame at a ceremony in June here. The induction ceremony this year will be held hours after the U.S. BMX Olympic Trials.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has announced two new appointments: Sarah Robb O'Hagan is joining the company's board, and Gareth Nettleton, formerly director of international marketing for Strava, has been promoted to vice president of marketing

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Hugh Walton has launched a custom cycling apparel company called Walton Custom Inc. that leverages his 30 years of apparel experience. Walton is a former executive with Pearl Izumi, Descente, Veltec and Hind.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has launched two new advisory committees that the organization said will support efforts to increase safety and ensure clean competition in American bike racing.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 19, 2016

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Baron Biosystems has released three new apps that work with some Garmin bike computers through Garmin's Connect IQ store. 

The three apps work with Garmin's Edge 520, Edge 1000 and Edge Explore 1000.

The three are:

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 19, 2016

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick has hired Jamie Pillsbury as national bike sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 18, 2016
Vestis says it has a buyer for EMS and Bob's, but has little hope for Sport Chalet.

MERIDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Vestis Retail Group, the owner of Sport Chalet, Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s Stores, filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on Monday, saying it has liabilities of more than $100 million.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 18, 2016

ATLANTA (BRAIN) —  Atlanta triathlete and entrepreneur Matt Cole has taken over ownership of the All3Sports retail store from Morgan Clark Schnur and her husband, Sean. 

Posted in Retail News

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