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Posted January 24, 2014
Vanessa Buccello (front) and Annie Byrne

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — It was the tagline for the women’s cycling Meetup group she was starting just over a year ago that inspired Vanessa Buccella to open a bike shop. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Open Streets Project, a collaboration between the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the The Street Plans Collaborative, will hold a summit in Los Angeles in early April to foster new open streets initiatives and expand existing ones.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted January 23, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Industry marketing and PR veteran Suzette Ayotte has joined the National Interscholastic Cycling Association as development director.

Ayotte was Fizik North America's marketing chief for 13 years and has consulted with several other well-known brands in the cycling world.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 23, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BRAIN) — By the end of the year Kent hopes to make 75,000 bikes in a new South Carolina factory. And by the end of 2016, 500,000 bikes should be rolling off Kent’s assembly line, according to Kent CEO Arnold Kamler.

Posted in North America
Posted January 23, 2014
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MONTREAL (BRAIN) – Dorel Industries announced that it’s restructuring operations at its recreational/leisure segment. Dorel will close its assembly and testing facility in Bedford, Penn.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 23, 2014

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies is hosting the year’s first Technician Training program, sponsored by the Light Electric Vehicle Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted January 22, 2014

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ben Capron, who previously served as chief brand officer at Specialized Bicycle Components, is back at the Morgan Hill, Calif., company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 22, 2014

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — The taxpayers of Montreal are expected to be the biggest losers following the bankruptcy of Bixi, the nonprofit spun off from the city's transportation department to supply international bike share systems.

Posted in International
Posted January 22, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports says its e-commerce vendor servers were affected by malware and that someone may have obtained personal data from customers who made purchases from the Easton-Bell Sports website in December.

The company said about 6,000 customers were affected.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted January 22, 2014
Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The best classroom for kids is the classroom that has no walls. With that pointed remark, Sally Jewell outlined her goal to raise $20 million and boost a national network of volunteers to introduce America's youth to the outdoors.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 22, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The NYC Bike Expo has announced a new location for its May 16-17 event. The consumer show is being held at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue at 26th Street in midtown Manhattan.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 22, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — VP Components has adopted a Minimum Advertised Price policy, the company announced Wednesday.  

Posted in North America
Posted January 22, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — David Bach is manning a booth at his first Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Expo Wednesday. It's the first day of a four-day show and Bach hopes he can convince retailers that riding a fat-tire bike on snow with a ski strapped to the front tire is a sure-fire sale.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 21, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Mark Mollenkopf has joined Portland Design Works as the accessory maker’s national sales manager.

Posted in North America
Posted January 21, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Blackburn is looking for adventure-minded cyclists to serve as brand ambassadors and chronicle their journeys in the company’s “Blackburn Rangers” program for 2014.

Posted in North America
Posted January 21, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hydration system manufacturer Hydrapak has completed an expansion of its San Francisco Bay Area headquarters as the company broadens U.S. distribution of its SoftFlask collapsible bottles for gels and liquids.

Posted in North America
Posted January 21, 2014

BRAINTREE, Mass. (BRAIN) — Massachusetts retail chain Landry’s Bicycles is expanding its business to five stores with a new location opening in Braintree this spring.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 21, 2014

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — For the 2014 racing season, Yeti Cycles will focus its international race efforts solely on the Enduro World Series with a fully supported team that includes Junior DH World Champion Richie Rude.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 21, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has hired Adam Chamberlain as its new vice president of marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 21, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts Inc. has named Verde Brand Communications as its PR agency of record. 

Posted in North America

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