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Posted November 16, 2017

SALEM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has hired Nora Goldman and Momentum Sales to represent the distributor in the mid-Atlantic region. This territory covers Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Sales Reps / People
Posted November 16, 2017
The two-store chain has been a force behind growth of mountain biking in the region.

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Lewis & Clark Outfitters has expanded and remodeled its Springdale location with the help of Giant and Liv.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 15, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — TSG Consumer Partners has acquired a minority share in the nutrition brand Nuun and Company.

Seattle-based Nuun was founded 13 years ago and is known best for its low-sugar electrolyte tablets. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 14, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A tax plan released by the Senate majority leadership this week does away with a program that allows employers to reimburse workers, tax free, up to $20 per month for expenses related to bike commuting. The benefit has been in place since 2009 and it is continued in the House tax plan. 

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 14, 2017

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is slipping over the border into New Hampshire after 22 years in its location here. The distributor, owned by Hans Johnsen Company since 2013, said the new space is significantly larger and less remote.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 14, 2017
The Milwaukee retailer has purchased the assets and inventory of Middleton Cycle.

MIDDLETON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Wheel & Sprocket has purchased the assets and inventory of Middleton Cycle from its longtime owner, Dan Fass, and will reopen the store as Wheel & Sprocket's ninth location.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 14, 2017
The Leatt 3.5 Neck Brace was introduced at Eurobike.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective brand Leatt Corporation saw a 17.8 percent sales increase in its third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, as well as an increase in revenues in the year to date.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 14, 2017
Bike maker cites a variety of celebrity lawsuits as precedents in asking judge to dismiss the case.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a legal motion that contains more A-list names than a TMZ report, Trek Bicycle's lawyers have responded to a trademark infringement case filed by a company that claims to own the rights to the late actor Chris Farley's name.

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 14, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is teaming up with USA Cycling to produce a four-day clinic for aspiring race mechanics.

Posted in International
Posted November 13, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Martha Roskowski, PeopleForBikes' vice president for local innovation, has left the organization after six years.

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 13, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Urban Arrow, a Dutch cargo bike maker, has appointed Ed Rae of Portland its U.S. agent.

Posted in International
Posted November 13, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vintage Electric Bicycles is donating a custom-painted fire engine themed bicycle to North Bay wildfire relief effort. Vintage Electric joins the San Jose Sharks, Bell Helmets, GoPro, Timbuk2 and dozens of other contributors donating items will be auctioned at a charity dinner hosted by Black Sheep Brasserie on Monday.

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 13, 2017

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)  — It's been a tough year so far for Giant Manufacturing, and its third-quarter results have shown little improvement in its global position as the world's leading bicycle maker.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 13, 2017

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has made a series of changes under its new ownership, Rossignol Group.

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 13, 2017

NEVERS, France (BRAIN) — Look Cycle Group has hired industry veteran Mike Gann as vice president of sales and marketing in the United States. Gann brings more than 25 years of experience spanning several facets of the business of cycling.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted November 10, 2017

JULIAN, Calif. (BRAIN) — Clear Bicycle Company, the latest endeavor by industry veteran Skip Hess, has hired Steve Boehmke for sales and marketing support.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted November 10, 2017

DETROIT (BRAIN) — The Detroit Fitness Foundation has announced that Lexus has paid for naming rights at its indoor multi-sport complex, which includes a 166-meter velodrome. The complex is officially named the Lexus Velodrome and is set to open to the public in January.

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