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Posted January 24, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has hired marketing veteran Sean Coffey as its new global marketing director. Coffey was previously a category manager at Bell Helmets, and has a lengthy history in the cycling industry with stints at Ritchey, Easton and Bicycling magazine.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted January 24, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court judge this week set a jury trial date of Feb. 1, 2019, for the case Greg LeMond has filed against a father and son who he says are cybersquatting on at least 66 web domains related to his name and trademarks.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 24, 2018

ST. HELENA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Clif Bar has signed on title sponsor for the second annual CampoVelo, a three-day event and fundraiser this spring in Northern California's Napa Valley wine country blending cycling, cuisine, wine and wellness.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 23, 2018

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (BRAIN) — Distributor On The Edge (OTE) Canada has named Denis Lapierre sales manager and has hired new sales and service representatives.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted January 23, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling announced Tuesday that a longtime leader of its elite athletic programs, Jim Miller, is leaving the organization to join Training Peaks, a training software company.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / People
Posted January 23, 2018

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Onex Corporation, the owner of Emerald Expositions, has completed the purchase of SMG Holdings, a global manager of convention centers, arenas, theaters and other venues.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Interbike
Posted January 23, 2018

HALES CORNERS, Wis. (BRAIN) — Wheel & Sprocket will relocate its long-standing Hales Corners location to a new mixed-use active-lifestyle development called Ballpark Commons, in Franklin, Wisconsin.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 23, 2018

ST. LOUIS (BRAIN) — The 2018 Mississippi Valley Bike + Outdoor Expo attracted about 2,500 attendees, a record for the 16-year-old show. The event also raised a record amount of money for BWorks, a nonprofit that will benefit from event ticket sales.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 22, 2018

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jason Meyerson has made "a significant investment" in RedMonkey Sports, a mountain bike accessories brand. Meyerson said he hopes to expand the brand's domestic and international sales and distribution.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / People
Posted January 22, 2018

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (BRAIN) — Longtime OE frame maker Frank Wadelton is moving his operations into a new 12,000-square-foot factory that will give him room to increase production capacity and extra space to rent to like-minded entrepreneurs.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 22, 2018

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — As part of an expansion of its outside dealer sales rep force, Rolf Prima wheels has hired Jonathan Perez to represent the brand in Florida and Michael Murphy to cover the mid-Atlantic region. Murphy will cover Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 22, 2018

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) — Chamois Butt'r is now shipping its products in new, more environmentally friendly Retail Ready Packaging that can be put straight onto the shelf or display hook with a limited amount of unpacking.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 19, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M (BRAIN) — Willard Chilcott, a cycling enthusiast who envisioned and developed at least two major events in New Mexico, died Monday at age 89.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted January 19, 2018
BPSA releases year-end wholesale sale data.
Gravel bikes gave the industry a boost in 2017.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new report shows the value of bikes shipped last year was down just 1 percent from 2016 due to higher average price; the number of bikes shipped was the lowest in a decade.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted January 19, 2018
Here are the corrected links from our newsletter, plus some bonus links.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — BRAIN switched to a new platform for its weekly e-newsletter two weeks ago, and we are still learning the ins and outs of the new system. That, combined with a late night finishing pages for our Feb. 1 print edition, led to a technical problem with the newsletter that went out this morning.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted January 19, 2018

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Late Thursday, Accell North America unveiled a new omnichannel distribution program designed to entice brick-and-mortar dealers to fulfill online bike orders, while requiring the stores to carry few — or no — ANA bikes on their sales floor.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 18, 2018

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles announced Thursday that CEO Andrew Herrick has left the company after four years and Intense founder and principal shareholder Jeff Steber has resumed the role of chief executive.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People

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